Veronica Lake was an American actress. She was prominent in films during the 1940s, but experienced a decline that lead to her only appearing in a single film in the 1950s.

She served as the inspiration for Aaliyah's iconic hidden eye, having been the favorite actress of Aaliyah's mother Diane Haughton.

She died on July 7, 1973 from hepatitis and acute kidney injury.

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