Tuesday, February 8, 2011

R.I.P. Tura Satana

Have you seen 'Faster Pussycat, Kill Kill!' from the 60s? It's campy, go-go mean girl trash and she was a bad-ass shit-kicking queen bee muthafucka. She was of Japanese/Filipino/Native American/Scotch-Irish decent and developed at an early age. She says she was gang raped at the age of 9, but the guys who raped her were never prosecuted. She knew martial arts and started a gang in reform school. She basically lived her life like a B movie. 
After that, she became a stripper. Of course she did! She even stripped through an entire pregnancy at the age of 19!
After she was through acting (or acting was through with HER) she married, got shot by a former lover, became a nurse and then a police dispatcher. She died on Friday of heart failure. 

Now THAT'S a biography I would gladly read. Here she is in Faster Pussycat.

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