The Empowered Dona Speir! My “2020 Sex Kitten Countdown” Celebrates This Great Cult Movie Queen!

Celebrating An Empowered Cult Movie Queen!

My “2020 Sex Kitten Countdown” has featured some of the most beautiful women in cult cinema, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to kick ass – Dona Speir is a perfect example!

Dona Speir was born on February 7, 1964 in Norwalk, California.

Dona was empowered from an early age: she was a high school gymnast and track star, and those athletic skills were evidenced by the cult films she starred in!

However, she was also one of Playboy’s most popular centerfolds!

Speir was picked as Playboy’s Playmate of the Month in March 1984. She was a natural…

Dona appeared in a variety of TV shows ink small roles before finding her niche in 80’s erotic action thrillers for the legendary Director Andy Sidaris!

Dona Speir AKA Kick-Ass DEA Agent Donna Hamilton!

Speir had a great run as tough, gun-toting Drug Enforcement Agent Donna Hamilton in SEVEN terrific action films for Sidaris!

Let’s take a look!

“Hard Ticket To Hawaii!”

This 1987 thriller takes place obvious in Hawaii, where Speir plays an undercover DEA agent who stumbles upon a drug trafficking operation, and has to enlist the help of all her colleagues to go after the vicious drug kingpin.

Check out the trailer:

Girls, guns, explosions…what more could you ask for?

Well…how about nudity?

It was a very successful formula, and it continued the next year with another chapter in her wild adventures!

“Picasso Trigger!”

This 1988 action spectacular was one of her best known efforts: after his brother got eliminated in “Hard Ticket to Hawaii”, a crime lord triggers a ruthless hunt against all agents responsible, and the remaining agents will have to avenge their fallen comrades.

Here is the trailer, with a glimpse of the iconic and now gone Sands Hotel Tower in Las Vegas!

Dona’s handling of a spear gun is one of this film’s many treats – but of course there are others as well:

“Savage Beach!”

Yes, 1989 saw the next chapter in Dona’s adventures – check out the trailer:

In this blazing action-adventure, the desperate search for a billion dollars in stolen gold exposes two beautiful Drug Enforcement Division agents to the ultimate in danger and turns the shores of a tropical island into the bloodspattered sands of Savage Beach.

Two more Sidaris films followed: “Guns” in 1990, and “Do Or Die” in 1991.

Another of my “Sex Kitten Countdown” movie stars became part of this series as well – Roberta Vasquez!

The series continued with two more films: “Hard Hunted” and “Fit To Kill” in 1993 – here’s the trailer for “Hard Hunted!”

After this great run of cult films, Speir dropped out of the entertainment business. focusing instead on her work as a spokesperson, motivational speaker and personal growth counselor…but she will always be remembered as one of the most beautiful Playmates, with a series of empowered female roles in glossy 80’s and 90’s action classics!

In 2019, Dona published her first book “Naked Truth: The Fall and Rise of Dona Speir”. Bravo Dona!

As I said, Roberta Vasquez starred with Dona in several of these films, and she was a knockout as well:

She had a great career with films and provocative photos spreads like this – click here to see more:

I also told you about this “sex kitten” who appeared in a number of cult films before she stopped acting and became an incredible stunt woman!

Karen Price worked on some of the best “B” movies of the 80’s, na you can see them all by clicking on my story about her right here:

If you like these stories, and don’t want to miss any of my “2020 Sex Kitten Countdown” as well, then go to my website’s front page and sign on to follow me – there are NO ads at all, just lots of stories to come about the wild world of exploitation and cult films!

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Leave a comment and let me know how many of Dona’s films you’ve had the chance to see!

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14 replies

  1. What a coincidence! Last night I decided to traipse down memory land and watched Malibu Express! And this morning, reading an article about Dona Spier. I gotta chance to do an interview with both Andy and Arlene Sidaris and Dona Spier, This is from way back in the mid-90’s during the ‘before time’. Enjoyed reading!

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  2. I had never heard of her, or any of those films. But as always, you gave her a great tribute, John,.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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