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Parent Trap star Joanna Barnes dies at home aged 87 following a lengthy illness

Parent Trap star Joanna Barnes dies at home at the age of 87 after a long illness

Joanna Barnes died at the age of 87.

The actress, known for her roles in both the original and remake of blockbuster The Parent Trap, died at home in California after a long illness, as confirmed by her family.

In the original 1961 film, Joanna played gold digger Vicki Robinson, but the 1998 production, starring Lindsay Lohan, saw her in the role of Vicki Blake – the mother of renowned beautician Meredith.

Rest in peace: Parent Trap star Joanna Barnes died at home at the age of 87 after a long illness (pictured in 1998)

The acting veteran leaves behind two sisters, Lally and Judith, and three stepchildren, John, Laura and Louise.

Joanna has an impressive filmography over more than four decades and has starred in titles including Tarzan, the Ape Man, The War Wagon and Auntie Mame – which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination for New Star of the Year.

She has also starred in numerous TV series, including The Trials of O’Brien and 21 Beacon Street, while also appearing as a frequent panelist in the early years of the syndicated version of What’s My Line?

Iconic: The actress is best known for her roles in both the original and remake of blockbuster The Parent Trap (pictured in the original, 1961)

Iconic: The actress is best known for her roles in both the original and remake of blockbuster The Parent Trap (pictured in the original, 1961)

Role: In the original 1961 film, Joanna played gold digger Vicki Robinson, but the 1998 production, starring Lindsay Lohan, saw her in the role of Vicki Blake - the mother of renowned hairdresser Meredith (pictured in the last)

Role: In the original 1961 film, Joanna played gold digger Vicki Robinson, but the 1998 production, starring Lindsay Lohan, saw her in the role of Vicki Blake – the mother of renowned hairdresser Meredith (pictured in the last)

Career: Joanna has an impressive filmography over more than four decades and has starred in titles including Tarzan, the Ape Man (pictured with Denny Miller, right, and Robert Douglas, left, in 1959) The War Wagon and Auntie Mame

Career: Joanna has an impressive filmography over more than four decades and has starred in titles including Tarzan, the Ape Man (pictured with Denny Miller, right, and Robert Douglas, left, in 1959) The War Wagon and Auntie Mame

Joanna was also a keen writer and columnist.

She covered both non-fiction (Starting from Scratch – a home decoration book) and fiction (The Deceivers and Pastora to name a few) and wrote a weekly book review for the Los Angeles Times.

The gifted star certainly had a glittering career, but with tributes flooding the actress on social media, the common theme was remembering her ‘beauty’ and ‘sass’ in The Parent Trap.

Talented: Joanna was also a keen writer and columnist (photo 1969)

Talented: Joanna was also a keen writer and columnist (photo 1969)

‘RIP Joanna Barnes. She was great in The Parent Trap 1961, and I’m still in awe of her unforgettable beauty after seeing her in The Parent Trap 1998. A truly classy lady, ‘reads one memoir.

‘RIP to the beautiful sassy Joanna Barnes. I loved to hate her like Vicky Robinson in the original Parent Trap, ‘wrote another fan.

‘Joanna Barnes in both versions of “The Parent Trap” – wonderful evil. #RIP #Vickie, ‘wrote a third.

Commemorating: The gifted star certainly had a glittering career, but with tributes flooding the actress on social media, the common theme was remembering her 'beauty' and 'sass' in The Parent Trap

Commemorating: The gifted star certainly had a glittering career, but with tributes flooding the actress on social media, the common theme was remembering her ‘beauty’ and ‘sass’ in The Parent Trap

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