Carolyn Jones made her first film, The Turning Point in 1952. in 1953, she married then aspiring filmmaker Aaron Spelling, and her film career began to gain momentum. in 1953, she was cast in From Here to Eternity, but was forced to withdraw due to illness. it was Donna Reed who was eventually cast in her role, winning an Oscar for her performance. in 1957 Jones gave the shortest film performance ever nominated for an Academy Award, a six-minute role in Bachelor Party (1957). she has performed opposite Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Anthony Quinn and even Marilyn Monroe.
in Elvis' third, and arguably best film, King Creole (1958) [directed by Michael Curtiz of Casablanca fame], Jones played Ronnie, girlfriend of gangster Maxie Fields, played by Walter Matthau. this was Elvis' favourite of all his films and marked his second colaboration with the afore mentioned Dolores Hart.
in 1964, covering her naturally blonde hair with a long black wig, Jones began her most famous role as Morticia in TV's The Addams Family, a role which brought her a Golden Globe Award nomination.