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Divine (I) (1945–1988)


Originally born Harris Glen Milstead just after the end of WWII, Baltimore's most outrageous resident eventually became the international icon of bad taste cinema, as the always shocking and highly entertaining transvestite performer, Divine. Milstead met maverick film director & good friend, John Waters, at high school in Baltimore, and the two ... See full bio »

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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

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 1988 Out of the Dark
Det. Langella
 1987 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Ambassador Chia Fung
- Seymourlama (1987) ... Ambassador Chia Fung
 1969 Mondo Trasho
Divine / Greaser in Alley
 1966 Roman Candles (Short)
Party Guest / Man with Scarf
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Theatre - Played Flashstorm in "The Neon Woman" by Tom Eyen, Off-Broadway, in 1978. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Divine 1945 - 1988 | Lady Divine | Glen Milstead

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"All my life I wanted to look like Elizabeth Taylor. Now Elizabeth Taylor looks like me". See more »

Trivia:

Plays both a woman and a man (as the racist head of the station that airs the Corny Collins show) in his last film Hairspray (1988). See more »

Nickname:

Divvie

Star Sign:

Libra

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