February 5, 2011 0

like a velvet glove cast in iron…

By in Art, Life, Me

I just discovered the horrible news that Tura Satana , one of my all time favorite cult film actresses and star of Russ Meyer’s Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! died last night in Reno, Nevada. I’m absolutely crushed by the news.

I first discovered Tura Satana in London, England in 1995. Several of my friends and I attended a screening of Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! at the British Film Institute and it was love at first sight! I had never seen a woman who was so exotic yet so tough with such a razor sharp tongue and wit before. I have to say she became a major influence in a lot of my artwork and film choices in my life since that evening.

You really should check her out, she had an amazing life story and really was THE QUEEN of cult movie figures! The world is definitely going to be a little less exciting without Tura around.

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