CHICAGO – The issue of gender identity, especially for those who are born with a vagueness as to what to call themselves between/beyond boy and girl, has come front and center in the U.S., both with the legalization of gay marriage and the callous repudiation of identity by trying to pass laws dismissing it (the North Carolina “bathroom” laws). The performance companies of The Living Canvas and Nothing Without a Company is currently staging “[Trans]formation,” which presents gender identity art by six performers, who perform most of the play in the nude.
Slideshow: Exclusive Portraits of Daryl Hannah from Health Freedom Expo
CHICAGO – Daryl Hannah is a passionate activist. The actress and environmentalist is spreading the word regarding the dangers of the Keystone Pipeline, among other hot topics at the recent Health Freedom Expo in Chicagoland. She also has a new movie in limited release opening on July 12th entitled “The Hot Flashes.”
The actress was born in Chicago, attending the local Francis W. Parker School. She made her 1978 film debut in the Brian De Palma horror movie, “The Fury,” which was filmed in Chicago. After appearing in the classic sci-fi movie, “Blade Runner” (1982), she took off as a mermaid-out-of-water in “Splash” (1984). That began a procession of hit movies throughout the 1980s and ‘90s including “Roxanne” (1987), Wall Street (1987), “Steel Magnolias” (1989) and “The Little Rascals” (1994). Most recently, she’s appeared in the British horror film, “Eldorado” (2012), and is featured in the 2013 film “The Hot Flashes,” opening in limited release on Friday, July 12th.
Hannah is also well known for her environmental and political activism. She has been arrested at several demonstrations, protesting against the closing of Los Angeles urban gardens, the issue of West Virginia mountaintop removal and the Keystone Pipeline. At the Health Freedom Expo, she spoke without notes for 45 minutes on the health and environmental implications of the politically controversial Keystone Pipeline.
Photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com took these Exclusive Portraits of Daryl Hannah after she spoke at the June 7th event. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.
- HANNAH1: Daryl Hannah at the Health Freedom Expo on June 7th, 2013
- HANNAH2: Daryl Hannah spoke on environmental implications of the Keystone Pipeline.
- HANNAH3: Daryl Hannah is only trying to get us some peace.