Monday, November 18, 2013

November 18: "The coolest girl in the world," Chloë Sevigny is 39-years-old today. (ADULT ONLY CONTENT)


While not really a singer (although she has sung in movies and music videos with Sonic Youth, Lemonhead and others,) Chloë Stevens Sevigny is a film actress, fashion designer and former model. She was born in Springfield, Massachusetts and raised in Darien, Connecticut.
Sevigny became known for her highly individual style and broad fashion career in the mid-1990s, both for modeling and for her work at New York's Sassy magazine, which labeled her the new "it girl" at the time, garnering her attention within New York's fashion scene.

Ahhh; the nickname: After writer Jay McInerney followed her round Manhattan researching a seven-page New Yorker profile of Sevigny when she was 19, he wrote that she was "the coolest girl in the world", the phrase that has followed her througout her life.
Sevigny made her film debut with a leading role in the controversial Larry Clark film Kids in 1995, which led to an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her performance. A long line of roles in generally well-received independent and often avant-garde films throughout the decade established Sevigny's reputation as the "queen of independent cinema."

It was not until 1999 that Sevigny gained serious critical and commercial recognition for her first mainstream role in Boys Don't Cry, for which she received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress.

Sevigny has continued acting in mostly independent, critically acclaimed art house films, such as American Psycho (2000), Party Monster (2003), The Brown Bunny (2003) and Dogville (2003).

In 2003, Sevigny took on the lead female role in the art house film The Brown Bunny, about a lonely traveling motorcycle racer reminiscing about his former lover. The film achieved notoriety for its final scene, which involves Sevigny performing fellatio on co-star and director Vincent Gallo. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and opened to significant controversy and criticism from both audiences and critics alike; during the screening, Sevigny reportedly cried.

In 2006, Sevigny gained a leading role in the HBO television series Big Love, for which she received a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in 2010. Additionally, Sevigny has two off-Broadway theatre credits, and has starred in several music videos. She has also designed several wardrobe collections, most recently with Manhattan's Opening Ceremony boutique.

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