Born in 1961 in Hermosa Beach, California (although one source says she is originally from Malibu Beach ), she became a major figure of the 1980s East Village scene. Pfahler has also acted in low-budget horror and softcore porn films.
Well known in fashion circles and spanning the fine line between cult and haute, Pfahler also does film and video work. She follows the artistic philosophy of availablism, using what is closest at hand as both the inspiration for her work as well as the medium.
She is the sister of Adam Pfahler of the band Jawbreaker.
Howard Stern guest, Siobhan Meow, has an arm full of Kembra Pfahler tattoos.
A documentary segment on Disinformation DVD - The Complete Series included a live performance of The Wall of Vagina.