Starred in a number of musical films including the 1951 classic an american paris where she was paired with gene kelly while she was just 19 years old.
She is one of the few dancers or actresses who have danced with Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Rudolf Nureyev.
On that note, I plan on adding a few men the next time I update the chart so we can see the ladies next to their co-stars.
Thanks for compiling and sharing--this is fascinating! Some come from the studios' press agents for the movie magazines often idealized for the public, though close to accurate.