One of Hollywood's legendary starlets has died in Los Angeles.
Glamorous Lana Turner starred in more than 50 films and led a colourful, at times controversial, life.
She died at her home in Los Angeles at age 75.
The Hollywood agent dubbed her the "sweater girl". As she matured, she became known as one of the movie industry's most glamorous stars. Lana Turner stunned audiences with her straightforward sex appeal, her long legs and tiny waist.
She counted Clark Gable, Kirk Douglas and Spencer Tracy as a few of her co-stars, and became famous for her roles in "The Postman Always Rings Twice" and "The Bad and the Beautiful".
But her life was often overshadowed by controversy. She was married seven times. She was romantically linked to Howard Hughes, Tyrone Power and Fernando Lamas. One of her love affairs ended in a murder scandal and sensational headlines.
Her then 15-year old daughter, Cheryl Crane, stabbed her mother's lover to death when she discovered him hitting Lana. The murder was ruled justifiable since she was defending her mother.
Recognized worldwide, Lana was a big hit when she attended a car race in London in 1948.
Cheryl Crane remained by her mother's side throughout her marriages, the murder, and the illness. Lana disclosed she had been treated for throat cancer three years ago.
She died unexpectedly at her home from the disease in Los Angeles.