Tuesday, December 8, 2015

R.I.P. Holly Woodlawn

From The Guardian:
At 16, Woodlawn, then known as Haroldo Santiago Franceschi Rodriguez Danhakl, left home and hitchhiked to New York, a moment captured in Reed’s 1972 track:

Holly came from Miami FLA/ Hitchhiked her way across the USA/ Plucked her eyebrows on the way/ Shaved her legs and then he was a she … 

following this, the actor rose to fame in the early 1970s and became one of Andy Warhol’s “superstars”. Known for her role opposite Joe Dallesandro in the 1970 film Trash, her acting credits also included 1972’s Women in Revolt, 1998’s Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss , as well as various roles in cabaret and theatre.