Nude movie roles: XXX
Place of birth: Portland, Oregon., USA
Date of birth: 1955-02-19
Margaux Hemingway had the appearance of a picture-perfect life. The gorgeous granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, she was one of the most successful models of the 1970s. With her statuesque, six-foot frame and classic facial features, she appeared in high-profile magazines (including the cover of Time) and was the spokesperson for Faberge, promoting a fragrance appropriately titled Babe. In 1976 Margaux starred in her first film, Lipstick, with her younger sister Mariel Hemingway. Although Marg showed the precious family jewels, the movie wasn't well received. She appeared in other forgettable roles over the years, in films such as Killer Fish (1979) and They Call Me Bruce? (1982). She flashed flesh in Inner Sanctum (1991) and in Playboy off and on but could never duplicate the success of modeling. Margaux grew bitter as her career tanked, while sister Mariel gained popularity, appearing in high-profile films like Woody Allen's Manhattan (1979). Like her Grand Papa, Margaux suffered from severe bouts of depression, along with epilepsy and eating disorders, and turned to drugs and alcohol for comfort. Her publicized carousing and intoxication landed her a term in the Betty Ford Clinic in 1988, with short-term success. After attempts to parlay her new sobriety into a career, this literary legacy was reduced to autographing X-rated trading cards and taking calls as a psychic-network operator. Perhaps predicting her own bleak future, Margaux took her life on July 22, 1996, by an overdose of barbiturates, cementing her legacy in the suicidal family tradition of her grandfather, his sister, and his father before him.
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