Arlene Dahl, the striking beauty of Norwegian descent, acted in amateur productions before briefly attending the University of Minnesota. She was voted the Rheingold Beer Girl of 1946 and began acting professionally the next year in the classic film comedy “Life With Father.”
Over the next decade, she appeared in musicals such as 1950’s “Three Little Words,” comedies like 1950’s “Watch the Birdie,” film noirs like 1956’s “Slightly Scarlet” and sci-fi movies such as 1959’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth.”
She has been a frequent guest star on TV over the years and was a cast member on ABC’s “One Life to Live” and “All My Children.”
Dahl also worked as a beauty columnist and writer. She founded her own business that featured lingerie and cosmetics.
She’s been married six times. Her famous husbands include Lex Barker, who played Tarzan and later married Lana Turner, and Fernando Lamas, with whom she had a son, actor Lorenzo Lamas.