'''Brittany Murphy''' (November 10, 1977 -- December 20, 2009) was an American actress, singer and voice over artist. Mostly known for playing [[BrainlessBeauty pretty]], perky, adorably [[TheDitz ditzy]] girls in films like ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' and ''Uptown Girls'', she also showed skill in playing damaged characters in more serious fare such as ''Film/GirlInterrupted'' and the indie film ''Film/TheDeadGirl''.

Probably Brittany Murphy's longest lasting role was as the voice of Luanne Platter in the long-running animated comedy ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' (she also voiced [[CrossdressingVoices Joseph Gribble]] until the season five episode "I Don't Wanna Wait..." in which Joseph goes through puberty and his pubescent voice is provided by Breckin Meyer). She also did voice work in animated penguin musical ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'' and the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie ''The Beast with a Billion Backs''.

As a singer, she collaborated with Paul Oakenfold on the 2006 single 'Faster Kill Pussycat' and also sung as part of her role in the aforementioned ''Happy Feet''.

She passed away unexpectedly at the age of 32 on Sunday, December 20, 2009, of pneumonia with secondary iron-deficiency anemia and multiple drug intoxication, which caused her to go into full cardiac arrest while she was in her shower. The mold in her house was originally said to be the cause of her death, but that's since been debunked. Tragically, her husband also passed away five months after her death.

''Something Wicked'', her final movie, was released in April 2014.

''The Brittany Murphy Story'', a [[Creator/{{Lifetime}} Lifetime Original Movie]] starring ''Series/LastManStanding'''s Amanda Fuller, premiered September 6, 2014. [[{{Understatement}} It wasn't well received.]]

Not to be confused with Brittany Maynard, as a number of journalists have (sad to say) done.

!!Some of the works Brittany Murphy has appeared in:

* ''Film/EightMile''
* ''Across The Hall''[[note]] Not her final film, but her last film not to be posthumously released.[[/note]]
* ''Film/{{Clueless}}''
* ''Film/TheDeadGirl''
* ''Literature/TheDevilsArithmetic''
* ''Film/DontSayAWord''
* ''Film/DropDeadGorgeous''
* ''Film/{{Freeway}}''
* ''Film/GirlInterrupted''
* ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet''
* ''Film/LittleBlackBook''
* ''VideoGame/MarcEckosGettingUpContentsUnderPressure'' (voice role)
* ''Film/{{Neverwas}}''
* ''Film/TheProphecyII''
* ''The Ramen Girl''
* ''Film/SinCity''
* ''Film/UptownGirls''

!!Tropes associated with Brittany Murphy include:

* TheDeepSouth: A Native of Atlanta, Georgia.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: A few of her roles, namely Sarah in ''Just Married''.
* HotterAndSexier: Her role in ''Film/SinCity'' showed a lot more skin than she normally did.
* TheMakeover: Was included on E!'s ''100 Most Starlicious Makeovers''. Early in her career she was brunette and a little chunky. She slimmed down and went blonde - which is a more recognisable image of her.
* SouthernBelle: Puts on the typical accent for her role in ''Sin City''.
* TokenWholesome: Her romcom characters tended to be wholesome, with references to sex only implied. ''Film/SinCity'' was the obvious exception.