Actors who committed suicide

by sebasnl | created - 20 Aug 2012 | updated - 15 Apr 2016 | Public

Brian Keith and Richard Farnsworth for example, committed suicide after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. And are excluded from this list. It’s a moral debate, but in my point of view I think in this chases they commit an act of euthanasia, whithout the help of a doctor, because its not supported by law in most countries.

1. Dorothy Abbott

Actress | Dragnet

Perennial starlet Dorothy Abbott was a sexy, vivacious, wide-smiling model, showgirl and actress who could brighten up a room. Unfortunately, her cinematic offerings wound up being pretty minimal and her last years were marred by depression and, ultimately, a tragic end.

She was born Dorothy E. ...

Depressed about the end of her marriage to police officer and actor Rudy Diaz, Abbott committed suicide in Los Angeles on December 15, 1968, a day before her 48th birthday.

2. Jean-François Adam

Writer | M comme Mathieu

Jean-François Adam was born on February 14, 1938 in Paris, France. He was an actor and assistant director, known for M comme Mathieu (1973), Le jeu du solitaire (1976) and Retour à la bien-aimée (1979). He died on October 14, 1980 in Paris.

The cause of his death remains unknown, although the coroner for the case ruled his death to be a suicide.

3. Stanley Adams

Actor | Star Trek

Stocky character actor Stanley Adams had a relatively minor career in motion pictures, with the possible exception of his baby-faced millionaire Rusty Trawler of Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) fame. Otherwise, he played innumerable minor ethnic villains, bartenders and avuncular, fast-talking ...

He died as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound

4. Alfie Anido

Actor | Temptation Island

Alfie Anido was born on December 31, 1959 in the Philippines as Alfonso Serrano Anido. He was an actor, known for Temptation Island (1980), Kasalanan ba? (1981) and Bihagin: Bilibid Boys (1981). He died on December 30, 1981.

While the rumor that Alfie Anido was murdered still persists, with the aura of an urban legend, the fact remains that no evidence has been put forth to rebut the official version of a suicide.

5. Jeremy Applegate

Actor | Heathers

Jeremy was born on August 29, 1965 as Paul Boyce. He was named by his sisters after Paul McCartney of the Beatles fame. He changed his name to Jeremy Applegate in 1983.

He committed suicide by gunshot.

6. Marion Aye

Actress | The Roughneck

Marion Aye was born Maryon Eloise Aye on April 5, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois. Her father was a lawyer who moved the family to California. When she was fifteen Marion lied about her age to elope with her older boyfriend Sherman Plaskett. Sadly he passed away just a year later. While walking on the ...

Aye was found in a "semi-conscious condition" after swallowing poison in a motel room.

7. Viveka Babajee

Actress | Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat

Viveka Babajee was born on May 27, 1973 in Port Louis, Mauritius. She was an actress, known for Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat (2002) and Miss Universe Pageant (1994). She died on June 25, 2010 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Was found hanging from the ceiling fan in her apartment, committed suicide due to depression.

8. Diana Barrymore

Actress | Between Us Girls

"Too Much, Too Soon" was the story of Diana's life, and the title of her autobiography. Her father was stage and screen legend John Barrymore; and her mother was Blanche Oelrichs (who wrote under the masculine pseudonym Michael Strange), who had just divorced Mr. Thomas and had 2 children (Leonard ...

She died from an overdose of alcohol and sleeping pills.

9. Barbara Bates

Actress | All About Eve

The lovely Barbara Bates, a demure but very troubled young spirit, began her career at age 19. Groomed in obscure starlet bits, it wasn't until Warner Bros. signed her up in 1947 and perpetuated an appealing girl-next-door image that things started happening for her.

She was born Barbara Jane Bates,...

She committed suicide in her mother's garage by carbon monoxide poisoning.

10. Francis Bell

Actor | Neighbours

Francis Bell was born on April 18, 1944 in Cambridge, England. He was an actor, known for Neighbours (1985), Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (1994) and Alexander Graham Bell: The Sound and the Silence (1991). He died on May 3, 1994 in Auckland, New Zealand.

He died after falling from a building.

11. Brenda Benet

Actress | Walking Tall

Brenda Benet, born Brenda Ann Nelson in Los Angeles, California, on August 14, 1945, was a classic example of the modern-day Hollywood tragedy. As a television actress with good dramatic scope, she managed to piece together a wide and impressive portfolio of guest shots in a career spanning just ...

She shot herself in front of her ex-lover.

12. John Berg

Actor | Star Trek: Nemesis

John was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on April 5, 1949 to parents Dr. Owen C. Berg and Evelyn van Emden Berg. John graduated from Wichita Falls High School in 1967. John attended the University of Chicago, Tulane University and the school of life.

During his life, John had a diverse career path - ...

He committed suicide in his home by turning on a hibachi grill in his bedroom and succumbing to its carbon monoxide fumes.

13. Laurie Bird

Actress | Two-Lane Blacktop

Laurie Bird was a cute and charming actress who appeared in only three pictures during her regrettably short-lived career. Bird was born on September 26, 1953 in Long Island, New York. Laurie was working as a model when she was chosen by director Monte Hellman, from nearly 500 women, to portray "...

14. Jonathan Brandis

Actor | Seaquest DSV

Born in Danbury, Connecticut, USA, to Greg and Mary, Jonathan Brandis began his career at age 5, acting in television commercials. He appeared in small parts in several films and TV shows before his first starring role in the 1990 film The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990). He starred ...

He died of injuries after he hanged himself.

15. Barry Brown

Actor | Bad Company

Barry Brown was born on April 19, 1951 in San Jose, California, USA as Donald Barry Brown. He was an actor, known for Bad Company (1972), Piranha (1978) and Daisy Miller (1974). He died on June 27, 1978 in Silver Lake, California.

He committed suicide at his home.

16. Capucine

Actress | The Pink Panther

With classic patrician features and an independent, non-conformist personality, Capucine began her film debut in 1949 at the age of 21 with an appearance in the film Rendez-vous de juillet (1949). She attended school in France and received a BA degree in foreign languages. Married for six months in...

She jumped from her eighth-floor apartment.

He destroyed the inside of his home and had also been banging his head against the walls, he was admitted to a psychiatric ward in a hospital and placed on a 72-hour mental observation.

Early the next morning, Combs fashioned a noose from his hospital sheets and hanged himself in a closet

18. John Costelloe

Actor | Die Hard 2

John Costelloe was born on November 8, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Die Hard 2 (1990), Black Rain (1989) and Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993). He died on December 18, 2008 in Brooklyn.

He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

19. Lindsay Crosby

Actor | The Mechanic

Lindsay Crosby was born on January 5, 1938 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Lindsay Harry Crosby. He was an actor, known for The Mechanic (1972), Bigfoot (1970) and The Glory Stompers (1967). He was married to Suzy Crosby, Janet Sue Schwartze and Barbara Diane Fredrickson. He died on ...

He died from a self-inflicted rifle shot to the head. He was 51. His distraught brother, Dennis, never recovered from Lindsay's death and also committed suicide with a shotgun.

20. Patricia Cutts

Actress | The Tingler

Patricia Cutts was born on July 20, 1926 in London, England. She was an actress, known for The Tingler (1959), The Adventures of P.C. 49: Investigating the Case of the Guardian Angel (1949) and Playhouse 90 (1956). She was married to William Nichols, John A.C. Findlay (agent) and Harold S.N.I. ...

Suicide by barbiturate poisoning.

21. Dalida

Soundtrack | L'instinct de mort

Dalida was born on January 17, 1933 in Cairo, Egypt as Yolande Christina Gigliotti. She was married to Lucien Morisse. She died on May 3, 1987 in Paris, France.

She decided to end her life with an overdose of barbiturates, leaving a suicide note "La vie m'est insupportable... Pardonnez-moi", which reads "Life has become unbearable for me... Forgive me."

22. Bella Darvi

Actress | The Egyptian

Bella Darvi became a 50s symbol for one of the many movie "Cinderellas" whose bright and beautiful Hollywood fairy tale would come crashing down, ending in bitterness and tragedy. A self-destructive brunette beauty, her life was full of misfortune. Of Polish/French descent, she miraculously ...

She committed suicide, after several failed attempts by gas.

23. Joan Dowling

Actress | Women of Twilight

Joan Dowling had a passion for acting and as an aspiring young actress she would take roles in plays, pantomimes and other works simply to be on the stage. Her first recognised role was at the tender age of 14 and she signed her first film contract at 17. She had natural talent and did not have any...

Gas poisoning.

24. Peg Entwistle

Actress | Thirteen Women

Peg Entwistle's name as her birth occurred, was Lillian Millicent Entwistle, on Wednesday, July 1st, 1908 in Port Talbot, Wales, United Kingdom. Growing up, she was interested in the stage and when she became older she worked primarily as a stage actress. Peg wanted to have a shot at Hollywood. She...

She stood to the foot of the Hollywoodland sign, climbed a workman's ladder to the top of the "H" and jumped.

25. Andrea Feldman

Actress | Heat

Andrea Feldman was a performer in several of Andy Warhol's films, most prominently in the film "Heat" as Sylvia Miles's daughter. She was notable for her screechy voice and hysterical performance style, and she often played out-of-control characters unable to cope with their circumstances.

She ...

“I’m headed for the big time. I’m on my way up there with James Dean and Marilyn Monroe.” Holding a Bible in one hand and a crucifix in the other, she jumped from the fourteenth floor of 51 Fifth Avenue.

26. Olga Georges-Picot

Actress | The Day of the Jackal

Olga Georges-Picot was born on January 6, 1940 in Shanghai, China. She was an actress, known for The Day of the Jackal (1973), Love and Death (1975) and Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968). She died on June 19, 1997 in Paris, France.

Her depression apparently led to her suicide jump.

27. Michael Gilden

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Michael Gilden was born on September 22, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Pulp Fiction (1994) and Southland Tales (2006). He was married to Meredith Eaton and Elena Bertagnolli. He died on December 5, 2006 in Los ...

Hanging himself in his Los Angeles home.

28. Michèle Girardon

Actress | Hatari!

This stunning, fragile starlet was born Henriette Michèle Leone Girardon in Lyon in August 1938. Having completed her acting studies at the local conservatoire she won a competition as "the most photogenic girl in France" by the age of twenty. Photo shoots followed and a minor career as a model ...

She committed suicide via an overdose of sleeping pills.

29. Fritha Goodey

Actress | About a Boy

Fritha Goodey was born on October 23, 1972 in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England as Fritha Jane Goodey. She was an actress, known for About a Boy (2002), She Stoops to Conquer (2003) and Sherlock (2002). She died on September 7, 2004 in Notting Hill, London, England.

She committed suicide by stabbing herself in the chest.

30. Lucy Gordon

Actress | Spider-Man 3

Lucy Gordon was born on May 22, 1980 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. She was an actress, known for Spider-Man 3 (2007), Serendipity (2001) and The Four Feathers (2002). She died on May 20, 2009 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

She was found hanged in her flat in Paris.

31. Michael Gothard

Actor | Lifeforce

Best remembered in Britain for the television series Arthur of the Britons (1972), Ken Russell 's The Devils (1971) and as the villain in For Your Eyes Only (1981). His break into films came with Don Levy's Herostratus (1967). Michael was unmarried, living in Hampstead, England and under treatment ...

32. Dorothy Hale

Actress | The Rise of Catherine the Great

Dorothy Hale was born Dorothy Donovan in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At the age of sixteen, She was sent to a convent. Then she attended a drama school. She was a good friend of Claire Booth Luce and even starred in a theatre production called "Abide By Me."

Dorothy was known for her incredible beauty...

Jumped.

33. Elizabeth Hartman

Actress | A Patch of Blue

This slender, striking, red-haired, freckle-faced American leading lady, a Carnegie-Tech student in the 60s, made a stunning, sensitive film debut as the blind, abused, uneducated white girl who falls in love with compassionate Sidney Poitier in the racially-charged drama A Patch of Blue (1965). ...

She committed suicide by jumping from fifth floor window of her apartment.

34. Libby Holman

Actress | Dreams That Money Can Buy

Libby Holman's life was one of early poverty, extraordinary talent, scandal, fabulous wealth and tragedy. She's the stuff books and movies are ripe for. Born into a once-prosperous Jewish family in Ohio, her family's stock brokerage business collapsed in 1904 when her uncle disappeared after ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning, was found nearly dead in the front seat of her Rolls Royce by her household staff.

35. Soad Hosny

Actress | Nar Al-Hob

Souad Muhammad Kamal Hosny Al Baba was born on January 26th, 1942 in Ataba, Cairo, Egypt. She was the 10th sibling of 17 brothers and sisters. Husni was known as the "Cinderella" of Arab cinema and one of the most influential actresses in the Arabic art world. She ascended to stardom in the end of ...

She had fallen from the balcony of her apartment. Courts in England could not decide whether Hosny had committed suicide or had been killed by her care-taker. In 2002, however, British courts decided that the cause of Hosny's death had been a suicide, although substantial evidence suggested she had been murdered.

36. Phyllis Hyman

Actress | The Kill Reflex

Deep-voiced and statuesque, Phyllis Hyman sang with a life-affirming energy and emotional intensity found in few other female vocalists. Born in Philadelphia in 1949 (and raised in Pittsburgh), her professional career began in New York City where, during an engagement, she was spotted by producer ...

She committed suicide by overdosing on pentobarbital and secobarbital . Her suicide note read in part:

"I'm tired. I'm tired. Those of you that I love know who you are. May God bless you."

37. Joyce Jameson

Actress | The Outlaw Josey Wales

Well-endowed, attractive Joyce Jameson was typecast as 'broads', 'dames' and dizzy blondes - somewhat in the vein of Barbara Nichols. In real life, she was said to have been the antithesis of her screen personae, a graduate in theatre arts from UCLA, highly intelligent and well-read. Joyce began ...

Overdosing on pills.

38. Richard Jeni

Actor | The Mask

Richard Jeni was born on April 14, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Richard John Colangelo. He was an actor and writer, known for The Mask (1994), Richard Jeni: Platypus Man (1992) and Platypus Man (1995). He died on March 10, 2007 in West Hollywood, California, USA.

Gunshot in the face.

39. Nafisa Joseph

Actress | C.A.T.S

Nafisa Joseph was born March 28, 1978 Bangalore, Karnataka, India to Nirmal Joseph, a Keralite Syrian Christian and Usha Joseph, a Bengali, who was a descendant of Tagore and first cousin of Sharmila Tagore. Nafisa studied at Bishop Cotton Girls' School and St. Joseph's College, both at Bangalore. ...

She hanged herself in her flat.

40. Antonie Kamerling

Actor | Exorcist: The Beginning

Antonie Kamerling was born on August 25, 1966 in Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands as Anthonie Willem Constantijn Gneomar Kamerling. He is known for his work on Exorcist: The Beginning (2004), Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005) and Mindhunters (2004). He was married to Isa Hoes. He died on ...

Depression, it was never revealed how he ended his life.

41. Andrew Koenig

Actor | InAlienable

Andrew Koenig was born on August 17, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Joshua Andrew Koenig. He was an actor and editor, known for InAlienable (2007), Batman: Dead End (2003) and Growing Pains (1985). He died on February 14, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

He was found hanging from a tree in a "densely wooded area...unseen from the path" of Vancouver's Stanley Park.

42. Carole Landis

Actress | I Wake Up Screaming

Carole Landis was born on New Year's Day in 1919 in Fairchild, Wisconsin, as Frances Lillian Mary Ridste. Her father, a railroad mechanic, was of Norwegian descent and her mother was Polish. Her father walked out, leaving Carole, her mother and an older brother and sister to fend for themselves.

...

She committed suicide at the age of 29 in 1948. After her death, newspapers headlined stories about the actress, some with the title "The Actress Who Could Have Been...But Never Was."

43. Petr Lébl

Actor | Ziletky

Petr Lébl was born on May 16, 1965 in Prague, Czech Republic. He was an actor and cinematographer, known for Ziletky (1994), Eeny Meeny (2000) and Clovek si sám se sebou vystací, respektive nevystací (2015). He died on December 12, 1999 in Prague.

He hanged himself from the flies of his home stage in the Theatre on the Balustrade.

44. Pepi Lederer

Actress | The Cardboard Lover

Pepi Lederer was born on March 18, 1910 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Josephine Rose Lederer. She was an actress, known for The Cardboard Lover (1928). She died on June 11, 1935 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

She jumped out of a window, dying instantly after falling several floors.

45. Trent Lehman

Actor | Nanny and the Professor

Trent Lehman was born on February 23, 1961 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Trenton Lawson Lehman. He was an actor, known for Nanny and the Professor (1970), The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (1972) and Emergency! (1972). He died on January 18, 1982 in Pacoima, California.

He committed suicide at the age of 20, by hanging himself on a chain link fence, outside Vena Avenue Elementary School, that he had attended in childhood.

46. Leila Lopes

Actress | O Rei do Gado

Leila Lopes was born on November 19, 1959 in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil as Leila Gomes Lopes. She was an actress, known for O Rei do Gado (1996), Renascer (1993) and Você Decide (1992). She died on December 3, 2009 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

47. Marie McDonald

Actress | Living in a Big Way

Kentucky-born Marie McDonald, born Cora Marie Frye in 1923, was a leggy, voluptuous blonde starlet who pursued her career with a vengeance but found little reward in the end. Her mother was a former Ziegfeld girl and her grandmother an operatic singer. Her father, on the other hand, was not so ...

She was found dead of a drug overdose.

48. Kitty McHugh

Actress | The Grapes of Wrath

Kitty McHugh was born on October 3, 1902 in Harmony, Pennsylvania, USA as Katherine McHugh. She was an actress, known for The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Blonde Trouble (1937) and Wife Insurance (1937). She was married to Ned Glass. She died on September 3, 1954 in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...

She committed suicide on September 3, 1954.

49. Maggie McNamara

Actress | The Moon Is Blue

Maggie McNamara -- with her brown hair in a ponytail -- arrives in Rome in Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) expecting great things to happen. Petite and slender, she looks almost like a schoolgirl in her prim blue suit. She is bright and vivacious and goes for what she wants -- a proposal from "...

Overdose of sleeping pills.

50. Virginia Maskell

Actress | Interlude

This ill-fated British actress was born in the Shepherd's Bush area of London, England, on February 27, 1936. After the outbreak of World War II, young Virginia and her family were evacuated to South Africa. She eventually returned to London and entered a convent school where the pretty, grey-eyed ...

Overdose.

51. Eva May

Actress | Die Fledermaus

Eva May was born on May 29, 1902 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for Die Fledermaus (1923), Fridericus Rex - 3. Teil: Sanssouci (1923) and Alt Heidelberg (1923). She died on September 10, 1924 in Baden, Lower Austria, Austria.

She committed suicide, in 1924.

52. Mayo Methot

Actress | Virtue

Mayo Methot was born on March 3, 1904 in Portland, Oregon, USA. She was an actress, known for Virtue (1932), Jimmy the Gent (1934) and Counsellor-at-Law (1933). She was married to Humphrey Bogart, Percy Tredegar Morgan Jr. and John M. La Mond. She died on June 9, 1951 in Portland.

She died in a motel room in Multnomah, Oregon, an outlying suburb of Portland. Her body lay undiscovered for several days.

53. Milos Milos

Actor | Incubus

Milos Milos was born on July 1, 1941 in Knjazevac, Serbia, Yugoslavia as Milos Milosevic. He was an actor, known for Incubus (1966) and The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966). He was married to Cynthia Bouron. He died on January 31, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

In 1965, Barbara Ann Thomason (stage name Carolyn Mitchell) began an affair with Milos. The two were found dead in her husband Mickey Rooney's Los Angeles house in 1966. The American official inquiry stated that Milos had shot Thomason with Rooney's chrome-plated .38 caliber revolver and then committed suicide.

The official inquiry provoked rumors and doubts that they were actually both murdered in revenge for having an affair

54. Miroslava

Actress | La muerte enamorada

Born in the pre-war Prague, young Miroslava Sternova (or simply Miroslava, as she was known in her film career) was brought to Mexico by her parents in the late 30s, leaving her childhood, her native Czechoslovakia and her beloved grandma. After winning a beauty contest in Mexico City, Miroslava ...

Overdosing on sleeping pills.

55. Marilyn Monroe

Actress | Some Like It Hot

Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, comedienne, singer, and model. She became one of the world's most enduring iconic figures and is remembered both for her winsome embodiment of the Hollywood sex symbol and her tragic personal and professional struggles within the film industry. Her life and ...

Acute barbiturate poisoning, resulting from a "probable suicide”.

56. Eva Mottley

Actress | Widows

Eva was born in England in 1953. Few details are known of her early life or of her break into acting. Her biggest success on television was her role in Widows (1983) as Bella O'Reilly. After the show's successful first series a second was commissioned, but Eva left the show after rowing with the ...

She was found dead from a drugs overdose. Her death was declared as suicide

57. Ona Munson

Actress | Gone with the Wind

Ona Munson was born on June 16, 1903 in Portland, Oregon, USA as Owena Elizabeth Wolcott. She was an actress, known for Gone with the Wind (1939), The Shanghai Gesture (1941) and Broad Minded (1931). She was married to Eugene Berman, Stewart McDonald and Edward Buzzell. She died on February 11, ...

Overdose of barbiturates in her apartment in New York.

A note found next to her deathbed read,

"This is the only way I know to be free again...Please don't follow me."

58. Evelyn Nelson

Actress | A Motion to Adjourn

Evelyn Nelson was born Doris Evelyn Nelson in Chloride, Arizona. When she was a child her family moved to California. Evelyn started her career dancing in the Bull's Eye Follies. She made her film debut in the 1920 comedy short Springtime. Over the next two years she appeared in more than a dozen ...

She was found dead in a gas-filled room.

She left two notes in her room which were found by police.

One stated she intended to end her life because she was tired. The other said I am just about gone and will soon be with my friend Wally.

59. Hugh O'Conor

Actor | Chocolat

A young dramatic actor of film and TV who has appeared in several dark big-screen dramas, the Irish-born O'Conor (not to be confused with the late American actor Hugh O'Connor) began acting at the age of eight. O'Conor was still a relative unknown pre-teen when he co-starred with Liam Neeson in the...

He called his father to tell him he was going to end his life. He told his father he believed he could not beat the drugs and could not face another drug rehabilitation program.

His father called the police, who arrived at Hugh's Pacific Palisades, California home just as he shot himself in the head.

(The photo showing is of an other actor and not the one who committed suicide, its mentioned in the bio > Amercian Actor)

60. Yukiko Okada

Actress | Ôsho

Yukiko Okada is an actress, known for Ôsho (1962), Fûraibô tantei: Akai tani no sangeki (1961) and Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon (1965).

Around 10 o'clock April 8, 1986, the manager of the Sun Music building found the 18-year old Okada in her gas-filled Tokyo apartment, crouching in a closet and sobbing with a slashed wrist. Two hours later, the singer jumped to her death from the seven-story Sun Music Agency building.

Her untimely death resulted in many copycat suicides in Japan.

61. Yong-ha Park

Actor | Jak-jeon

Yong-ha Park was born on August 12, 1977 in Seoul, South Korea. He was an actor, known for Jak-jeon (2009), Namja-I-Yaki (2009) and If It Snows on Christmas (1998). He died on June 30, 2010 in Seoul.

He was found dead by his mother at his home, hanging from a camcorder charger cable after committing suicide.

62. Stephanie Parker

Actress | Doc Martin

Stephanie Parker was born on March 29, 1987 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. She was an actress, known for Doc Martin (2004), Doctors (2000) and Belonging (2000). She died on April 18, 2009 in Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan, Wales.

She was discovered hanged. She was 22 years old.

63. Pina Pellicer

Actress | One-Eyed Jacks

Pina Pellicer was, and still is, one of the most beloved Mexican actresses of all time. She set a standard for realism in a time when "melodrama" and "artificial" acting still ran rampant. She was best known for her groundbreaking performance in One-Eyed Jacks (1961) with Marlon Brando. She is ...

She committed suicide on December 4, 1964, aged 30. The presumed cause was depression.

64. Justin Pierce

Actor | Kids

Born in London, England to a Welsh mother and an Australian father, Justin Charles Pierce was raised in the Marble Hill section of Manhattan, New York City. He attended P.S. 7 in the Bronx for Elementary School and J.H.S. 141 in the Riverdale section of the Bronx for Junior High School. Pierce's ...

He was found hanging in his room at the Bellagio Hotel by hotel security. He was 25.

65. Luigi Pistilli

Actor | Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

Luisi Pistilli's most notable stage successes were roles in "The Threepenny Opera", "St. Joan of the Stockyards" and a 1972 production, "Lulu". In 1991 he reprised his role in "Lulu" in the first professional collaboration with actress-singer Milva, his partner in previous plays as well as in a ...

He committed suicide in his Milan home just before he was to appear in the final performance of Terence Rattigan's Tosca, on April 21, 1996.

66. Dana Plato

Actress | Diff'rent Strokes

Dana Michelle Plato was born in Maywood, California, on Saturday 7 November 1964. Her first excursion into the film world occurred when she was eleven in the television film Beyond the Bermuda Triangle (1975). Dana never really made an impact on the TV screen until she landed the part of Kimberly ...

An overdose of the painkiller(S) Lortab along with Soma.

In 1991, Plato ended up in Las Vegas with no work. She entered a video store, produced a gun, and demanded the money from the register. The clerk called 911 saying, "I've just been robbed by the girl who played Kimberly on Diff'rent Strokes".

67. Daniel Pollock

Actor | Romper Stomper

Daniel Pollock was born in 1969 in Australia as Daniel John Pollock. He was an actor, known for Romper Stomper (1992), Proof (1991) and Salt, Saliva, Sperm and Sweat (1988). He died on April 13, 1992 in Newtown, Sydney, Australia.

He took his own life by throwing himself under a train.

68. Mark Priestley

Actor | All Saints

Mark Priestley was born on August 9, 1976 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia as Mark Damien Priestley. He was an actor, known for All Saints (1998), Changi (2001) and Blue Heelers (1994). He died on August 27, 2008 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

He jumped from a window from a hotel.

69. Valdemar Psilander

Actor | Elskovsleg

Young Danish Valdemar tried to make a success in the theatre when he first appeared on Casino Teater in 1901. He never succeeded on the stage - his voice didn't sound right! But notices were otherwise kind to him.

Psilander was good-looking, charming and exuding a certain joie-de-vivre. He soon ...

He committed suicide on 6 March 1917, aged 32

70. Jason Raize

Actor | Brother Bear

Jason Raize was born on July 20, 1975 in Oneonta, New York, USA as Jason Raize Rothenberg. He was an actor, known for Brother Bear (2003), Brother Bear (2003) and Stepsister from Planet Weird (2000). He died on February 3, 2004 in Yass, New South Wales, Australia.

His body was found hung in a shed on a farm property.

71. David Rappaport

Actor | Time Bandits

British actor David Rappaport earned more roles and respect than most guys his size (or any size for that matter) who attempted a professional acting career. Born with the genetic condition dwarfism (he was 3' 11"), he was often typecast in bizarre, sometimes silly and demeaning roles; but, like ...

He committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest.

72. Kuljeet Randhawa

Actress | Special Squad

Kuljeet Randhawa was born on January 1, 1976 in Ranigangh in West Bengal. Her father served for the Indian police and this gave Kuljeet opportunities to travel across India including Patiala, Punjab where her father was serving at the time of her suicide. She began modeling as a student, and her ...

She hanged herself at her apartment.

In a suicide note, Kuljeet stated that she was ending her life as she was unable to cope with life's pressures.

73. Marvel Rea

Actress | Hungry Lions and Tender Hearts

Marvel Rea was born Marvel Luciel Rea on November 9, 1901, in Ainsworth, Nebraska. Her family moved to California when she was a child. Marvel grew into a beautiful teenager and in 1917 she became a Mack Sennett bathing beauty. The following year she married banker Henry Page Wells. Unfortunately ...

She committed suicide by ingesting ant paste.

74. Rachel Roberts

Actress | This Sporting Life

Beautiful, swift and tough-tongued British character actress Rachel Roberts gained notice for her roles on the English stage, before she hit it largely in films. Born in Wales and married to actor Rex Harrison in 1962, Roberts made her film debut in a key role in J. Lee Thompson's Young and Willing...

Her death was a result of swallowing lye, alkali, or another unidentified caustic substance.

75. Charles Rocket

Actor | Dumb and Dumber

Charles Rocket was born on August 28, 1949 in Bangor, Maine, USA as Charles Adams Claverie. He was an actor, known for Dumb and Dumber (1994), Dances with Wolves (1990) and Short Cuts (1993). He was married to Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Crellin. He died on October 7, 2005 in Canterbury, Connecticut, USA.

He was found dead in a field near his Connecticut home, his throat had been cut. The state medical examiner later ruled the death a suicide.

76. Michael Roof

Actor | xXx

Michael Roof was born on November 24, 1976 in Tampa, Florida, USA as Michael Roof Jr. He was an actor, known for xXx (2002), xXx: State of the Union (2005) and Black Hawk Down (2001). He died on June 9, 2009 in Snellville, Georgia, USA.

His body was found hanged from a tree in a wooded area near a Snellville, Georgia, elementary school parking lot.

77. Johanna Sällström

Actress | Under ytan

Johanna Sällström was born on December 30, 1974 in Stockholm, Sweden. In 1997 she won the award Guldbaggen for best female leading role in the movie Under ytan (1997), which became her big breakthrough. Getting tired off all the interest around herself she moved to Denmark where she worked at a ...

In 2004 Johanna and Talula narrowly escaped death in the 2004 tsunami while vacationing in Thailand. Johanna held on to a tree with one arm and to her daughter with her other.

Sällström was found dead in her home in Malmö shortly before midnight on 13 February 2007. She had recently been released from a psychiatric unit where she had been receiving treatment for depression. The cause of her death was suicide by an overdose of sleeping pills at the age of 32.

78. George Sanders

Actor | All About Eve

George Sanders was born of English parents in St. Petersburg, Russia. He worked in a Birmingham textile mill, in the tobacco business and as a writer in advertising. He entered show business in London as a chorus boy, going from there to cabaret, radio and theatrical understudy. His film debut, in ...

He had taken five bottles of a drug called Nembutal.

He left behind a suicide note, which read:

Dear World, I am leaving because I am bored. I feel I have lived long enough. I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool. Good luck. (with his signature under the writing)

79. David Scarboro

Actor | EastEnders

David fell to his death on April 27th, 1988, at the age of 20. Although he had suffered periods of depression, the official coroner's verdict regarding his death was "accidental". His recurring role as tearaway Mark Fowler on EastEnders (1985) was recast two years later with former child actor Todd...

He committed suicide by throwing himself from Beachy Head.

*Beachy Head is a chalk headland in Southern England, close to the town of Eastbourne in the county of East Sussex, immediately east of the Seven Sisters. The cliff there is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, rising to 162 m (530 ft) above sea level.

80. Shoba

Actress | Aparichita

Shoba is an actress, known for Aparichita (1978), Thee (1981) and Saat Ladkiyan (1989).

She committed suicide, aged 17.

81. Silk Smitha

Actress | Spadikam

Silk Smitha was born on December 2, 1960 in Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India. She was an actress and producer, known for Spadikam (1995), Moondram Pirai (1982) and Kiraathakudu (1986). She died on September 23, 1996 in Madras, India.

It is suspected that she committed suicide by poisoning herself.

82. Inger Stevens

Actress | Hang 'Em High

This enigmatic Stockholm-born beauty had everything going for her, including a rapidly rising film and TV career. Yet on April 30, 1970, at only 35, Inger Stevens would become another tragic Hollywood statistic -- added proof that fame and fortune do not always lead to happiness. Over time, a ...

barbiturate poisoning

83. Robin Stille

Actress | The Slumber Party Massacre

Tall, lovely and spirited actress Robin Rochelle Stille was born on November 24, 1961 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her parents were Jere Stille and Sarah Bridge. Stille had two sisters and one brother. She moved with her family to Los Angeles, California. Robin graduated from Garden Grove High ...

A drinking problem supposedly led her to commit suicide in Burbank, California in 1996 at age 34.

84. David Strickland

Actor | Forces of Nature

David Strickland was born in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, on October 14, 1969. Raised in Princeton, New Jersey, he never thought about an acting career until moving to the LA suburb of Pacific Palisades while in high school. Instead of going to college, he joined a theater company and began ...

He hanged himself at the Oasis Motel with a bed sheet over the ceiling beam.

85. Harold Switzer

Actor | Reunion in Rhythm

Harold Switzer was born on January 16, 1925 in Illinois, USA as Harold Frederick Switzer. He was an actor, known for Reunion in Rhythm (1937), Beginner's Luck (1935) and Aladdin's Lantern (1938). He was married to Beverly Osso. He died on April 14, 1967 in Glendale, California, USA.

In 1967, after killing a customer over a dispute, Switzer drove himself to a remote area near Glendale, California and committed suicide.

86. Colin Tarrant

Actor | The Rainbow

Colin Tarrant was born on June 14, 1952 in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England. He was an actor, known for The Rainbow (1988), The Bill (1984) and The Bill: Target (1996). He was married to Valerie Hays. He died on January 26, 2012 in Bristol, England.

stab wounds self-inflicted.

87. Lou Tellegen

Actor | To oneiron tou glyptou

Born in the Netherlands of Greek/Dutch descent, Lou Tellegen (born Isidor Van Dameler) was a marvelously handsome man whose life was temptestuous. Having something of a wandering pair of feet, he journeyed through Europe during his youth, doing odd jobs like prize fighting, driving a cab in ...

He locked himself in the bathroom, then shaved and powdered his face. Then while standing in front of a full-length mirror, he committed suicide by stabbing himself with a pair of sewing scissors seven times (supposedly while surrounded by newspaper clippings of his career), resulting in lurid press coverage.

88. Li Tobler

Self | Passagen

Li Tobler will best be remembered as Swiss painter H.R. Giger's longtime girlfriend. She was a theatre student and actress when Giger met her in 1966. By 1974, Tobler had lost interest in acting and opened an art gallery of her own in Zurich. The following year she took her life with a revolver. ...

At her last exhibition, entitled Schuhwerke (German for Shoe Works), the guests were invited to appear wearing bizarre shoe creations. Giger filmed the guests while wearing a pair of "shoes" hollowed out of fresh loaves of bread. Despite Tobler's initial enthusiasm with her new project, after a short period of creative stir, she fell into a lethargic state and committed suicide at the age of 27, on Whit Monday 1975.

89. Hans van Tongeren

Actor | Spetters

Hans van Tongeren was born on January 18, 1955 in Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands as Johannes Adrianus Maria Van Tongeren. He was an actor, known for Spetters (1980), Summer Lovers (1982) and De smaak van water (1982). He died on August 25, 1982 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

90. Dudu Topaz

Writer | Trempistim

Dudu Topaz was born on September 20, 1946 in Haifa, Palestine as David Goldenberg. He was an actor and writer, known for Trempistim (1998), Tel Aviv-Los Angeles (1988) and Super Boy (1998). He died on August 20, 2009 in Ramla, Israel.

In Detention, he was found by a warden hanging in a shower (the only place without video surveillance).

91. Margaret Tu Chuan

Actress | Di er chun

Margaret Tu Chuan was born in 1942 in Chengdu, Sichuan, China as Xiaoping Peng. She was an actress, known for Di er chun (1963), Bai she zhuan (1962) and Shan ge yin yuan (1964). She died on November 30, 1969 in Hong Kong.

Suicide with a female lover after a failed marriage.

92. Helen Twelvetrees

Actress | Is My Face Red?

Helen Twelvetrees was born Helen Marie Jurgens in Brooklyn, New York on December 25, 1908. Her interest in the theatricals was apparent at an early age. After graduating from high school. Helen embarked on a stage career. She participated in a number of plays in New York City, but gravitated toward...

She was found unresponsive on the floor of her living room in a modest bungalow located at 315 Oak Hill Drive in what was pronounced a suicide by coroners in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Her official cause of death was listed as an overdose of prescription medication given to her for a chronic kidney ailment.

93. Hye-ryeon Lee

Actress | Jilju

Hye-ryeon Lee is an actress, known for Jilju (1999).

U;Nee (Hangul: 유니; May 3, 1981 – January 21, 2007), was a South Korean singer, rapper and actress who was found hanged at her apartment, a presumed suicide.

94. Vaishnavi

Actress | Shaktimaan

Vaishnavi was born on September 9, 1974 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. She is an actress, known for Shaktimaan (1998), Roja (1992) and Maanthrikam (1995).

She hanged herself.

95. Philip Van Zandt

Actor | Citizen Kane

Philip Van Zandt was born on October 4, 1904 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands as Philip Pinheiro. He was an actor, known for Citizen Kane (1941), His Kind of Woman (1951) and House of Frankenstein (1944). He died on February 15, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

He committed suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills.

96. Lupe Velez

Actress | The Girl from Mexico

Lupe Velez was born on July 18, 1908, in San Luis de Potosi, Mexico, as Maria Guadalupe Villalobos Velez. She was sent to Texas at the age of 13 to live in a convent. She later admitted that she wasn't much of a student because she was so rambunctious. She had planned to become a champion ...

In the mid-1940s, Vélez began a relationship with actor Harald Maresch, and became pregnant with his child. Unable to face the shame of giving birth to an illegitimate child, she decided to take her own life. Her suicide note read:

"To Harald: May God forgive you and forgive me, too; but I prefer to take my life away and our baby's, before I bring him with shame, or killin' [sic] him. Lupe

97. Hervé Villechaize

Actor | The Man with the Golden Gun

Hervé Villechaize was born in Paris on April 23, 1943. He stopped growing very early and his father (who was a surgeon) tried to find a cure by visiting several doctors and hospitals. But there was none, so Hervé had to live with his small height and also with undersized lungs. He studied at the ...

He shot himself at his home.

98. Philippe Volter

Actor | La double vie de Véronique

Philippe Volter was born on March 23, 1959 in Uccle, Belgium as Philippe Wolter. He was an actor, known for The Double Life of Veronique (1991), Three Colors: Blue (1993) and Cyrano de Bergerac (1990). He died on April 13, 2005 in Paris, France.

He committed suicide in 2005.

99. Marie Walcamp

Actress | Patria

Marie Walcamp was born on July 27, 1894 in Dennison, Ohio. Dennison had a small population and was miles from Canton and Youngstown, the two nearest big cities in the state. Because of its size, the town didn't afford the type of opportunity of fame that Marie wanted. She began to dream of stardom ...

Overdose of medication.

100. Deborah Weems

Actress | Between the Lines

Deborah Weems was born on February 1, 1950 in Houston, Texas, USA as Deborah Booth Weems. She was an actress, known for Between the Lines (1977), Captain Kangaroo (1955) and The Mike Douglas Show (1961). She died on February 22, 1978 in New York City, New York, USA.

She felt from the 16th floor of her apartment building. Her death has been considered a suicide