Bess Motta

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Bess Motta
Born (1958-02-10) February 10, 1958 (age 61)

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,[1] which aired for two seasons in 1983 and 1984.

Biography[edit]

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.[2]

She had a small role in The Terminator, playing Linda Hamilton's roommate, Ginger Ventura, in 1984. She played Rita, a friendly and bubbly waitress in a mansion's kitchen, on the syndicated show New Monkees in 1987.[3] She also appeared in the first few seasons of The Home Show.

Motta gave an interview to The Terminator Fans website in August 2010[4] in which she confirms that she has attended the occasional ComicCon event (Burbank and Chicago in 2010).

On December 3, 2014 Motta appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor Podcast.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terrace, Vincent (1986). Encyclopedia of Television Series, Pilots and Specials: 1974–1984. Volume II. New York: New York Zoetrope. p. 427. ISBN 978-0-918432-61-2. OCLC 15052958. Retrieved March 1, 2009.
  2. ^ Meyers, Jeff (December 21, 1986). "The Bess Show in Town: Former Aerobics Star Dances to the Big Screen by Exercising Options". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  3. ^ "Bess Motta Filmography". The New York Times. Retrieved May 9, 2013.
  4. ^ "Interview with Bess Motta – Ginger Ventura from 'The Terminator (1984)'". TheTerminatorFans.com. August 16, 2010. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  5. ^ Reid, Ken (December 3, 2014). "The :20 Minute Workout". TV Guidance Counselor Podcast. Episode 52. Retrieved June 18, 2015.

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