Kathleen Hughes is an American film, stage, and television actress from Hollywood, California. She was discovered in a Little Theater production in 1948. Signed to a seven-year contract with 20th Century Fox, she made fourteen films for the studio. Kathleen's ambition as an actress came from two sources. She saw a film with actor Donald O'Connor which gave her the idea that "acting looked like fun." Also, her uncle, F. Hugh Herbert, was a playwright who authored Kiss and Tell and The Moon is Blue, among other titles. She appeared in five motion pictures for Universal Studios, including the cult film It Came From Outer Space.