Mink Stole

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Mink Stole
Mink Stole Midnight Mass.jpg
Mink Stole with Peaches Christ at a 2007 showing of Desperate Living
Born Nancy Paine Stoll
(1947-08-25) August 25, 1947 (age 67)[1]
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Years active 1966-present
Website
www.minkstole.com

Nancy Paine Stoll (born August 25, 1947)[2] better known as Mink Stole, is an American actress from Baltimore, Maryland.[3] She began her career working for director John Waters, and has appeared in all of his feature films to date (a distinction shared only with Mary Vivian Pearce and Pat Moran). Because of her work with Waters, she is considered one of the Dreamlanders, Waters' ensemble of regular cast and crew members.

Biography[edit]

She is best known for her work in the films of close friend John Waters. Her film career began as a party guest in Waters' film Roman Candles. Since then, she appeared in most of his films up to and including 2004's A Dirty Shame, except for the early short films Hag in a Black Leather Jacket, Eat Your Makeup, and The Diane Linkletter Story.

She has appeared in a number of films and television shows, and wrote a column for the Baltimore City Paper titled "Think Mink" until mid-April 2006. She is the lead singer of Mink Stole and Her Wonderful Band, of which musicians Kristian Hoffman, George Baby Woods, and Brian Grillo have been members.[4] The Baltimore incarnation of Mink Stole and Her Wonderful Band (2009-present) includes Scott Wallace Brown (piano, organ), Walker Teret (upright bass, guitar), Skizz Cyzyk (drums), and John Irvine (trumpet).[5]

In April 2009, Mink connected with cult director Steve Balderson for Stuck! - an homage to film noir women in prison dramas. Co-starring Karen Black, Pleasant Gehman and Jane Wiedlin, Stuck! was filmed in Macon, Georgia. Stole played Esther, a religious inmate sentenced to death.[6][7] She co-starred with Natasha Lyonne in Joshua Grannell's All About Evil.[8]

She received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 Boston Underground Film Festival in Cambridge following the East Coast Premiere of Stuck! on March 27, 2010. In 2011 she successfully completed a Kickstarter fundraising project to finance her first CD, titled Do Re MiNK.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1966 Roman Candles Party guest
1969 Mondo Trasho Homeless woman
Asylum inmate
Snob #1
1970 Multiple Maniacs Mink
Cavalcade patron
1971 Is There Sex After Death? Dominatrix (Uncredited)
1972 Pink Flamingos Connie Marble
1974 Female Trouble Taffy Davenport
1975 Love Letter to Edie Blonde wicked stepsister
1976 Edith's Shopping Bag Herself Documentary
1977 Desperate Living Peggy Gravel
1981 Polyester Sandra Sullivan
1988 Hairspray Tammy
1990 Cry-Baby Mrs. Malnorowski
1991 Liquid Dreams Felix
1994 Serial Mom Dottie Hinkle
1995 Monster Mash: The Movie Wolfie's mother
The Crazysitter The Nurse
A Bucket of Blood Old woman
1997 Pink as the Day She Was Born Vera
Lost Highway Jury forewoman Voice
Leather Jacket Love Story Martine
The Seller Aunt Betty
1998 Divine Trash Herself Documentary
Anarchy TV Ms. Dickman
The Treat Manageress
Pecker Precinct Captain
1999 Splendor Casting director
But I'm A Cheerleader Nancy Bloomfield
Forever Fabulous Miss Vi Ambrose
2000 In Bad Taste Herself Documentary
Cecil B. DeMented Mrs. Sylvia Mallory
The Rowdy Girls Amanda
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th Madame La Tourneau
2004 Eating Out Aunt Helen
Ring of Darkness Fletcher
Girl Play Robin's mother
A Dirty Shame Marge the Neuter
2005 Flirting with Anthony Psychic
2006 Another Gay Movie Sloppi Seconds Scenes deleted
Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds Helen
2007 Out at the Wedding Sunny
Sunny & Share Love You School secretary Stole
Pieces of Dolores Mrs. Fletcher Short film
2008 3 Stories About Evil Pat Peeters Short film
2009 Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat Aunt Helen
2010 Stuck! Esther
All About Evil Evelyn
Bugbaby Mrs. Tottifot Short film
Winner "Best Horror Short", 2011 Phoenix Film Festival
Winner "Best Supporting Actress", 2012 Pollygrind International Film Festival
2011 Eating Out 4: Drama Camp Aunt Helen
2012 Eating Out 5: The Open Weekend Aunt Helen
2013 I Am Divine Herself Documentary

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Get a Life Mrs. Wilson 1 episode
1995–1996 The Secret World of Alex Mack Mrs. Ward 3 episodes
1997 Married... with Children Edna 1 episode
2001 Spyder Games Merna Young 1 episode

References[edit]

  1. ^ Some sources cite August 15, 1947
  2. ^ Some sources cite August 15, 1947
  3. ^ "Mink Stole profile at". IMDb. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  4. ^ PunkGlobe.com, November 2012
  5. ^ "This Christmas, the softer side of Mink Stole." Baltimore Sun, December 10, 2009
  6. ^ "Steve Balderson's "Stuck!"". dikenga.com. 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  7. ^ "Steve Balderson's "Stuck!"/Synopsis". dikenga.com. 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  8. ^ Peaches Christ Highlights Sixth 'All About Evil' Teaser, bloody-disgusting.com; June 30, 2009; accessed June 5, 2014.
  9. ^ Do Re MiNK, minkstole.com; accessed June 5, 2014.

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