9. Carole Landis
Throughout the 1940s, Landis starred in well-received dramas, musicals, and comedies alongside Victor Mature, Rita Hayworth, and many other celebrities. Although she received a certain notoriety for her numerous marriages and steamy affairs, she won admiration as one of the best-dressed screen stars, and even received an award as the actress who had “done the most for the war effort.”
In 1947, though, began her secret, ill-fated love affair with Rex Harrison, who is believed to be the reason for her suicide. Unable to deal with the fact that he could not divorce his wife for her, she left him and her mother a suicide note and then consumed a fatal dose of barbiturates.