Ann Savage, 87, who earned a cult following as a femme fatale in such 1940s pulp-fiction movies as

Detour

, died at a California nursing home Thursday from complications following a series of strokes.

Ms. Savage's credits included more than 30 crime tales, Westerns and other movies in the 1940s and '50s.

Her Hollywood career had largely been over since the mid-1950s, but she had a resurgence over the last year with a starring role in Canadian cult filmmaker Guy Maddin's

My Winnipeg

.

- AP