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Tura Santana - Legendary Burlesque stripper  an movie actress

Stage Name

Real Name

Tura Satana

Tura Luna Pascual Yamaguchi

aka: Devilon Satana | Miss Japan Beautiful | The Ultimate Femme Fatale

        One of many children, Tura was born in Japan but later moved to California and was relocated to the west side of Chicago, IL. with her parents as a small child after World War II. Her parents (before she was born) had pre-arranged for her to be married. Around 1951, at the delicate age of 13 she was married to a Navy boy of 17 which would only last for a whopping nine months. Over the years Tura learned to sing and play the Piano which she would eventually do in a few nightclubs such as the Brass Rail in Chicago, early in her career around the age of 15. Tura later had her first child at the age of 19.

    After a brief stint in Southern California and returning to Chicago, Tura got a job at a club in Calumet City, IL. as a Spanish dancer,  it was shortly after this she started her Burlesque career as a exotic dancer. Her Asian beauty was unsurpassed on the stage where she would perform her erotic dances which also consisted of acrobatics and humor. Tura was also voted as a stripper for being "One of the 10 Best Undressed for all time."

    Tura was not just a burlesque dancer she was a trained Martial Artists which also gave her further Film and T.V. credits such as "Man from U.N.C.L.E.", "Girl from U.N.C.L.E," plus others. Tura performed for over eighteen years in many different nightclubs throughout the USA up until she said "I got out of it when it started to become raunchy and lost the art, now they call it nude dancing,

but it's plain old pornography as far as I'm concerned."

    Tura's popularity really rose with the Russ Meyers film "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" where she played the main villain (Varla) in the film. There was even a band who dedicated their name after her 'Tura Satana'. Tura was still active in the entertainment industry and was still making appearances  up till her death in 2011 ... but not as a stripper.

Birth Place

Birth Date



Hokkaido, Japan 7/10/1938-2/4/2011Endel Jurman (1981) (5' 7") 38"dd-22"-37"
 (also reported to be 1935)?n/a? (1960)(6' 3" with Heels)
  John Satana (1948) 

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Favorite Music Titles

Spanish dancer (Dancer at Rendezvous)n/aBlue Moon
Strip-tease Go Tura Go
  Lure Of Tura
  Midnight in Moscow
  Night Train
  Tura's Song
  Meyer's Lorna/Vixen./Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! [CD]

Night Clubs



Moulin Rouge (CA)Grand Follies Theatre (LA.)n/a
Trocadero Supper Club (CA)  
Brass Rail (Chicago) Singer  
Gilded Cage (St. Louis)  
Old Town Club and Theatre  
Rendezvous Club (Calumet City, IL)  

Video Clips (pop-up)




Video Clip not available at this time1963 - Irma la Douce [DVD | VHS | Download]3/20/1964 - Burke's LawFemme Fatales vol. 4 number 2
Video Clip not available at this time 1963 - Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed11/24/1964 - The Man from U.N.C.L.E.TURA SATANA #1 - Comic
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
1965 - Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! [DVD | VHS | PAL]1/17/1967 - The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.UNGAWA! Issue No.3
Video Clip not available at this time1966 - Our Man Flint (2nd dancer) [DVD | VHS | Dnload]The Incredibly Strange Film Show" 
Video Clip not available at this time1969 - Astro Zombies, the (herself) [DVD | Dnload | Laser]2002 - Cleavage

Posters / Other

Video Clip not available at this time1974 - The Doll Squad [DVD | VHS]2005 - Go, Pussycat, Go! (V)$ 1965 - Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
Video Clip not available at this time2002 - Mark of the Astro-Zombies [DVD] $ 1965 - Faster Pussycat Kill Kill # 2
Video Clip not available at this timeSpace Vampires (VHS occasionally available here) $ Tura Satana Statue
Video Clip not available at this time Seduce and Destroy (aka Doll Squad)  

NOTE: Tura's Satana's Website

Various TURA SATANA Photo's
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