Tura Satana
Japanese-American performer and dancer
Tura Satana
Tura Satana was an American actress and former exotic dancer. She was best known for her role as "Varla" in Russ Meyer's 1965 cult film, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!.
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Remakes Are Dead, Long Live Re-Releases! - Crave Online
Google News - over 5 years
Sure, we can all sit in collective awe of something like 2001: A Space Odyssey, but hooting with peers to the mammoth mammaries of the immortal Tura Satana is a kind of shared experience that just can't be duplicated outside of a theater
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Prunella: Under the Dome, Bentwood (Chapter 5) - Kalkion (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
She'd taken to dying her hair in fantastic wigged-out combinations; wearing retro, Tura Satana inspired turtlenecks (modified to show her fantastic cleavage) and Kabuki make-up or a wide variety of hats with on-going miniature auto-matons in
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Faster, pussycat! Kill! Kill! - Russ Meyer (1965) - Paperblog
Google News - over 5 years
Incomprensibilmente Varla (Tura Satana), la capa del trio, finirà per ammazzare il ragazzo, anziché la ragazza che se lo meritava di più, con colpi di karate degni del Cobra kai. Poi ovviamente devono portarsi via la ragazzetta che sennò le denuncia
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How the Standard Theatre loosened Toronto's collar - Open File (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The late Tura Satana, most famous for her role in Russ Meyer's Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! was one of burlesque's most popular stars in the early '60s. “The Victory was a classy place, absolutely classy, and as a headliner you were treated really well
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BITCH SLAP - Dy's News
Google News - over 5 years
... David F. Friedman, Ted V.Mikels, e butta nel cesto le forme generose delle cattive ragazze che frequentavano le Grindhouse, il Burlesque, i locali di striptease e che hanno raggiunto l'apice con la pericolosa esuberanza sessuale di Tura Satana,
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MY RUIN: 'Long Dark Night' Video Released - Aug. 9, 2011 - Blabbermouth.net
Google News - over 5 years
For me, this book has always brought me a quiet comfort over the years and served as a strange yet somewhat sacred tool in the making of many records dating as far back as my days in TURA SATANA when I recorded 'Relief Through Release'
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Icone a motore sulle strade del grande schermo - Movieplayer.it
Google News - over 5 years
Kill!, firmato da Russ Meyer, il cantore delle donne prorompenti; aggettivo quanto mai appropriato per definire la protagonista del film, Tura Satana, leader di un gruppo di spogliarelliste in cerca di avventure e soldi, quindi destinate ad una fine
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Former Chicagoan debuts 'Burlesque' film - Windy City Times
Google News - over 5 years
... Tempest Storm, Bambi Jones, Lottie the Body, Toni Elling, Ricci Cortez, Tura Satana, Mitzie St. Clair, Kitten Natividad, Dirty Martini, Julie Atlas Muz, The World Famous *Bob*, Alotta Boutte, Simone de La Ghetto, and Miss Indigo Blue
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Mixed Media: Resort Wear from Denim to Floral - Wall Street Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Aggressive, dangerous chic à la Tura Satana, one of the stars of "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!," came through a luxe dark leather biker vest paired with a deconstructed dress. There were also plays on the feminine and masculine, as in a two-for-one
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Burlesque artists gather at The Orleans for reunion - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Google News - over 5 years
The Tura Satana Documentary." The "Titans of Tease," at 7 pm Friday in the Orleans Showroom, features burlesque entertainers from the '40s through the '70s. Tickets are $55 to $80. An autograph session with the performers will be from 11 am to 1 pm
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Tura Satana-Divine, icônes de genre - Celluloïdz
Google News - almost 6 years
Drôle de destin que celui de la belle Tura Satana, Tura Luna Pascual Yamaguchi de son vrai nom. Enfant d'un acteur de muet et d'une artiste de cirque, elle n'a pas uniquement hérité des diverses racines de ses parents qui lui ont conféré cette beauté
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Ekstranummer #50: Er vi ironiske nå? Del II - musikkguiden groove.no
Google News - almost 6 years
Mens mannen i gata som hadde levd en stund aldri kunne glemme minnet om Rita Hayworth, mente sønnen hans med fartstid som trashfilm-liebhaber at Mamie van Doren, Tura Satana og Carolyn Brandt var vel så lysende stjerner. John Ford var en overvurdert,
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Tura Satana, icon of '60s drive-in cult films, dies
Courier Journal - about 6 years
Tura Satana, an actress who gained cult status for her role in the 1965 Russ Meyer movie "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!," took her Final Taxi this week. Her exotic looks, buxom frame and no-nonsense attitude paved the way for other actresses and can be seen in pop-cultural artifacts ranging from “Xena, Warrior Princess” to Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” movies.
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Tura Satana, Actress With a Cult Following
NYTimes - about 6 years
Tura Satana, an actress whose authoritative presence, exotic looks and buxom frame commanded the attention of viewers of Russ Meyer's 1965 cult movie ''Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!,'' died on Friday in Reno, Nev. The cause was believed to be heart failure, her longtime manager, Siouxzan Perry, said. She said Ms. Satana was 72, though other sources
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Vixens, Supervixens and Ultravixens
NYTimes - over 11 years
BIG BOSOMS AND SQUARE JAWS The Biography of Russ Meyer, King of the Sex Film. By Jimmy McDonough. Illustrated. 463 pp. Crown Publishers. $26.95. LONG before Janet Jackson and her -- let's face it -- dyspendulous Nipple of Doom, there were giants on the earth. There was Virginia (Ding Dong) Bell. And June Wilkinson. And Haji, the self-proclaimed
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Russ Meyer [ b. 1922 ]; The Man Who Really, Really Loved Women
NYTimes - about 12 years
Known affectionately as King Leer, the filmmaker Russ Meyer began his career, fittingly enough, as a Playboy centerfold photographer. He carried his fetish for artfully staged female nudity into his more than two dozen soft-core B movies, many of which are now considered cult classics. Meyer's films were distinguished as much by his over-the-top
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FILM REVIEW; None of Them Shy, 3 Women on a Roll
NYTimes - about 22 years
No movie could live up to the hilarious title of Russ Meyer's legendary 1965 sexploitation romp, "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!," not even the film itself. The movie, which John Waters has proclaimed his all-time favorite, is a rambunctiously amusing period piece, which flaunts a fetish for large-breasted women and, indeed, for any image that could
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 72
    Satana died on February 4, 2011, in Reno, Nevada, and was survived by her daughters, Kalani and Jade, and her sisters, Pamela and Kim.
    More Details Hide Details Her long-time manager, Siouxzan Perry, gave the cause of death as heart failure.
  • FORTIES
  • 1981
    Age 42
    Satana dated Elvis Presley but turned down his marriage proposal, although she did keep the ring. Satana married a retired Los Angeles police officer in 1981, and remained married until her husband died in October 2000.
    More Details Hide Details She had two daughters from a previous relationship.
    In 1981, her back was broken in a car accident.
    More Details Hide Details She spent the next two years in and out of hospitals, having two major operations and approximately fifteen others. In 2002, she returned to acting reprising the role of Malvina Satana in Mark of the Astro Zombies (2002), the sequel to The Astro Zombies.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1973
    Age 34
    After making Ted V. Mikels' The Doll Squad in 1973, Satana was shot by a former lover.
    More Details Hide Details She later found employment in a hospital, a position she kept for four years. She had studied nursing at Firmin Desloge Hospital. She was then briefly employed as a dispatcher for the Los Angeles Police Department.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1965
    Age 26
    Satana's then starred as "Varla" in the 1965 film Faster, Pussycat!
    More Details Hide Details Kill! Kill! —a very aggressive and sexual female character for which she did all of her own stunts and fight scenes. Renowned film critic Richard Corliss called her performance " the most honest, maybe the one honest portrayal in the Meyer canon and certainly the scariest". Originally titled The Leather Girls, the film is an ode to female violence, based on a concept created by Russ Meyer and screenwriter Jack Moran. Both felt at her first audition that Satana was "definitely Varla." The film was shot on location in the desert outside Los Angeles during days when the weather was more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit and freezing nights, with Satana clashing regularly with teenage co-star Susan Bernard due to Bernard's mother's reportedly disruptive behavior on the set. Meyer said Satana was "extremely capable. She knew how to handle herself. Don't fuck with her! And if you have to fuck her, do it well! She might turn on you!"
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1938
    Born
    Born on July 10, 1938.
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