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Mary Woronov

Mary Woronov

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1943-12-08

89 Movies · 8 TV Series


Mary Woronov (born December 8, 1943) is an American actress, published author and figurative painter. She is primarily known as a "cult star" because of her work with Andy Warhol and her roles in Roger Corman's cult films. Woronov has appeared in over 80 movies and on stage at Lincoln Center and off-Broadway productions as well as numerous times in mainstream American TV series, such as Charlie's Angels and Knight Rider. She frequently co-starred with friend Paul Bartel; the pair appeared in 17 films together, often playing a married couple.

Personal Life

Woronov married producer/director Ted Gershuny in 1970, completing three films with him – Kemek (1970), Sugar Cookies (1973) and Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974) – before their divorce in 1973. She then married producer Fred Whitehead in 1976, later divorcing.

Early Life

Woronov was born to Carol Eschholz in the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, while it was temporarily operating as the Ream General Hospital during World War II. Her mother married Victor D. Woronov, a cancer surgeon in Brooklyn Heights, in 1949, where they settled as a family and her step-father legally adopted her. She attended Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights and Cornell University.

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