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Tura Satana…we’ll miss ya

Sadly, I woke up to the news today that Tura Satana, star of my favorite film of all time Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! has passed away. That film, and Tura’s character Varla has been such a huge inspiration to me over the years since I first saw it as a college student. I’ve dressed as Tura at parties, used “Varla” as my original dominatrix name, and a few years  ago, I was lucky enough to meet and interview Tura at an art event here in Chicago. Really neat lady, very friendly and appreciative of her fanbase. I still have the interview, slightly unedited, but hopefully I can find time time to cut it as a tribute to her.

At that event, another filmmaker cut this awesome tribute to here which I watched over and over. Love it!

And this? Just my favorite scene in any film ever.

Several years back, I did an interview with Tura when I wrote for the webzine Sex-Kitten.

Here’s Roger Ebert’s fitting tribute to Tura.

She will be missed.

2 Responses to “Tura Satana…we’ll miss ya” »

  1. Jenny DeMilo Says:

    She was pretty amazing and inspired a lot of us! She will be missed.

  2. Jaeleen Bennis Says:

    RIP Tura…you will be missed!

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