Tura Satana was an American actress and former exotic dancer who was active since 1963 until her death in 2011. She made her appearances in a number of films like the exploitation film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965), and the science fiction horror film The Astro-Zombies (1968), The Doll Squad (1973) and Mark of the Astro Zombies (2002).
She was born in an artist family where Her father was a silent movie actor and her mother was a circus performer. Her first steps in exotic dancing began at the age of 13. After moving to Chicago with her parents, she began dancing under the stage name Galatea at the Club Rendevouz in Calumet City, Illinois. She debuted in acting career as Suzette Wong in Irma la Douce in 1963.
At the age of 13, she had her first nine-month marriage to 17-year-old John Satana due to her parents's arrangement. She had a daughter named Kalani when she was 19 and gave birth to a second daughter Jade in 1969. In 1981, she got married to Endel Jurman and lived together with him until his death in 2000.