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Viva

  • Highest Rated: 97% Paris, Texas (1984)
  • Lowest Rated: 40% The State of Things (1982)
  • Birthday: Aug 23, 1938
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Viva, also known as Viva Superstar and originally known on her birth certificate as Janet Susan Mary Hoffman, was one of the more famous members of the Andy Warhol entourage. A talented painter and novelist, Viva was less accomplished as an actress, though her screen appearances had the saving grace of humor. In recounting her explicit sex scene in Warhol's F**k (aka Blue Movie, 1968), one recalls not the penetration but the foreplay, wherein Viva blithely chatters away on a variety of social and political topics. Her most famous "mainstream" appearances include her semi-autobiographical turn as Greenwich Village reveller Gretchen McAlbertson in Midnight Cowboy (1969), and her portrayal of Jennifer, Woody Allen's nymphomaniac blind date (who, after prattling on about sexual liberation, reacts to Woody Allen's advances by screaming "What kind of a girl do you take me for???") in Play It Again, Sam (1972). Outlasting the fifteen minutes of fame proscribed by her mentor Andy Warhol, Viva was recently seen as Mrs. Cooper in Mel Gibson's Man Without a Face (1993).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

88% Nico Icon Actor 1995
64% The Man Without a Face Mrs. Cooper 1993
86% Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol Actor 1990
No Score Yet Portrait of an Artist: Warhol Actor 1987
97% Paris, Texas Woman on TV 1984
40% The State of Things Kate 1982
73% For Your Eyes Only Bond Beauty 1981
88% Forbidden Zone Ex-Queen 1980
No Score Yet The Swap Actor 1979
No Score Yet Chelsea Girls With Andy Warhol Actor 1976
97% Play It Again, Sam Jennifer 1972
No Score Yet Cisco Pike Merna 1972
64% Ciao! Manhattan Fashion Editor 1972
No Score Yet Necropolis Actor 1970
91% Midnight Cowboy Gretel McAlbertson 1969
No Score Yet Cleopatra Actor 1969
No Score Yet Blue Movie Actor 1969
No Score Yet Nude Restaurant The Waitress 1967

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