Sevigny, who celebrated her birthday in November, made her mark first in fashion as a teen and later acting.
She quickly became known for her rebelliousness and eclectic style.
In a lengthy 1994 profile in The New Yorker magazine, Jay McInerney, called the then-19-year-old the “coolest girl in the world.”
A year later she scored a breakout role in the 1995 film “Kids,” a provocative look at teen sexuality in New York City that also featured Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Harold Hunter and Rosario Dawson.
She went on to star in acclaimed indie cult-classics “Gummo” (1997), “Palmetto” (1998) and “The Last Days of Disco.” (1998). Her role in the mainstream film “Boys Don’t Cry” with Hillary Swank, won her an Oscar nomination.
She proved her dedication to her art in 2003 when she starred opposite Vincent Gallo in the misbegotten movie “Brown Bunny.” In the last scene, she performs a full-on blow job.
In her new interview, Sevigny blasts Hollywood commercialism and specifically singles out actress Jennifer Lawrence, whom she calls “annoying” and “crass.”
Needless to say, Hollywood is a big turn off for her, and Lawrence, well, she’s the quintessential young Hollywood actress.
“So much is about marketing and selling the product,” Chloe tells V magazine.
“They’ll have a really peppy funny girl on the talk show rounds, and everybody adores her and loves her and wants to be her or f*ck her, and then so many more people want to watch the movie or TV show. I understand that star quality, how much value that carries.”
Chloe demonstrated her free-spirit back in 2006, when she posed for a series of nude photos for renowned fashion photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
They’re worth seeing again, in celebration of her 40th birthday and her rebel spirit. She’s still the coolest girl in the world.
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