Rocky Horror Picture Show
Tura Satana was a Japanese-Scots-Irish-Native American actress and former dancer. At school she was constantly harassed for her large breasts and asian appearance, and at the age of 9 she was gang raped by 5 men walking home from school. None of her attackers were prosecuted (the judge was reportedly paid off) so Tura took it in her stride to take up martial arts and learnt Aikido and Karate and over the next 15 years tracked down each rapist and extracted her own revenge.
Not even a stint in reform school could stop this woman, she became the leader of a gang she started with the other students and in her words they “had leather motorcycle jackets, jeans and boots and kicked butt.”
She played Varla in Russ Meyer’s “Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!” in which she did all her own stunts and improvised most of the films best lines including a scene when a gas attendant stares at her breasts and says how he’d like to travel America to which Varla replies “You wont find it down there Columbus.”
Bad Bitch Ambitions
I’m almost sure that’s June Palmer’s body
Patsy Walker #122 (1965)
For some reason this makes me feel weird
I really REAAALLY tried scrolling past this but I failed… I mean look at those dance moves! He looks like that hideous CGI dancing baby from the blockbuster ads
Previously unseen photographs of Warhol, 1981.
© Steve Wood
Patti Waggin (Patricia Hardwick) - The Co-ed with the Educated Torso: vintage 8x10 photo from Patti’s Fan Club.
Patti was a petite, but very athletic dancer, who trained with the famous Lillian Hunt. Patti’s name is often given as “Patti Brownell”, but that was her name from her marriage to motorcycle racer Bill Brownell. Patti also enjoyed riding and racing motorcycles, but the marriage to Bill did not last. In 1955 she married baseball pitcher Don Rudolph. The couple had one daughter together and remained married until Don’s untimely death in an auto-accident in 1968. Patti never remarried.