This Mother’s Day we celebrate by remembering the Amazing being that was Heavenly Angel Octavia St. Laurent Manolo Blahnik or just Octavia St.Laurent. A Transgender powerhouse who ruled the Harlem and New York City Ballrooms from the late 1980′s thru to the new millennium. She started in Paris Is Burning (documentary) 1990 along with Pepper Labeija, Dorian Corey, Anji and Venus Xtravaganza.
Octavia was featured in the movie The Saint of Fort Washington in 1993 starring Danny Glover and Matt Dillon. Miss Octavia’s last film was How Do I Look (documentary) 2006 which also starred Willie Ninja ( the Master of Vogue).
Octavia St.Laurent was born March 16, 1964 and died of complications from HIV on May 17, 2009. The world lost a brite starlet two years ago, the ballroom’s shimmer got a little dimmer with the loss of this Legend.
Octavia St. Laurent ” Queen Of The Underground ” WINNER OF THE 2010 PILL AWARDS, Courtesy of JericoDeAngel0. Thank you