RIP Tura Satana

Image via Dread Central.

Underground film icon Tura Satana passed away yesterday. As far as I know there are no details available yet — her official website just has an RIP notice, and Some Like It Haute just says that a press release will be issued. Dread Central doesn’t have any info either, other than a nice overview of her work.

Satana is best remembered for her role as Varla in Russ Meyer’s Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!. She became an icon to bazillions of bad-ass punk rock and heavy metal chicks. Other films she appeared in over the years included such classics as The Astro-Zombies (1968), Irma La Douce (1963), and 2009’s The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.

Her Wikipedia article makes for some interesting reading, that’s for damn sure.

RIP, Tura. May there be ass to be kicked in heaven.

[Via writer Christa Faust.]

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