Andrea Feldman (April 1, 1948 - August 8, 1972) was an actor and Warhol superstar. A native New Yorker, she starred in several of Warholâ€™s underground movies, such as Trash before committing suicide in 1972. Andrea was a regular in the backroom of Max's Kansas City where she was noted for her exhibitionist nature, pioneering a performance she called "Showtime", and heavy dependence on drugs, particularly amphetamines.
In August of 1972, Andrea summoned several ex-boyfriends, including poet Jim Carroll, to the New York City apartment of her parents so that they would be witness to her "final starring role," her suicide. Feldman was holding a can of Coke in one hand and a rosary in the other when she jumped from the fourteenth floor of 51 Fifth Avenue and 12th Street.
Feldmanâ€™s suicide preceded the release of Heat, in which she had a significant role, by only three weeks.