Day: February 6, 2011

RIP Tura

A sad day. On February 4th, we lost Tura Satana. Most famous for her role as Varla in Russ Meyer’s Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, she was a true American icon. As the buxom, explosively violent Varla, she was the leader of her gang of super sexy go-go dancers who would put down anyone that crossed them. All the while tooling around in some great cars. After breaking the neck of the owner, Varla commandeers his Porsche 356, with the blond bombshell Billie in a 1959 TR3 and Rosie bringing up the rear in a 1960 MGA. Just a fantastic film. John Waters once said of “Faster, Pussycat”:  It’s ”the best movie ever made, and possibly better than any movie that will ever be made.”

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