Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Rest in peace, Tura Luna Pascual Yamaguchi—better known as cult movie superstar Tura Satana - OriginalSpin
Rest in peace, Tura Luna Pascual Yamaguchi—better known as cult movie superstar Tura Satana - OriginalSpin: "Any fan of cult movies will have seen Russ Meyer's over-the-top classic Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! — and if you have, you can't unremember Tura Satana's brain-bending portrayal of murderous go-go girl Varla (or the cavernous cleavage that led mammophile Meyer to cast her). But Satana's mostly overlooked real life story is as shocking and indelible as the plots of the exploitation flicks that made her famous. Born Tura Luna Pascual Yamaguchi in Hokkaidō, Japan, the daughter of a Japanese-Filipino silent film actor and a circus performer of Cheyenne Indian and Scots-Irish heritage, she moved with her parents to the U.S. before World War II, during which her family was interned at Manzanar."