RIP Kitten Natividad….
Very sad news…Adult Star Jeanne Silver has posted that Iconic actress Kitten Natividad has died…here is what Jeanne posted:
“My heart is saddened to hear that my friend Francesca Kitten Natividad has left and moved to the great universe beyond.
I had just heard that she was in the ICU this morning.
We have lost a beautiful soul much too soon.”
She was 74 years old…no other details yet on what happened…
We have lost an Icon…
Francesca Isabel Natividad was born in 1948 in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
I didn’t find much information about her childhood, but she grew up into a gorgeous woman.
She had her first big break for reasons you could have guessed!
Kitten Was Miss Nude Universe!
Yep, her big break came with Kitten won the title of “Miss Nude Universe” two years in a row: in 1970 and 1971.
In Hollywood, she scored a few bit parts and also worked as a Maid for Actress Stella Stevens, and she also went on tour as a strip-tease Dancer as well.
But fame was right around the corner!
Kitten Meets Russ!
Kitten’s big break came when she met the legendary Softcore Film Director Russ Meyer – not only did she appear in many of his films, but she lived on-and-off with him for 15 years as well!
“Russ Meyer’s Up!”
This wild 1976 gem kicks off with the murder of one Adolf Schwartz (who bears a striking resemblance to another famous Adolf) by placing a ravenous piranha fish in his bathtub!
Who did it? No-one knows or cares, as they’re too busy being distracted by busty Margo Winchester…Kitten appears in the film in a smaller role, which gave her great on-screen exposure!
Kitten also appeared in another of the Director’s wacky mid-70’s films – one of a series of wildly offbeat, glossy campy films by Meyer filled with goofy action and nudity!
“Beneath The Valley Of The Ultra-Vixens!”
Check out this plot: even in Smalltown USA, there are people who are unfulfilled and unrelieved in the midst of plenty.
The film tells the story of Levonna and Lamar, who could have had the perfect relationship – except for Lamar’s obsession with rear entry!
As you can see, the film showcased the best of Kitten.
It also gave her one of her most iconic images:
Kitten showed up in a variety of small parts in mainstream films, but she really did best when she focused on projects that focused on her!
Bodacious Ta Ta’s!
You get the idea: projects and titles that call attention to her biggest assets:
“The Double D Avenger!”
“Takin’ It Off!”
The plots are as important as the fact that Kitten was sharing herself with the world – and was happy and seemed to be having a blast!
Kitten also appeared with some of adult cinema’s biggest stars in films like this:
The stunningly beautiful Bridgette Monet starred with her in this one…
In October 1999, she underwent a double mastectomy for treatment of breast cancer. She underwent corrective surgery and as of early August 2016 was living alone with a pit bull and three cats, all of which were featured in the 2005 documentary movie “Pornstar Pets.”
Along with many TV appearances and cult films, she recently appeared in the Adam Rifkin film “A Night at the Golden Eagle”…and several years ago Vice did a nice feature and interview her, which you can see here:
Kitten was an empowered Icon from a different age of cinema, one of the iconic Cult Movie Queens known for working with Russ Meyer.
I took a look at Edy Williams and her great career as well…you can click here to see her greatest hits:
Another one of his Actresses was the exotic Haji:
She was an exotic Actress who really popped onscreen…see more of her work by clicking on my story here:
As I said, Bridgette Monet appeared with Kitten in adult cinema:
You can see. more of her adult credits here:
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