the paris hilton of the 1960's. this slivery-blond-haired (dyed) beauty was glamourous, wealthy, gorgeous- and completely fucked up. she was always on some kind of drug, and usually at andy warhol's side, for she was his muse.
edie sedgwick is the most tragic heroine (no pun intended, although she mostly preferred amphetamines in the morning and barbiturates at night).
A blue blooded heiress from Santa Barbara. The Sedgwicks also had a history of mental illness, alcoholism and suicide. She spent her teen years in Silver Hill or Bloomingdale Hospital. Her parents forced her into mental institutions and electroshock therapy. She dropped out of Cambridge University to pursue a modeling career in New York. Fell with the Warhol crowd. Almost burnt down the Chelsea Hotel. She died of a barbiturate overdose at the age of 28. To many, she summarized what it meant to be young, beautiful and carefree.
A movie "Factory Girl" starring Sienna Miller
is said to be in works about Edie's life. Most likely it will exploit Edie and she will have her faced spashed on shirts in Hot Topic
Paris Hilton wishes she was half as cool as Edie Sedgwick.
/youthquaker/all-around "it girl" of '65 from a mentally unstable paternal lineage, believed by pseudo-mod
teens and twenty-somethings to be something of a demigod, although she was a deplorable actor who could not memorize the most basic of scripts (in the few Warhol
films in which she actually had to act, that is), is believed to have been a pathological liar, and eventually wound up a strung-out moll of a biker gang before getting married for a very short time, subsequently dying of an "acute barbiturate overdose" in '71.
Her once again marketable face and name (thanks in part to the 2006 flick, "Factory Girl") is now slapped across Urban Outfitters, Hottopic, and 80s Purple shirts and totes as far as the eye can see.
Pseudo-mod teenie bopper: Edie Sedgwick is my idol! She was the most beautiful, talented woman to ever walk the face of the Earth!