Born Tura Luna Pascual Yamaguchi in Hokkaido, Japan, her mother was Cheyenne Indian and Scots-Irish; her father of Japanese and Filipino descent. Satana worked as as an exotic dancer and nude model before her breakthrough role in Russ Meyer's Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
. While there was no nudity in that film
(unlike most of Meyer's work), there was plenty of camp, tons of dangerous curves and ample cleavage. The plot? A gang of go-go dancers kidnap a couple, murder the boyfriend and force the girlfriend to follow them as they go on a murder rampage and then hide out at a secluded ranch owned by an old man in wheelchair and his two sons. You know, Oscar-worthy stuff! Honestly, the best part about Satana in this flick? As the Times puts it
, her character was "brazenly violent but unapologetically feminine." RIP. More »