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Sexploitation star Haji dead at 67

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Aug 11, 2013 | 9:50am EDT

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! actress Haji has died at the age of 67. The Canadian-born star, famed for her work in Russ Meyer's 'sexploitation' films, passed away on Saturday (10Aug13), according to her The Double-D Avenger co-star Kitten Natividad. Natividad writes in a post on her Facebook.com page, "I lost my dear friend Haji... I Love you and miss you so so much... RIP." No further details about Haji's death were available as WENN went to press. Haji, who was born Cerlet Catton, worked as an exotic dancer before she found fame in Meyer's low-budget 'sexploitation' films, which also included 1965's Motorpsycho, Good Morning and... Goodbye! in 1967, and 1975's Supervixens. He reportedly picked her for his projects after spotting her dancing in a topless bar in California. She also appeared in 1970's Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, which was written by late movie critic Roger Ebert. Haji moved away from acting in her later years, but returned to the spotlight in 2001's The Double-D Avenger and 2003's Killer Drag Queens on Dope.

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