LOS ANGELES -- The mummified body of a former Playboy playmate who once starred in the cult film "Attack of the 50-Foot Woman" was found in her Los Angeles home, police said Monday.

Yvette Vickers, 82, was discovered by a neighbor in an upstairs room of her home in Benedict Canyon on April 27.

She had not been seen for a long time and police believe she may have been dead for close to a year.

Neighbor Susan Savage said: "We've all been crying about this. Nobody should be left alone like that."

The official cause of death has not yet been determined but police do not suspect foul play.

Vickers, who appeared as the July 1959 playmate in Playboy magazine, featured in several B-grade films including "Attack of the 50-Foot Woman" and "Attack of the Giant Leeches."