Mink Stole

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Mink Stole
Stole in 2014
Nancy Paine Stoll

(1947-08-25) August 25, 1947 (age 76)
Years active1966–present

Nancy Paine Stoll (born August 25, 1947), known professionally as Mink Stole, is an American actress from Baltimore, Maryland. 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). Her extensive work with Waters has made her one of the Dreamlanders, Waters' ensemble of regular cast and crew members.[1]


She was born into a large Roman Catholic family, and has nine siblings, including children's-book author Ellen Stoll Walsh and sculptor George Stoll.[2] Her father, Joseph A. Stoll, died in 1955, and her mother, Nell, remarried twice, resulting in an extensive step-family.[3]

Stole has performed in most of the films directed by close friend John Waters. Her film career began as a party guest in Waters' film Roman Candles. As of 2023, she has appeared in all of his feature 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 1999, Stole appeared in the satirical lesbian film But I'm A Cheerleader alongside Natasha Lyonne in the role of Megan's mother. In April 2009, Stole 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 once again co-starred with Natasha Lyonne in Joshua Grannell's All About Evil.[8]

Mink Stole with Peaches Christ at a 2007 showing of Desperate Living

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] The CD was released on May 23, 2013.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Mink Stole lives in Baltimore, and also has a second home in the Los Angeles area.[11] She performs weddings as an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
1966 Roman Candles Party guest
1969 Mondo Trasho Homeless woman;
Asylum inmate;
Snob #1
1970 Multiple Maniacs Mink;
Cavalcade patron
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 Turner
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
2001 Ring of Darkness Fletcher
2004 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


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
2016 Difficult People 1 episode


  1. ^ "Divine times: Mink Stole, the über-fabulous Dreamlander, recalls the heyday of trash". The Irish Times. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Cooper, Bernard. Seasons Greetings: the cottage industry that is George Stoll. Los Angeles Magazine, January, 2002
  3. ^ "Nell O. Jones obituary". Legacy.com. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  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. ^ "GIFT SHOP - Think Mink". Minkstole.com. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  10. ^ "Do Re Mink". Amazon.com. May 24, 2013. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  11. ^ Perl, Larry (December 8, 2010). "Actress Mink Stole unwraps a holiday role at Creative Alliance". Baltimore Messenger. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  12. ^ "Do Re MiNK - Mink Stole's First CD". Kickstarter.com. Retrieved January 3, 2018.

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