Silk Smitha (2 December 1960 – 23 September 1996) was a South Indian cinema actress. Even though Smitha appeared in some character roles, she became popular through her glamorous appearances in softcore films.
Born as Vijayalakshimi into a poor family in Eluru (in Andhra Pradesh), she left school after the fourth standard, determined to become a film star. Moving in with her aunt in Madras (then the centre of the South Indian film industry), she soon found a sponsor who renamed her Smitha.
After garnering much notice and acclaim with her ...