Vicki LaMotta Dies at 75

Vicki LaMotta (search), whose marriage to boxer Jake LaMotta (search) was portrayed in the film "Raging Bull," (search) died Jan. 25. She was 75.

LaMotta died at Boca Raton Community Hospital about six months after having open heart surgery, said her son, Harrison Foster.

In the movie, Robert De Niro (search) plays the boxer who is obsessed with his young wife, played by Cathy Moriarty (search), and drives her away.

LaMotta posed nude for Playboy in November 1981, when she was 51. At the time, she told the St. Louis Post Dispatch that she posed nude to show that life doesn't end at 30.

She later lent her name to a cosmetics line, made commercials and appeared on television and at fight arenas. LaMotta also divorced her second husband, Tony Foster.

Beverly "Vicki" Thailer was born on Jan. 23, 1930, in the Bronx. She met LaMotta at a community pool and she married as a teen.