Beverly Garland has been a movie and tv actress for about 50 years, and while I've seen her in many roles, it's her appearances in B-horror/sci-fi movies that I first remember. Some of those movies are "It Conquered the World" (1956), "Curucu, Beast of the Amazon" (1956), "Not of this Earth" (1957), and "The Alligator People" (1959).
In 1981, I sent Ms. Garland a photo for autographing, and she returned it within two weeks, including an additional photo. The photo she provided can be seen here and the one I sent her can be seen here.
Ms. Garland has been the owner of a hotel in North Hollywood, California for many years. It's appropriately named 'Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn'.
Here is a trailer for "The Alligator People".