“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.
One of Tura Satana’s early supporters was the silent film star Harold Lloyd. He photographed her and gave her the confidence to go into show business. In an interview with Russ Meyer’s biographer, Jimmy McDonough, Tura said, “I saw myself as an ugly child. Mr. Lloyd said, ‘You have such a symmetrical face. The camera loves your face. … You should be seen.’”
We will look more deeply into the work relationship with Lloyd and early days of Tura’s film career next week! Stay tuned!