Her film credits include a supporting performance in Giant (1956) as Lacey Lynnton and a lead role in the 1957 film noir Portland Exposé as Ruth Madison. She was also the second female lead in the 1958 Western Apache Territory.
From 1957 to 1961, Craig was married to Charles E. Graham and gave birth to a son in 1959. After her divorce from Graham, she was married to Arthur Bryden until April 1970.
On April 8, 1958, Craig was cast as Edna Granger, a young woman with an unrequited romantic interest in deputy Marshal Wyatt Earp in the Western series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp. .
On April 9, 1962, Craig was cast in the episode "The Fortune Hunter" of the Western series Laramie in the role of Kitty McAllen.
Carolyn Craig died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on December 12, 1970 in Culver City, California.