Destined to be known as the actress who always played the temptress or strong woman parts, Fay Spain had a prolific career in her short life.
Born in Arizona, Spain moved to New York and became involved in summer stock productions and minor television work, including being a "contestant" on Groucho Marx's You Bet Your Life.
By the 1950s, Hollywood had discovered the striking blond haired actress and she quickly became a regular in the B-Movie genre, with films including Drag Strip Girl, Teenage Doll, God's Little Acre, and The Beat Generation.
Television quickly took notice after Spain posed for some pin-up style "cheesecake" photos and cast her in prominent roles in hit shows of the day including Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Rawhide, Bonanza, The Fugitive, I Spy, and Police Woman.
Fay returned to film work in the mid to late 60s with her final role in the 1974 movie The Godfather: Part II before retiring. She passed away in 1983 from cancer at the age of 50.