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Bess Motta

Bess Motta is an American actress, singer and fitness personality. She is best known for portraying Ginger Ventura in James Cameron's classic The Terminator (1984), and as the lead instructor and choreographer for the television exercise program :20 Minute Workout (1982). She was born on February 10, 1958 in Burbank, California, the daughter of ... See full bio »
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 1988 Broken Angel (TV Movie)
Woman at Carwash
 1987 You Talkin' to Me?
Judith Margolis
 1987 New Monkees (TV Series)
Rita the Waitress
- Weather the Storm (1987) ... Rita the Waitress
- Meet the Pope (1987) ... Rita the Waitress
- Minister Bob ... Rita the Waitress
- Test Tube Tube ... Rita the Waitress
- Don't Touch That Dial ... Rita the Waitress
 1983 :20 Minute Workout (TV Series)
 1980 Seed of Innocence
Hooker (as Bess Motter)
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 1983 :20 Minute Workout (TV Series) (choreographer - 1984)
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 2003 Open Mike with Mike Bullard (TV Series)
- Episode dated 19 February 2003 (2003) ... Herself
 1982 :20 Minute Workout (TV Series short)
Herself (1982) (as Bess Motter)
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 1998 Dirty Work
Aerobics Instructor

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She has been credited with putting TV aerobics on the map, and has been called the "Aerobics Queen of the 1980s", having become a fitness advocate after returning from England 30 pounds overweight. See more »

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