VERNA BLOOM, the star of Animal House and The Last Temptation of Christ, has died aged 80 from complications arising from dementia.
The film star has more than 30 acting credits to her name and was nominated for two National Society of Film Critics Awards in 1970.
The performer was nominated for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for her role in Medium Cool.
However, she was most memorable for her role in John Landis' Animal House.
The 1978 romantic comedy saw Verna star as Marion Wormer, who sleeps with a fraternity student when drunk.
Verna’s last acting role was in 20013 when she appeared in an episode of The West Wing.