DISAPPEARANCE – Former model, the American actress had notably played alongside Jennifer Lopez, John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. She died of cardiac arrest at her Los Angeles home.
Romy Walthall, also known as Windsor, may not have been the greatest actress of her generation, but she will have managed to make her way through the greats, from John Travolta to Jennifer Lopez. She died of sudden cardiac arrest at age 57 on May 19 at her Los Angeles home, her son Morgan Krantz confirmed to Monday. Variety .
Born in 1963 in Texas, in the city of Pasadena, Romy Walthall made her debut on stage by participating in beauty contests, in particular that of the “Mother / Daughter USA” that she won with her mother in 1980, at the age of 17 years old. The same year, she was hired by Ford Models, the American modeling agency which will employ many future stars, such as Jane Fonda, Kim Basinger or Melanie Griffith. She worked as a model for a while in Europe, before moving to Los Angeles to begin her acting career. It was there that she changed her name from Walthall to her stage name, Windsor.
In 1984, she landed a role in Desire thieves, an erotic thriller by Douglas Day Stewart with Steven Bauer (Scarface, Breaking Bad). Then, in 1989, Romy Walthall played alongside Oliver Reed (Gladiator, The Trap) in Usher’s house, a horror film by Alan Birkinshaw based on the novel by Edgar Allan Poe. She then appeared in 1997 in Flip-flop, the successful John Woo film starring Nicolas Cage and John Travolta, in which she plays the role of Kimberly, the secretary of Sean Archer (John Travolta).
Romy Walthall would also make a career in television, with a recurring role in 1994 in Malibu Hotel, the series derived from the soap opera Mysteries in Santa Rita. She then plays alongside the young Jennifer Lopez, for whom it is one of the leading roles. The actress then goes on to appear in successful series like Moonlight, Murder One, Quantum code or Los Angeles Law. She also landed a small role in the series X-Files. In 2011, she last appeared on screens in 0s & 1s alongside his son Morgan Krantz, also an actor.
The latter also wanted to pay tribute to him on Instagram, with several photos of the actress, on set or with his family, with the short message: “Rest in peace mom. I love you“. Her two other children, Isabella and Theodore, also sent a message to their mother on the networks. “She was everything at the same time. She was my first love. My best friend at times and my sworn opponent at others. She was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen, she was mean and fun, light and dark, and she possessed the kind of magic you never see“, Confided his daughter on Instagram. “The love and wisdom you gave me will never go away. You will always be an inspiration to me. You taught me to never give up. You taught me not to take no for an answer. You taught me to be true to myselfAdded his son Theodore.