I was saddened to hear that Hollywood actress, Brittany Murphy was found dead Sunday morning following what has been reported as a cardiac arrest. The young star, who was a favourite of mine in movies such as Clueless, Sin City, Don’t Say A Word and Girl, Interrupted, was not only very sexy and talented, she also had a unique personality similar to Juliet Lewis that gave that special something to every role she played. Memorable as the waitress-come-gangster’s moll in Sin City or as the nerdy, sweet natured ‘new girl’ in Clueless – she always held her own, often cast against much bigger names. In addition she was also a gifted singer, having performed on movie soundtracks and had a top ten hit with Faster Kill Pussycat with Paul Oakenfold.
So its sad to see her go, but I look forward to hunting out those movies I have let pass me by, and maybe rediscover this actress all over again.
10 November 1977 – 20 December 2009