Kim McGuire, the tough girl Hatchet-Face in John Waters' 'Cry-Baby,' dies at 60

Kim McGuire, who portrayed tough girl Mona "Hatchet-Face" Malnorowski opposite Johnny Depp in the John Waters musical comedy Cry-Baby, has died. She was 60.

McGuire, who had been living in Naples, Fla., died Wednesday, her friend Suzy Hixson reported on a GoFundMe page that has been set up to help the actress' husband, Gene Piotrowsky. Waters regular Divine also posted the news on Twitter.

In Cry-Baby (1990), Waters' cult follow-up to Hairspray, McGuire played the knife-licking, facially contorting Hatchet-Face, one of the group of delinquents known as The Drapes. When a judge in a courtroom scene apologizes to her for her face, she replies, "There's nothing the matter with my face. I got character!"

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 25: Actress Kim McGuire attends the Hollywood Arts Council's Fifth Annual Charlie Awards on January 25, 1991 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 13: Actress Kim McGuire and date attend the 'Wild at Heart' Universal City Premiere on August 13, 1990 at Cineplex Odeon Universal City Cinemas in Universal City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 6: Actress Kim McGuire attends the 'Madonna: Truth or Dare' Hollywood Premiere on May 6, 1991 at the Cinerama Dome Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

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In her review for The New York Times, Janet Maslin called Hatchet-Face a "hideously contorted floozy" who is "too frightening to be funny."

In casting materials for the role, Waters said that he wanted an actress for Hatchet-Face with "the body of Jayne Mansfield and the face of Margaret Hamilton ...; [and] nobody, but nobody, gives her grief."

A native of New Orleans, McGuire also appeared opposite Malcolm McDowell in Disturbed (1990) and had a regular role in 1992 on the short-lived David Lynch ABC series On the Air. She left Hollywood in the late 1990s to practice law.

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