She was born in Davenport Iowa. Her mother was 56 when her husband died and Sue was 10 months old. Money was tight and her mother decided to move to Los Angeles where Sue could earn money as a child model. J.C Penny was her big break and from that commercial Sue landed acting jobs on Dennis the Menace (1959) where the famous director Stanley Kubrick took notice and suggested that she should test for the "Lolita" role. After months of testing other attractive girls, Sue won the part. The movie made her an overnight sensation. The 1962 blockbuster was such a huge hit that it was difficult for the audience to see her in new roles. They always connected her with the seductive sexy Lolita. She married black photographer Roland harrison and that set off a whole new wave of controversy. She fled the U.S and moved to Spain. They divorced, due to pressure over racism and other problems. Her next marriage was to Gary "Cotton" Adamson who spent years in the Colorado Penitentiary for murder and robbery. This was another short lived relationship. In 1980 after doing many "B" movies she married a radio engineer, Richard Rudman and they live in Los Angeles. Sue retired from show business and will not do any interviews. Her role in Lolita was one of the finest ever in motion pictures.