When it comes to acting, then there are only a few individuals who truly prove their worth. Most of them struggle their entire lives to make a place for them in the industry, but there are only a few who truly reach the heights of reverence and fame. The World Actresses who have proved their abilities are in fact very few. All these Actresses have also remained in line with the famous actors of their times. But unfortunately, some of these gifted individuals do not bring with themselves the gift of a long life. Some of these Actresses died at Career Peaks and below is the list of those 10 actresses.
10. Natasha Richardson (1963-2009)
This female actress had talent in her blood because she was the daughter of Vanessa Redgrave who was an actress herself and the producer Tony Richardson. She played many outstanding roles in movies, theatres and television. Her famous roles were for the movies like Gothic, Asylum and many others. She was only 45 when she died at the peak of her career due to head injury.
9. Brittany Murphy (1977-2009)
Brittany Murphy was a very attractive, talented and young American actress and singer. She has starred in many movies like Clueless, Girl Interrupted, Just Married and Sin City and had earned a worldwide fame in a very short period of time. She died of acute pneumonia and anemia.
8. Sharon Tate (1943-1969)
Sharon was an American actress who died very young at the peak of her fame. In the start of her career she played a number of comedic roles for which she received mostly positive reviews. The movie which changed her career was (Valley of the Dolls) for which she was even nominated for a golden globe award. She was murdered at her home by Charles Manson and his family when she was pregnant.
7. Rebecca Schaeffer (1967-1989)
Rebecca was very young when she was murdered by an obsessed and a psycho fan named as John Robert Bardo. Her career was at the verge of the peak due to the role she had played in the sitcom (My Sister Sam). Her great performance in the sitcom had earned her a role an audition in the movie (God Father 3), but unfortunately on the audition day she was murdered.
6. Divya Bharti (1974-1993)
Divya was yet another young actress who died a mysterious death at a very young age after falling from a five storey building. In a very short time she has earned a huge amount of fame and fortune due to her leading roles in a number of super hit movies and was regarded as the most interesting and astonishing young actress of her time. Her famous movies were Deewana and Jaan Se Pyaara.
5. Meena Kumari (1932-1972)
Meena kumari was a young indian actress and was regarded as one of the best actress of her time in the Hindi Cinema. She has starred in more than 90 films over a small period. It was indeed her career peak when she died of Liver Cirrhosis. Her famous and high grossing movies were (Baiju Bawra) and (Parineeta). She was the first actress in Indian Cinema to win the filmfare best actress award.
4. Smita Patil (1955-1986)
This fine young female was regarded as one of the best actresses of her time. She had done a number of great performances in more than 75 Hindi and Marathi movies and had earned a lot of fame all around the Sub Continent and many other parts of the world. Some of her famous Movies are Bhumika, Chakra, Arth, Mandi and Aaj ki awaz. She died at a very young age due to a number of child birth complications and medical negligence.
3. Jean Harlow (1911-1937)
This beautiful and talented young actress was considered to be the sex symbol of the 1930’s. American Film Institute added her to the list of the all times greatest movies stars. Her fame started from her role in Howard Hughes movie (Hells Angels) and continued for more than 7 movies which proved to be a success. Her entire career was full of success and applause. She died at a very young age due to kidney failure and a number of other symptoms. Her last movie (Saratoga) was seen by her fans with tears in their eyes.
2. Mumtaz Jahan begum (Madhubala) 1933-1969
This top Indian actress of her time also died at a very young age at the peak of her acting career. Many of her movies were box office super hits like Mughal E Azam, Insaniyat and many other high grossing movies. She died at the age of 36 due to a heart problem. She won the voting poll with a large gap which was done in India and beat many famous Indian actresses of all time.
1. Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962)
At number 1 we have the best actress and sex symbol of all time. She was an American actress and super model of her times and had earned a great amount of fame all over the world due to her versatile and unmatched performances in the movies like Gentlemen prefer Blondes, All about Eve, The Seven Year Itch, Some like It Hot and Bus Stop. She died because of a barbiturate overdose as she was suffering from a number of psychological problems.