There was a warmth about her, a sensitivity, a vulnerability.
Surely few others knew it, but lost-looking Estelle Bennett had been acquainted with fame and the high life in her day. She and her sister Ronnie Spector were two-thirds of the girl group The Ronettes, who claimed many a young boys' heart in the 1960s and beyond.
With them in their hey-day was the third in the trio, Nedra Talley.
Now come reports that Estelle, after a period of homelessness, died in New Jersey.
The Times quotes Talley as saying Estelle was once an object of affection for big names in show business. "Estelle had a series of famous suitors, including Mick Jagger, George Harrison and Johnny Mathis," the paper says.
Here's a lovely slide show/audio of the Ronettes singing one of their hits, "Baby, I Love You."
Rest in Peace, Estelle.