Holly Woodlawn (born Haroldo Santiago Franceschi Rodriguez Danhakl on October 26, 1946) rocketed to superstardom in Andy Warhol’s Trash (1970). Director George Cukor lobbied the Academy to nominate her for an Oscar. Holly was a major inspiration for Lou Reed’s iconic Walk on the Wild Side: “Holly came from Miami FLA, / hitch-hiked her way across the USA, / plucked her eyebrows on the way, / shaved her legs, and then he was a she...”
In the late 1970’s Geraldo Rivera interviewed Holly on television, asking her: “What are you? Are you a woman trapped in a man’s body? A transvestite? A transsexual?” Holly replied, “But darling, what difference does it make, as long as you look FABULOUS?” Today Holly is as fabulous as ever, she lives in West Hollywood, where she works on her cabaret act and keeps the legend alive - she loves to hear from fans.