Actress Susanne Benton’s “Bust Up!” My “2022 Sex Kitten Countdown” Has Her “Biggest” Cult Hits!

“Susanne Benton Is Headed For A Bust Up!”

Well, let’s hope so!

In this latest edition of my “2022 Sex Kitten Countdown”, I want to focus on an Actress who appeared in films big and small, and posed with literally nothing at all!

Susanne Benton is a Canadian actress known for her film roles across many genres during the 70’s – from cult films to a sci-fi classic!

She was born Susanne Hildur in Canada in 1948, and in fact, she used her birth name when acting with Andy Griffith in a film, but it was in Playboy where she broke out as Susanne Benton!

Let’s take a look at some of her more provocative roles!

Susanne’s Playboy Unveiling…

Benton caught everyone’s attention when she was featured in Playboy – a great way to be discovered in those days!

This pictorial led to a string of cult films that would give her a chance to show off her acting skills along with her physical charms…

“Cover Me Babe!”

While it has a provocative title, this is actually an interesting concept for a film – especially at that time.

Robert Forster starred as a student filmmaker who let nothing stand in the way of his getting a studio contract. Sondra Locke also starred:

I haven’t seen this film, but when I saw this still from the film, I knew it was something I’d have to try and find!

Also in 1970, Benton had a small role in the brilliant anti-war film “Catch-22”, playing a buxom Secretary:

This pouty finger action drove the soldiers crazy and I can understand why: the camera loved her.

Many more pictorials followed as well, and she continued to pop up in films that were cult gems:

“Best Friends”

This 1975 exploitation film had three friends heading cross-country on the “trip of a lifetime” which turns, of course, into a nightmare!

In 1975, Benton appeared in the classic sci-fi film “A Boy And His Dog” – a terrific film about an alternative world underground, and it was her job to seduce a young Don Johnson, who has been lured down below…

This is a great cult film that you should see – here is the trailer and more:

Susanne continued to appear in film and TV, but her last cult gem was “The Last Horror Film” in 1982.

Caroline Munro starred in this film along with legendary characters Terre Actor Joe Spinell – here’s a look at the two films they made together:

Bravo to Benton for her great film career – she wasn’t the only Cult Actress who was just as popular as a pin-up Model. Many of the most popular Cult Movie Queens of the 60’s and 70’s were also in Playboy:

Susan Bernard was in the 60’s cult gem ‘Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!” But she was also the first Jewish Playmate…check out her career and that pictorial by clicking on my story here:

Actress Sandra Julien was another Actress in the 70’s who posed in men’s magazines and also made some wild cult films:

Click here to see more of this “sensuous teenager”:

One of the most interesting aspects of my “sex kitten countdown” is to try and uncover the mystery of some Actresses who disappeared after making great cult films:

That’s the case with Angela Field – or was she Angela Carnon?

Click here for her story:

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3 replies

  1. Wow! That film, Best Friends, was something else. The radio blurb, as well as the trailer, stressed a frothy romp between two couples on a holiday. The poster suggested Suzanne was going to get down with a tribe of Native Americans. The movie (viewed on Showtime) detailed an unrequited love from an honorably discharged soldier toward his best friend, Richard Hatch. And I liked it.

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  2. Never seen that hot photo of Caroline Monro. That’s probably the closest she ever got to actual nudity.


  3. I remember her role in ‘Catch 22’, but I would never have known her name. Nice tribute, John.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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