Actress Beverly Long, one of the last surviving members of the Rebel Without a Cause cast, has died at the age of 81.

She passed away last week (08May14) after a short illness, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Long played Helen in the classic 1955 film, which also featured James Dean and Natalie Wood.

The actress also appeared in the films The Green-Eyed Blonde and As Young as We Are.

After retiring from acting, she became a casting director.