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Overview (4)

Born in Québec, Canada
Died in USA
Birth NameBarbarella Catton
Nickname Haji

Mini Bio (1)

Haji was a Cando-American actress renowned for starring in Russ Meyer's sexploitation classic Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965), in which she made her theatrical film debut. Barbarella Catton was born in Quebec City, Quebec on January 24, 1946, and at the age of 14, began dancing topless. The renamed Haji caught the eye of cinema's "King Leer" while performing as an exotic dancer.

He also cast her as one of three go-go dancers who turn into avenging furies in "Pussycat", which was her theatrical film debut as it was released before Motorpsycho! (1965). She also appeared in Meyer's potboiler Good Morning... and Goodbye! (1967), his big budget Hollywood sextravaganza Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970), and his cartoonish amalgamation of sex and violence, Supervixens (1975).

Haji died on August 10, 2013 at the age of 67.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jon C. Hopwood

Trivia (6)

Was a fervent supporter of animal rights and environmentalism.
Interviewed in the book "Invasion of the B-Girls" by Jewel Shepard.
Began as an exotic dancer. Moved to California at the age of fourteen and was discovered by filmmaker Russ Meyer performing in a topless bar.
Her only child, a daughter she had at age 15, is named Cerlette.
Haji was of British and Filipino descent, and her nickname was bestowed on her by an uncle.
Was a friend and co-star of former stripper and long-time Russ Meyer paramour Kitten Natividad.

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