Angie Dickinson through the years: See the '50s icon then and now

Who among us didn't have a crush on Angie Dickinson?

Born in 1931, the North Dakota native became a Hollywood hit in the mid-1950s, when casting agents took notice and quickly added her to one TV show after another. But her big breakthrough came in 1959, when she co-starred with John Wayne in "Rio Bravo," cementing her as one of the most recognizable faces in the world. She'd later become the first-ever female TV cop in her own show "Police Woman."

Through the 1960s and '70s, she was as popular for her on-screen work as she was for her personal life. A tabloid sensation, she allegedly had affairs with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and John F. Kennedy. Whew!

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Angie Dickinson through the years
The American actress Angie Dickinson swimming outdoor. 1961 (Photo by Pierluigi/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
Angie Dickinson, behind a cliff, looking at something in the distance. 1961 (Photo by Pierluigi/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
American actress Angie Dickinson wearing a yellow gingham dress, circa 1955. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
American actress Angie Dickinson, circa 1955. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
circa 1955: Full-length studio portrait of American actor Angie Dickinson wearing a lace corset and standing with her hands on her hips in front of a curtain of beads. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Headshot of Angie Dickinson, US actress, wearing a shoulderless gown and necklace with ornate pendant, in a studio portrait, circa 1960. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1960: mid 1960s, California, Santa Monica, Angie Dickinson at the Academy Awards. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
American actress Angie Dickinson, circa 1960. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Actors Troy Donahue and Angie Dickinson together at the Golden Globe Awards, Hollywood, California, March 8th 1960. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)
American actress Angie Dickinson in a publicity still for the western 'Rio Bravo', 1959. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
American actor John Wayne (1907 - 1979) as Sheriff John T. Chance and Angie Dickinson as Feathers in the film 'Rio Bravo', 1959. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Frank Sinatra and Angie Dickinson play husband and wife in Ocean's Eleven, a 1960 comedy about a plan to simultaneously rob five casinos in Las Vegas.
American actress Angie Dickinson taking a bath leaning on a cliff. 1961 (Photo by Pierluigi/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
American actress Angie Dickinson posing smiling after swimming. 1961 (Photo by Pierluigi/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
Hollywood, USA, on April 6, 1967. The US actress Angie Dickinson. (Photo by Vittoriano Rastelli/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - OCTOBER 15: Angie Dickinson and Judy Garland attend New York Cultural Foundation Gala Honoring Stanley Adams on October 15, 1967 at Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Peter Lawford and Angie Dickinson during Robert F. Kennedy Benefit Rally Gala at Sportsmen Arena in Englewood, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - APRIL 10: Burt Bacharach and Angie Dickinson attend 40th Annual Academy Awards on April 10, 1968 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Miscellaneous color shot of composer Burt Bacharach, wife Angie Dickinson, and daughter Lea Nikki, 2, on the grounds and around the swimming pool of their Hollywood home June 3, 1969.
ANGIE DICKINSON -- Pictured: Actress Angie Dickinson (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
ANGIE DICKINSON -- Pictured: Actress Angie Dickinson (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Angie Dickinson holds money in a scene from the TV series, 'Police Woman', circa 1975. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/Getty Images)
circa 1975: American pop music composer Burt Bacharach puts his around his wife, American actor Angie Dickinson, as they stand outside a building and smile. They are both wearing coats. (Photo by Darlene Hammond/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Actress Angie Dickinson attends John F. Kennedy Library Dedication on October 20, 1979 at the University of Massachusetts in Dorchester, Massachusetts. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Angie Dickinson photographed on April 1, 1979 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
Angie Dickinson during 1982 American Movie Awards at Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Angie Dickinson at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actress Angie Dickinson attends Friar's Club Gala on November 9, 1985 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Angie Dickinson and Rob Lowe during 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Angie Dickinson attends New Year's Eve Party on December 12, 1985 at Regine's in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Angie Dickinson attends Nolan Miller Couture Fashion Show on September 30, 1988 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Angie Dickinson during Tribute to Cary Grant in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Actress Angie Dickinson attends National Conference of Christians and Jews Honoring Sherry Lansing on November 11, 1993 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Angie Dickinson during The 53rd Annual Golden Apple Awards at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Actress Angie Dickinson attends 13th Annual Golden Boot Awards on August 12, 1995 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Angie Dickinson during Milton Berle's 90th Birthday Party at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
405210 06: Actress Angie Dickinson attends the opening of the exhibit 'Under the Hat: The Legendary Brown Derby Restaurants' May 10, 2002 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Sebastian Artz/Getty Images)
Angie Dickinson during The Midnight Mission Honors Dick Van Dyke with its Golden Heart Award at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage for Midnight Mission)
Angie Dickinson, Dick Van Dyke and Carrie Fisher during The Midnight Mission Honors Dick Van Dyke with its Golden Heart Award at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage for Midnight Mission)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 03: Actress Angie Dickinson attends the Paley Center For Media presentation of 'A Salute to David Gerber' at the Paley Center for Media on June 3, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: Actress Angie Dickinson attends the Johnny Grant post office dedication at the Hollywood post office on May 10, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 15: Actress Angie Dickinson attends The Made In Hollywood Awards on August 15, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 19: Actress Angie Dickinson arrives at the WeTV and The Paley Center for Media presentation of 'On The Beat: The Evolution Of The Crime Drama Heroine' at The Paley Center for Media on June 19, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
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In 1965, Angie wed Burt Bacharach, and she had her only child, Lea Nikki. Angie and Burt split after 15 years.

Unfortunately, years down the line, tragedy would strike when their daughter committed suicide at 40 years old in 2007. A sufferer of Asperger syndrome, she spent most of her teenage years in a psychiatric facility.

Now 86 years old, Angie lives in Los Angeles.

"I came along at the right time for so many great things," she said in 2010. "I met some great stars and stayed friends with many and lovers with some. It was a fantastic life, really. And it still is."

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