Meet Actress / Model Diora Baird!
Many of my “2020 Sex Kitten Countdown” segments focus on legendary Cult Movie Queens from the 70’s and 80’s, but we still have terrific Actresses making great cult cinema today!
Let’s look at the ongoing career of Diora Baird!
Diora was born in Florida in 1983, and moved to Los Angeles at 17 to pursue an acting career. At the time, there were a number of “men’s magazines” like Maxim and FHM that routinely featured Models.
Just like everyone else who dreams of Hollywood stardom, she worked at The Gap as well as a clown at children’s parties, until getting a big break as a Guess? model.
Her next big break came when she landed on the cover of the August 2005 issue of Playboy magazine.
That same year, Baird got a role in one of the year’s best comedies:
Baird was in the raucous 2005 comedy “Wedding Crashers”, and as the poster warns: “hide your bridesmaids!” She ends up in bed with Owen Wilson in a funny scene:
Baird was featured in several magazines including Playboy, FHM, Stuff, and Maxim – in which she was ranked #76 on the magazine’s “Hot 100 of 2007” list, #64 on their “Hot 100 of 2008” list, and hit her highest position as the #17 spot on FHM’s top 100 of 2010!
Along with her model work, Baird ended up in a number of great cult films:
Diora was in the comedy “Hot Tamale” in 2006, beginning a run of films that ranged from horror to comedy and more:
Also in 2006, Baird was one of the stars of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning” – which is exactly what you think it is, a setup to the horror classic…
She next starred in the 2007 film “YPF”:
Yes, that is short for “Young People Fucking”, as as the plot states clearly: on a Tuesday night, five couples have separate sexual adventures.
Diora had a featured role in the 2008 film “My Best Friend’s Girl” with a huge cast including Kate Hudson, Jason Biggs, Dane Cook and Alex Baldwin.
Baird has continued to act in films and TV since 2009 – she has dozens of credits and is still very active – but it was her personal life that got attention a few years ago.
According to wikipedia, In 2017, Baird revealed that she was dating female comedian Mav Viola.
Baird told The Advocate magazine that after years of assuming herself to be asexual, she identifies as lesbian. The couple has since broken up, and Diora continues to appear in film and TV.
There have been a number of Cult Movie Queens who, like Diora did a lot more than just act:
That’s right: “Elvira” had a number of provocative photo shoots, and also created an iconic movie character – see Actress Cassandra Peterson’s story here:
Elvira and Diora are far from the only movie stars to pose for provocative pictures:
That’s right: Linda Blair went from a head-turning performance in “The Exorcist” to turning heads with this adult photo shoot!
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