Fawcett became an iconic sex symbol in the '70s when she starred with Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith in the television series Charlie's Angels, and her famous swimsuit poster was plastered on the walls of countless teenage and college-age boys' rooms.
Fawcett, who was married to Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors and was billed as Farrah Fawcett-Majors at the time, starred in Charlie's Angels for only one season before leaving the show. Fawcett tried to break into the movies, but didn't find success again until coming back to the small screen in made-for-televison movies. She received an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of an abused wife in 1984's The Burning Bed.
Fawcett and Majors divorced in 1982, and she had a decades-long relationship with actor Ryan O'Neal, although the two never formally married. The two have one son, Redmond. [Associated Press via MSN]