At times resembling a modern day Twiggy, actress/fashion designer Tara Subkoff has little need to follow in the footsteps of yesteryear icons after a series of memorable film roles and a trend-setting career as the co-founder/designer of a flamboyant clothing-line brought both the film and fashion worlds to her well-adorned feet. Following her memorable screen debut as a mentally challenged mute in the 1993 thriller When the Bough Breaks, East Coast-reared Subkoff spent the remainder of the 1990s developing her onscreen career in such efforts as Freeway (1996), All Over Me (1996), and As Good As It Gets (1997) before focusing on her emerging career in fashion. Reluctant to be pigeonholed in either career, Subkoff often blurred the lines between the two with appearances in such high-fashion cinematic exploits as The Last Days of Disco (1997) and The Cell (2000). Teaming with Matt Damhave to transform Salvation Army castoffs into high-priced haute couture, "Imitation of Christ" found the fashionable duo the toast of the town with their cheekily arty creations. With such fashion-icon followers as Chloë Sevigny sporting IOC threads, it wasn't long before numerous wannabes were threading cheap imitations. Though many may find it ironic that an Otis Parsons dropout could find such success in the fashion world, Subkoff's catwalk career continued to flourish as she appeared onscreen in such efforts as controversial Kids director Larry Clark's Teenage Caveman (2001) and the dark psychological thriller Undermind (2002).