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Edith Massey (1918–1984)


The wonderfully eccentric, snaggle-toothed Edith Massey met director John Waters while working as a barmaid and as the owner of a thrift shop, Edith's Shopping Bag at Fells Point, Baltimore. Captured by her effervescent charm, Waters cast Massey in Multiple Maniacs (1970) as Jesus's mother. Her next role was as Mama Edie in Pink Flamingos (1972). ... See full bio »

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Known For

Polyester
Polyester Cuddles Kovinsky
(1981)
Pink Flamingos
(1972)
Desperate Living
Desperate Living Queen Carlotta
(1977)
Female Trouble
Female Trouble Aunt Ida
(1974)

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 1984 Mutants in Paradise
Dr. Durchfall
 1981 Polyester
Cuddles Kovinsky
 1977 Desperate Living
Queen Carlotta
 1974 Female Trouble
Aunt Ida
 1972 Pink Flamingos
Edie
 1970 Multiple Maniacs
Edith / Virgin Mary
Hide Hide Show Show Composer (1 credit)
 1985 Divine Waters (Documentary)
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 1999 Raging Hormones (dedicatee)
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 1983 My Breakfast with Blassie
Herself (uncredited)
 1976 Edith's Shopping Bag (Documentary)
Herself
 1975 Love Letter to Edie (Short documentary)
Herself
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)
 2013 I Am Divine (Documentary)
Herself
 2000 In Bad Taste (TV Special documentary)
Herself
 1998 Divine Trash (Documentary)
Herself

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1 Biographical Movie | 6 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Trivia:

On 6 September 1981, performed live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., in a sequined evening dress, backed by The Evidence. See more »

Nickname:

Egg Lady, The

Star Sign:

Gemini

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