American movie stars died before 40

Here are 48 famous actresses from United States of America died before 40:

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 Los Angeles-August 5, 1962 Brentwood) also known as Marylin Monroe, Norma Jeane Mortenson, Marliyn Monroe, Norma Jeane Mortensen, Norma Jeane Baker, Norma Jeane DiMaggio, Norma Jeane Dougherty, Marilyn Monroe Miller, The Blonde Bombshell, MM, Merilin Monro or Jean Norman was an American model, singer, actor, showgirl and film producer.

She died in barbiturate overdose.

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Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield (April 19, 1933 Bryn Mawr-June 29, 1967 Slidell) a.k.a. Vera Jayne Palmer, Jaynie, Vera Jane Palmer, Broadway's Smartest Dumb Blonde, Vera Palmer or Vera Jayne Peers was an American actor, pin-up girl, model, showgirl, singer, entertainer, violinist and pianist. She had five children, Mariska Hargitay, Jayne Marie Mansfield, Mickey Hargitay Jr., Zoltan Hargitay and Tony Cimber.

She died as a result of traffic collision.

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Anna Nicole Smith

Anna Nicole Smith (November 28, 1967 Harris County-February 8, 2007 Hollywood) also known as Vickie Lynn Hogan, Vickie Lynn Marshall, Nikki Hart, Anna Nicole, Vickie Smith, Vicki Smith or Vickie Hogan was an American adult model, actor, film producer, spokesperson, screenwriter, film director, model and stripper. Her children are Daniel Wayne Smith and Dannielynn Marshall.

She died as a result of drug overdose.

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Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy (November 10, 1977 Atlanta-December 20, 2009 Los Angeles) also known as Britanny Murphy, Brittany Bertolotti, Brittany Anne Bertolotti, Brittany Anne Murphy, Brittany Anne Murphy-Monjack, Murphy, Brittany or Britt was an American actor, singer, musician and voice actor.

She died as a result of pneumonia.

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Carol Haney

Carol Haney (September 24, 1924 New Bedford-May 10, 1964 Saddle Brook) otherwise known as Carolyn Haney was an American singer, dancer and actor. She had two children, Joshua Blyden and Ellen Blyden.

She died in pneumonia.

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Carrie Hamilton

Carrie Hamilton (December 5, 1963 New York City-January 20, 2002 Los Angeles) also known as Carrie Louise Hamilton was an American singer, playwright and actor.

She died caused by lung cancer.

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Eva Cassidy

Eva Cassidy (February 2, 1963 Washington, D.C.-November 2, 1996 Bowie) a.k.a. Cassidy, Eva or Eva Marie Cassidy was an American singer, actor and musician.

She died in skin cancer.

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Evelyn Preer

Evelyn Preer (July 16, 1896 Vicksburg-November 27, 1932 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Evelyn Jarvis was an American singer, actor and vaudeville performer. She had one child, Edeve Thompson.

She died in pneumonia.

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Lisa Lopes

Lisa Lopes (May 27, 1971 Philadelphia-April 25, 2002 La Ceiba) a.k.a. Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, Left Eye, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez, Lopes, Lisa "Left Eye", Lisa Nicole Lopes, L. Lopez, N.I.N.A. or N.I.N.A was an American singer, songwriter, actor, singer-songwriter, musician, rapper and dancer. She had two children, Snow Lopes and Jamal Lopes.

She died in traffic collision.

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Adamae Vaughn

Adamae Vaughn (November 8, 1905 Ashland-September 11, 1943 Studio City) also known as Ada Mae Vaughn was an American actor.

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Adrienne Ames

Adrienne Ames (August 3, 1907 Fort Worth-May 31, 1947 New York City) otherwise known as Adrienne Ruth McClure or Adrianne Ames was an American actor, talk show host and model.

She died caused by cancer.

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Alma Rubens

Alma Rubens (February 19, 1897 San Francisco-January 22, 1931 Los Angeles) also known as Alma Genevieve Driscoll, Alma Reubens, Alma Reuben, Alma Ruebens, Alma Ruben, Alma Rueben, Alma Genevieve Reubens, Minnie Ginsberg or Genevieve Driscoll was an American actor.

She died caused by pneumonia.

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Barbara Payton

Barbara Payton (November 16, 1927 Cloquet-May 8, 1967 San Diego) also known as Barbara Lee Redfield or Barbara Lee Payton was an American pin-up girl and actor. She had one child, John Lee Payton.

She died in liver failure.

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Carole Lombard

Carole Lombard (October 6, 1908 Fort Wayne-January 16, 1942 Potosi Mountain) also known as Jane Alice Peters, Ma, The Hoosier Tornado, The Profane Angel, Queen of Screwball Comedy, Jane Peters, Carol Lombard or Carole Lombard Gable was an American actor.

She died caused by aviation accident or incident.

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Dana Plato

Dana Plato (November 7, 1964 Maywood-May 8, 1999 Moore) also known as Dana Michelle Plato or Dana Michelle Strain was an American actor. She had one child, Tyler Lambert.

She died caused by drug overdose.

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Donyale Luna

Donyale Luna (August 31, 1945 Detroit-May 17, 1979 Rome) also known as Peggy Anne Freeman, Peggy Anne Donyale Aragonea Pegeon Freeman or Luna was an American actor and model. She had one child, Dream Cazzaniga.

She died in drug overdose.

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Gail Russell

Gail Russell (September 21, 1924 Chicago-August 26, 1961 Brentwood) also known as Elizabeth L. Russell or Elizabeth Russell was an American actor.

She died in myocardial infarction.

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Gia Scala

Gia Scala (March 3, 1934 Liverpool-April 30, 1972 Hollywood) a.k.a. Giovanna Scoglio, Josephine Giovanna Scoglio, La Scala or D'Gia Scala was an American actor.

She died in drug overdose.

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Gladys Brockwell

Gladys Brockwell (September 26, 1893 Brooklyn-July 2, 1929 Hollywood) also known as Gladys Lindeman was an American actor.

She died caused by traffic collision.

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Gloria Grey

Gloria Grey (October 23, 1909-November 22, 1947 Hollywood) was an American film director and actor.

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Inger Stevens

Inger Stevens (October 18, 1934 Stockholm-April 30, 1970 Hollywood Hills) otherwise known as Inger Stensland was an American actor.

She died caused by drug overdose.

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Jeanne Eagels

Jeanne Eagels (June 26, 1890 Kansas City-October 3, 1929 New York City) otherwise known as Amelia Jean Eagles, Amelia Jeannine Eagles, Eugenia Eagles or Jeanne Eagles was an American actor.

She died in drug overdose.

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Jill Banner

Jill Banner (November 8, 1946 Bremerton-August 7, 1982 North Hollywood) a.k.a. Mary Molumby or Mary Kathryn Molumby was an American actor.

She died caused by traffic collision.

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Lilyan Tashman

Lilyan Tashman (October 23, 1896 Brooklyn-March 21, 1934 New York City) was an American model, actor and pin-up girl.

She died as a result of abdominal cancer.

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Lyda Roberti

Lyda Roberti (May 20, 1906 Warsaw-March 12, 1938 Glendale) was an American actor and singer.

She died as a result of myocardial infarction.

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Mabel Normand

Mabel Normand (November 9, 1892 New Brighton-February 23, 1930 Monrovia) a.k.a. Mabel Ethelreid Normand, Muriel Fortescue or Mabel Normand-Cody was an American film director, actor, comedian, model, screenwriter and film producer.

She died in tuberculosis.

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Marie Prevost

Marie Prevost (November 8, 1898 Sarnia-January 21, 1937 Hollywood) also known as Mary Prevost, Mary Bickford Dunn, Marie Provost or Marie Bickford Dunn was an American actor.

She died caused by malnutrition.

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Marilyn Miller

Marilyn Miller (September 1, 1898 Evansville-April 7, 1936 New York City) also known as Mary Ellen Reynolds or Marilynn Miller was an American actor, singer and dancer.

She died as a result of surgical complications.

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Mary Thurman

Mary Thurman (April 27, 1895 Richfield-December 22, 1925 New York City) also known as Mary Christiansen was an American actor.

She died caused by pneumonia.

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Merna Kennedy

Merna Kennedy (September 7, 1908 Kankakee-December 20, 1944 Los Angeles) otherwise known as Maude Kahler was an American actor.

She died in myocardial infarction.

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Molly Spotted Elk

Molly Spotted Elk (April 5, 2015 Maine-April 5, 1977) was an American actor.

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Sidney Fox

Sidney Fox (December 10, 1911 New York City-November 15, 1942 Hollywood) otherwise known as Sidney Leiffer, Sydney Fox, S. Leifer, Sidney Liefer or Sidney Fox Beahan was an American actor.

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Susan Peters

Susan Peters (July 3, 1921 Spokane-October 23, 1952 Visalia) otherwise known as Suzanne Carnahan was an American actor. Her child is Timothy Richard Quine.

She died as a result of pneumonia.

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Karen Carpenter

Karen Carpenter (March 2, 1950 New Haven-February 4, 1983 Downey) also known as Karen Anne Carpenter, K.C., Die Carpenter or The Carpenters was an American singer, drummer, actor and musician.

She died as a result of anorexia nervosa.

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Lorissa McComas

Lorissa McComas (November 26, 1970 Columbus-November 3, 2009 Waverly) also known as Lorissa Deanna McComas, Larissa McComas, Lorissa McComis, Lorrissa McComas or Larrissa McComas was an American pornographic film actor, actor and model.

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Catya Sassoon

Catya Sassoon (September 3, 1968 New York City-January 1, 2002 Hollywood) also known as Catya "Cat" Sassoon, Cat Sasoon, Cat Sassoon or Cat was an American model, actor and singer. She had three children, London Meyers, Mycca Meyers and Skye Meyers.

She died in myocardial infarction.

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Zoë Tamerlis Lund

Zoë Tamerlis Lund (February 9, 1962 New York City-April 16, 1999 Paris) also known as Zoe Tamerlis Lund, Zoë Tamerlaine, Zoë Tamerlis, Zoë Lund or Zoe Tamerlis was an American screenwriter, model, actor and musician.

She died as a result of drug overdose.

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Julia Bruns

Julia Bruns (April 5, 1895 St. Louis-December 24, 1927 New York City) also known as Julia Eliza Bruns or Julia Elizabeth Bruns was an American model and actor.

She died as a result of drug overdose.

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Angela Aames

Angela Aames (February 27, 1956 Pierre-November 27, 1988 West Hills) also known as Angela Haugland was an American actor and model.

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Diana Barrymore

Diana Barrymore (March 3, 1921 New York City-January 25, 1960 New York City) a.k.a. Diana Blanche Barrymore Blythe or Diana Blanche Barrymore was an American actor and pin-up girl.

She died as a result of drug overdose.

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Adah Isaacs Menken

Adah Isaacs Menken (June 15, 1835 Milneburg-August 10, 1868 Paris) also known as Ada Menken was an American artist, actor and visual artist.

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Margaret Shelby

Margaret Shelby (June 16, 1900 San Antonio-December 21, 1939 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Margaret Reilly or Alma M. Fillmore was an American actor.

She died in alcoholism.

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Florence Griffith Joyner

Florence Griffith Joyner (December 21, 1959 Los Angeles-September 21, 1998 Mission Viejo) a.k.a. Florence Delorez Griffin, Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner, Flo-Jo, The Fastest Woman in the World, Florence Delorez Griffith, Joyner or Florence was an American track and field athlete and actor. She had one child, Mary Ruth Joyner.

She died in epilepsy.

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Michelle Thomas

Michelle Thomas (September 23, 1968 Boston-December 22, 1998 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) was an American actor.

She died in stomach cancer.

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Brenda Benet

Brenda Benet (August 14, 1945 Hollywood-April 7, 1982 West Los Angeles) also known as Brenda Ann Nelson or Brenda Benét was an American actor. Her child is called Christopher Bixby.

She died caused by suicide.

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Jenny Maxwell

Jenny Maxwell (September 3, 1941 New York City-June 10, 1981 Beverly Hills) a.k.a. Jennifer Helene Maxwell was an American actor. She had one child, Brian Rapp.

She died in firearm.

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Gina Mastrogiacomo

Gina Mastrogiacomo (November 5, 1961 Great Neck-May 2, 2001 California) was an American actor.

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Nicole DeHuff

Nicole DeHuff (January 6, 1975 Antlers-February 16, 2005 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Nicole Renee DeHuff, Nicole Dehuff or Nicole De Huff was an American actor.

She died in pneumonia.

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