Katt Shea (I)

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Katt Shea was born in 1957 in Detroit, Michigan. She grew up in a quiet Detroit suburb and graduated from the University of Michigan with honors. Shea worked for a short spell as a teacher in the Detroit public school system. At age 19, Katt drove her Volkswagen to Hollywood, California. She did a fleeting stint as a model and briefly attended ... See full bio »

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Known For

Poison Ivy Director
Scarface Woman at Babylon Club
Streets Director


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 2001 Sanctuary (TV Movie)
 2000 Sharing the Secret (TV Movie)
 1996 Last Exit to Earth (TV Movie)
 1994 Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 June 1994 (1994) ... (archive footage)
 1992 Poison Ivy (as Katt Shea Ruben, directed by)
 1990 Streets
 1989 Stripped to Kill 2: Live Girls (as Katt Shea Ruben)
 1987 Stripped to Kill (as Katt Shea Ruben)
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Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (9 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Katt Shea Ruben | Kathleen Shea | Kathy Shea


Andy Ruben  (divorced)

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I like every single film I've ever made -- I really do. Other people call them exploitation films, but to me what I was doing was never exploitative. I always had a strong point of view about my intention; it was never just to make money or to titillate or to horrify. I always had my purpose and I made those movies myself. I can't imagine sitting around and trying to piece together elements that ... See more »


Honored with MoMa retrospective in 1994. See more »

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