The sexy siren of south India, Silk Smitha (Vijayalakshmi Vadlapati) will be known for several generations to come. That was the impact she had on the industry. She was known for her erotic roles and dance movies. She had worked in over 450 films over a period of 17 years. She also took up producing; however, it did not do her any good. She committed suicide in 1996. She was 35. Bollywood actress Vidya Balan did a biopic of her titled The Dirty Picture (2011).