Tag: Billy Wilder

RIP, Yvette Vickers

Actress and Playboy Playmate Yvette Vickers has died. She was discovered by director Billy Wilder and acted in Sunset Boulevard and such atomic era classics such as Attack of the 50-Foot Woman and Attack of the Giant Leeches.  Sadly, her body was discovered after a curious neighbor noticed […]

RIP, Tura Satana

The inimitable Tura Satana has died at 72. She was a famed burlesque performer and acted in Billy Wilder’s Irma La Douce, but she’s probably best known for her spine-breaking performance as Varla in Russ Meyer’s Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Cinebeats has an excellent retrospective of her life […]