Saturday, February 05, 2011

RIP Tura Satana (1938-2011)


Tura Satana, the cult actress known best for showing off her buxom figure and feminine wiles in attacking all the men who dared objectify her in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965), died Friday night in Reno, Nev.

I hadn't realized, until reading this brief New York Times obituary, that the Japan-born Satana had had a childhood that may well have prepared her to to play the avenging feminine angel Varla in that Russ Meyer exploitation classic. Perhaps she was waiting all her life to let out all that sexual aggression.

Now, I guess, we'll just have to imagine ourselves getting crushed by your stiletto heel from Heaven...or is it Hell?

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