“Tura Thursday” is a regular series celebrating the legacy of the late, great Tura Satana, best known as Varla in the 1965 Russ Meyer cult classic Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!. This series is curated by Tura’s longtime manager, friend, confidant and CEO of Tura Satana Productions, Siouxzan Perry.
“Spending half her career pleasing men – as Miss Japan Beautiful on the burlesque circuit – and the other half cutting them down, Tura Satana’s role as a fantasy femme subverted the girlish tropes of sixties style.”
“From burlesque circuit to B-Movie iconhood, she always beckoned you closer with one hand only to chop you down with the other. Her unique style single-handedly broke the cookie-cutter mould of 60s femininity – as Billie puts it in Faster Pussycat, she’s cute, like a “velvet glove cast in iron”.
Excerpt above from “Tura Satana: the ultimate badass, boy-beating B movie star” by Claire Marie Healy