Transgender model, singer and fashion icon who gained fame by performing in circuit shows in New York. She appeared in LaChapelle's Artist and Prostitutes 1985-2005 exhibit.
She began taking female hormones in her early teens. She lived as a suburban housewife before finding an interest in the New York City nightlife.
She has appeared in more advertisements than any other transgender celebrity, with endorsements for companies like M.A.C. Cosmetics, Mego Jeans, The Blonds, and Swatch.
She married a bookstore owner when she was seventeen and left him after getting sex reassignment surgery at age nineteen to work as a dominatrix.
She once had a cameo in an Elton John music video.