Rita Ravell ... "the Latin Temptress," "The Mexican Spitfire'" "The Hot Tamale."
Vintage Burlesque Dancer, Model, Striptease artist: Rita Ravelle. Her dancing acts were Burlesque modified latin Folk dances (namely Mambo) in nature. Started dancing in Mexico and Puerto Rico, then graduated to Mexican Films, then the USO and finally the USA in Burlesque shows. Rita's lastname is sometimes spelled as Ravel and Ravelle. The Mexican Spitfire billing was used by others as well. Danced in W.B. Sutton's 'Side-Show' as the "Atomic Girl" (1956).
B/W Photo 1: Miss Rita is dancing outdoors for the camera. She is wearing all white biking with long fringe on the lower portion, Bikini to and ankle-strap high heeled shoes.
- Birth Name: Rebecca Penalver
- Birth Date: n/a
- Birth Place: Tijuana, Mexico ?.
- Married:Nino Nacketti.
- Films: Mambo Burlesk (1954) | Tijuana After Midnite (1954) | Tease Cake Burlesk (1954) | Vegas
Nights (aka: Striptease 1948) |