Celebrating An Empowered Cult Movie Queen!
My “2022 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!
I featured Dona several years ago, but have updated her story to include a harrowing time in her life as well.
Dona Speir was born on February 7, 1964 in Norwalk, California.
Dona was a high school gymnast and track star, but what happened when she was 16 years old came to light in the last few years.
Dona’s Relationship With Bill Cosby…
As we know now, many women have come forth to claim that Cosby allegedly sexually assaulted them…he was imprisoned for some of those charges – a stunning downfall for the once popular Comedian and Actor.
As reported online, here’s how Dona met him:
“In the late 1970s, Speir was a stunning yet compulsive Orange County teenager who, at 16 years old, found herself being groomed and seduced by Bill Cosby, then an international star and one of the most trusted spokesman in the country; the man who would soon be thought of as “America’s Dad.”
A Southern California neighbor who played tennis with Cosby passed along Speir’s headshot to the comedian, and days later she was on a plane to Pittsburgh to appear in a children’s TV series Cosby hosted. Several days later she flew with him to a performance in Texas. They spent that night together in his hotel suite, thus starting a confusing, tumultuous nearly-three-year relationship where Speir became Cosby’s friend, confidante and traveling companion.”
Well, at the same time, Dona 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 and 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!
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:
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!
I covered Roberta’s incredible career as well and you can see more of her here:
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”.
Dona is the CEO of Recovery Coaching Experts, and her book candidly discusses the Cosby situation as well as her years in Hollywood as a woman, and she helps others learn how to identify the traits of sexual predators to prevent women and their children from falling under their spell.
She is just one of the many women who kicked ass for Director Andy Sidaris:
Devin DeVasquez starred in the Sidaris film “Guns” and much more!
See her wild story here:
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:
All of these Actresses were empowered – and they kicked ass onscreen!
Jillian Kesner was a “Firecracker” and if you haven’t seen this terrific film, click here to see the trailer and more!
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