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Alexis Arquette (birthname Robert Arquette was born on July 28, 1969, and died on September 11, 2016.
She was an American actress, cabaret performer, and activist.
A the age of 12, during 1982 Arquette’s first acting gig was as “this little kid who’s on a ride with all these women and whatnot” in the music video “She’s a Beauty” by The Tubes.
She debuted on the big screen in an uncredited role as Alexis, in 1986, the androgynous friend and bandmate of sexually ambivalent teenager Max Whiteman (Evan Richards) in Down and Out in Beverly Hills.
She landed her first sizable film role at 19 years old, playing transvestite Georgette in the screen adaptation of Last Exit to Brooklyn.
Most of Arquette’s film work was in low-budget or independent films.
In all, she starred in more than 40 movies, including I Think I Do, Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror and Sometimes They Come Back… Again.
And she also starred as a crack addict opposite Tim Roth in Jumpin’ at the Boneyard, as a man seeking revenge for a horrible childhood in the New Zealand-shot fantasy Jack Be Nimble, and as a murderous drag queen in the low-budget comedy Killer Drag Queens on Dope.
She also had supporting roles in Threesome and Bride of Chucky, and she played a Boy George impersonator in the Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore films The Wedding Singer and Blended.
During 2001, Arquette went back to New Zealand to play Roman emperor Caligula in two episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess.
During that same year, Arquette guest starred in the Friends episode “The One with Chandler’s Dad” and cameoed in Son of the Beach.
During September 2005, VH1 announced Arquette as one of the celebrity houseguests on the 6th season of The Surreal Life.
Arquette was a featured celebrity client and guest judge on the première episode of Bravo’s reality show Top Design, on January 31, 2007.
She also made a cameo appearance in Robbie Williams’ “She’s Madonna” video.
During her late 30s, she transitioned from male to female.
Alexis’s experiences were documented in the film Alexis Arquette: She’s My Brother, which debuted at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.
She died due to AIDs related issues.
Alexis Arquette passed away at 47 years old.