Veronica Lake (born Constance Frances Marie Ockelman; 1922 – 1973) was an American film, stage, and television actress. Lake won both popular and critical acclaim for her role in Sullivan’s Travels and for femme fatale roles in film noirs with Alan Ladd, during the 1940s. She was also well known for her peek-a-boo hairstyle. Lake’s career had begun to decline by the late 1940s, in part due to her alcoholism. She made only one film in the 1950s but appeared in several guest-starring roles on television. She returned to the screen in 1966 with a role in the film Footsteps In the Snow, but the role failed to revitalize her career.