Saturday, February 5, 2011
Tura Satana Passes Away At Age 72
Tura Satana, star of Faster, Pussycat! Kill!...Kill! passed away the evening of February 4th, 2011 in Reno, Nevada at the age of 72. Tura and Russ Meyer were big influences on my own film sensibilities. In fact the original posters for the film with the title written "Faster, Pussycat! Kill!...Kill!" were (upon years of reflection) a subconscious influence on my using ellipses in my band name Kill Switch...Klick. Russ Meyer was the King of the Exploitation genre and Tura personified the sexy tough Super Vixen Protype with enough conviction to endure forever. She will be missed.