4 Shots From 4 Films: Rest In Peace, Julie Strain


I just saw that it’s been announced that Julie Strain died yesterday.  She was only 57 years old but had been in poor health for a while.

Julie Strain was known as the Queen of the B-Movies and anyone who grew up watching late night Cinemax in the 90s knows that she deserved the title.  She was 6’1 and her natural athleticism made her a natural for playing strong women who knew how to throw a punch, swing a sword, or shoot a gun.  She always seemed to be having as much fun appearing in the movies as we were having watching them.  It was said that Ginger Rogers could do everything that Fred Astaire did while wearing heels.  Julie Strain could do everything Steven Seagal did while wearing a bikini and she could actually act as well!

Rest in peace, Julie Strain.  Thank you for being good even when the movies were sometimes bad.

4 Shots From 4 Films

Enemy Gold (1993, directed by Andy Sidaris)

The Unnamable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter (1993, directed by Jean-Paul Ouellette)

Bikini Hotel (1997, directed by Jeff Frey)

Guns of El Chupacabra (1997, directed by Donald G. Jackson)