Director of iconic films Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Clueless.
She developed an interest in movies and directing while watching black and white films as a child.
Her directing and writing credits included such films as Look Who's Talking from 1989 and Look Who's Talking Too from 1990.
She had a daughter Mollie with second husband Neal Israel.
She and Sofia Coppola became two of the most successful female directors of their generation.