, better known as Soo Catwoman
(often written incorrectly as Sue Catwoman
), is an icon of the London punk subculture
that sprang up around the mid-1970s.
She had a similar attitude and avant-garde
style of dress to the late 1970s UK punk bands. In The Filth and the Fury
, Johnny Rotten
singles her out among the early London punks, citing her "skill, style, and bravery".*The Filth And The Fury
(2000, dir. Julien Temple
Her trademark "Catwoman
" haircut was created in an Ealing
barber shop under her direction in 1976. The hair around the sides and back was severely cropped
close to the head with the two sides flared up to suggest the ears of a cat. Portions of the hairstyle were dyed different colours—the flared "ears" being black and the cropped parts being bleached.
Contrary to many reports, she was never a member of the Bromley Contingent
—the early group of followers and fans of the Sex Pistols
who lived in Bromley
, such as Jordan
, Sid Vicious
, Siouxsie Sioux
, Steve Severin
and Billy Idol
. While she was also associated with the Bromley Contingent, she does not consider herself to have been a member.Oh and I also need to say this; I never was a member of the so-called Bromley Contingent, I just knew them, I have never claimed, nor do I have any connections whatsoever with Bromley - either of them.....
Photos and likenesses of Soo Catwoman were, and remain, popular in... Read More