The daughter of a Chicago architect, Pamela Tiffin was attending Hunter College when she began her modeling career. Tiffin was pulling down 1,500 dollars per week as a cover girl before entering films at 19. The best of her films was her second, Billy Wilder's One, Two, Three (1961), in which she played scatterbrained Southern heiress Scarlet Hazeltine. Toward the end of her Hollywood stay, Tiffin was briefly married to magazine publisher Clay Felker. After a few years in medium-budget European films, Pamela Tiffin retired, returning to American television for the AFI salute to former mentor Billy Wilder.