Veronica Vera is an American human sexuality writer and actress. She is best known for the films Times Square Comes Alive, Gerard Damiano‘s Consenting Adults, Mondo New York, and Rites of Passion, as well as her work with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe from (at least) 1982.
Vera is a former Wall Street trader and is also known for running the cross-dressing school Miss Vera’s Finishing School For Boys Who Want to be Girls, on which she wrote a book, Miss Vera’s Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls, published by Doubleday in 1997
Miss Vera’s Finishing School For Boys Who Want to be Girls is a business in New York City that provides instruction in cross dressing founded and run by Veronica Vera. Actor Paul Dano attended the school while researching a role in the film The Extra Man. One of the school’s most popular topics of instruction is walking in high-heeled shoes. In 2008, Vera said more than 5,000 people, including many women, had enrolled in this class in the previous 12 years