She was "hot" in lots of movies, if you like her type (I do).
But she was also a really good actresss when she had the right material. Cat was one such role. The material doesn't stand up 100% by today's standards, but she did an amazing job wiith it. And the stuff she did in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" was remarkable. Disturbing, but remarkable.
She also had quite a career as a child actress.
I think it's sort of wierd Liz Taylor, (who converted to Judaism when she married Mike Todd), has annual Easter parties.
Just checked the IMDB website to see when National Velvet was released. 1944.
But what particularly caught my eye was this Velvet Brown quote:
"I want it all quickly 'cause I don't want God to stop and think and wonder if I'm getting more than my share."