Angela Bowie Lipstick Legends

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Lipstick Legends

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Actress, singer, author Angela Bowie draws upon her years of working with ex-husband David Bowie, in the exciting Glam Rock '70s when boys were wearing mascara, and society was changing, to tell the story of Lipstick Legends. She also interviewed Mae West, Jayne County, Alice Cooper, producer Kim Fowley, Warhol legend Cherry Vanilla, Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple, Chris Robison of The New York Dolls, musician Chick Cashman and David Bowie's mime teacher and mentor Lindsay Kemp.

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Angie Bowie: style icon, author, performer, counselor, former wife of David Bowie and role model for outsiders everywhere was born on the island of Cyprus in 1949, the daughter of mining engineer Colonel GM Barnett and Helena Maria Galas. As well as good looks, Angie is blessed with fierce intelligence. She is well read and well informed, independent and self-sufficient. The foundations of her cosmopolitan perspective were laid during her early life, particularly when, at the age of nine, she was sent to St George’s School in Switzerland. It was an international school, full of wealthy girls from the ruling elite. Angie learned how to survive and flourish, despite her significantly different socio-economic background. “First I had to learn French --then get used to being away from home and having only my own resources to support me. My sense of humor rescued me from extreme alienation, but we were all outsiders at St. George’s.” Angie left Switzerland for America aged 16, armed with four ‘A’ Levels and a fervent desire to begin the adventure of her own life. She went to the Connecticut College for Women. Already sexually precocious, she began a lesbian relationship which resulted in an incident she has never forgotten; “The psychiatrist at the college grabbed my girlfriend and I and imprisoned us in the surgery. I had to convince a nurse to bring me my clothes, then I leapt from the second floor window and ran back to my dormitory. I packed and left for Cyprus within a few days. I was an outsider in my own country.” Angie came to England in 1967 to study at Kingston Polytechnic, a college renowned over the years for producing figureheads of the avant-garde. “I believe the only place I truly felt at home was in England.” Although only on a student visa, Angie got caught up in swinging London and somehow contrived to stay. She met David Bowie in 1969.

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