Sandra Dee (April 23, 1942 – February 20, 2005) was an American actress. Dee began her career as a model and progressed to film. Best known for her portrayal of ingenues, Dee won a Golden Globe Award in 1959 as one of the year's most promising newcomers, and over several years her films were popular. By the late 1960s her career had started to decline, and a highly publicized marriage to Bobby Darin ended in divorce.
She rarely acted after this time, and her final years were marred by illness; she died of complications from kidney disease in 2005.
Due to a mistake made on an early 1990s Marilyn Monroe compilation CD, which has been subsequently been repeated many times, Sandra Dee's recording of "When I Fall In Love" is widely available but erroneously credited and often believed to be a Marilyn track.