Friday February 4, 2011 Tura Satana aged 72,died of a heart failure in Reno.
Tura was born as Tura Luna Pascual Yamaguchi
in Hokkaido, Japan July,10 1938.
After a difficult youth she started modeling as a bathing suit
photography model and posed nude for the silent screen comic
Harold Lloyd, who did not know she was underage.
She was most famous as Varla in Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
by Russ Meyer, and for having dated Elvis Presley.
(see groupieblog post February 8, 2008)
But she was also to be seen in:
The man from U.N.C.L.E. (The Finny Foot Affair).
The girl from U.N.C.L.E
With Jack Lemmon in Irma La Douce.
The World of Suzette Wong.