Edie Sedgwick

The archetypal Warhol Superstar, Edie Sedgwick became momentarily famous in the mid-1960s even though she did very little but look beautiful, glamorous and tragically sad in front of the camera. A troubled young woman ... Read more »
Born: 04/20/1943 in Santa Barbara, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (5)

The Queen 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ciao! Manhattan 1971 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

Lupe 1964 (Movie)

(Actor)

Outer and Inner Space 1964 (Movie)

(Actor)

Vinyl 1964 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

The archetypal Warhol Superstar, Edie Sedgwick became momentarily famous in the mid-1960s even though she did very little but look beautiful, glamorous and tragically sad in front of the camera. A troubled young woman born into a wealthy family who struggled with mental disorders throughout her short life, Sedgwick was better known for the people she hung around with, including Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, and Bob Dylan, than for her own accomplishments. However, a cult of personality grew around Sedgwick following her death in 1971, spurred in large part by the best-selling oral history <i>Edie: An American Biography</i> (1982) by Jean Stein and George Plimpton. Decades after her death, Edie Sedgwick remained a style icon for generations of emotionally fragile young women.

Relationships

Bob Dylan Song

Companion
Rumored to have had a brief affair in early 1960s

Kyra Sedgwick Actor

Cousin
Born Aug. 19, 1965; first cousin once removed; starred in "Born on the Fourth of July" (1989) and the TNT series "The Closer"

Milestones

1972

Starred in posthumously-released final movie, "Ciao! Manhattan"

1965

Appeared in film by Andy Warhol, "Vinyl"

Bonus Trivia

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Actress Kyra Sedgwick is Edie's first cousin once removed

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