Shirley Temple, 1928-2014 | PHOTOS, VIDEO

Actress and political activist Shirley Temple has died in her California home at age 85, media outlets have reported.

Temple started acting at age three and soon became one of the most recognisable child actors in the world.

She appeared in more than 50 films, including Poor Little Rich GirlThe Littlest Rebel (1936), Heidi (1937), Little Miss Broadway (1938), The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1946), Fort Apache (1948) and The Story of Seabiscuit (1949).