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|Rocky and His Friends |
The Bullwinkle Show character
|Created by||Jay Ward, Alex Anderson and Bill Scott|
|Portrayed by||Sally Kellerman (1992 film)|
Rene Russo (2000 film)
|Voiced by||June Foray (1959–2014)|
Lauri Fraser (2014 short)
Rachel Butera (2018)
|Significant other||Boris Badenov|
Natasha Fatale is an antagonist of the 1959–1964 animated cartoons Rocky and His Friends and The Bullwinkle Show, collectively referred to as The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. She was voiced by June Foray.
According to the Rialto Theater's Moosebill for "Downhill: The Musical" (a special table of contents insert created for the DVD box set Rocky and Bullwinkle & Friends, The Third Season), Natasha is supposedly the only child of Axis Sally and Count Dracula. A former Miss Transylvania, she was expelled from college for subversive activities at a local cemetery. She traveled from Transylvania to the United States at the age of 19, landing in New York, where she spent two years posing for cartoonist Charles Addams, and as the party girl who pops out of the big cake at embalmers' stag parties.
Creator Bill Scott modeled Boris and Natasha after two of Addams' original characters from his cartoons, who were later named Gomez and Morticia Addams. She met Boris when they were arrested for throwing rocks at Girl Scouts. He became smitten with her charms and they became partners in crime.
Usually, Natasha's and Boris's misdeeds are thwarted by Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Bullwinkle the Moose. She refers to them collectively as "moose and squirrel." She is almost always shown in a purple dress, but in the last season it is often red.
Natasha's last name is a pun on the phrase femme fatale, with emphasis on the "fatal" part; in keeping with that, Natasha was drawn as a shapely, attractive looking woman. However, in nearly all episodes, the character is identified only as Natasha, with no surname.
She is apocryphally known as "Natasha Nogoodnik". However, she is identified in the series premiere by her proper name by the show's narrator, making "Fatale" her canonical and correct surname. However, either or both may be a nom de guerre.
In other media
- In the 1992 Showtimes Network film Boris and Natasha: The Movie, she was portrayed by Sally Kellerman.
- In the 2000 theatrical film The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, the live-action Natasha was portrayed by Rene Russo.
- In the 2014 3D DreamWorks Animation short film Rocky & Bullwinkle, Lauri Fraser provided the voice for Natasha. Natasha's original voice actor, June Foray, reprised her role as Rocky but not as Natasha.
- In the new Amazon Video series The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle she is now voiced by Rachel Butera