R.I.P Holly Woodlawn

Actress and transgender icon Holly Woodlawn passed away yesterday at the age of 69.

Woodlawn, one of the famous Andy Warhol’s “superstars’. She met Warhol at a party at the Factory in 1968 and soon became a part of the Warhol entourage and was a regular at legendary nightclub, Max’s Kansas City.

Holly stared in avant-garde director Paul Morrissey’s films Trash (1970) and Women in Revolt (1971), both produced by Warhol. 

Paul Morrisey (left), then (clockwise) Joe Dallesandro, Holly Woodlawn, and Jane Forth during the filming of Trash

Paul Morrisey (left), then (clockwise) Joe Dallesandro, Holly Woodlawn and Jane Forth during the filming of Trash

Woodlawn met Andy Warhol at the Factory which was his studio and a hangout for hip New York socialites.

Holly Woodlawn with Andy Warhol at the Factory

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Holly Woodlawn by Jack Mitchell, After Dark Magazine.

Holly’s story was immortalized in Lou Reed’s song “Walk On The Wild Side”.

Holly came from Miami F.L.A.
Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A.
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her legs and then he was a she
She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side,
Said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side….

 

 

 

 

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