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Cyrinda Foxe (February 22, 1952 – September 7, 2002) was an American actress, model and publicist, best known for her role in Andy Warhol's Bad. She was married to both David Johansen, of the New York Dolls, and Steven Tyler, of the rock band Aerosmith.
Foxe was born Katheleen Victoria Hetzekian in Santa Monica, California, to an Armenian family. She grew up as an army brat in an abusive household. After graduating high school, she lived in Texas briefly before settling in New York City, where she got a job working as an assistant to Greta Garbo.
She later changed her name and began frequenting Max's Kansas City, the famous nightclub, and became an actress. She's best known for her role in Andy Warhol's Bad (1977).Foxe was described as being "bright, very magnetic," and having "an effervescence about her." And that "she was very much a character of her own creation."
Foxe had an affair with David Bowie, while working as a publicist for MainMan Artistes LTD, Bowie's management company. She also appeared in the music video for Bowie's 1972 single, "The Jean Genie".
Foxe grew up idolizing the Rolling Stones. She later became involved with the New York Dolls, a protopunk band often compared to the Stones. In 1977, after years of dating, Cyrinda married David Johansen, the singer for the New York Dolls. It was while Foxe was married to Johansen that she met Aerosmith's lead singer, Steven Tyler.
After less than a year of marriage to Johansen, Foxe left him for Steven Tyler. Foxe and Tyler married and had a daughter, Mia, but the marriage was troubled by drug addiction, extramarital affairs, and physical and emotional abuse. Foxe and Tyler divorced shortly before Aerosmith made a comeback in the late 1980s. She raised Mia in Sunapee, New Hampshire and New York City.
In 1997, Foxe's memoir, Dream On: Livin' on the Edge with Steven Tyler and Aerosmith, co-written with Danny Fields, was published.
In 2001, Foxe had a mild stroke. She received Medicare and food stamps as she had no apartment or place to live. Myra Freidman organized a benefit at CBGB to raise money for Foxe. Bebe Buell sang there and her daughter Liv, half-sister of Mia, was there too. Embarrassed by Foxe's poverty, Steven Tyler met with her and their daughter Mia at Balthazar, later donating a signed Aerosmith guitar to the benefit, which sold for $5000. David Bowie also donated an acoustic guitar. Tyler agreed to pay for a room for Cyrinda at the Gramercy Park Hotel where on August 28, 2002, she married musician Keith Waa.
Foxe died from an inoperable brain tumor on September 7, 2002.
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Demri Parrott (born Demri Lara Murphy, February 22nd, 1969 - d. October 29th, 1996) was Alice in Chains' singer Layne Staley girlfriend and fiancée, and muse of many of his songs.
She was an artist and an aspiring model and actress. You'll find more info about her here (our previous' blog entry about her).
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Drew Blyth Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress, model, producer, director and author who is a descendant of the Barrymore family of well-known American stage and cinema actors, and is a granddaughter of film legend John Barrymore. Barrymore first appeared in an advertisement when she was eleven months old. Her TV debut was in 1978 as Melissa on The Waltons and in 1980, she made her film debut in Altered States. In 1982, she starred in her breakout role as Gertie in Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and quickly became one of Hollywood's most recognized child actresses, going on to establish herself in mainly comic roles.
Following a turbulent childhood which was marked by recurring drug and alcohol abuse and two stints in rehab, Barrymore wrote the 1990 autobiography, Little Girl Lost. She successfully made the transition from child star to adult actress with a number of films including Poison Ivy, Bad Girls, Boys on the Side and Everyone Says I Love You. Subsequently, she established herself in romantic comedies such as The Wedding Singer and later, 50 First Dates.
In 1997, she and her business partner Nancy Juvonen formed the production company Flower Films, with its first production the 1999 Barrymore film Never Been Kissed. Flower Films went on to produce the Barrymore vehicle films Charlie's Angels, 50 First Dates and Music and Lyrics, as well as the cult film Donnie Darko. Barrymore's more recent projects include He's Just Not That Into You, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Everybody's Fine and Going the Distance. A recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Barrymore appeared on the cover of the 2007 People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful issue.
Barrymore was named an Ambassador Against Hunger for the UN World Food Programme (WFP). Since then, she has donated over US$1 million to the program. In 2007, she became both CoverGirl's newest model and spokeswoman for the cosmetic and the face for Gucci's newest jewelry line. In 2010, she was awarded the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film for her portrayal of Little Edie in Grey Gardens.
In early 2011, Barrymore began dating art consultant Will Kopelman, the son of former Chanel CEO Arie Kopelman. The couple announced their engagement in January 2012, and married on June 2, 2012 in Montecito, California. The couple's wedding picture was featured on the cover of People magazine on June 6, 2012. Barrymore and Kopelman have two daughters: Olive Barrymore Kopelman (born September 2012) and Frankie Barrymore Kopelman (born April 2014).