Face/Off star Romy Walthall has died at the age of 57.
The actress died suddenly on May 19 after suffering a heart attack, her son Morgan Krantz has shared.
The actor and filmmaker confirmed his mum’s death to Variety.
She’ll be remembered for playing John Travolta’s eccentric secretary Kimberly in his 1997 cult classic Face/Off, which he starred in opposite Nicolas Cage.
Romy was also well known for her portrayal of Molly McNulty in 1989 horror movie The House of Usher.
Morgan and Romy’s other children, Theodore Dudley and Isabella Israel, all shared moving tributes to her.
Isabella posted on Instagram: “I’ve resigned myself to the fact that there will never be any appropriate combination of earthly words to accurately describe my mother. You just had to be there to get it.
“She was everything at once. She was my first love. She was the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen and she was wicked and fun and light and dark and she possessed the kind of magic that you truly just don’t see.
“I will always always always love you ferociously.”
Theodore penned: “The love and wisdom you gave me will never expire. You will always be an inspiration to me. You taught me to never give up. You taught me to not take no for an answer. You taught me to be true to myself.
“You always rooted for me, because you knew I can do anything. You instilled in me my warrior spirit. Thank you for bringing me onto earth. Love you. Rest in peace. I’ll see you in the stars.”
Romy’s first major role came in 1984 when she was cast in Jerry Bruckheimer’s Thief of Hearts, but her start in the entertainment industry came in 1980 when she won the Mother/Daughter USA pageant.
At age 17, the Texas-born star was signed to a modelling agency and began working in Europe.
But she later moved to Los Angeles and began acting under her stage name Romy Windsor.
During her career, she also starred in a number of TV shows, including Man of the People, Hotel Malibu, which she appeared in alongside Jennifer Lopez, and Civil Wars.
Romy also made appearances in The X-Files, Camp Nowhere, Charles in Charge and Quantum Leap.
Her final acting credit came in 2011, when she appeared in movie 0s & 1s alongside her son Morgan.
But after retiring from showbiz, she became an acting teacher in the San Fernando Valley.
Romy is also survived by her sister and mother.
A memorial service was held in her honour in Malibu last week, with her loved ones giving her a beautiful send off.
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