Monday, June 11, 2012

Little Miss Dangerous

In the summer of 1980, Frank Miller modeled his sai-wielding femme fatale Elektra on bodybuilder Lisa Lyon, who had recently rocketed to fame when she won the World Women's Bodybuilding Championships. This 1991 Spy feature, by John Lombardi, outlines Lyon's connections to Robert Mapplethorpe, voodoo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, PCP, Huey Newton, cocaine, Jack Nicholson, and Day of the Dolphin.


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