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Rest in Peace: Tura Satana

Sad news to report today. Another genre icon is no longer with us. One who helped pave the way in film for strong female characters, thus inspiring women everywhere. It’s with a really heavy heart that we report that the great and always sexy Tura Satana is no longer with us.

Details are extremely slim at the moment, and we will update once we have more, but according to Macabre Marilyn’s Some Like it Haute Blog the legendary Tura Satana passed away yesterday at 5:00pm PST in Reno, Nevada. She was 72.

Best known for her role as Varla in Russ Meyer’s Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, a part she lent her voice to to recreate recently in Rob Zombie’s The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, Tura truly left her mark in the industry and we’ve no doubt it will be there as long as film endures.

We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to offer our sincerest of condolences to Tura’s friends, family, and constituents. Rest in peace, oh great one. And thanks for revving all of our engines now and for years to come.

Rest in Peace: Tura Satana

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Steve Barton

You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.

  • Terminal

    This is really heartbreaking news. She had such a horrible life. Ride on Varla, ride on in to the sunset seeking your fortune.

    Go, baby, go!
    ———-
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • DavidFullam

    Farewell Pussycat.