Model and socialite who became famous for her appearance in the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens. She is known for her signature headscarves, worn as a result of alopecia totalis, which she contracted in her 30's.
She was a Macy's model in New York as a child.
At age 60, she tried to start a career in cabaret and performed despite bad reviews and having recently had cataract surgery.
She was portrayed by Jessica Lange in the Emmy-winning 2009 HBO movie Grey Gardens.