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Trans* Latinas in Hollywood - Yesterday and Today

  • Holly Woodlawn (on the left)

Born October 26, 1946, Holly Woodlawn is a Puerto Rican transgender actress and former Warhol superstar, who appeared in his movies Trash (1970) and Women in Revolt (1972).  In 1970 she received word from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that George Cukor, supported by others, was petitioning the Academy to nominate her for best actress for her work in Trash, however, nothing came of this campaign. Woodlawn continued her acting career throughout the 70’s, but finally moved back to Miami when further acting opportunities halted. In the early 2000s Woodlawn returned to show business,  performing in sold-out cabaret shows in New York and Los Angeles . She continues to travel with her cabaret show, most recently appearing in Kraków and London in 2008. Holly currently resides in West Hollywood. [x]

  • Harmony Santana (on the right)

Harmony Santana is an American film actress. She is most noted for her appearance in the 2011 film Gun Hill Road, for which she garnered an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the first openly transgender actress to be nominated for a major acting award in the United StatesHarmony is of mixed Puerto Rican and Dominican heritage. [x]

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