Pamela Tiffin has died aged 78, leaving behind her legacy as a screen star of the 60s.
The actress and model, who posed for Playboy in the magazine's heyday, is said to have died of natural causes at a New York hospital on December 2.
Tiffin's daughter Echo Danon confirmed her mother's tragic passing in a statement shared with The Hollywood Reporter earlier this week.
A breathtaking icon of the 60s Hollywood film scene, Tiffin starred in classic films such as Harper, State Fair and The Pleasure Seekers.
Born in Oklahoma, Tiffin worked as a model during her teen years, appearing in a short film named Music of Williamsburg while studying at Hunter College in New York.
The US actress got her big break during a holiday in Los Angeles, where she was spotted by film producer Hal B. Wallis during a tour of Paramount Pictures.
Her performance in the 1961 flick Summer and Smoke received critical acclaim, despite it being her first-ever role in a feature film.
Playing the daughter of James Cagney's boss in the political comedy film One, Two, Three that same year, she earned a Golden Globe nomination for the role.
In 1969, Tiffin posed nude for a Playboy centrefold, with the caption: "A Toast To Tiffin: jet-set cinema star Pamela Tiffin pauses between overseas movies for an exclusive - and revealing - Playboy pictorial."
Eventually, she left Hollywood behind to pursue an acting career in Italy, where she later met her second husband.
More recently, in 2003, she appeared opposite her daughter Echo in a documentary titled Abel Ferrara: Not Guilty.
Married twice, Tiffin first walked down the aisle with New York Magazine co-founder Clay Felker in 1962, but the pair divorced before the decade was out.
In the mid-70s, she wed Italian philosophy professor Edmondo Danon, with the two lovebirds spending the rest of their lives together.
Tiffin is survived by her two daughters from her marriage to Danon, Echo and Aurora.