Shirley Temple has died.

The former child actress passed away on Monday (10.02.14) from natural causes at her home in Woodside, California, at the age of 85, her agent has confirmed.

Her family said in a statement: ''She was surrounded by her family and caregivers.

''We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and... our beloved mother, grandmother [and] great-grandmother.''

Shirley kicked off her career at the age of three after landing her first movie role and, in 1935, she became the youngest person to receive an Academy Award.

Throughout her career, she starred in over 43 films - including 'Bright Eyes', 'Stand Up and Cheer' and 'Curly Top' - but she struggled to maintain her cinematic career in adulthood and retired from movies in 1950.

After her entertainment career ended, Shirley served as a U.S. ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.

Shirley married her first husband John Agar - the father of her daughter Linda - in 1945 when she was just 17 years old, but they divorced four years later.

She then went on to marry Charles Alden Black in 1950 and the couple had children Charles Jr. and Lori together.

The couple were married for 54 years until Charles passed away in August 2005 from complications from a bone marrow disease.