She was one of the most beautiful and remarkable women of all times, Farrah Fawcett born February 2nd, 1947 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Before pursuing her career as an actress, she was an art student at the University of Texas. She started doing modeling and commercials before acting.
She was most known by her hole of the original blond in Charlie’s Angels along with Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith in a pilot for the adventure series in 1974. Being one that stood out the most in this series, she was in magazines and posters not only in almost every house in America but also around the world.
While she had many movies and TV series appearances in her resume, it was her most famous feature feather-blown hairstyle that became an icon making her so popular among young girls and boys alike.
She had so many great accomplishments in her career besides the golden locks that made her so famous. For me personally this woman was so much more than an actress and a fashion icon. She was a strong, determined woman that knew who she was and what she wanted.
She was diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2006. In February 2007, her doctor told Fawcett that she had shown, “a full and complete response to treatment” and was cancer-free. Three months later she was diagnosed with what turned out to be colorectal cancer. She put up a long fight against colorectal cancer, liver tumors and side effects from the treatments.
During her struggle with this terrible disease, she had to deal with tabloids and paparrazi’s lack of respect and medical privacy. Soulless people (She spoke against the National Enquirer, which allegedly paid a UCLA Medical Center worker to feed them info about her condition) who would make money out of her medical record while she was fighting for her life. However, despite the tabloids constantly lies and exploitation of her image, she never gave up! She flew back and forth from LA to Germany in high hopes for a treatment that would work and where she could live a health life again.
The fans of the former Charlie’s Angels star walk viewers through her illness in NBC’s Farrah’s Story . A two-hour documentary she shot with friend Alana Stewart which was with her through all the difficult times.
For Fawcett’s longtime partner Ryan O’Neal, son Redmond James O’Neal and lovely father James Fawcett this was for sure a great loss. She passed June 25th, 2009. Farrah Fawcett founded her charity before she died to help raise funds for alternative cancer research.
Farrah Fawcett, woman, mother, daughter, icon and for many like me she was simply remarkable.