Celebrating The Short Career Of Roberta Pedon!
A Facebook friend shared this picture, and I was immediately curious about Roberta: what films did she make, and how long did she work in the entertainment business?
Well, not long at all, but she left us with one classic slice of sexploitation!
Roberta Pedon was born Rosma Laila Grantoviskis.
She was the daughter of Jewish Latvian refugees.
Referred to in wikipedia as “naturally big-busted”, she had pictorials and a few movie roles – and then she dropped out of the business!
Let’s take a look at her short-lived career, beginning with a film that had a classic exploitation poster!
Delinquent School Girls!
This 1975 film was also known as “Carnal Madness” as well!
Check out the trailer:
The plot is simple: three escaped mental patients sexually assault their way into a girls’ private school. But, since the girls’ education includes wrestling and karate, the three madmen will find that payback is a bitch!
I haven’t seen the film, but it does have a great title and poster!
The camera loved Roberta, who was very natural on camera as well…and take a look: cult actress Colleen Brennan was in this as well!
Apparently, the film was released many different times with a number of different titles like “The Delinquents”, “Love Maniacs”, “The Sizzlers”, and “Bad Girls” as well!
Roberta Was A “Big Bust Superstar!”
Pedon went on to “star” in a number of video compilations with names like “Big Bust Babes” and “Big Bust Superstars” in the 80’s, but little else is known about her – except that she did a lot of modeling at the time as well…
As with many in this business, little is known about the rest of her life, except one report in wikipedia that said she sadly died of liver disease in Alameda, California.
UPDATE: A Facebook friend shared an interview with Roberta recently and says that she is, in fact, NOT DEAD. That is great news to hear!
Even though Pedon faded from the spotlight, she deserves our thanks for such a terrific career…
Colleen Brennan was also in “Delinquent Schoolgirls”, and she went on to have a long career in adult entertainment…
She acted using two names: Colleen Brennan and Sharon Kelly as well.
See her wild career under both names by clicking on my story here:
I’ve shared other stories about Actresses who only made a few films, or used different names in them:
Donna Desmond made a number of cult films using different names, but they were all very revealing – you can click her to see more of them:
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