Dorothy Karen “Cookie” Mueller (March 2, 1949 – November 10, 1989) was an underground American actress, writer and Dreamlander, who starred in many of filmmaker John Waters’ early films, including Multiple Maniacs, Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble and Desperate Living.
Cookie Mueller grew up with her parents Frank Lennert Mueller and Anne Sawyer Mueller in the Baltimore suburbs in a house near the woods, a mental hospital and railroad tracks. She was nicknamed Cookie as a baby: “Somehow I got the name Cookie before I could walk. It didn’t matter to me, they could call me whatever they wanted.” During her childhood Cookie, along with her parents, brother Michael, and sister Judy, took road trips across the country:
“In 1959, with eyes the same size, I got to see some of America traveling in the old green Plymouth with my parents, who couldn’t stand each other, and my brother and sister, who loved everyone. [Cookie’s brother Michael actually died in an accident on March 20, 1955… read more