|Born||February 10, 1958
Woodland Hills, California
Bess Motta (born February 10, 1958) is an American actress, singer, choreographer, and exercise demonstrator who appeared in the Canadian produced television series, The :20 Minute Workout which aired for two seasons in 1983 and 1984.
Motta was born in Woodland Hills, California. She has been credited with putting TV aerobics on the map, and has been called the "Aerobics queen of the 1980s", having become a fitness advocate after returning from England 30 pounds overweight. 
Later, she played Rita, a friendly and bubbly waitress in a mansion's diner (kitchen) on the syndicated show, the New Monkees in 1987.  She was also featured in The Terminator, playing Linda Hamilton's roommate, Ginger Ventura, in 1984. She also appeared in the first few seasons of The Home Show.
- Terrace, Vincent (1986). Encyclopedia of Television Series, Pilots and Specials: 1974-1984. Verlag für die Deutsche Wirtschaft AG. pp. 427. ISBN 978-0-918432-61-2. http://books.google.ca/books?id=AKlgjBCPPnsC&pg=PA427. Retrieved 2009-03-01.
- Jeff Meyers (accessed December 21, 1986). "The Bess Show in Town: Former Aerobics Star Dances to the Big Screen by Exercising Options". Los Angeles Times.
- "Bess Motta Filmography". The New York Times. accessed May 9, 2013.