Gone With The Wind actress Alicia Rhett has passed away at the age of 98.

The star died from natural causes at a retirement community in Charleston, South Carolina on Friday (03Jan13), a spokeswoman has confirmed.

Rhett started her career by performing in local theatre productions before she was spotted for her role as India Wilkes in Gone With The Wind.

Despite finding fame in the 1939 classic, Rhett decided not to pursue a career in Hollywood and headed back to her hometown of Charleston to work as an artist.

Gone With The Wind was her only movie credit.