Marjolein Tambayong, better known by her stage name Rima Melati was an Indonesian actress and singer.
She was born on August 22, 1937, in Tondano, Indonesia, and moved to Jakarta and became a model, using the diminutive form of her name, Lientje.
She took the family name of her step-father, Tambayong, though her father, Marinus Van Rest, was Dutch.
She became a member of the girl group The Baby Dolls, in the late 1950s. This group also included Indriati Iskak, Gaby Mambo, and Baby Huwae.
Tambayong made her feature film debut IN 1958 with a minor role in Djuara Sepatu Roda (Roller-Skating Champion), a film that starred Indriati Iskak.
Melati has made several films and her most recent feature film is Ayah, Mengapa Aku Berbeda? (Father, Why Am I Different?, 2011)
Rima Melati Passed Away: What Happened To Rima Melati?
Melati died at Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital in Jakarta on June 23, 2022, at the age of 84.
Melati has been in the hospital for several days due to illness. However, the cause of her death has still not been issued to resolve the mystery surrounding her demise.