Famous movie actresses died before they were 40

Here are 48 famous actresses from the world 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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Emilie Högquist

Emilie Högquist (April 29, 1812 Sweden-December 18, 1846 Turin) a.k.a. Emilie Hogquist was a Swedish actor.

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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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Lola Montez

Lola Montez (February 17, 1821 Grange, County Sligo-January 17, 1861 New York City) a.k.a. Eliza Rosanna Gilbert was a British courtesan, actor and stage dancer.

She died caused by pneumonia.

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Maria Cebotari

Maria Cebotari (February 10, 1910 Chișinău-June 9, 1949 Vienna) also known as Maria Cebotaru was a Moldovan singer, actor and opera singer.

She died caused by cancer.

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Minako Honda

Minako Honda (July 31, 1967 Itabashi-November 6, 2005 Bunkyō) also known as Honda Minako or Honda, Minako was a Japanese singer and actor.

She died as a result of leukemia.

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Miroslava

Miroslava (February 26, 1925 Prague-March 9, 1955 Mexico City) a.k.a. Miros, Miroslava Sternova, Miros-mango, Miroslava Šternová or Miroslava Stern was a Czech actor.

She died as a result of suicide.

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Nell Gwyn

Nell Gwyn (February 2, 1650 Hereford-November 14, 1687 London) also known as Eleanor Gwynn was an English sex worker, actor and prostitution. She had one child, Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans.

She died in stroke.

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Praskovia Kovalyova-Zhemchugova

Praskovia Kovalyova-Zhemchugova (July 20, 1768 Bolsheselsky District-February 23, 1803 Saint Petersburg) was a Russian opera singer and actor.

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Sandy Denny

Sandy Denny (January 6, 1947 Merton Park-April 21, 1978 Wimbledon) a.k.a. Alexandra Elene Maclean Denny was a British singer, singer-songwriter and actor. Her child is called Georgia Lucas.

She died caused by accidental fall.

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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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Cuckoo Moray

Cuckoo Moray (April 5, 2015-September 30, 1981) a.k.a. Cuckoo, Chuckoo, Cuckoo Moray, Cukku, rubber girl or Cukoo was an Indian dancer and actor.

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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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Janet Munro

Janet Munro (September 28, 1934 Blackpool-December 6, 1972 Archway) a.k.a. Janet Neilson Horsburgh or Jan was a British actor. She had two children, Sally Hendry and Corrie Hendry.

She died caused by myocardial infarction.

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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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June Thorburn

June Thorburn (June 8, 1931 British Raj-November 4, 1967 Blackdown, West Sussex) also known as Tricia Thubron, Trisha Thubron or Patricia June Thubron Smith was a British actor. She had two children, Heather-Louise June Bryse-Harvey and Inger-Sheleen Christabel Smith-Petersen.

She died in aviation accident or incident.

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Kay Kendall

Kay Kendall (May 21, 1927 Withernsea-September 6, 1959 London) also known as Justine Kay Kendall-McCarthy, Justine Kay Kendall McCarthy or Katie was a British actor.

She died in leukemia.

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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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Lupe Vélez

Lupe Vélez (July 18, 1908 San Luis Potosí-December 13, 1944 Glendale) also known as Lupe Velez, Maria Guadaloupe Velez de Villalobos, The Hot Pepper, The Mexican Spitfire, María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez, Mexican Spitfire or María Guadalupe Vélez de Villalobos was a Mexican actor.

She died as a result of drug overdose.

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Lya De Putti

Lya De Putti (January 10, 1897 Vojčice-November 27, 1931 New York City) a.k.a. Amalia de Putti, Lia Putty, Amalia Putty, Amalia 'Lia' Putty, Amalia Janka, Lia Putti, Lya de Putti, Amália Putti or Putti Amália was a Hungarian actor. Her children are called Judith Szepessy and Ilona Szepessy.

She died caused by pneumonia.

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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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Madhubala

Madhubala (February 14, 1933 Peshawar-February 23, 1969 Mumbai) also known as Begum Mumtaz Jehan Dehlavi, Venus Queen, Baby Mumtaz, Mumtaz, Madhu Bala, Mumtaz Jahan Begum Dehlavi, Mumtaz Jehan Begum, Mumtaz Jehan Dehlavi, Mumtaz Jahan Dehlavi or Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi was an Indian actor.

She died as a result of ventricular septal defect.

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Maria Montez

Maria Montez (June 6, 1912 Barahona-September 7, 1951 Suresnes) also known as Maria Africa Antonia Gracia Vidal de Santo Silas, The Caribbean Cyclone, The Queen of Technicolor, María África Antonia Gracia Vidal de Santo Silas, María Antonia García Vidal de Santo Silas or María África Gracia Vidal was a Dominican actor, model and author. Her child is called Tina Aumont.

She died caused by myocardial infarction.

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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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Meena Kumari

Meena Kumari (August 1, 1932 Mumbai-March 31, 1972 Mumbai) also known as Mahjabeen Bano, Begum Mahjabeen Bux, Meena, Baby Meena, Meenakumari, Meenaji, Manju, The Tragedy Queen, Naaz or Mahjabeen was an Indian actor and poet. Her child is called Tajdar Amrohi.

She died caused by cirrhosis.

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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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