10 Famous Female Celebrities Who Committed Suicide

Death is truly an undeniable fact which is very bitter and harsh when it comes all of a sudden. Our heart melts deeply into sorrow and grief when it is unnatural due to some cases, especially suicides.

In this guide, we are going to discuss the harsh deaths of some of the famous female celebs who committed suicide and gave up their lives. There are different reasons why they end their lives. The world of showbiz is not all about what is seen on screen. It has its dark side too. Sometimes the interpersonal relationships become so extreme and intense that it creates a “Do or Die” situation and it ultimately either ends up on a mournful death or a happy ending.

When it comes to suicides of female celebs, there are different examples for us in Bollywood and Hollywood. So, we have listed top 10 female celebs who quit and left their fans with deep distress so they still mourn their sudden ending.

10. Laurie Bird

Laurie Bird

She was an American photographer and actress. In 1979, she took an overdose of Valium in her apartment where she lived with Garfunkel and committed suicide in New York. According to her father, the reason behind the death of her mother, which was alleged to be ovarian cancer, was actually suicide. He revealed this fact at Bird’s funeral. In the notes of his album in 1988, Lefty, Garfunkel was in relationship with Bird. In a documentary film released in 2006, Wanderlust, she was briefly featured.

9. Ruslana Korshunova

Ruslana Korshunova

She was a Kazakh supermodel with Russian heritage. In the fashion industry, she has been established as a rising figure by shooting for designers like Nina Ricci and Vera Wang and magazines like Vogue. Her death, which was declared a suicide, was a controversial matter for a long time and had been in global attention. She died by falling off the balcony in her apartment on 9th floor on June 28, 2008, which was located on Water Street, Financial District, Manhattan. Her death was concluded a clear suicide as Police didn’t find any sign of struggle. However, they also didn’t find any suicide note.

8. Nafisa Joseph

Nafisa Joseph

She was an MTV video jockey and Indian model. Nafisa also won Miss India Universe 1997 and became a semi-finalist in Miss Universe 1997, Miami. She hanged herself on July 29, 2004 in her flat in Versova. Within few weeks after her death, she was about to marry Gautam Khanduja, a businessman. Her marriage was called off so she took this step, according to her parents. She found that Gautam was already married, despite telling that he had been divorced 2 years ago.

7. Viveka Babajee

Viveka Babajee

She was a Mauritian actress and model. She won the titles of Miss Mauritius Universe 1994 and Miss Mauritius World in 1993. She was well known for being involved in 1994 scam of Metro Manila Film Festival and her Kama Sutra condom ad in 1990s. She hanged herself on June 25, 2010 from a ceiling fan of her apartment in Bandra, Mumbai. There are apparently various reasons touted for her suicide, such as failed relationship, financial losses, and breakdown in her professional career. According to the police reports, depression was the main reason for her suicide.

6. Lucy Gordon

Lucy Gordon

She was a British model and actress. She became the popular face of Cover Girl in 1997 before venturing into film industry. She debuted in 2001 with film “Perfume” before getting small roles in Serendipity, The Four Feathers, and Spider Man 3. She also has played the singer and actress Jane Birkin in “Gainsbourg”, a biopic of Serge Gainsbourg, a singer and songwriter. Before the release of this film, she committed suicide exactly two days before she turned 29. She hanged herself on May 20, 2009 in her flat in Paris.

5. Kuljeet Randhawa

Kuljeet Randhawa

She was an Indian model and actress. She was the former Gladrags model. She was well known for appearing in Kohinoor series. She also got appearance in several TV serials, such as C.A.T.S., Hip Hip Hurray, and Special Squad in Star One. She hanged herself in her Juhu-based apartment on February 8, 2006, in Mumbai. She mentioned that she decided to quit because she is no longer able to cope with life’s pressures in a suicide note. She completed the shoots for the film “By Chance” just before her death.

4. Silk Smitha

Silk Smitha

She was an Indian film actress who worked mostly in South Indian cinemas. She made entry to the industry as a junior artist and first got the lead role of Silk in a Tamil film “Vandichakkaram” in 1979. In the early 1980s, she got first appearance as a most anticipated erotic actress. She hanged herself in her bedroom from a ceiling fan and found dead on September 23, 1996 in her homew located in Saligramam in Chennai. She left a suicide note in Telugu and she took this drastic step because of her consistent failure of professional life and personal life which led to frustration. Vidya Balan played beautifully as “Silk Smitha” in “The Dirty Picture” for which she got awarded.

3. Divya Bharti

Divya Bharti

Divya Om Prakash Bharti was the “most appealing young actress of her time”. The Indian actress worked in several commercially successful hit films in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi in early 1990s. She was just 19 years old when she fell from the balcony of her apartment in 5th floor on April 5, 1993. Her tragic end shook the nation as one of the most shocking deaths in film industry. Whether she committed suicide or an accidental death is still a mystery.

2. Jiah Khan

Jiah Khan

Born on February 20, 1988 as Nafisa Khan in a Muslim family based in New York City, Jiah Khan brought up in London and moved to Mumbai to pursue her Bollywood career. Before making her debut in 2007 with Nishabd, she got renamed to Jiah Khan. She also appeared in Ghajini in 2008 and last seen in Housefull (2010). Later on, she changed her name back to Nafisa Khan in 2012. She hanged herself in her Sagar Sangeet apartment, located in Juhu, Mumbai. She lived with her mother in an apartment on first floor.

1. Pratyusha Banerjee

Pratyusha Banerjee

Later this year in April 2016, the breaking news that shocked the nation was sudden death of famous Indian TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee. She hanged herself to death on April 1, 2016 in her apartment in Mumbai. She was popular for her role in Balika Vadhu as Anandi, as well as in reality shows like “Jhalak Dikhla Jaa”, “Sasural Simar Ka” and “Bigg Boss 7” on Colors.