Holly Woodlawn, 69, the transgender actress made famous by Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey in their 1970s films



Women in Revolt,

died Sunday in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer.

Born Harold Danhakl, she took the name Holly Woodlawn after running away from home at age 15 and hitchhiking to New York City, where she became one of Warhol's drag-queen "superstars."

She received critical acclaim for her film roles but could not find mainstream success. More recently, she appeared in the Amazon series Transparent.

Of her time as a Warhol superstar, she told the Guardian newspaper: "I felt like Elizabeth Taylor! Little did I realize that not only would there be no money, but that your star would flicker for two seconds and that was it. But it was worth it, the drugs, the parties. It was fabulous."

A friend said Ms. Woodlawn had no survivors. - AP