“People always want to know about the past, but I’m much more interested in tomorrow” Ultra Violet
Isabelle Collin Dufresne a.k.a. Ultra Violet, artist, author, and former colleague and superstar of Andy Warhol. In 1963, Dalí introduced Dufresne to Andy Warhol, and soon she moved into the orbit of his unorthodox studio, “The Factory”. In 1964 she selected the stage name “Ultra Violet” at Warhol’s suggestion, because it was her preferred fashion—her hair color at the time was often violet or lilac. She became one of many “superstars" in Warhol’s Factory, and played multiple roles in over a dozen films between 1965 and 1974.
After a long battle with cancer, she died on the morning of 14 June 2014 in New York City. R.I.P.