Fearless blonde actress Sylvia Miles's long and flashy career is synonymous with New York City. Her signature roles as hard-boiled carnal women have been in gritty carnal New Yawk stories such as Murder, Inc. (1960), Midnight Cowboy (1969), and Andy Warhol's Heat (1972). Miles can play a chippie with a chip on her shoulder better than any other Oscar-nominated broad around. And like a city where possibilities never sleep, when Sylvia drops her chip, her bra and panties might fall right along with it. Her totally nude zipless boff with Jon Voight in Cowboy made everyone come in a New York minute; it was the shortest performance ever nominated for an Academy Award.