The actress passed away on 20 May (15) at her home in Montecito, California. The cause of her death has yet to be revealed.

Trainor was best known for playing police psychiatrist Dr. Stephanie Woods in the Mel Gibson/Danny Glover buddy cop franchise, appearing in all four instalments.

She also had memorable roles as Mrs. Walsh in cult classic The Goonies and Diane Evans in sci-fi TV series Roswell, as well as small parts in Congo, Anywhere But Here and Freaky Friday.

In 1980, she married director Robert Zemeckis, and appeared in a number of his films, including Forrest Gump, Back to the Future Part II, Ghostbusters II, and Romancing the Stone.

Trainor and Zemeckis divorced in 2000 and share a son, Alexander.