Tura Satana – RIP

Tura Satana in “Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!” - Marvin Films/Eve Productions

Tura Satana (1938-2011) passed away Friday from an apparent heart attack. Satana was most famous for her roll in Russ Meyer’s 1965 film “Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

From the NY Times article by Dave Itzkoff:

Born Tura Luna Pascual Yamaguchi in Hokkaido, Japan, to a father of Japanese and Filipino descent and a mother who was Cheyenne Indian and Scots-Irish, Ms. Satana spent part of her childhood in the Manzanar internment camp near Independence, Calif., …

…In later decades, the influence of Ms. Satana’s no-nonsense attitude could be seen in pop-cultural artifacts ranging from “Xena, Warrior Princess” to Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” movies.

There will never be another like her.

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One Response to “Tura Satana – RIP”

  1. Conservative Republican Says:

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