Maureen O’Hara, the flame-haired star of the 1952 film, The Quiet Man (indisputably the best film ever made), died in her sleep on the 24th of October, aged 95.
O’Hara was born in 1920 in Dublin, later becoming an icon of Hollywood’s Golden Age of the 1940s and 1950s. With her green eyes and red hair, she was known as the ‘Queen of Technicolor’.
O’Hara starred in a number of films playing feisty women opposite John Wayne, including in her favourite film, The Quiet Man.
Wayne once commented: “I prefer the company of men, except for Maureen O’Hara. She is a great guy.”