gallery Golden Girl: Farrah Fawcett
Farrah Fawcett lost her lengthy and public battle with cancer today. VIEW OUR GALLERY of iconic moments from her life and career, watch 10 classic performances, and read revealing emails from the star in which she discusses Ayn Rand and her own place in Hollywood.
Farrah's infamous poster broke records by selling 12 million copies worldwide and launched her career as a sex symbol.
HEAVEN ON WHEELS
One of Charlie's original Angels, Farrah played Jill for one full season on the Aaron Spelling-produced mega-hit, one of the first shows to showcase women as private investigators.
TRIO OF ANGELS
The original cast of
Charlie's Angels included actresses Jaclyn Smith, Kate Jackson, and Farrah Fawcett. SONNY & CHER & FARRAH
Farrah with Sonny Bono and Cher on the duo's hit series
Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour in 1972. Ron Galella, WireImage / Getty Images '70s POWER COUPLE
Farrah and then-husband Lee Majors at the Century Plaza Hotel in 1974. The two met when she guest-starred on Majors' show
The Six Million Dollar Man and were married from 1973 to 1982. COURT JESTING
Farrah at the Challenge of the Sexes tennis tournament in a match against comedian Bill Cosby, in Mission Viejo in April 1977.
Farrah during the 1978 Cannes Film Festival.
Frank Carroll, NBCU Photo Bank / AP Photo HEEEERE'S FARRAH
Farrah during an interview with host Johnny Carson on
The Tonight Show on August 11, 1978. ROYAL OUTING
Prince Charles meets Farrah and singer Johnny Mathis backstage at the London Palladium in 1978.
Robin Platzer, Time Life Pictures / Getty Images SHOWING SOME SKIN
Joe Namath and Farrah starred in a classic Noxzema commercial that aired in 1981.
Ryan O'Neal and Farrah in 1982.
Farrah in one of her defining roles as Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton in
Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story in 1987. BEST-SELLER
Though Playboy had asked Farrah to pose for years, she finally agreed in 1995, and it became the best-selling issue of the '90s.
Dave Allocca, DMI, Time Life Pictures / Getty Images MOTHER & SON
Farrah and her son Redmond in 1997.
RETURN TO TELEVISION
Farrah starred in
Jackie Collins' Hollywood Wives: The New Generation, based on Collins international best-seller about a new generation of Hollywood women who are driven by fame, fortune and lust in a culture that thrives on glitz, glamour and greed. Dave Bjerke / NBCU Photo Bank via AP Images THANKS, ANGELS
Kate Jackson, Farrah, and Jaclyn Smith during the Aaron Spelling tribute at the 58th Annual Emmy Awards.