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Romy Walthall, Actress Best Known for ‘Face/Off,’ Dies at 57

by Matthew Wilson
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Actor Romy Walthall has passed away. She’s perhaps best known for starring in the action film “Face/Off” in the 1990s. The actor was 57.

According to Variety, Walthall experienced sudden cardiac arrest while in Los Angeles. She died on earlier last month on May 19th. But her son just recently reported her death to the public. Morgan Krantz confirmed his mother’s death to the outlet.

An actor and director himself, Krantz is one of three children that his mother had. His siblings Isabella and Theodore both wrote touching memorials to the late actor.

On social media, Theodore wrote, “The love and wisdom you gave me will never expire. You will always be an inspiration to me, You taught me to never give up, You taught me to not take no for an answer. You taught me to be true to myself, You always rooted for me, because you knew I can do anything, You instilled in me my warrior spirit. Thank you for bringing me onto the earth. Love you. Rest in peace. I’ll see you in the stars.”

Meanwhile, his sister Isabella also wrote of Walthall: “I’ve resigned myself to the fact that there will never be any appropriate combination of earthly words to accurately describe my mother. You just had to be there to get it. She was everything at once, She was my first love. She was the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen and she was wicked and fun and light and dark and she possessed the kind of magic that you truly just don’t see. I will always always always love you ferociously.”

Romy Walthall and Her Career

Rony Walthall kicked off her career in the entertainment industry by going into modeling. When she was just 17, she become one of the coveted Ford Models and toured around Europe. After coming back to America, Walthall decided she wanted to give acting a try.

Walthall’s career heated up in earnest when she starred in the 1984 thriller “Thief of Hearts” and followed it up with “A Bunny’s Tale” in 1985. She later starred in two cult classic horror films: “Howling IV: The Original Nightmare” and “The House of Usher.”

But audiences probably best remember her for starring as Kimberly, John Travolta‘s secretary in 1997’s “Face/Off.”

Walthall also had a successful career on the small screen as well. She appeared in several shows such as “Man of the People,” “Hotel Malibu” and “Civil Wars.” She had guest appearances on “The X-Files,” “Quantum Leap,” “In the Heat of the Night” and others.

One of Walthall’s final roles ended up being opposite her son in the 2011 film “0s & 1s.” She leaves behind a family and long career.