Beauty Icon: Warhol's Superstars

Naomi Levine
Warhol called this painter and burgeoning film director, who was moonlighting as a clerk at FAO Schwarz when she met him in 1963, his "first female superstar." But her tenure was brief, all but vanishing after appearing in a handful of his mid-sixties films—most famously the black-and-white Kiss series. Some accounts place her on Vermont community television in the early 2000's, "rambling" about her years with Warhol, as well as hosting a live show in which she read dictionary definitions aloud.