Ann Savage, an actress who made her mark in more than 30 films of the 1940s and 50s, has died at the age of 87.

Savage was known primarily as a familiar face in B-movies, in recent years earning a cult following as the femme fatale villainess in the 1945 noir Detour. Says one critic of the role, "She's vicious and predatory. She's been called a harpy from hell, and in the film, too, she's very sexually aggressive, and he's very, very passive. It's very unusual for a '40s film to have a woman come on that strong." Last year, Savage was cast in Guy Maddin's indie film My Winnipeg, her last role. [AP]