Holly Woodlawn, Lou Reed’s Wild Side inspiration, dies at 69
7 December 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Holly Woodlawn left her Puerto Rico home aged 15 for New York, where she met Andy Warhol
Holly Woodlawn, the transgender actress who inspired Lou Reed’s Walk on the Wild Side and appeared in Andy Warhol’s 70s films Trash and Women in Revolt, has died of cancer aged 69.
Reed’s opening lyrics read: “Holly came from Miami, F-L-A / Hitchhiked her way across the USA / Plucked her eyebrows on the way / Shaved her legs, and then he was a she” in his hit.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment