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Viva (I)

Viva was born Janet Susan Mary Hoffmann in Syracuse, New York, to Mary Alice (McNicholas) and Wilfred Ernest Hoffmann, a well-to-do lawyer. She is the first child of a devout Catholic family, and is of German, Irish, English, and one eighth Italian, ancestry. Her parents had eight more children. She told her mentor, Andy Warhol, that her father ... See full bio »
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 2008 The Feature (as Viva Superstar)
 1993 The Man Without a Face
Mrs. Cooper
 1984 Paris, Texas
Woman on TV (as Viva Auder)
 1982 Der Stand der Dinge
 1980 Flash Gordon
Cytherian Girl
 1979 New old
 1979 Seduction of Patrick (Short)
 1972 Ciao Manhattan
Diana - Vogue editor
 1972 Cisco Pike
 1970 Necropolis
Countess Bathory (as Viva Auder)
 1969 Keeping Busy
 1969 Sam's Song
Girl with the Hourglass
 1969 Midnight Cowboy
Gretel McAlbertson - The Party
 1968 San Diego Surf
Susan Hoffmann
 1968 Lonesome Cowboys
Ramona D'Alvarez
 1968 The Loves of Ondine
Girl in Bed
 1967 ****
Girl in Bed
 1967 The Nude Restaurant
The Waitress
 1967 Bike Boy
Girl on couch
 1967 Tub Girls
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Other Works:

Wrote the book, "Famous for 15 Minutes", on her years with Andy Warhol. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 4 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Viva Auder | Viva Superstar

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She sent Andy Warhol a threatening letter from Paris. She had gone there in November 1968 using a round-trip ticket that Andy had paid for. In the letter, she threatened: "If you don't send me money, I'll work against you as well as I worked for you". Warhol was disappointed by her behavior and ignored her. See more »

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Is she the same Viva that was in FYEO?? mrsjs
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