Today marks the 25th anniversary of camp actress Divine (October 19, 1945 – March 7, 1988). Born Harris Glenn Milstead in Baltimore, Divine would eventually come to star in director John Water’s most prominent works. Divine was subversive, disgusting, demented, outrageous, and shocking. Yet, he was ultimately embraced by his hometown – which uses his image on multiple tourism campaigns to this day.
Let’s look back at some of our favorite scenes featuring Divine.
The Diane Linkletter Story (1969)
Pink Flamingos (1972)
Divine as Babs Johnson – Birthday Present
Divine as Babs Johnson – Political Positions
Divine as Babs Johnson – Divine eats shit
Female Trouble (1974)
Divine as Dawn Davenport – Cha Cha Heels
Divine as Dawn Davenport AND the stranger she has sex with.
Divine as Dawn Davenport – Career Girl
Francine and Cuddles Go on a Picnic
MUSIC VIDEO: Shoot Your Shot (1982)
MUSIC VIDEO: I’m So Beautiful (1984)
MUSIC VIDEO: Walk Like a Man (1985)
Divine as Edna Turnblad dancing “The Bug”
MUSIC VIDEO: You Think You’re A Man (1988)
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