Other films she starred in include Scene of the Crime, A Southern Yankee and Jamaica Run, where Fernando Lamas also featured in and later became her husband.
Dahl became a regular presence in Hollywood gossip columns after dating fellow actors as well as the young John F. Kennedy.
She was “considered one of the world’s loveliest gals”, for her beauty before becoming an actress, a news profile wrote in 1959.
While working as an actress, she founded Arlene Dahl Enterprises in the mid-1950s.
The firm sold lingerie and cosmetics as Dahl worked on becoming a beauty columnist, where she wrote copy for ‘Let’s Be Beautiful’, for the Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate. She continued writing for 20 years.