>Tura Satana Dead
February 7, 2011
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Tura Satana was a Japanese-born American actress and former exotic dancer.She was born on July 10, 1938. She was best known for her role as “Varla” in Russ Meyer’s 1965 cult film, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!. Satana died on February 4, 2011, at the age of 73, in Reno, Nevada. Her long-time manager, Siouxzan Perry, stated the cause of death as heart failure.
Satana dated Elvis Presley but turned down his marriage proposal. Satana married a retired L.A. police officer in 1981, and remained married until her husband died in October 2000. She has two daughters from a previous relationship. Her older daughter Kalani had a cameo role in Mikels’ Ten Violent Women. She had remained friends with Ted Mikels till her death.
Ms. Satana left two daughters, Kalani, and Jade, and two sisters, Pamela and Kim, according to Ms. Perry. Ms. Perry said the funeral was scheduled for about July 10 birthday, Ms. Satana’s.