Film actress who was known for playing the role of a mother in over 350 films throughout her lengthy career.
She was born with the name, Rita Irene Quyn, and attended a Holy Family Convent as a child.
She won a Best Supporting Actress Award at the Sarasaviya Film Festival in both 1968 and 1969.
She was once married to Shanthi Viraj.
Both she and Patty Duke worked as successful actresses in the film industry.