Warhol Superstar Ultra Violet
Warhol Superstar Ultra Violet was born on September 6, 1935, in La Tronche, France as Isabelle Collin Dufresne. She met Warhol while on a date with Salvador Dali. Warhol instantly knew that he wanted to have her in one of his films. Ultra Violet first appeared in a Warhol film titled The Life of Juanita Castro.
Ultra Violet did not stay with the crowd The Factory for very long, and she eventually went on to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During her post-Factory days, Ultra Violet spent her time as an artist, creating everything from sculpture to paintings. She created a two-person electric chair called Till Death Do Us Part, which is reminiscent of Warhol’s 1964 Electric Chair portfolio. She is said to have incorporated light into her artwork because it was reflective of her faith. Despite leaving The Factory, where she donned her glamorous pseudonym, she kept the name Ultra Violet throughout her life. Though she did not achieve the same level of commercial success as Warhol, her art was greatly reflective of her time at the Factory. One of her most famous works depicts Mickey Mouse in place of Adam in Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam.