Toronto-born Anne Helm was interested in acting from an early age, appearing in summer camp productions until her family relocated to New York City when she was 14. She studied dancing and began to model before pursuing an acting career in Hollywood. Beginning in 1960 she landed a flurry of TV roles, including appearances in the Elaine Stritch comedy "My Sister Eileen," the crime drama "Naked City," and the Western series "Tales of Wells Fargo." But she really stepped into the spotlight when she playing the kissin' cousin of Elvis Presley in the 1962 musical "Follow That Dream"; life imitated art and it resulted in a real-life love affair with the King. But into the mid-to-late 1960s, and beyond, Helm continued to work primarily in television, racking up dozens of credits on some of the biggest shows of the era, including the police procedural "Hawaii Five-O," the long-running Western "The Virginian," and finally in 1971 scoring one of her biggest recurring roles on the soap opera "General Hospital" as nurse Mary Briggs.