Kerima was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. Kerima found her beginnings in film with roles in the Ralph Richardson dramatic adaptation "Outcast of the Islands" (1951) and "The She-Wolf" (1954). Kerima then began to rack up a number of film credits, including roles in "Land of the Pharaohs" (1955) and the dramatic adaptation "The Quiet American" (1958) with Audie Murphy. Later in her career, Kerima acted in the comedic adaptation "Jessica" (1961) with Angie Dickinson. Kerima's husband was Guy Hamilton.