Thursday, February 10, 2011
One of My greatest inspirations, the most gorgeous, most evil, most deliciously cruel, most captivatingly terrible Tura Satana has passed on. Not just hardcore in Her movies, but also the most hardcore bitch in real life (sound like someone you know?) She became an obsession to so many, when She graced us in Her best appearance as Varla in Faster Pussycat Kill Kill.
Tura was gang raped by five men when she was a girl. This prompted her to learn the martial arts of aikido and karate and, over the next 15 years, she claimed that she had tracked down each rapist and exacted revenge.
"I made a vow to myself that I would someday, somehow get even with all of them," she said years later. "They never knew who I was until I told them."
She was sent to reform school as a teenager and became the leader of a gang. In an interview with Psychotronic Video, she said,
"We had leather motorcycle jackets, jeans and boots and we kicked butt."
Tura dated Elvis Presley, turned down his marriage proposal, but kept the ring.
Those leather gloves. That unwavering stare. She will be missed so much, but I'm so glad we can still watch Her movies forever!
To learn more about Her- click here.