Actor Maureen O’Hara pictures in  1943. Photograph: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Maureen O’Hara, who died on Saturday, was Ireland’s first great Hollywood star and appeared in over 50 films. Ranked among the world’s most beautiful(...)

1960: Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg in Rome’s  Trevi Fountain during the shooting of Federico Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images/File photo

Anita Ekberg, the Swedish actress who gained global fame dancing in Rome’s Trevi Fountain in Federico Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita, has died aged 83.T(...)

Legendary Irish actor Maureen O’Hara has placed her beloved west Cork home on the market for €2.3 million. In 2012 the 94-year-old star of the silv(...)

Noble foundry worker François (Jean Gabin) shoots and kills weirdo circus dog-trainer Valentin (Jules Berry) and barricades himself in the attic. A(...)

Actress Lauren Bacall has died oaged 89 years old. Photograph: by Baron/Getty Images

Lauren Bacall, the actress whose provocative glamour elevated her to stardom in Hollywood’s golden age and whose lasting mystique put her on a plateau(...)

James Garner, who has died aged 86, was a wry and handsome leading man who moved seamlessly between television and movies but was best known for his r(...)

During the depression US president Roosevelt said of Temple it was a fine thing that “an American can go to a movie and look at the smiling face of a baby and forget his troubles”.

Shirley Temple, who has died aged 85, found fame as a child actor in the 1930s when she appeared in films as a bright-eyed, curly-topped, dimpl(...)

Ray Winstone in Sky 1’s Moonfleet

A bearded Ray Winstone in a velvet-collared coat is handing out chocolate biscuits and larking about with his young Moonfleet co-star Aneurin Barnard,(...)

‘The still strange-sounding Pope Francis may or may nor mark a change of fortune for the name. Either way, I’m sorry my mother didn’t quite live to see the development: she would have been thrilled. She might even have startedcalling me by the full version again, without waiting for visitors.’ Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP Photo

A few days before the papal election, by coincidence, I received a phone-call from a bank official who kept calling me “Francis”. It wasn’t a s(...)