Laura Susan Lowe
January 19, 1948
Reidsville, North Carolina, U. S.
|Alma mater||Maryland Institute College of Art|
|Occupation||Actress, Educator, Artist|
Susan Lowe (born Laura Susan Lowe on January 19, 1948 in Reidsville, North Carolina) is an American actress, educator and painter. She has appeared primarily in the works of John Waters for most of her career, starring in ten films.
Born in Reidsville, North Carolina on January 19, 1948. She was a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in the 1960s, when she became friends with Divine and other Dreamlanders.
Her first role with Waters was playing an asylum inmate in Mondo Trasho. She continued to play bit parts in many of his films, but played the lead role of Mole McHenry, the ultra-butch bleach blonde lesbian, in Desperate Living.
Lowe has been married twice, and has two children. Her first husband was a drawing teacher at the MICA, where Lowe had worked as a model. They were married in Ireland and had two children, Ruby and Ramsey however the marriage ended seven years later. She later married Frank Tomboro of Baltimore and that marriage also ended.
|1969||Mondo Trasho||as an asylum inmate|
|1970||Multiple Maniacs||as a Calvacade Pervert named Suzi|||
|1974||Female Trouble||as Vikki, the receptionist||Her son, Ramsey McLean, appeared as the infant "Taffy" in this 1974 film. During her scenes in the film, Lowe was visibly pregnant; the birth scene was filmed a few days after Lowe gave birth.|
|1976||Desperate Living||as Mole McHenry, a lesbian heroine|||
|1981||Polyester||as Mall Victim|
|1988||Hairspray||as Angry Mother|
|1990||Cry-Baby||as Night Court Parent|
|1994||Serial Mom||as Court Groupie B|
|2000||Cecil B. DeMented||as Family Lady A|