John Waters and Dita Von Teese Featured in Documentary About Cult Icon Tura Satana

John Waters and Dita Von Teese Featured in Documentary About Cult Icon Tura Satana
Great news for Tura Satana fans: a documentary about the legendary actress, vedette and exotic dancer is in the works.

Satana became a cult icon after playing Varla — the leader of a women’s gang who kills a young man with her bare hands and helps kidnap his girlfriend — in the 1965 Russ Meyer’s cult classic “Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!”

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Off screen, the Japanese-born actress lead a turbulent live. As a child, she was interned at WWII Japanese relocation camp Manzanar, in California. Then, she moved with her family to Chicago, where she was the victim of a racially-motivated rape by a group of teenagers before her tenth birthday.

However, Satana turned her life around, becoming a famous burlesque dancer, and even dating Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. According to The Guardia,
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