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Tura Satana (1938–2011)


Tura Satana started exotic dancing when she was only 13 years old. She integrated acrobatics, humor, and sensual beauty to her dancing art form. As a dancer, she started doing guest appearances in films such as Our Man Flint (1966) and Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963) and made several films with low-budget auteur Ted V. Mikels. Her skills as ... See full bio »

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(age 72) in Reno, Nevada, USA

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Filmography

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 2009 Sugar Boxx
Judge #1
 1973 The Doll Squad
Lavelle Sumara
 1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Rabbit, Leader of Toulouse's Elite Guard
- The Moulin Ruse Affair (1967) ... Rabbit, Leader of Toulouse's Elite Guard
 1966 Our Man Flint
Stripper (uncredited)
 1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Tomo
- The Finny Foot Affair (1964) ... Tomo
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Peach Petal
- Who Killed the Paper Dragon? (1964) ... Peach Petal
 1963 Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?
Stripper (uncredited)
 1963 Irma la Douce
Suzette Wong
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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

I started out as an interpretative dancer, but I was offered more money if I took my clothes off, so I did. I started dancing at the age of thirteen years old. I became a professional dancer at the age of fifteen years old. If the owners of the clubs I had worked in ever knew that I was only fifteen, I think that they would have had a heart attack. See more »

Trivia:

She legally owns her likeness and image. So, whenever Russ Meyer wanted to change the artwork or rerelease the project Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965), he had to get her permission and sometimes pay her all over again. See more »

Trademark:

Femme fatale

Nickname:

Miss Japan Beautiful

Star Sign:

Cancer

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