Holly Woodlawn photographed in her Greenwich Village apartment in 1970. Photograph: Jack Mitchell/Getty Images

Holly Woodlawn, inspiration behind Lou Reed's Walk on the Wild Side, dies at 69

Holly Woodlawn photographed in her Greenwich Village apartment in 1970. Photograph: Jack Mitchell/Getty Images

Women In Revolt-Andy Warhol-Candy Darling-Holly Woodlawn-1973-23x33

Women In Revolt-Andy Warhol-Candy Darling-Holly Woodlawn-1973-23x33

Women In Revolt-Andy Warhol-Candy Darling-Holly

"Holly [Woodlawn] gave visibility long before it was comfortable to do so—and gave thousands of people both hope and pleasure."

"Holly [Woodlawn] gave visibility long before it was comfortable to do so—and gave thousands of people both hope and pleasure."

Holly Woodlawn, Transgender Star of 1970s Underground Films, Dies at 69 - The New York Times

Holly Woodlawn, Transgender Star of 1970s Underground Films, Dies at 69

Holly Woodlawn, Transgender Star of 1970s Underground Films, Dies at 69 - The New York Times

Two Cockettes and Holly Woodlawn at Max’s in 1971. Photo by Anton Perich

Two Cockettes and Holly Woodlawn at Max’s in 1971. Photo by Anton Perich

Warhol superstar Holly Woodlawn. Holly currently lives in Los Angeles and continues to perform her cabaret act and make personal appearances internationally. In January 2004 she was admitted to intensive care after complications from an operation on her arm and shoulder which she broke during a fall. In 2008 she participated in a panel discussion on Warhol's superstars at the South Bank Centre in London with Bibbe Hansen and Mary Woronov.

Warhol superstar Holly Woodlawn. Holly currently lives in Los Angeles and continues to perform her cabaret act and make personal appearances internationally. In January 2004 she was admitted to intensive care after complications from an operation on her arm and shoulder which she broke during a fall. In 2008 she participated in a panel discussion on Warhol's superstars at the South Bank Centre in London with Bibbe Hansen and Mary Woronov.

Holly Woodlawn, the transgender actress who became Andy Warhol's muse and inspired Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side," has died at the age of 69

Transgender Star Holly Woodlawn, Who Inspired "Wild Side," Dies at 69

Holly Woodlawn, the transgender actress who became Andy Warhol's muse and inspired Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side," has died at the age of 69

The Factory: Andy Warhol, Jackie Curtis, Holly Woodlawn, Paul Morrissey, Joe Dallesandro & Jane Forth.

The Factory: Andy Warhol, Jackie Curtis, Holly Woodlawn, Paul Morrissey, Joe Dallesandro & Jane Forth.

Drag Kitsch: Glitter Holly Woodlawn Original Painting! #warhol #superstar

Glitter Holly Woodlawn Original Painting

Drag Kitsch: Glitter Holly Woodlawn Original Painting! #warhol #superstar

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