Then, it was off to schmooze with Andy Warhol and Warren Beatty while playing a journalist in Blank Generation.
She seemed more than willing to have taken care of her daughter the 10 years she was committed.
As a model, she is known for her appearance in several Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues in the 1990s and posed nude for Playboy in 2000.
She was married twice, first to Gene Dickinson from 1952 to 1960 then composer Burt Bacharach between 1965 and 1981.
And the spark was still there when Angie Dickinson, 86, was spotted outside her Los Angeles home recently.
She' a true broad, in the best sense.