Born 1924 in Fort Worth, Texas, American actress Martha Hyer is first appeared in an uncredited speaking part in The Locket (1946). In the early 1950s, she began receiving better roles, becoming a popular actress in Hollywood for the next decade.
Hyer is best remembered for her role as Gwen French in Some Came Running (1958), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her final film role was in The Day of the Wolves (1971) and her final television role was in a 1974 episode of McCloud.
At age 50, she retired from acting, although she later wrote the screenplay to the 1975 western Rooster Cogburn, starring John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn. Her autobiography, Finding My Way: A Hollywood Memoir, was published in 1990.
Hyer enjoyed a quiet retirement through the 1980s and 1990s. She died in 2014 at the age of 89 from natural causes in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she had lived for many years.
Take a look at these glamorous photos to see the beauty of this blonde bombshell in the 1950s and 1960s.