American actress Sally Forrest went from high-school dance instructor to movie dancer in 1946 with her first film, Till the Clouds Roll By (1946). Forrest was briefly a protégé of actress/director Ida Lupino, who cast Forrest in Not Wanted (1949) and Hard Fast and Beautiful (1950); in the latter film Forrest delivered her best screen performance as a brilliant but emotionally cold-blooded tennis pro. Most of the actress' later performances were bland leading-lady types, though she was quite alluring as an inappropriately blonde Persian harem girl in Son of Sinbad (1955). Sally Forrest's last movie appearance was in Ride the High Iron (1957), which began life as a TV pilot film but was released theatrically when the pilot failed to sell. She continued to appear in sporatic TV episodes for several years, before retiring from acting in 1967. Forrest died in 2015 at age 86.