Bibbe Hansen

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Bibbe Hansen
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  • Performance artist
  • musician
  • actress
Children3, including Beck

Bibbe Hansen is an American performance artist, musician and actress.


Hansen's parents were bohemian Jewish poet Audrey Ostlin Hansen and Fluxus artist Al Hansen, a participant in the Andy Warhol Factory.[1] Her stepfather was Jimmy Shapiro. She is the mother of three children, Beck Hansen, Channing Hansen and Rain Whittaker, a musician, artist and poet respectively.[2] Hansen delivered her future daughter-in-law, Marissa Ribisi, and Marissa's twin brother, Giovanni, when they were born.[3] Hansen is grandmother to Beck and Marissa's two children: Cosimo and Tuesday and Channing's son: Aubrey.[citation needed]

Acting career[edit]

Hansen began her professional acting career as a child with the Saranac Lake Summer Theater in upstate New York.[4] As a teenager in the mid-1960s, Hansen appeared in films by avant-garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas. After a chance meeting with Andy Warhol, he invited her to collaborate on a film about her recent incarceration in various youth penal institutions. The result was Warhol's film Prison, co-starring Edie Sedgwick.[5] She also appeared in Warhol's Restaurant, 10 Beautiful Girls, 10 More Beautiful Girls, and shot two of Warhol's Screen Tests.[6] In the 1970s she appeared as an extra in the Roger Corman film Big Bad Mama, as a dancer in Brian De Palma's Phantom of the Paradise,[7] and in the Odyssey Theater production of Threepenny Opera directed by Ron Sossi. Her most recent acting appearance was in a 1999 short film, The White to Be Angry.


In 1964, Hansen recorded an album on Laurie Records with Jan Kerouac in a band called The Whippets.[8] The Whippets released a single on the Josie label called "Go Go Go With Ringo," which was a poppy tribute to the Beatles. From 1990 through 1995, Hansen operated the Troy Café in Los Angeles with her husband, Sean Carrillo, and performed with singer, drag queen, and performance artist Vaginal Davis. She and Davis went on to form the satirical band Black Fag, named after, and poking fun at, the famous punk band Black Flag.[9]


  1. ^ Davis, Vaginal (1999). "Bibbe Hansen, 1999". Archived from the original on 8 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-04.
  2. ^ "Bibbe Hansen Bio" Retrieved 18 August 2015
  3. ^ "Scientologists Beck & Marissa Ribisi had their second child, daughter Tuesday in June 2007". Celebrific. Archived from the original on 2008-10-13.
  4. ^ Hellman, Arthur D. (July 25, 1962). "Adirondack Daily Enterprise".
  5. ^ Kern, Lauren (2004). "New York Magazine".
  6. ^ Angell, Callie (April 1, 2006). Andy Warhol Screen Tests: The Films of Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonne. Harry N. Abrams. p. 89. ISBN 0810955393.
  7. ^ Buckley, Heather (23 February 2013). "Event Report: Paul Williams and Phantom of the Paradise at Museum of the Moving Image". Dread Central.
  8. ^ "Music - The Whippets". BBC. 2009-03-15. Retrieved 2010-09-22.
  9. ^ "Index Magazine". Index Magazine. Archived from the original on 26 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-22.

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