10 Female Celebrities Who Committed Suicide

Celebrities are the people with fame and public attention. They are surround with adoring fans and are often associated with wealth, stardom, and high public status. Their lifestyles are not always bright and shiny as we think. There is always a darker or mysterious sides to the lives of many famous celebrities. Sometimes they surrender to heavy anxiety, depression, or severe mental illness. There are many celebrities who have found solace in drugs alcohol, but some others commit suicide with a weak heart. Musicians, actors, actresses, athletes and even comedians find themselves feeling so stressed out and nervous that they turn to suicide as a last option. They have no choice in their lives and decides to end their life. There may be a mysterious story behind every suicide. This list of 10 Female Celebrities Who Committed Suicide may open your eyes even more to a harsh reality.

10. Ruslana Korshunova


Ruslana Sergeyevna Korshunova was a Kazakhstani model of Russian descent. Her death was a suicide which shook the whole film industry. She died on June 28, 2008, after falling from the ninth-floor balcony of her apartment at 130 Water Street in Manhattan’s Financial District. She established herself as a rising figure in the fashion industry by posing for magazines including Vogue and designers such as Vera Wang and Nina Ricci. Her suicide became a controversial subject which gained international attention. Her suicide note was not found, but all confirmed that her death was a suicide.

9. Laurie Bird


She was a famous American actress and a talented photographer. She had a short-lived career as she appeared only in three movies. She committed suicide by having an overdose of Valium in the apartment of Art Garfunkel’s her boyfriend in the New York. Garfunkel referred to his relationship to Bird in the liner notes of his 1988 album Lefty. Her father revealed that Bird’s mother also had committed suicide and was not ovarian cancer.

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8. Viveka Babajee


Viveka Babajee, who was born in 1973, was a Mauritian model and actress. She was popularly known for her KamaSutra condom advertisements of the 1990s, and for her involvement in the Metro Manila Film Festival scam of 1994. She was a celebrity who won the titles of Miss Mauritius World 1993 and Miss Mauritius Universe 1994. On June 25, 2010, she was found hanging from the ceiling fan in her apartment at Bandra residence in Mumbai. The reason for suicide is not confirmed. Many reasons are being cited like failed relationship, financial loss or trouble in the professional career.

7. Nafisa Joseph


She was a popular Indian model and MTV video jockey who have started her modelling career at the age of 12. She has hanged herself in her Mumbai flat in Versova on 29 July 2004. The reports say that she was suffering from severe depression. Her parents believe that she had done that when her marriage was cancelled with Khanduja. Before her death, she discovered that he was married and not divorced as he had told her.

6. Kuljeet Randhawa


Kuljeet Randhawa was best known for her role in the Kohinoor series. She was the former Gladrags model and also acted in many television series including Hip Hip Hurray, C.A.T.S, and a lead role in STAR One’s Special Squad. She was the best known Indian actress and model. The last movie she acted was By Chance. She was a weak hearted person and in her suicide note, she said that she cannot control her life’s troubles and tensions. Sh hanged herself at her apartment in Juhu, a suburb of Mumbai on 8 February 2006.

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5. Lucy Gordon


She was a British actress and model who hanged herself in her flat in Paris on 20th May 2009. She was 29 years old. Lucy Gordon was born in Oxford, to Richard and Susan Gordon in 1980. Before starting an acting career, she became a face of CoverGirl in 1997. She had done minor roles in Spider-Man 3, Serendipity and The Four Feathers. The movie Perfume in 2001 was her first film. She is an excellent actress who had amazingly acted the role of actress and singer Jane Birkin in the movie Gainsbourg, a movie biopic of singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg.

4. Silk Smitha

Silk Smitha

Vidya Balan’s The Dirty Picture was truly based on the life of Silk Smitha. The Indian actress who became famous for her role as ”Silk” in the 1979 Tamil movie Vandichakkaram. Her real name is Vijayalakshmi, and she started her career as an extra actress. She became the most beautiful and erotic actress in the early 1980s. On September 23, 1996, she was found hanging by a rope from the ceiling fan in her home in Saligramam, Chennai. In her 17 years career, she had appeared in more than 450 movies in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi. She had written a suicide note in Telugu describing that her reason for death was her continuous failure in her life.

3. Divya Bharti


She was a famous Indian actor who has worked in a number of commercial movies of Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. She was recognised as the most interesting young actress of her generation. She fell from a five storied building named Tulsi Apartment in Versova Mumbai on April 5, 1993. Divya Om Prakash Bharti was just 19 years old at the time of her death. The mystery remains as no one knew whether it is an accidental death or suicide. Her death is one of the most shocking deaths.

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2. Marilyn Monroe

 Marilyn Monroe

The world-famous American actress was at the age of 36 when she committed suicide. She was an attractive model and was considered as a significant sex symbol of the 1950s and 1960s. She had suffered from mental illness and severe depression. She was found dead in her Los Angeles home early on the morning of August 1962. The reason for her death was claimed to be the overdose of pills. The mystery surrounding her death remains.Whether it was an overdose of pills or murder is not yet confirmed or revealed.

1. Jiah Khan


The famous Indian actress Nafisa Khan changed her name to Jiah Khan before acting in the popular movie Nishabd in 2007. Before pursuing her career in the Bollywood industry, she was in London. In 2012, she changed her name back to Nafisa Khan. She was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for her acting in Nishabd. She had last appeared in Sajid Khan’s romantic comedy Housefull. She was found dead in her flat in the Sagar Sangeet building in Juhu, Mumbai hanging herself on June 3, 2013. Her mother believes that she was murdered by her boyfriend, Suraj Pancholi. Her mysterious death is still under investigation by Central Bureau of Investigation.

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