Octavia St. Laurent
|Octavia St. Laurent|
March 16, 1964|
Brooklyn, New York, US
|Died||May 17, 2009(aged 45)|
|Cause of death||Cancer |
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Octavia Saint Laurent Mizrahi
Octavia St. Laurent Mizrahi (March 16, 1964 – May 17, 2009) was an LGBT icon, a trans woman who exuded black excellence. Model, actress, and AIDS educator. She came to public attention after being featured in the 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning.
In her lifetime, St. Laurent was diagnosed as HIV+, and would later serve as an educator to spread awareness over the disease. During her appearance in Wolfgang Busch's LGBT documentary How Do I Look, St. Laurent further discussed her drug use, sex work, and fight with AIDS.
Octavia died after a long battle with cancer on May 17, 2009.
|1990||Paris Is Burning||Herself||Documentary|
|1993||The Saint of Fort Washington||Hooker in car|
|Octavia Saint Laurent: Queen of the Underground||Herself||Documentary|
|2005||Pill Awards||Hostess||TV Award show|
|2006||How Do I Look||Herself||Documentary|
- Green, Jesse (April 18, 1993). Paris Has Burned. She becomes an icon to LGBT Community specially for Transgender Women's New York Times
- Cotter, Holland (October 24, 2003). DL: The Down Low in Contemporary Art, New York Times
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