A prime-time special featuring new interviews and rare footage of actress Farrah Fawcett is due to be broadcast ten years after her death from cancer.
The Texas-born actress, who became an icon to millions during the 1970s when she starred in the hit TV show Charlie's Angels, died in Los Angeles in June 2009 aged just 62.
Now ABC News is exploring the life of the stunning star, including her iconic red bathing suit photo shoot, which 'is still the biggest-selling poster of all time.'
A prime-time special featuring new interviews and rare footage of screen icon Farrah Fawcett, (pictured), is due to be broadcast ten years after her death from cancer
In an exclusive trailer of the 'This is Farrah Fawcett' special, her Charlie’s Angels costar Jaclyn Smith opens up about working with her, saying: 'We were Barbie dolls.
'We were very, very close,' claims Smith, who also teases a secret about Fawcett: 'That’s one thing people probably don’t know about her.'
The documentary also looks into her relationship with long-term partner, actor Ryan O'Neal.
Farrah and Ryan met in 1981 and had a son, Redmond, but never married. After separating in the 1990s, they were reunited and had intended to marry before her death, however she became too ill.
The two-hour documentary features new interviews with actress Jaclyn Smith, Fawcett’s Charlie Angel's co-star, her friend Alana Stewart and Bruce McBroom, the Hollywood photographer who shot Fawcett’s iconic swimsuit poster.
In a teaser, journalist Nancy Collins says of their relationship: 'You saw them together, they looked hot as a fritter. You could feel the steam coming off of them.
'It was volatile, it was spontaneous , it was everything that made a relationship not boring.'
The documentary includes Barbara Walters’ landmark interviews with Fawcett where she discussed her status as a sex symbol and her relationship with actor Ryan O'Neal
The documentary features new interviews with Fawcett's Charlie's Angel co-star Jaclyn Smith , (left), and includes footage of Ryan O'Neal being interviewed before her death in 2009
The documentary also includes Barbara Walters’ landmark interviews with Fawcett and O’Neal, which were filmed shortly before her death.
Fawcett was first diagnosed with rectal cancer in 2006 and had surgery to remove a tumour that year. But a year later the cancer had returned and had spread to her liver.
'I panicked,' O’Neal, 78, said of Fawcett in footage filmed after her diagnosis. 'I just knew one thing: That Farrah Fawcett was hard to kill.'
Fawcett’s final project was Farrah's Story, which documented her cancer treatment battle, and aired just weeks before she passed away at age 62.
Ahead of her death, Fawcett was hopeful for a miracle and traveled to a clinic in Germany for alternative treatments.
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