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Elizabeth Coffey

Elizabeth Coffey
Personal information
OccupationFilm actress
Known forDreamlanders

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Elizabeth Coffey is an American actress. She had notable roles in two of the early films of John Waters. Coffey is a post-operative transsexual woman.Because of her film roles for John Waters, she is considered one of the Dreamlanders, Waters' ensemble of regular cast and crew members.

At the time of her first film appearance in John Waters' Pink Flamingos (1972), Coffey was a pre-operative male-to-female transsexual who had already undergone hormone therapy to develop breasts and female features. She played the part of "Chick with a dick", a beautiful woman who turns the tables on a perverted flasher/voyeur by exposing and wagging her penis at him, sending him fleeing in shock.

Coffey had gender reassignment surgery completed a week after her scene was filmed, and appears as a female character in Waters' next film, Female Trouble (1974). In that film she played Earnestine, the sorrowful death row cellmate of Dawn Davenport (Divine).

Coffey is currently married, with one adopted child. She still remains in contact with John Waters and has done a lot of work for AIDS-related charities.

Also, she was in Walk Like A Man music video featuring Divine covering her Adam's apple and danced with a man and later walked out with Divine at the end.

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