Edith Shain said she was grabbed and kissed by an unknown American soldier on 14 August 1945.
The identity of the sailor remains disputed.
Ms Shain died at her home in Los Angeles on Sunday, her family said.
The identity of the nurse in the photograph was not known until the late 1970s when Ms Shain wrote to the photographer saying that she was the woman in the picture.
Continue reading the main story
And this guy grabbed me and we kissed, and then I turned one way and he turned the other
However, Eisenstaedt, who died in 1995, said he was never sure who the woman in the picture was.
Full story: BBC:
Read more stories in the news.