I became enthralled with the statuesque icon, as many of my peers probably did, as May Day in A View to a Kill. Her career began way before that as a dance club superstar with albums like Portfolio and Nightclubbing, making the scene at Studio 54 with good friend Andy Warhol before her transformation into the androgynous performer of the 80s with the help of lover and stylist Jean-Paul Goude.
Her influence is as immense as her demanding and stunning presence. In style: the box haircut, the power suit shoulders, in music: the Sprechgesang style of singing. And what could be cooler than a woman considered “too tough” by Arnold Schwarzenegger.