Farrah Fawcett was an American actress and artist who rose to fame in the 1970s for her role as Jill Munroe in the television series "Charlie's Angels." She was born on February 2, 1947, in Corpus Christi, Texas, and passed away on June 25, 2009, in Santa Monica, California, after a battle with cancer.
Fawcett began her career as a model before transitioning to acting in the late 1960s. She appeared in a number of television shows and movies before landing her breakout role as Jill Munroe in "Charlie's Angels." Her iconic feathered hairstyle and glamorous image made her a style icon of the 1970s.
In addition to her acting career, Fawcett was also known for her work as an artist. She created sculptures and mixed media pieces and her artwork was exhibited in galleries around the world.
Fawcett received multiple awards and nominations throughout her career, including six Golden Globe nominations and four Emmy nominations. She also earned critical acclaim for her dramatic roles, including her portrayal of a battered wife in the 1984 TV movie "The Burning Bed."
Fawcett was married to actor Lee Majors from 1973 to 1982 and later to producer/director James Orr from 1997 to 1998. She had one son, Redmond, with actor Ryan O'Neal.