It's been a sad week in Hollywood. First, Ed McMahon and now the legendary Farrah Fawcett has passed.
Before Halle, Angelina Jolie, or Meagan Fox, Farrah Fawcett was the most beautiful and popular woman in the world, ruling the 70s and early 80s. Fawcett's lean body and blond hair with the classic "Farrah" flip made her a pop culture phenomenon. She got her start on televison in 1976 with Charlie's Angels but left after only one season. Her career would explode as a film star in movies like Extremities, which included Alfre Woodard and The Burning Bed, earning her an Emmy nomination and proving to the critics she was more than a sex symbol -- she could act.
Farrah Fawcett had a long battle with cancer that was documented in a NBC documentary, which aired May 15th, 2009 and brought in almost 9 million viewers. Farrah, who was a Texas native and originally born Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett, succumbed to the disease today at 62 years old in Santa Monica, California.