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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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Known For

The Terminator Ginger Ventura
You Talkin' to Me? Judith Margolis


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (8 credits)
 2017 K.C. Undercover (TV Series)
- Keep on Truckin' (2017) ... Donna
 2016 Monty (Short)
Judy Garland
 1988 Broken Angel (TV Movie)
Woman at Carwash
 1987 New Monkees (TV Series)
Rita the Waitress / Rita
- My Three Sons (1987) ... Rita the Waitress
- The Game of Games (1987) ... Rita the Waitress
- Helen Goes Shopping (1987) ... Rita
- All My Martys (1987) ... Rita
- King of Space and Time (1987) ... Rita the Waitress
 1987 You Talkin' to Me?
Judith Margolis
 1984 The Terminator
Ginger Ventura
 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) ... Self
 1982 :20 Minute Workout (TV Series short)
Self (1982) (as Bess Motter)
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 1998 Dirty Work
Aerobics Instructor
 1985 Follow That Bird
Self - 20 Minute Workout Gymnast (uncredited)

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Bess Motter


5' 2" (1.57 m)

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In August 2010, she gave an interview to the Terminator Fans website in which she confirms that she has attended the occasional Comic-Con convention (Burbank and Chicago). She keeps both a Twitter feed and a Facebook page. See more »

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