Meet Sex Kitten Corinne Russell!
One reason I enjoy sharing these stories is to give a spotlight to some of our great Cult Movie Queens – whether they made a hundred films or only a few!
So my latest “2022 Sex Kitten Countdown” focuses on a hugely popular pinup model and Actress who had a great career modeling, acting and more – and then disappeared!
Russell was born in 1963 in Birmingham, UK. Corinne grew up an accomplished student of both dance and gymnastics and used those skills as a dancer on the British TV show “Top of the Pops”.
Russell’s natural beauty, however, led her to become on of England’s most iconic fixtures: a “Page 3” girl!
And just what is a “Page 3” girl?
Talk About Your News Headlines!
England’s racy newspaper The Sun always featured a topless model on page 3 of the paper – and many well known Actresses and Models were featured over the year, including Corinne:
FYI, the paper finally stopped the feature several years ago, but not without a naughty, if humorous farewell in the paper:
It’s no surprise that with this kind of “exposure”, movies would come calling, and Russell appeared in a number of very popular 80’s films, beginning with one of the iconic opening title sequences for 007:
Corinne’s “Octopussy” Dance!
Russell was chosen to dance in silhouette during the opening credits of the 1983 James Bond film “Octopussy.” These provocative opening title sequences are incredible, even if the title track itself is GARBAGE!
Take a look:
Corinne next ended up in a popular sword and sorcery film with former James Bond Sean Connery himself!
Christopher Lambert starred in this hit 1986 action epic, an an immortal Scottish swordsman who must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled “Prize”.
Connery hammed it up in the film as well.
Check out the trailer:
Corinne had a small but memorable role in the film as “Candy”, who we meet this way:
Kurgan: “At last. The Gathering…”
[Mini-blades pop open from Kurgan’s sword before a knock is heard by his door – when he opens it, there is Corinne]
Candy : “Hi. I’m Candy.”
Kurgan : “Of course you are…”
The Actress also appeared in the musical “Absolute Beginners” in 1986 – and was a popular performer on the British comedy series “The Benny Hill Show” as well.
Corinne was also featured in the men’s magazine Mayfair along with others as well:
Many of you will know her for the impact she made in a very video game:
Corinne Becomes A Vixen!
Corinne’s other huge success happened when she became one of the first lead female protagonists in a video game with her appearance on the cover of the release of “Vixen” in 1988.
That said, Corinne’s major fame came from her appearances in UK newspapers and magazines – she was a very popular pin-up Model, including scoring the cover of Penthouse:
She also starred in the AC/DC music video “You Shook Me All Night Long”.
Here is the video:
It was revealed on the VH1 series “Pop-up Video” that during the shot with the mechanical bull, she accidentally jabbed herself with her spur twice. The roadie who came to her aid married her a year later; Angus, one of the band members, gave them a mechanical bull for a wedding present as a joke!
Corinne was having a fun career across movies, TV, music and print – and then she was gone!
What Happened To Corinne?
The fact of the matter is this: I can’t find anything that gives an update on her, she just dropped out of the business and left no forwarding address!
It has happened many times in the entertainment world – Actresses who have a short run and then drop out of sight – but Corinne had quite the career going, so if you know any updates on her, let me know by leaving a message!
Speaking of mysteries, this is a photo of “Big Bust Model” Marilyn Davis, who also had a very successful career before disappearing – see her mysterious story here:
England has a rich history of sex kittens who were prominently featured in the UK papers…thanks to other cult film fans, I discovered the provocative career of Kelly Brook:
Actress / Model Kelly Brook carved out a hugely successful career in modeling, movies TV and more! Click here to see more of Kelly’s most revealing work:
There have been a number of British Models who transitioned to film and TV work:
Samantha Fox was very popular as well – and yes, she shared the same name as an XXX-rated Actress from the 70’s! See that story here:
And what about this legendary British Bombshell?
Felicity Devonshire had a great career in British cult cinema, and you can see her most daring roles by clicking on my story here:
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Bravo to Corinne Russell for a great career – no matter where you are now!