Friday, January 7, 2011

Nerd Girl of Note #95

Michelle Bauer is B-Movie royalty, at least in the type of B-Movies that Netflix dubs "Late Night Comedies" (read "T&A Extravaganzas" or "Skinemax Essentials"). She also did adult films under the names Pia Snow and Pia Sands, though apparently she demanded a double for the more hardcore shots. She was also Penthouse Pet of the Month, July 1981, and appeared in several episodes of the British adult-themed show, Electric Blue.

Bauer got her B-Movie break in Fred Olen Ray's The Tomb (1986), and did 31 films with him thus far, including Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988), The Phantom Empire (1989), Evil Toons (1992), and Attack of the 60-Foot Centerfolds (1995). She even has a few WIP credits under her belt, such as Bimbo Penitentiary (Lawrence Greenberg, 1992), Troma's Lust for Freedom (Eric Louzil, 1987), and a bit part in Reform School Girls (Tom DeSimone, 1986).







Bauer as "Cave Bunny" in The Phantom Empire


Bauer in The Tomb







11 comments:

Drunketh said...

Hotness!

The Acrobatic Flea said...

Thanks for this. I've adored Michelle Bauer for years (she even appeared in my university dissertation!!!)

Darius Whiteplume said...

@Drunketh - Defined :-)

@Flea - Now that is a thesis I would like to read :-) - I never realized Electric Blue was a TV show. I knew it was British. Was it on the BBC, or just exported to the Playboy Channel?

The Acrobatic Flea said...

Electric Blue most certainly wasn't a BBC programme :D - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Blue_%28TV_series%29

Darius Whiteplume said...

Hey, you never know what the BBC is willing to air ;-)

dr.morbius said...

My favorite of her movies is Rinse Dream's Cafe Flesh (one of those pesky porn films). No need to be ashamed of that movie, either, because it's three times the film than anything ever directed by Fred Olen Ray.

Darius Whiteplume said...

@Dr. M - I have not seen Café Flesh. My addiction to OOP stuff is going to drive me back to torrents :-(

F.O.R. only has a few things going for him. I have to say the lighting in The Tomb was far better than most films in his price range. I also like that he uses a lot of older, recognizable B actors; guys like Ross Hagen. It is kind of like the Ed Wood/Bela Lugosi thing, save that Olen Ray knows no one is watching his films for the male leads. Wood loved Lugosi, but also wanted a name for his posters, I am sure. Olen Ray just calls Cinemax and says "I've got another one." I like the guy, but rarely rave about his films. :-)

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Hubba freakin' hubba!

Darius Whiteplume said...

@Dr. MvM - Seconded.

Al Bruno III said...

OhI have crushed on her since I was teenager. My favorite of the scream queens, the reason I watched (well... fast-forwarded) through some of the worst movies of the 80's.

And as far as Fred Olen Ray's current canon of work- a fully clothed middle aged Michelle Bauer is far more attractive to me than some of the 'talent' he has on display in the lead roles.

Just my opinion of course :)

Darius Whiteplume said...

@AB3 - I do think there is something special about '80s sleaze. It is like Hammer style movie - they had their time and purpose; you can't go home again. :-)

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