She is of German, and some English and Scottish, ancestry. She began modeling when she was eleven, and acted in high school productions as well as taking She has German, English, and Irish ancestry. Smart was a relatively new arrival when she first gained notice for her supporting roles in the hit teen films Varsity Blues Going for the Gold, and The
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Malone's film career began in the mid s, and in her early years she played small roles, mainly in B-movies. After a decade in films, she began to acquire a more glamorous image, particularly after her performance in Written on the Wind , for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her film career reached its peak by the beginning of the s, and she achieved later success with her television role as Constance MacKenzie on Peyton Place from to Less active in her later years, Malone returned to films in as the friend of Sharon Stone 's character in Basic Instinct.
A contemporary of Garbo, Dietrich, Stanwyck and Crawford, Malone was just as stunning although never connected with star-making material the way the others did. Check her out in a star-making performance that is brief but intense. Dorothy had all the sexuality of a major star and was a stunner in her brief interlude with Bogey. It would take decades for Dorothy to work her way up the Hollywood ladder, steadily getting more work and bigger, splashier roles.