7. Holly Woodlawn

Trans icon and actress Holly Woodlawn died this past year. The Warhol Superstar and inspiration for the song “Walk on the Wild Side” had said that The Woodlawn Cemetery is the inspiration for her name, but that was just one version of her story. According to her obituary in the New York Times:

“Ms. Woodlawn told various versions of how she chose the name Holly Woodlawn. In the first chapter of her memoir, she claimed she borrowed her first name from Holly Golightly, the heroine of the Truman Capote novel ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s.’ and the last name from Woodlawn Cemetery.”

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