LIZ RENAY, 80 Actress, artist, stripper
(Baltimore Sun, January 29, 2007)
Liz Renay, a stripper and cult movie actress whose real life included roles as a gangster’s moll, prison inmate, author and artist, died Jan. 22 in Las Vegas from cardiopulmonary arrest and gastric bleeding. She first gained attention as a fashion model and Marilyn Monroe look-alike in the 1950s. She developed a cult following for her role as Muffy St. Jacques in director John Waters’ 1977 movie Desperate Living. She appeared in at least two dozen other movies ranging from Date With Death in 1959 and The Thrill Killers in 1964, to adult films like Interlude of Lust in 1981.
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