Shirley Temple Black: Rare and unseen photographs of the screen darling

Shirley Temple Black, who lifted America's spirits as a bright-eyed, dimpled child movie star during the Great Depression and later became a US diplomat, died late on Monday evening at the age of 85, her family said in a statement. The American child star started performing in films at the age of three. She worked in some 40 feature movies, including "The Little Colonel," "Poor Little Rich Girl," "Heidi" and "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm," in 10 years, starring with big-name actors like Randolph Scott, Lionel Barrymore and Jimmy Durante. She tried a few roles as a teenager — including opposite future president Ronald Reagan in "That Hagen Girl", but retired from the screen in 1949 at age 21. In 1945, she married John Agar, who also appeared with her in two movies. She had a daughter named Linda Susan with Agar. In 1950, she wed Charles Black in a marriage that lasted until his death in 2005. She and Black had two children.She entered politics in the 60's and took on several ambassador positions representing her country. Here is a montage of some unseen moments of her life, right from her childhood to motherhood. (Photo by Getty Images)