Actress Audrey Long has died after battling a lengthy illness.

The Born to Kill star, who was married to The Saint author Leslie Charteris, died on Friday (19Sep14), aged 92.

She also appeared opposite John Wayne in the Western movie Tall in the Saddle, and starred in Anthony Mann's film noir classic Desperate in 1947.

Her other credits included Yankee Doodle Dandy, The Lost Weekend, A Game of Death and Indian Uprising, her final film before she retired from acting.