This tall, lean, delicate leading and secondary player made her screen debut as Margot, the older sister, in "The Diary of Anne Frank" (1959) and has gone on to play numerous wives and, in maturity, strong female characters. Diane Baker began her career soon after turning 20 in "Diary". Also in 1959, she was seen in "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and "The Best of Everything". Baker was cast by Alfred Hitchcock in "Marnie" (1964), as Lil, the sister-in-law of Sean Connery who would like to be his next wife. But by the late 60s, film roles became occasional for Baker, and she was often seen in small, albeit key, roles. In "Silence of the Lambs" (1991), she was Senator Ruth Martin seen pleading for the life of her abducted daughter in a noisy, flashy airport hanger. She was mother to Sandra Bullock in "The Net" (1995) and Matthew Broderick in Ben Stiller's "The Cable Guy" (1996).