An American heiress, Edie Sedgwick's early life was troubled, in particular because of her father's attitude and, herself and her siblings rapidly developed emotional issues – Edie Sedgwick becoming an anorexic. In the beginning of the 1960s, she moved to New York where she became a model and was introduced to drugs before meeting Andy Warhol, in 1965. Edie Sedgwick promptly became a major member of the artist's Factory and appeared in several of his films such as Vinyl, Poor Little Rich Girl and Chelsea Girls. These films helped design the muse's notoriety in New York's underground but also in mainstream media that remarked her unusual fashion taste with her mini dresses, her short hair, black leotards and chandelier earrings: she was dubbed an It Girl. By the end of the 1960s, Andy Warhol grew tired of his twin-like inspiration and Edie Sedgwick who was betrayed by Bob Dylan whom she thought would marry her, was rapidly estranged from the Factory's circle and fell into heavy drugs and alcohol abuses. Erected as a conceptual-like Andy Warhol muse, she played the role the artist had given her, that of an eccentric and glamorous icon who inspired an adolescent Patti Smith.