Celebrating The Career Of Julie Strain!
Cult movie fans were shocked by the “fake news” that broke recently, announcing that Julie Strain, the “Queen Of B Movies” had died.
IT WAS NOT TRUE! I feel horrible for those who know her personally – this mistake had to cause them so much unnecessary anguish…
So, as I continue my “2020 Sex Kitten Countdown”, let’s celebrate one of cult cinema’s greatest treasures!
Julie Strain’s story has many great career highs and some devastating personal lows, and fans were clearly stunned when this inaccurate story got around and was covered by so many media outlets.
We now know that this was not true, but it made me think: why do we only show our appreciation for some of our favorite stars after they are gone?
With that in mind, I want to celebrate the career of legendary sex kitten Julie Strain, by highlighting some of her best movies and pop culture moments!
Strain was a big star of cult films in the 80’s and 90’s – and she loved her career. As she said:
“I love being the queen of B movies. It’s like staying in high school forever and being crowned prom queen every year.”
Love that quote!
Strain is 6 ft 1 in tall, and was the Penthouse Pet of the Month in June 1991.
She was later chosen as the magazine’s Pet of the Year in 1993. She then took on a wide variety of films: from comedy to horror, sci-fi and more – here are a few!
Julie starred in dozens of “B” movies like “Sex Court” in 1998, “Double Impact” in 1991, and “Battle Queen 2020” in 2001.
She also did voice acting – she was the main character in the animated movie “Heavy Metal 2000”.
Julie also had a wildly successful career as a model.
As for posting nude, Strain loved it. As she said:
“For me, posing in the nude is art. I take pride in my body and work out five days a week. To be chosen as [Penthouse] Pet of the Year when I was 31 was truly a blessing. I did their first video and CD-ROM. That year gave me the seed money to start my career. Most of my friends are centerfolds. I think sexy women rule the planet.”
And how about this role: Julie was in the great cult gem “Psycho Cop 2: Psycho Cop Returns” – here’s the trailer:
Yes, that’s “Bob Vance of Vance Refrigeration” – Actor Robert Shafer stars in the film, who went on to play the iconic Bob Vance in “The Office!”
In 1997, Heavy Metal published Strain’s autobiography, “Six Foot One and Worth the Climb.”
She also had a great sense of humor – starring in “Buck Naked Golf!”
In the middle of her great career, tragedy struck when Julie was seriously injured in a horseback riding accident. As wikipedia reports:
“Much of her youth was wiped from her memory, as she suffered a case of retrograde amnesia due to a severe head injury suffered in a fall from a horse. In November 2018 it was announced that she was in the late stages of dementia, believed to be a result of that injury, and was receiving hospice care at home.”
I know that all fans continue to wish her the best, and I’m looking for a copy of her book, because I’d love to hear more from her about her career…everyone who met her said she was funny, gracious and sweet – one of our legendary sex kittens!
I didn’t find an official fan page except for the one on Facebook – here it is:
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Leave a comment with your favorite Julie Strain movie or better yet, let me know if you had the chance to meet her!