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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
 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 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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Personal Quote:

"Divine" and "Glenn Milstead" are both just names. Glenn is the name I was brought up with, Divine is the name I've been using for the past 23 years. I guess it's always Glenn and it's always Divine. Do you mean the character Divine or the person Divine? You see, it gets very complicated. There's the Divine you're talking to now and there's the character Divine, which is just something I do to ... 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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