American actress Rhonda Fleming, one of the last representatives of the golden age of Hollywood, died at the age of 97 in Santa Monica, California, as confirmed by specialized North American media.
Nicknamed “the Queen of Technicolor” for how the camera took advantage of her dazzling red hair and piercing green eyes, Fleming had an extensive career of almost 50 years in film and television, in which films such as “Return to the Past” stand out ( 1947), “Cuéntame tu vida” (1945) or “Duel de titanes” (1957).
Marilyn Louis, such was her birth name, was born in Los Angeles as the daughter of a model and actress; an origin that would bring her closer to the reflectors from an early age.
As a 20-year-old she was already rubbing shoulders with Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck in “Cuéntame tu vida,” directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Between the 40s and 60s he participated in about 40 films, although he also tried his luck on TV, the theater on New York Broadway and even in the shows in Las Vegas.
He left acting young, in 1990, and since then has dedicated himself to charitable activity, especially with the founding of a cancer research clinic, also in Los Angeles.