Jean Hill, Greeting Card Model And Star Of John Waters Films, Dies

grizeldaJean E. Hill, an actress best-remembered as Grizelda, the murderous maid, in John Waters’ comedy Desperate Living, has died after a long illness.

Fans were notified of Hill’s death with a message posted to her Facebook page:

I am very sad to announce that Jean Hill has passed away. She struggled with her health for a long time and put up a good fight. She was the most sincere, bluntly honest, loving and funny person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I will miss her. RIP Miss Jean Hill

With her imposing, reportedly 400-pound figure on a 5’1 frame, Hill made an instant and lasting impression on Waters’ fans in the outrageous 1977 satire, which was the filmmaker’s first feature without his plus-sized muse Divine. Hill later appeared in two other Waters films — 1981’s Polyester and 2004’s A Dirty Shame. Hill’s unforgettable physical attributes also made her a popular — and sometimes nude — model for novelty greeting cards in the 1970s and ’80s.

Hill’s age and cause of death weren’t immediately disclosed.

Watch a memorable SFW scene from Desperate Living below.