Farrah Fawcett, 62, Model, Actress, Symbol

Alessandra Stanley: “[H]er last poignant appearances sometimes obscure a smaller, more gratifying story line of a celebrated beauty who worked against type to construct a more dignified second act. Long before Charlize Theron gained weight to make Monster and Nicole Kidman put on a fake nose to play Virginia Woolf, Ms. Fawcett scrubbed off her tawny good looks to play battered – and battering – women in The Burning Bed and Extremities.”