edith minturn "edie" sedgwick (april 20, 1943 – november 16, 1971) was an american actress, socialite, model, and heiress. she is best known for being one of andy warhol's muses. sedgwick became known as "the girl of the year" in 1965 after starring in several of andy warhol's short films in the 1960s. warhol's films were not generally a commercial success and were rarely seen outside the factory, as sedgwick's popularity grew mainstream media outlets began reporting on her appearances in warhol's underground films and her unusual fashion sense. edie's life is portrayed in the movie "the factory girl". the movie is a deep, dark narrative of the love,drama,sex and drugs that were part of her life and death. if you are a fan of andy warhol,biopics and underground type films-this is definitely one to see!