Sunday, January 5, 2014

Mary Woronov

Some people seem to always be in the right place at the right time. Take Mary Woronov, who was born in Palm Beach, Florida (in the Breakers Hotel, in fact) in 1943. By the mid-60s she'd somehow become one of Andy Warhol's "Superstars" and was a dancer with the Exploding Plastic Inevitable (with music provided by The Velvet Underground).

And from there, Woronov parlayed herself into an acting career that somehow managed to perfectly span a half century of hipsterdom. She appeared in the 1966 Warhol film Chelsea Girls; the 1974 cult horror flick Silent Night, Bloody Night with John Carradine and Candy Darling; 1975's Death Race 200; the classic Ramones movie Rock and Roll High School (as the Joan Crawford-ish principal Miss Togar); Heartbeeps (with Andy Kaufman and Bernadette Peters); 1982's Eating Raoul; 1989's Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (the film that prompted a psychotic fan to kill Rebecca Schaeffer); 1990's Dick Tracy with Warren Beatty and Madonna; and Rob Zombie's The Devil's Rejects in 2005. Additionally she made guest appearances in many TV series including Charlie's Angels, Webster, Highlander, Murder She Wrote, Knight Rider, Mr. Belvedere, Logan's Run, St. Elsewhere, Wings, Taxi, and My So-Called Life.

And if that's not enough, she's also an accomplished painter. What've you done lately?

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