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Valerie Solanas (1936–1988)

Valerie Solanas, born in 1936, had a childhood of abuse. While taking Biology at the University of Maryland in 1957, she studied human chromosomes (there are 23 pairs). She noticed the male sex chromosomes are XY, and the female are XX. Since the Y chromosome is like the X, but with a part missing, males are more susceptible to deficiencies like ... See full bio »

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Known For

I, a Man
I, a Man Actress
Scum Manifesto
Bike Boy
Bike Boy Woman on street


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 1967 Bike Boy
Woman on street (as Valerie Solanis)
 1967 I, a Man (as Valerie Solanis)
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 1976 Scum Manifesto (Short) (as Valerie Solanis)
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 2010 Beautiful Darling (Documentary)
Herself (as Valerie Solanis)
 2008 Andy Warhol's Factory People (TV Series documentary)
- Your Fifteen Minutes Are Up (2008) ... Herself (as Valerie Solanis)
 1990 Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (Documentary)
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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | See more »

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Valerie Solanis

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I just wanted him to pay attention to me. Talking to him was like talking to a chair. [on why she shot Andy Warhol] See more »


She stated that she had shot Andy Warhol and in way of explanation offered, "He had too much control of my life." See more »

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