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August 13, 2018

23 Fascinating Color Photos of a Young Farrah Fawcett in the 1970s and 1980s

American actress Farrah Fawcett (1947–2009) first appeared on television in various commercials before starring in television series such as The Partridge Family and S.W.A.T. She was cast opposite Raquel Welsh in the controversial film, Myra Breckinridge, in 1970.

In 1976, she produced a poster of her wearing a one-piece red bathing suit that became an instant best-seller and helped expand her career. Therefore, the same year, she was chosen as one of Charlie's Angels and Farah Fawcett grew into a pop culture phenomenon, seducing men with her seductive attires and inspiring women with her iconic hairstyle.

Surprisingly, at the peak of the show's popularity, the actress decided to quit Charlie's Angels to turn herself towards cinema: quite an unsuccessful decision. She appeared in the comedy, The Cannonball Run, in 1981 but earned more notable success with her audacious television drama films such as The Burning Bed, in 1984 and Small Sacrifices, in 1989.

In the 2000s, she was cast as Richard Gere's wife in Dr T and the Women while she appeared in several television series such as Ally McBeal and Spin City.

From iconic fresh-faced sex symbol of the 1970s, Farah Fawcett became the sordid character of her end of life, battling with cancer on a TV reality show and her Andy Warhol portraits being at the centre of court cases. Even her death was overshadowed when Michael Jackson passed away the same day: pop culture had then lost a much more preponderant figure that eclipsed the sexy poster girl.



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