Well-known for her role in the 1961 Elvis Presley feature Blue Hawaii, Tompkins can be recognized on her behalf performance in the 1963 Debbie Reynolds comedy My 6 Loves. After showing up in several advertisements and beauty pageants, she produced her film performing debut in the 1960 film Beyond enough time Barrier. After finishing her acting profession in the middle 1960s, she proved helpful being a cinematic body dual and stunt performer. Delivered Darlene Ideal in Chicago, Illinois, she transformed her last name to Tompkins, her stepfather’s surname, when she was five years of age. Before finishing in divorce, her relationship created two sons. She and Angela Lansbury had been both in the ensemble of Blue Hawaii.