Rhonda Fleming

, one of the few outstanding actresses of classic Hollywood who was still alive, died at the age of 97 in Santa Monica (California, USA).

His secretary Carla Sapon confirmed this Friday to Variety magazine the death of this American actress whose filmography includes films such as "Spellbound" (1945) or "Gunfight at the OK Corral" (1957).

With stunning red hair and mesmerizing green eyes,

Fleming was dubbed "the Queen of Technicolor,"

a nickname by which another illustrious Hollywood redhead like Maureen O'Hara was also known.

That nickname made reference to the fact that, with the progressive disappearance of black and white in the cinema, his hair and eyes shone in each of the scenes in which he appeared.

Marilyn Louis

, by her original name, did not have to travel very far to succeed in the cinema, since she was born in 1923 in Los Angeles (USA).

The daughter of a model and actress, Fleming landed her first major role in her early twenties with Alfred Hitchcock's "Spellbound" (1945), starring Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck.

Little by little he gained notoriety and in his notable career, films such as "Out of the Past" (1947), starring Robert Mitchum, stand out;

the musical comedy "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (1948), which he led with Bing Crosby;

the dark "While the City Sleeps" (1956), by Fritz Lang;

or the western "Gunfight at the OK Corral" (1957), led by Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas under John Sturges.

In addition to trying his luck on television from the 1960s on,

Fleming also performed on Broadway boards

and in shows in Las Vegas (USA).

Outside of acting, Fleming stood out for his charitable work in favor of research against cancer, a disease suffered by his sister Beverly.

Thus, in the early 1990s, he founded the Rhonda Fleming Mann Clinic at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Fleming's private life also attracted attention for the six times he was married.

Her last husband was

Darol Wayne Carlson

, who passed away in 2017.

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