Quote: "I'll never be a star in America...It's fine. I don't want to be...Not in that way. In a Sissy Spacek way. In a Shelley Duvall way. In a Sandy Dennis way. That's how I'd like to be a star. But movies aren't as good now as they were in the '70s." --Time Out New York, May 7-14, 1998
Chloe Sevigny is licking the back of her hand, because she's cool like that.
3 Needles (2005) (filming) .... Clara
Growing up in Darian, CT, Chloe Sevigny was appalled by the mentality of her peers (aspirations: Jeeps/BMWs/Ivy League education), so she would flee to New York City on weekends, finding friends in the skaters who hung out in Washington Square. And this is why, initially, she became famous: approached at age 18 while hanging out with the skater kids by an employee of Sassy magazine to appear alongside the editor on the opening credits of a talk show.
Daisy Von Furth, who styled the Sonic YouthSassy, cast her in the video. This led to Sevigny modelling at the New York launch of Kim Gordon and Von Furth's X-Girl fashion label. The Lemonheads followed suit, featuring Sevigny in their video for "Big Gay Heart". She also appeared in her first fashion shoot for New York's Paper magazine, while working part time at Liquid Sky, a clothes and techno record shop -- a pit-stop hang out for club kids. At the height of grunge and at the time of the rave culture explosion, it was as if Sevigny had been adopted as an accidental ambassador for underground New York youth culture.
Her star vehicle Kids came about through the "chance meeting" of her skater boyfriend Harmony Korine and veteran photographer Larry Clark. Clark wanted to make a docudrama film about people just like them; Korine wanted to write scripts: and so Kids was born. Before then, Sevingy had no idea what she'd do with her life but thought she'd just as easily stay in the clothes shop where she worked or go back to school.
She followed it up with Trees Lounge, opposite Steve Buscemi and Korine's next project Gummo on which she also served as costume designer. In 1998, she starred in Whit Stillman's The Last Days of Disco and the following year, in Julien Donkey-Boy (1999), she reunited with Korine in an all-video all-improv film about a schizophrenic and his dysfunctional family that incorporates the rules laid down by the Euro Dogme '95 doctrine. But it was her role in Boys Don't Cry (1999) that earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and her first Oscar nomination in the same category. She finished off the year with A Map of the World, starring Sigourney Weaver and Julianne Moore.
In 2003, she appeared in two films at Cannes and the Toronto International Film Festival: Dogville and The Brown Bunny.
Chloe Sevigny Nude:
Chloe Sevigny laying topless across a bed on one side of the frame as a car drives on the other in a brief clip from the Japanese trailer of her independent explicit film The Brown Bunny.