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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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Known For

Pink Flamingos
Pink Flamingos Divine / Babs Johnson
(1972)
Hairspray
Hairspray Edna Turnblad / Arvin Hodgepile
(1988)
Female Trouble
Female Trouble Dawn Davenport / Earl Peterson
(1974)
Polyester
Polyester Francine Fishpaw
(1981)

Filmography

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 1988 Out of the Dark
Det. Langella
 1988 Hairspray
Edna Turnblad / Arvin Hodgepile
 1987 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Ambassador Chia Fung
- Seymourlama (1987) ... Ambassador Chia Fung
 1985 Trouble in Mind
Hilly Blue
 1985 Lust in the Dust
Rosie Velez
 1981 Polyester
Francine Fishpaw
 1974 Female Trouble
Dawn Davenport / Earl Peterson
 1972 Pink Flamingos
Divine / Babs Johnson
 1970 Multiple Maniacs
Lady Divine
 1970 The Diane Linkletter Story (Short)
Diane Linkletter
 1969 Mondo Trasho
Divine / Greaser in Alley
 1968 Eat Your Makeup
Jacqueline Kennedy
 1966 Roman Candles (Short)
Party Guest / Man with Scarf
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Theatre - Played a prison matron in "Women Behind Bars" by Tom Eyen. The production ran Off-Broadway from 1976 to 1977. 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:

People who used to make fun are now fans. I had the last laugh. See more »

Trivia:

Idolized Elizabeth Taylor as a teenager, and dressed up as her character "Gloria" from BUtterfield 8 (1960) for a Halloween party that he attended wearing a slip, fur coat, and stillettoes. See more »

Nickname:

Divvie

Star Sign:

Libra

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