Barbara Bain: (Reflecting on her life before acting) I was a quiet, introspective girl. I never dreamed I would become an actress. I was either going to teach or save the world. But after graduation, I had my heart set on a career as a dancer. So I went to New York and. enrolled in dancer Martha Graham's school. After a year, I discovered I wasn't as good as I wanted to be, and consequently, I got the only decent job I could find, modeling.