Elsa Raven appeared in films such as The Amityville Horror and In The Line of Fire

Elsa Raven, a character actress who appeared in Back To The Future and Titanic, has died at the age of 91.

She appeared in episodes of TV series such as Everybody Loves Raymond, The A-Team and Seinfeld in her long career.

But Raven will perhaps be best remembered as the “clock tower lady” in 1985’s Back To The Future.

She is seen in the film shaking a donations box in front of Marty McFly and his girlfriend Jennifer, urging them to help “save the clock tower”.

Raven died on Tuesday at home in Los Angeles, her agent David Shaul confirmed.

Russ Cundiff, producer and co-founder of Divide Pictures, was among those paying tribute on social media, tweeting: “RIP Elsa – you have no idea how much my sister and I loved your role and how many times we quoted you.”

Born Elsa Rabinowitz in September 1929, Raven began her acting career on stage in New York City and went on to appear in several Hollywood films.

Raven filmed several scenes for 1997’s Titanic, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

Most of her scenes were cut from the feature film, but they were used in the music video for Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On, the movie’s theme song.