Mary Woronov

Mary Woronov

American actress and writer
Date of Birth: 08.12.1943
Country: USA

Biography of Mary Woronov

Mary Woronov, an American actress and writer, was born in 1943 in Palm Beach, Florida, at the famous 'The Breakers Hotel' which served as a hospital during World War II. Although some sources claim she was born in New York, she actually lived there later in life. Woronov's mother was Carol Eschholz, and her Russian-sounding surname came from her stepfather, Victor D. Woronov, who was an oncologist surgeon.

Mary Woronov

Woronov attended Cornell University with the intention of becoming a sculptor, but she did not complete her studies and instead took a different path. While still a student, she joined Andy Warhol's famous art studio, known as the Silver Factory, and toured the country as a dancer. She then began performing in theaters, including on Broadway, and became more immersed in the avant-garde art scene of Warhol. In 1966, she appeared in Warhol's controversial film 'Chelsea Girls' and acted in several other projects of that period.

Mary Woronov

In 1970, Mary married producer and director Theodore Gershuny, who played a significant role in shaping her artistic career. She starred in several of his films, including 'Kemek' (1970), 'Sugar Cookies' (1973), and 'Silent Night, Bloody Night' (1974). After her breakup with Gershuny in 1973, Woronov continued to act actively and became known for her roles in horror and thriller films of the 1970s. Later in the 1980s, she transitioned to romantic comedies.

Mary Woronov

By the mid-1980s, Woronov had appeared in nearly fifty films, including television shows, short films, and feature films. Throughout her career, she participated in the creation of over 100 films. While not widely recognized by mainstream audiences, she is well-known among horror enthusiasts. Some notable films she appeared in include 'Night of the Comet' (1984), 'Nomads' (1986), 'TerrorVision' (1986), 'Chopping Mall' (1986), 'Warlock' (1989), 'Watchers II' (1990), 'Where Sleeping Dogs Lie' (1991), and 'The Devil's Rejects' (2005).

Woronov continues to act, although not as actively as before. In 2009, she appeared in the horror film 'The House of the Devil,' and the film 'Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader' with her participation was set to be released in 2012. Besides her acting career, Mary Woronov is also passionate about art, particularly painting. She has also authored two books, 'Blind Love' and 'Swimming Underground: My Years in the Warhol Factory'.

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