After her death in 1970 it was revealed that Inger had been married since 1961 to African-American bit actor Ike Jones. The marriage was kept secret for fear that news of an interracial marriage, which was still controversial at the time, might harm her career.
Inger had been cast to co-star in the new ABC adventure series, The Most Deadly Game, in 1970 before her sudden death on April 30 of that year. Yvette Mimieux ended up getting the role in the short-lived series.
After moving to the U.S. Inger lost her accent, but had to use it when she played Katy Holstrom in The Farmer's Daughter.
Inger's parents were both teachers.
Inger left her Kansas home in 1953 to move to New York City, where she studied with the famous acting teacher Lee Strasberg.
Inger came to America at the age of 10 from her native Sweden.
Inger Stevens: A career, no matter how successful, can't put its arms around you. You end up being like Grand Central Station with people just coming and going. And there you are--left all alone.