JoAnna Cameron, star of The Secrets of Isis, dies at the age of 70 after suffering stroke in Hawaii


JoAnna Cameron, star of The Secrets of Isis, dies at the age of 70 after suffering a stroke in Hawaii

JoAnna Cameron has died at 70 after suffering complications following a strokeActress is best known for her lead role on DC Comics-based The Secrets of Isis The trailblazing show was the first female-led live-action superhero series  

The Secrets of Isis star JoAnna Cameron has died at the age of 70, after suffering complications following a stroke. 

Her former co-star, Joanna Pang Atkins, revealed the news on Twitter Sunday afternoon and confirmed that she has passed on Oct. 15. 

‘Sad to post that JoAnna Cameron “The Mighty Isis” has flown to heaven,’ Atkins wrote. ‘She suffered a stroke and passed away from complications this past Friday. We shared the wonderful lasting experience of making “The Secrets of Isis”. May she RIP.’

Cameron had been living in Hawaii for years and enjoyed her life away from the spotlight. 

JoAnna Cameron died after suffering complications following a stroke on Oct. 15. She was 70; seen in 1971

DC Comics-based show The Secrets of Isis ran from 1975-1976 and helped establish female superheroes on television screens.

Originally broadcast as Isis, the series was renamed The Secrets of Isis in syndication.

It was the first weekly live-action series in the US that featured a female superhero as a lead character, predating both Wonder Woman and The Bionic Woman. 

In the series, Cameron portrayed a young high-school science teacher named Andrea Thomas who discovered an enchanted amulet while she was in Egypt that originally belonged to the ancient pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut.

'Sad to post that JoAnna Cameron "The Mighty Isis " has flown to heaven,' Atkins wrote on Twitter Sunday afternoon

‘Sad to post that JoAnna Cameron “The Mighty Isis ” has flown to heaven,’ Atkins wrote on Twitter Sunday afternoon

Through the amulet and Thomas’ unknown familial ties to Hatshepsut, Andrea learns how to use her new super-human powers to fight crime throughout 22 episodes of the show.

Cameron, a model and actress, found fame after befriending Bob Hope’s daughter Linda in college.  

Her big break came when he cast her in the 1969 comedy How to Commit to Marriage.

Star Power: Joanna starred in The Other Side of the Chart with James Brolin in 1970

Star Power: Joanna starred in The Other Side of the Chart with James Brolin in 1970

Incredible career: She later starred in McMillan & Wife and The Amazing Spider-Man, and was also the of the Navy Network, a TV series produced by the United States Navy

Incredible career: She later starred in McMillan & Wife and The Amazing Spider-Man, and was also the of the Navy Network, a TV series produced by the United States Navy

She later starred in McMillan & Wife and The Amazing Spider-Man, and was also the of the Navy Network, a TV series produced by the United States Navy. 

Joanna also thrived with a commercial career having starred in more than 100 commercials.

She appeared on The Merv Griffin Show to discuss how she at one point held the record in the Guinness Book of World Records for having done the most commercials.

Advertisers ‘have spent more than $100 million using JoAnna as the beauteous centerpiece of their commercials for cosmetics, shampoo, wine, beer, panty hose and breath freshener, among other things,’ according to TV Guide.

Hard at work: She appeared on The Merv Griffin Show to discuss how she at one point held the record in the Guinness Book of World Records for having done the most commercials

 Hard at work: She appeared on The Merv Griffin Show to discuss how she at one point held the record in the Guinness Book of World Records for having done the most commercials

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