Actress Rhonda Fleming has died aged 97. The silver screen starlet, known as the Queen of Technicolor thanks to her striking red hair and green eyes, died in Wednesday in Santa Monica, California, with her death confirmed by her secretary.
No cause of death was given. Fleming starred in more than 40 films, most of them in the 1940s and 50s, including Gunfight at the OK Corral, Spellbound, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court and Out Of The Past.
Born Marilyn Louis, Fleming was 16 when she was discovered on her way to school by Hollywood agent Henry Willson, who introduced her to Gone With The Wind producer David O Selznick.
The actress said in a previous interview: ‘Suddenly these men from Mr. Selznick’s office came in and they sat across the way and just kept staring. (Metro)