Arlene Dahl (born August 11, 1928) is an American movie actress and former MGM contract star, who achieved notability during the 1950s. She is the mother of actor Lorenzo Lamas.
Arlene Carol Dahl was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is of Norwegian descent. After graduating from Washburn High School, she held various jobs, including performing in a local drama group and briefly working as a model for department stores.
Dahl was voted the Rheingold Beer Girl of 1946. She began her acting career in 1947, at the age of 19. She reached the peak of her popularity and success in the 1950s. Some of her best films include: Reign of Terror (1949), Three Little Words (1950), Woman's World (1954), Slightly Scarlet (1956), and Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959).