She was a good Viennese Jewish girl who arrived in Hollywood thanks to incredible circumstance after having to flee the clutches of her pro-Nazi, merchant husband. The young woman with jet black hair and an alabaster complexion also knew that Mitteleuropa was much too narrow to make a career and be free. After the scandalous film Ecstasy (1933), in which she became the first actress to simulate an orgasm on the screen (and in close-up), the marketing department of MGM Studios would promote her as "the most beautiful woman in the world." With her inimitable Austrian accent, she regularly booked roles of temptresses and exotic goddesses. Her short films became huge successes, starring alongside big-name actors like King Vidor, Spencer Tracy, and Clark Gable. Her beauty became famous itself: the character Snow White in Disney's 1937 animated film was modeled after her. She was also famous for her many celebrity lovers and vertiginous collection of mink. According to Kenneth Anger, she was not a very social person. Many of her conquests complained about her homebody tendencies; she was an inventor in her spare time and loved nothing more than tinkering at home.