Her work also includes two memoirs: “Borrowed Finery” (2001), about her childhood, and “The Coldest Winter: A Stringer in Liberated Europe” (2005), about her experiences during young womanhood.
Fox was born in Manhattan on April 22, 1923. She called her father, Paul Hervey Fox, a drunk and said her mother, Elsie de Sola, was a "sociopath" who kicked her out of the house as a young girl. She told The New York Times that her mother was young, vain, cold “and ungovernable in her haste to have done with me.”
Fox was left at a foundling hospital when she was a few days old, and then lived everywhere from a plantation in Cuba with her grandmother to a boarding school in Montreal.
"My life was incoherent to me," Fox wrote in "Borrowed Finery." ''I felt it quivering, spitting out broken teeth."
As a teenager, Fox had what she referred to as a “brief, disastrous marriage.” Her second marriage, to Richard Sigerson, ended in divorce. In 1962, she married Martin Greenberg.
At the end of “Borrowed Finery,” Fox tells of being reunited with the daughter she had as a 20-year-old, the result of a relationship after her first marriage ended. She put the child up for adoption but was reunited with her when Carroll-Barraud found her, The New York Times reported.
One of Fox’s grandchildren is Carroll-Barraud's daughter, rock singer Courtney Love.