Zoe Tamerlis Lund, the star of Ms. 45, was a fascinating "maudite" figure, who went on to co-author the original Bad Lieutenant with Ferrara, and died at age 37 of her sustained, intense, and enthusiastic heroin and cocaine use:
"She loved heroin, she was killed by heroin," Ferrara said on her heroin addiction. "...Zoe was one of these people who thought heroin was the greatest thing in the world, and she did until the day she died...heroin was the elixir of life for her."
"Iíve known a lot of serious drug users," Richard Hell, a friend of Lund's, recalled in 2002, "but ZoŽ was Queen. Youíve got to admire someone as committed to it as she was. She didnít just love heroin, she believed in it."
I'm not sure "admire" is the word I would use, but I do get what he means. Zoe Tamerlis Lund was about as noir as it gets.