Tony in 1962 for "Take Her, She's Mine"
Raped in 1977. Revealed in 1993.
Her jaw was shattered in a boating accident. It had to be replaced. It took five years for recovery. 
Mother, with George Peppard, of son, Christian Peppard, who is a writer.
A fire destroyed her New York City apartment and lifelong mementos which she had recently shipped to NYC from California. The blaze was caused by a damp but smoldering cigarette which Ashley threw into her trash can before she left the apartment in the morning. 
Breakthrough Broadway role in "Take Her, She's Mine" earned her LIFE magazine cover story, Nov 1963.
Won Broadway's 1962 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for "Take Her, She's Mine." She has also received two other Tony nominations as Best Actress (Dramatic): in 1964, for "Barefoot in the Park," and in 1975, for a revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof".
While portraying Cleopatra in George Bernard Shaw's "Caesar and Cleopatra" on Broadway (New York) in 1977 opposite Rex Harrison, she had an eye injury. She missed a few performances, then finished the run wearing an eye patch.
Ex-stepmother of Julie Peppard and Brad Peppard.