Edith Bouvier Beale was an American socialite, fashion model and cabaret performer. She was a first cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill. She is best known as "Little Edie," one of the subjects of the documentary film Grey Gardens by Albert and David Maysles detailing life at the East Hampton home by the same name.
This is Edie Bouvier Beale. Born in 1917, straight into the echelons of American high society, to privileged parents Phelan Beale, a respected lawyer, and Edie Ewing Bouvier Beale a gorgeous socialite from the aristocratic Bouvier clan. Little Edie started a flourishing modelling career at 17, while Big Edie pursued her break into a singing career