Francesca “Kitten” Natividad has passed away. Along with her work in Russ Meyer’s movies, Kitten had memorable roles in two ’80s Teen Flicks: The Wild Life and My Tutor.
Sadly, at 74 Kitten Natividad passed away. The Mexican American film actress & exotic dancer was most known for her work with Russ Meyer, in films such as Up(1976) and Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens(1979). She died on the 24th Sept in Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
Francesca Isabel Natividad (born February 13, 1948 in Ciudad Juárez), better known as Kitten Natividad, is an actress, dancer and model, born in Mexico and nationalized in the United States, she is widely recognized for her relationship with the filmmaker Russ Mayer.
Natividad was born in Ciudad Juárez in 1948. As a child, she moved with her mother to Texas and then to California, where she worked as a chef for actress Stella Stevens. In 1969, she underwent her first breast augmentation surgery. In Tijuana, her goal is to break into the American entertainment industry. In the mid-1970s, filmmaker Russ Meyer hired her as an actress in some of her film credits. Natividad and Meyer began a sentimental relationship that lasted almost 15 years.
After participating in burlesque as an exotic dancer, Ella Natividad turned to pornography in the 1980s by starring in pornographic films. Appearing in her hardcore scene kept her away from burlesque and she decided to open a recording studio called the Kitten Klub. In the early 2000s, she worked with Meyer again and appeared in a few of his films, before leaving the media and recording sporadic appearances.