24 Vintage Photos of Edie Sedgwick During the 1960s

Edith Sedgwick (1943–1971) was an American actress, socialite, fashion model and heiress. She is best known for being one of Andy Warhol’s superstars. Sedgwick became known as “The Girl of the Year” in 1965 after starring in several of Warhol’s short films in the 1960s.

Edie was introduced to Andy Warhol in 1965. Very much taken with the Boston native, Warhol announced that he was crowning Edie “the queen of The Factory,” and commissioned screenplays for her. Wein became his new screenwriter and assistant director, beginning with “Beauty No. 2,” which starred Edie and premiered at the Cinematheque on July 17, 1965. “Beauty No. 2” made Edie Sedgwick the leading lady of underground cinema.

Her on-screen persona was compared to Marilyn Monroe, and she became famous among the independent film glitterati. Her association with Warhol helped secure both his reputation and hers. With the glamorous Edie in tow, Warhol made the rounds of parties and gallery openings, and they generated reams of copy and free publicity. Originally an outsider, Warhol was eventually wooed by wealthy socialites and became a major part of the art establishment.

circa 1965: American Pop artist Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987) sits next to actor Edie Sedgwick (1943 – 1971) and lights her cigarette, on the set of one of his films.
circa 1965 — Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick at Party
circa 1965, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA — Andy Warhol Looks Adoringly at Edie Sedgwick
1966 — Edie Sedgwick
1966 — Edie Sedgwick
15 Mar 1966, New York City, New York, USA — Bodysuit by Venus; flower studded stockings by Givenchy.
1966 — Edie Sedgwick
1966 — Edie Sedgwick
1966 — Edie Sedgwick
1966 — Edie Sedgwick
1965, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA — Actress and model Edie Sedgwick poses for a photographer in Andy Warhol’s New York studio called The Factory.
1965, New York, New York, USA — Edie Sedgwick and the movie star Kevin McCarthy at a pool party at Al Roon’s health club in New York City.

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