American leading lady Myrna Dell came to Hollywood in 1944 by way of an RKO Radio contract. After serving her apprenticeship in westerns and 2-reel comedies, she was promoted to femme fatale roles in features like Step By Step. She later worked for Paramount (The Furies), Warner Bros. (several films, including Girl from Jones Beach) and even Monogram, where she played straight to the Bowery Boys in Here Come the Marines (1952). Active in the early days of television, Dell showed up periodically as "The Empress" on the Dan Duryea adventure series China Smith (1952-55). Long retired, Myrna Dell returned before the cameras for a small role in Billy Wilder's Buddy Buddy (1981).