Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dorothy Karen "Cookie" Mueller (March 4, 1949 - November 10, 1989) was an underground American actress, writer and Dreamlander, who starred in many of filmmaker John Waters' early films, including Multiple Maniacs, Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble and Desperate Living. Cookie Mueller grew up with her parents in the Baltimore suburbs in a house near forests, a mental hospital and railroad tracks. She was nicknamed Cookie as a baby: "Somehow I got the name Cookie before I could walk. It didn't matter to me, they could call me whatever they wanted." During her childhood Cookie, along with her parents, brother and sister, took roadtrips across the country: "In 1959, with eyes the same size, I got to see some of America travelling in the old green Plymouth with my parents, who couldn't stand each other, and my brother and sister, who loved everyone. I remember the Erie canal on a dismal day, the Maine coastline in a storm, Georgia willow trees in the rain, and the Luray caverns in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where the stalagmites and -tites were poorly lit."