In our ongoing Q&A series --"The Candy Gram"-- we ask the same quirky questions of burlesque's various performers. If you want to be added to the mix, drop Tanya Cheex a line at t.cheex AT gmail DOT come. Today, say hello to iconic star of Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Tura Satana.
What is your hometown:
How long have you been interested in burlesque/performing:
How many pairs of pasties do you own:
I used to own 25 pairs, but I gave away all but one pair. I had two pairs for every costume I owned.
What are your three favorite songs to perform to:
Lure Of Tura, Go Tura Go, Tura's Song. Besides those Blue Moon, Night Train, Midnight in Moscow.
What three items could you not live without as a performer:
A good stage, a great audience and a great orchestra.
Who had the biggest influence on your career:
Who is your favorite burly queen:
Lili St. Cyr
What is your favorite item of clothing:
What’s the last movie you saw: Twilight
What’s on your must-see-TV list:
Moonlight, NCIS, Charmed, House.
What book is on your nightstand:
The Tartan Warrior
If you could go anywhere for vacation, where would you go:
Canada or Europe
If you could have any superpower, which one would you want? Why:
To be like Wonder Woman, So that I could fly to all my engagements and be strong enough to dance to thrill the audiences. Without a good audience you have to make them come alive and then you can perform your best. But the job is for you to keep all of the audience interested in you as long as you are on that stage.
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