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I have referred to Edie's aura and image often when creating art. She fascinates me.
She was raised in Santa Barbara California the 7th of 8 children. She grew up in a rich and high status family. She was named after her father's aunt Edith Mi turn Stokes, who was famously painted with her husband, Isaac Stokes by artist John Singer Sargent.
Despite her family's wealth and high social status, Sedgwick's early life was troubled
She had an abusive father who she recalls sexually abused her several times and 2 of her brothers eventually committed suicide. She struggled with eating disorders her whole life.
In walks Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick, becomes a 1960s icon, starring in Warhol's movies, and seen with him everywhere he went .
Sedgwick became known as "The Girl of the Year" in 1965 after starring in several of Warhol's short films in the 1960s. She was dubbed an "It Girl", while Vogue magazine also named her a "Youthquaker.
Her and Andy Warhol become estranged and she starts living in the Chelsea Hotel and becomes close with Bob Dylan.
She ended up dating one of Dylan's friends but her drug abuse and erratic behavior lead to their relationships collabs.
When I was young I watched the movie Factory Girl and it instantly became one of my favourite movies. I highly recommend it.
See more from this series under "Past Lives".
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