Jean Hale has died at the age of 82.

The actress died in Santa Monica of natural causes, her family announced on Monday.

She was best known for her roles in spy spoof In Like Flint and as the hatcheck-girl accomplice of David Wayne’s Mad Hatter on TV’s Batman.

Jean made over 60 appearances in films and on TV staples of the ’60s and ’70s throughout her career, including Taggart, The Oscar and The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre on the big screen.

On the small screen, she played roles on the likes of Perry Mason, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Bonanza, The Fugitive, Hawaii Five-O, McHale’s Navy, My Favorite Martian, Hogan’s Heroes, and The Wild Wild West.

She had been married to Emmy winner Dabney Coleman between 1961 and 1984 and the couple had three children together; Kelly, Randy, and Quincy.

Actress Jean Hale has died at the age of 82

Her family confirmed on Monday that she died on August 3.

The star went to the University of Utah before attending Skidmore College.

She originally became a model after university and went on to study at the acclaimed Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York.

She originally got her break in the industry in the early 1960s after she was spotted by Sandra Dee’s agent Len Luskin.

The chance meeting ended up with her gaining a contract with 20th Century Fox.

In 1984, she created her own production company called Coleman-Tanasescu Entertainment alongside partner Gino Tanasescu. She later branched out on her own in 2000.

At the time of her death, she was said to be working on a script called Being Jeannie.

The storyline was based on the true story of a woman who impersonated her in the 1960s and went on to marry 10 men across Texas and Oklahoma, stealing their money along the way.

Jean Hale and Doug McClure in The Virginian in 1962

Fans of the star took to social media following the news to share their condolences.

One Twitter user wrote: "Sad to hear that Jean Hale has passed away, age 82.

"Jean played Polly, assistant to the Mad Hatter in two episodes. RIP."

Another commented: "RIP Jean Hale."

Jean is survived by her three children.

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