Beautiful Corpses (Young Deaths In The Entertainment Industry)by Brakathor | created - 08 Jun 2015 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
For awhile now I've had an obsession with death and deliverance, particularly in regards to those whose time to leave their print on the world was cut short. It seems that there's an undeniable magical quality that arises from an artist who dies before their time, which can lead us to a special form of obsession when we think of them. I notice this in others as they idolize celebrities like Elvis, James Dean, or Heath Ledger etc. and I see it in myself as I view actresses like Inma De Santis, Katrin Cartlidge or Soledad Miranda.
It's almost as though these people give us the ability to stare directly into immortality, and upon realizing that existence and non existence are an immortal unbreakable bond, one that lasts for alltime, the choices we make appear both evermore grave and evermore fleeting, the ultimate consequence and zero consequence melding into one and the same. In the end, all you can ever have and hope for lies in your acceptance of the reality you make out of your own experience. None of these people were supposed to die when they did; none of them were meant to grow old, and none of them were meant to be born in the first place.
Generally speaking, we're all brought up to believe that we're living in a rat race where we fight and compete against each other, all so we can end up on top, inheritors to a greater position in power, wealth and age until we notice that everyone around us is dying and exiting early as we fight and carry on to the end, an end where everyone finishes right where they started. We who carry on have life and they the fallen have deliverance. Who wins? In the end, these people and their work, in their everlasting youth, beauty, and ambition for success and accomplishment, connect me to humanity in a very special way that I can't get by any other means, which makes me feel like the loser and the winner both at the same time, staring directly into immortality through their eyes as it escapes me.
It's been a little bit difficult to decide what the cut-off age should be for this list, but I definitely find it necessary in the interest of conformity, in that I don't want there to be too large a disparity between the artists on this list who are extremely well-established and well-accomplished vs. artists who clearly died with some of their best work still ahead of them. In addition to this, I'm also considering the fact that certain budding artists may only rise to success by the time they're already middle-aged.
40 seems too young of a cut-off age and 60 seems too old to accommodate the proper balance here. As such, this list operates upon the assumption that by 50, most artists are well-established and have already accomplished some of their best work, so although 55 is still perceived as an early death, in many cases the artist will have produced more than half of their full potential by this time, and therefore can be seen as sufficiently well established that their death did not significantly effect their place in history. In my opinion most artists who've died over 50 can't fairly be viewed in the same light as artists who died in their 20's or earlier. For these reasons, 50 is the cut off age we're sticking with, as imperfect as it still feels. The list is ordered from young deaths to old.
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1. Judith Barsi
Actress | The Land Before Time
The only child of Jozsef Barsi and Maria Benko, Judith Eva Barsi beat 10,000-to-1 odds when she was discovered at a San Fernando Valley skating rink at age 5 1/2 in 1983 and mistaken for a 3-year-old. Her first commercial was for Donald Duck Orange Juice and she went on to appear in anywhere ...
Died at 10: homicide
Shot to death along with her mother, by her father.
Actress | Poltergeist
Heather Michele O'Rourke was born on December 27, 1975 in Santee, San Diego, California, to Kathleen, a seamstress, and Michael O'Rourke, a construction worker. She had German, Danish, English, and Irish ancestry.
Heather entered American cinematic pop-culture before first grade. She was sitting ...
Died at 12: natural causes
Cardiac arrest and septic shock caused by a misdiagnosed intestinal stenosis.
Actress | The Judgment of the Storm
Lucille Ricksen was born Ingeborg Erickson on August 22, 1910, in Chicago, Illinois. She worked a child model and made her film debut at the age of five. Her parents separated and her mother took her to Hollywood in 1920. Ten year old Lucille was offered a contract with Samuel Goldwyn and starred ...
Actress | La drôlesse
Madeleine Desdevises was born on March 12, 1967 in Saint-Lô, Manche, France as Madeleine Denise Danielle Desdevises. She was an actress, known for The Hussy (1979) and Les rendez-vous du dimanche (1975). She died on April 16, 1982 in Caen, Calvados, France.
Actress | Ángel negro
Sandra was one of the foremost "Lolitas" of the co-produced Spanish Genre and/or "exploitation" cinema of the late seventies. At the time of her death, she was only 18 years old.
6. Dorothy Dell
Actress | Little Miss Marker
Dorothy Dell was born to Elbert and Lillan Goff in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on January 30, 1915. She won the most beautiful baby in Hattiesburg beauty contest when she was thirteen months old. She lived in New Orleans from the age of ten. She attended the Sophie Wright High School for girls. ...
7. Annie Vernay
Actress | La principessa Tarakanova
Annie Vernay was born on November 21, 1921 in Genève-Plainpalais, Switzerland as Annie Martine Jacqueline Vermeersch. She was an actress, known for La principessa Tarakanova (1938), The Mayor's Dilemma (1939) and Dédé la musique (1941). She died on August 15, 1941 in Buenos Aires, ...
Actress | The Secret Circle
Born near Mumbai, 19-year-old Maple Batalia was an aspiring actress and attending Simon Fraser University in Surrey (B.C. Canada) when she was shot and killed as she walked to her car in the parkade at SFU Surrey Campus. She had previously graduated from Enver Creek Secondary and was hoping to be a...
Actress | Galaxina
Dorothy Stratten's story was brief, glorious and tragic. She was born Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten on February 28, 1960 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She grew up in a rough neighborhood in Vancouver, but kept out of trouble and went through the motions of school. While not a beauty as a child...
10. Lisca Malbran
Actress | Junge Herzen
Lisca Malbran was born on October 17, 1925 in Berlin, Germany as Marlis Carmen Hoffman. She was an actress, known for Junge Herzen (1944), Das war mein Leben (1944) and Heidesommer (1945). She died on June 6, 1946 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
11. Sammi Kane Kraft
Actress | Bad News Bears
Sammi Kane Kraft was born on April 2, 1992 in Livingston, New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for Bad News Bears (2005) and Today (1952). She died on October 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actress | Savannah Smiles
Bridgette Andersen was born on July eleventh, 1975 to Frank Glass and Teresa Andersen in Inglewood, California and grew up in Malibu. She always considered it good luck to have her birthday read as 7-11 rather than of July 11th. She would always kiss the first two fingers on her right hand and then...
13. Matthew Garber
Actor | Mary Poppins
Matthew Garber was born on March 25, 1956 in Stepney, London, England as Matthew Adam Garber. He died on June 13, 1977 in Hampstead, London.
Actress | Radio Days
Rebecca began modeling at the age of 16, going off to New York on her own to begin her career. Four months later, she found herself in Japan, modeling. Eventually, she landed a co-starring role on My Sister Sam (1986), for which she is now best known. In 1989 she also became a spokesperson for ...
15. Ilse Korseck
Actress | Madame hat Ausgang
Ilse Korseck was born on May 12, 1911 in Breslau, Silesia, Germany. She was an actress, known for Madame hat Ausgang (1931), Wie werde ich reich und glücklich? (1930) and Der Schuß im Tonfilmatelier (1930). She died on February 22, 1933 in Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany.
16. Peggy O'Neill
Actress | It's a Pleasure
Peggy O'Neill was born Barbara Jeanne O'Neill in San Francisco, California. When she was eighteen she won a beauty contest and moved to Hollywood. She met producer Charles Rogers who helped her get a screen test. Peggy was given a starring role in the 1944 comedy Song Of The Open Road. Columnist ...
Actress | Earth 2
Jessica Madison Wright was born in Cincinnati on July 29th 1984, the eldest of four children. A pretty youngster who enjoyed dressing up and was very much a 'girlie' child, Madison began modeling at the age of five. Her interest in modeling and acting - something she shared with her younger sister ...
18. Lil Peep
Actor | Marshmello & Lil Peep: Spotlight
Lil Peep, was an American rapper and singer. He was cited as one of the primary artists responsible for the post-emo revival with his style of hip hop, which came to be known as emo trap. He was born on November 1, 1996 in Pennsylvania and grew up in Long Island, New York. His parents were both ...
Actress | The Patriot
Skye McCole Bartusiak was born on September 28, 1992 in Houston, Texas, USA. She was an actress and producer, known for The Patriot (2000), Don't Say a Word (2001) and Love Comes Softly (2003). She died on July 19, 2014 in Houston.
20. Dominique Dunne
Actress | Poltergeist
Dominique Dunne was born to a life of privilege in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of Ellen Beatriz (Griffin) Dunne and Dominick Dunne, a producer, actor, and writer. Actor Griffin Dunne is her brother. After her parents' divorce, she moved first to New York, and then to a posh home in ...
Died at 22: homicide
Strangulation resulting in brain-dead coma subsequent to being removed from life support & dying in hospital.
Soundtrack | The Matchbreaker
Christina Grimmie was an American actress, singer, song writer, and YouTube sensation. Grimmie is known as 'zeldaxlove64' on YouTube. Grimmie gained recognition after posting covers of popular songs on YouTube. She also placed 2nd Runner up on The Voice. On June 10, 2016, Grimmie was shot three ...
Actress | For Better or Worse
Bobbi Kristina Brown was born on March 4, 1993 in Livingston, New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for For Better or Worse (2011), The Houstons: On Our Own (2012) and Being Bobby Brown (2005). She died on July 26, 2015 in Duluth, Georgia, USA.
23. Buddy Holly
Soundtrack | Mr. Nobody
Buddy Holly was born on September 7, 1936 in Lubbock, Texas, USA as Charles Hardin Holley. He was married to Maria Elena Santiago. He died on February 3, 1959 in Clear Lake, Iowa, USA.
24. River Phoenix
Actor | My Own Private Idaho
River Phoenix was born River Jude Bottom in Madras, Oregon. His mother, Arlyn (Dunetz), a Bronx-born secretary, and his father, John Bottom, a carpenter, met in California in 1968. They worked as itinerant fruit pickers, and later joined the Children of God religious group (John was originally ...
25. 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.
26. Elfriede Datzig
Actress | Die falsche Braut
Elfriede Datzig was born on July 26, 1922 in Vienna, Austria. She was an actress, known for Die falsche Braut (1945), Der ewige Klang (1943) and Sieben Briefe (1944). She was married to Albert Hehn. She died on January 27, 1946 in Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany.
27. Janie Marèse
Actress | Mam'zelle Nitouche
Janie Marèse was born on May 23, 1908 in Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France. She was an actress, known for Mam'zelle Nitouche (1931), Amours viennoises (1931) and La Chienne (1931). She died on August 14, 1931 in Sainte-Maxime, Var, France.
Actress | Cuando lloran los valientes
Blanca Estela Pavón was born on February 21, 1926 in Minatitlan, Veracruz, Mexico as María Blanca Estela Pavón Vasconcelos. She was an actress, known for Cuando lloran los valientes (1947), Ustedes, los ricos (1948) and ¡Vuelven los García! (1947). She died on September 26, 1949.
29. Ana María Cassan
Actress | Sylvie et le fantôme
Ana María Cassan was born on July 12, 1937 in Paris, France as Anne-Marie Paillard. She was an actress, known for Sylvie et le fantôme (1946), Pantalaskas (1960) and Operación Antartida (1957). She died on September 12, 1960 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.
30. Eva Cerovská
Actress | Holky z porcelánu
Eva Cerovská was born on October 20, 1952 in Prague, Csehslovakia. She was an actress, known for Holky z porcelánu (1975), V kazdém pokoji zena (1974) and Hriste (1976). She died on August 18, 1976 in Hradec Králové, Csehslovakia [now Czech Republic].
31. Shana Dowdeswell
Actress | The Big Wedding
Shana Elizabeth Dowdeswell (died December 12, 2012) was born on April 1, 1989 in Harare, Zimbabwe. She then moved to New York City where she attended City and Country School, PS 3, and finally PPAS High School. She also began a career as an actress, beginning at age eight. Over the years, she ...
Actress | Das Mädchen Juanita
33. Shawn Phelan
Actor | Toy Soldiers
Shawn Phelan was born on January 7, 1975 in Stoughton, Massachusetts, USA as Shawn Michael Phelan. He was an actor, known for Toy Soldiers (1991), Grand (1990) and Breaking the Rules (1992). He died on September 27, 1998.
Soundtrack | Bad Boys
Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. Biggie Smalls, was born on May 21, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the son of Jamaican parents, Voletta Wallace, a pre-school teacher, and George Latore, a welder and small-time politician. He was raised in the poor Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant. ...
Actress | L'homme de Rio
The radiant Francoise Dorleac is better remembered today as the elder, ill-fated sister of French film star Catherine Deneuve. The Paris-born actress, however, was actually the first to become a star and had quite a formidable career of her own in the 1960s until it was cut short. Born into a ...
36. Lise Topart
Actress | Sylvie et le fantôme
Lise Topart was born on August 24, 1927 in Paris, France as Lise Alice Topart. She was an actress, known for Sylvie et le fantôme (1946), La cage aux filles (1949) and Counter Investigation (1947). She died on March 3, 1952 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France.
37. James Dean
Actor | East of Eden
James Byron Dean was born February 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana, to Mildred Marie (Wilson) and Winton A. Dean, a farmer turned dental technician. His mother died when Dean was nine, and he was subsequently raised on a farm by his aunt and uncle in Fairmount, Indiana. After grade school, he moved to ...
38. Pascale Ogier
Actress | Les nuits de la pleine lune
Daughter of musician Gilles Nicolas. She was only two years old when her parents divorced. After a few hours spent at the Parisian club Le Palace, she spent the night with a friend and took drugs, an addiction she had since her teens. She died that same night from an overdose. She was buried in ...
39. Brad Renfro
Actor | Apt Pupil
Brad Renfro was born on July 25, 1982 in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Angela Denise McCrory and Mark Renfro, a factory worker. He was discovered at age 10 by director Joel Schumacher and was cast in the motion picture The Client (1994), which starred Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones. Although this ...
40. Laurie Bird
Actress | Annie Hall
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 "...
41. Lenka Podhájská
Actress | Harmonika
42. Pauline Lafont
Actress | Le petit docteur
Pauline Lafont was born on April 6, 1963 in Nîmes, Gard, France as Pauline Aïda Simone Medveczky. She was an actress, known for Le petit docteur (1986), Papy fait de la résistance (1983) and I Hate Actors (1986). She died on August 11, 1988 in Gabriac, Lozère, France.
43. Herti Kirchner
Actress | Du bist so schön, Berlinerin
Herti Kirchner was born on September 3, 1913 in Kiel, Germany. She was an actress, known for Du bist so schön, Berlinerin (1936), Acht Mädels im Boot (1932) and Wer küßt Madeleine? (1939). She died on May 1, 1939 in Berlin, Germany.
44. Belinda Lee
Actress | La lunga notte del '43
Green-eyed blonde bombshell Belinda Lee was born in Devon, England to a hotel owner (Robert Esmond Lee) and florist (Stella Mary Graham) on June 15, 1935. Nicknamed Billie, she was an incredible beauty while still in her early teens, attending the Rookesbury Park Prep School at Hampshire and St. ...
45. 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 ...
46. Tupac Shakur
Soundtrack | Poetic Justice
Born in New York City, Tupac grew up primarily in Harlem. In 1984, his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he became good friends with Jada Pinkett Smith. His family moved again in 1988 to Oakland, California. His first breakthrough in music came in 1991 as a member of the group Digital ...
47. Jean Harlow
Actress | Libeled Lady
Harlean Carpenter, who later became Jean Harlow, was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 3, 1911. She was the daughter of a successful dentist and his wife. In 1927, at the age of 16, she ran away from home to marry a young businessman named Charles McGrew, who was 23. The couple pulled up ...
Actress | En garde
Maria Kwiatkowsky was born on April 23, 1985 in Berlin, Germany. She was an actress, known for En garde (2004), Liebe Amelie (2005) and Die Erfindung der Liebe (2013). She died on July 4, 2011 in Berlin.
49. Sharon Tate
Actress | Valley of the Dolls
Sharon's early life was one of constant moving as her father served in the military. When she lived in Italy, she was voted "Homecoming Queen" of her high school. After being an extra in a few Italian films, Sharon headed to Hollywood where she would again start as an extra. Her first big break ...
Actress | Now and Then
Ashleigh Ashton Moore was born as Ashley Rogers on September 30, 1981. Her parents were Cynthia Moore, a CNA (Certified nursing assistant) and James Moore, who wasn't around for much of her life. She attended a private school in Sunnyvalle until third grade when she left to spend full time on her ...
51. Tommy Biondo
Actor | Scrapbook
52. Joan Dowling
Actress | 24 timer af en kvindes liv
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...
53. Jon-Erik Hexum
Actor | Voyagers!
In the early 1980s, this ruggedly handsome young man of Norwegian parentage was seen as the "next big thing", and then suddenly he was dead from an accident via a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Hexum was born and raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, where he was a musically gifted student at school playing...
54. Merlin Santana
Actor | The Steve Harvey Show
Originally from New York, both of Merlin's parents were from the Dominican Republic. His mother pushed for a career in show business to keep him out of trouble and off the mean streets. He began as an advertising model for a fast-food chain at the age of 3. He first began getting noticed as Stanley...
55. Soledad Miranda
Actress | Ursus
Soledad Miranda was a Spanish actress who appeared in many films in the 1960s. Her remarkable beauty and her tragic untimely death make her story the stuff of legend. She was born on July 9, 1943 in Seville, Spain. She started her career when only eight years old as a flamenco dancer and singer. ...
56. 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 ...
57. Anton Yelchin
Actor | Star Trek
Anton Yelchin was an American actor, known for playing Bobby in Hearts in Atlantis (2001), Chekov in the Star Trek (2009) reboot, Charlie Brewster in the Fright Night (2011) remake, and Jacob in Like Crazy (2011).
He was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, USSR, to a Jewish family. His ...
58. 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.
59. Thuy Trang
Actress | The Crow: City of Angels
Thuy Trang was born on December 14th of 1973 in Saigon, Vietnam. After the fall of Saigon in 1975 to Communist forces, her father who had fought in the Vietnam War, traveled to America to seek political asylum. However, his entire family, unable to follow, were left behind.
In 1979, Thuy and her ...
60. Christa Helm
Actress | Let's Go for Broke
Christa Helm was born on November 11, 1949 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Sandra Lynn Wohlfeil. She was an actress, known for Let's Go for Broke (1974), Wonder Woman (1975) and Legacy of Satan (1974). She was married to Gary Clements. She died on February 12, 1977 in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...
Actress | Zítra vstanu a oparím se cajem
Zuzana Ondrouchová was born on March 20, 1950 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. She was an actress, known for Zítra vstanu a oparím se cajem (1977), Kdyby tisíc klarinetu (1965) and Probuzení (1960). She was married to Petr Svárovský. She died on February 3, 1978 in Prague.
62. Kurt Cobain
Soundtrack | Moulin Rouge!
Kurt Cobain was born on February 20 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. Kurt and his family lived in Hoquiam for the first few months of his life then later moved back to Aberdeen, where he had a happy childhood until his parents divorced. The divorce left Kurt's outlook on the world forever scarred. He...
63. Jim Morrison
Soundtrack | Forrest Gump
Jim Morrison was born on December 8, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida, to Clara Virginia (Clarke) and George Stephen Morrison, a U.S. Naval Officer who fought in World War II. Jim eventually became so estranged from his parents that he would later claim that they were dead. Not much is known about his ...
64. Norma Jiménez
Actor | La rosa de Guadalupe
Norma Jiménez is an actor, known for La rosa de Guadalupe (2008).
65. Janis Joplin
Soundtrack | Watchmen
Janis Lyn Joplin was born at St. Mary's Hospital in the oil-refining town of Port Arthur, Texas, near the border with Louisiana. Her father was a cannery worker and her mother was a registrar for a business college. As an overweight teenager, she was a folk-music devotee (especially Odetta, ...
66. Jimi Hendrix
Soundtrack | Woodstock
Jimi Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942 in Seattle, Washington, to African-American parents Lucille (Jeter) and James Allen Hendrix. His mother named him John Allen Hendrix and raised him alone while his father, Al Hendrix, was off fighting in World War II. When his mother became sick from ...
67. Amy Winehouse
Soundtrack | Amy
Amy Winehouse was a five-time Grammy Award-winning English singer-songwriter known for such hits as 'Rehab' and 'You Know I'm No Good' among her other works.
She was born Amy Jade Winehouse, on September 14, 1983, in Enfield, London, England to a Jewish family with Russian ancestry on her mother's ...
68. Heath Ledger
Actor | Brokeback Mountain
When hunky, twenty-year-old heart-throb Heath Ledger first came to the attention of the public in 1999, it was all too easy to tag him as a "pretty boy" and an actor of little depth. He spent several years trying desperately to sway this image, but this was a double-edged sword. His work comprised ...
69. Nick Lashaway
Actor | The 40 Year Old Virgin
Nick Lashaway was born on March 24, 1988 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He was an actor, known for The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), In Time (2011) and The Last Song (2010). He died on May 8, 2016 in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA.
70. 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.
71. Brandon Lee
Actor | The Crow
Born on February 1, 1965 to Bruce Lee (Martial Arts idol) and Linda Lee Cadwell. Brother to Shannon Lee. In 1970-71, they moved to Hong Kong where Brandon became fluent in Cantonese by the age of 8. He attended Boston's Art-Oriented Emerson College in Massachusetts. He studied Martial Arts and ...
72. Johnny Lewis
Actor | Sons of Anarchy
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, the middle of three siblings, Johnny began performing from the age of 5 at a small performing arts school, making his debut as a Chanukah candle.
Pursuing the acting profession, he appeared with success in many TV and film projects, handling both drama and...
73. Corinne Luchaire
Actress | Prison Without Bars
Corinne Luchaire was born on February 11, 1921 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France as Rosita Christiane Yvette Luchaire. She was an actress, known for Prison Without Bars (1938), Le dernier tournant (1939) and Abbandono (1940). She was married to Guy de Voisins-Lavernière. She died on January 22, 1950 ...
74. Gloria Dickson
Actress | They Won't Forget
Gloria Dickson was born Thais Alalia Dickerson on August 13, 1917, in Pocotello, Idaho. After her father died her mother took Gloria and her sister to California. During high school she started acting in local theater productions. When she was nineteen a Warner Brothers talent scout saw one of her ...
75. Anita Campillo
Actress | The Man from Utah
Anita Campillo was born in 1910 in Mexico. She was an actress, known for The Man from Utah (1934), La vida bohemia (1938) and Alma norteña (1939). She died on November 25, 1938 in Horcasitas, Sonora, Mexico.
Actor | Friday Night Lights
Lee Thompson Young was born as the son of Velma Love and Tommy Scott Young. When he was in second grade his parents split up and he went to live with his mother. At age ten, he portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King in a play called "A Night of Stars and Dreams". That's when Lee decided he wanted to be ...
77. Claudia Jennings
Actress | The Unholy Rollers
Born Mary Eileen "Mimi" Chesterton (nicknamed Mimi by her friends and family) in St. Paul, Minnesota, titian beauty Claudia Jennings was raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1966, she moved to Evanston, Illinois, the first suburb north of Chicago just south of the Wisconsin state line, where she ...
78. 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.
29 - suicide
79. Krista Nell
Actress | L'amico del padrino
Krista Nell was born in 1946 in Austria as Doris Kristanel. She was an actress, known for The Godfather's Friend (1972), Rivelazioni di un maniaco sessuale al capo della squadra mobile (1972) and Love Angels (1974). She died on June 19, 1975 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
80. Windy West
Actress | Ritual
died in 2017 - suicide
81. Edith Méra
Actress | Les trois mousquetaires
Edith Méra was born on February 7, 1905 in Meran, Tyrol, Austria-Hungary as Edith Claire Zeibert. She was an actress, known for Three Musketeers (1932), Beauty Cult (1931) and Mam'zelle Nitouche (1931). She died on February 24, 1935 in Paris, France.
82. Jocelyn Quivrin
Actor | 99 francs
Jocelyn Quivrin was born on February 14, 1979 in Dijon, Côte-d'Or, France. He was an actor and writer, known for 99 francs (2007), Syriana (2005) and Jacquou le croquant (2007). He was married to Alice Taglioni. He died on November 15, 2009 in Saint-Cloud, Hauts-de-Seine, France.
83. Jim Croce
Soundtrack | Django Unchained
Jim Croce was born on Sunday, January 10th, 1943 in a working-class section of Philadelphia, in an Italian-American family. While a teenager, he began playing the accordion, and then learning to play an acoustic guitar when he was 18. After a short stint in the U.S. Army, where he supposedly met ...
84. Inma de Santis
Actress | La duda
Inma de Santis was born on February 24, 1959 in Madrid, Spain as Inmaculada Santiago Del Pino. She was an actress and director, known for La duda (1972), Teatro estudio (1976) and Novela (1963). She died on December 21, 1989 in Sahara Desert, Morocco.
85. Virginia Rappe
Actress | Paradise Garden
An actress best known for her death, her controversial demise occurred the day after being discovered in a hotel bedroom during a party that involved a large amount of alcohol consumption. Actor Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle was the last person seen with Rappe before she was found seriously injured. ...
86. 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 ...
87. Renate Müller
Actress | Walzerkrieg
Highly popular German star Renate Muller was the toast of late 20s Berlin along with the legendary Marlene Dietrich. Unlike Dietrich, however, she suffered at the hands of the Nazis and died under mysterious circumstances. Renate was born in Munich on April 26, 1906, the daughter of a newspaper ...
88. Chula Prieto
Actress | Tu recuerdo y yo
Chula Prieto was born on January 29, 1929 in Mexico City, Mexico as María del Carmen Prieto Salido. She was an actress, known for Tu recuerdo y yo (1953), El rayo de Sinaloa (La venganza de Heraclio Bernal) (1958) and El amor abrió los ojos (1947). She died on October 1, 1960 in Mexico City.
89. Cory Monteith
Actor | Glee
Cory Monteith was born on May 11, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada as Cory Allan Michael Monteith. He was an actor, known for playing the singing jock Finn on the American TV show Glee (2009) and films such as Monte Carlo (2011), and Final Destination 3 (2006). He died on July 13, 2013 in Vancouver...
90. Luisa Ferida
Actress | Amore imperiale
Luisa Ferida started as a stage actress and first appeared in films with La Freccia d'oro (1935) in a supporting role but because of her photogenic looks and talent as an actress, she soon graduated to leading parts at the end of the thirties. In 1939, whilst working on An Adventure of Salvator Rosa...
91. Bobby Driscoll
Actor | Peter Pan
Bobby Driscoll was a natural-born actor. Discovered by chance at the age of five-and-a-half in a barber shop in Altadena, CA. and then convincing in anything he ever undertook on the movie screen and on television throughout his career spanning 17 years (1943-1960). Includes such notable movie ...
92. Susan Peters
Actress | Random Harvest
War-era MGM had a lovely, luminous star in the making with Susan Peters. She possessed a creative talent and innate sensitivity that would surely have reigned as a leading Hollywood player for years to come had not a tragic and cruel twist of fate taken everything away from her.
She was born Suzanne...
Actor | The Sheik
Hollywood's original Latin Lover, a term that was invented for Rudolph Valentino by Hollywood moguls. Alla Nazimova's friend,Natacha Rambova (nee Winifred Hudnut) became romantically involved with Rudy and they lived together in her bungalow, from 1921 (during the filming of Camille) until they ...
94. Dana Hill
Actress | National Lampoon's European Vacation
Dana Hill was born Dana Lynne Goetz on May 6, 1964, in a suburb of Los Angeles, to parents Sandy Hill and Ted Goetz, a commercial director. Despite diabetes ending a promising future in athletics when she was just ten years old, Dana gamely threw herself into acting when still in her early teen ...
Died at 32: Natural
Slipped into a diabetic coma, leading to a paralytic stroke that ended her life in hospital.
95. Nicole Berger
Nicole Berger was born on June 12, 1934 in Paris, France as Nicole Gouspeyre. She was an actress, known for Charlotte et Véronique, ou Tous les garçons s'appellent Patrick (1959), Shoot the Piano Player (1960) and The Game of Love (1954). She died on April 13, 1967 in Rouen, ...
96. Brittany Murphy
Actress | Just Married
Brittany Murphy was born Brittany Anne Bertolotti on November 10, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, to Sharon Kathleen Murphy and Angelo Joseph Bertolotti. Her father's ancestry is Italian, and her mother is of Irish and Slovak descent. Her father moved the family back to Edison, New Jersey as a native New...
97. Eva Blazková
Actress | Skrivánci na niti
Eva Blazková was born on September 27, 1938 in Jicin, Czechoslovakia. She was an actress, known for Skrivánci na niti (1990), Lidé jako ty (1960) and All My Compatriots (1969). She died on August 10, 1971 in Zlaté Písky, Bulgaria.
98. Julie Patzwald
Actress | Disturbing Behavior
Julie Patzwald was born on March 11, 1980 in British Columbia, Canada. She was an actress, known for Disturbing Behavior (1998), The Guard (2008) and John Tucker Must Die (2006). She died in April 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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99. Susanne Cramer
Actress | Get Smart
Susanne apparently had a tumultuous private life. She married actor Hermann Nehlsen in 1956. Apparently that did not go well, as she tried to commit suicide twice in 1957 and was soon divorced. In 1958, she married actor Helmuth Lohner and was divorced five months later. She married Helmut a second...
100. Bruce Lee
Actor | Meng long guo jiang
Bruce Lee remains the greatest icon of martial arts cinema and a key figure of modern popular media. Had it not been for Bruce Lee and his movies in the early 1970s, it's arguable whether or not the martial arts film genre would have ever penetrated and influenced mainstream North American and ...