So underrated!!! a great combination of beauty and brain. I saw her in Jet pilot few days ago and damn, She made that cheap role of hers to be an oscar worthy! Too bad, She never got a chance to play in big films post psycho.
I agree that she doesn't get mentioned much outside of Psycho and it's a shame. There's something very enticing and charismatic about her and she always has such great chemistry with co-stars.
I was so obsessed with her in Houdini when I was eight that I tried to replicate her beauty mark and ended up with a penny-sized brown spot on my face. Reapplied it for days and my mom just let me live through the phase.
She's a delight in My Sister Eileen, makes for a fine damsel in The Vikings, and is great in Little Women, Harper, The Fog, Touch of Evil and The Manchurian Candidate. Some good performances on the small screen, too.