can you start us off with a visual and describe
the room where you are answering these questions?
I am in my
computer room with a bra and panties on. It's a
very cluttered room. One area has books & CDs
& another has a whole car stereo
system/IPod/navigation system/Tricked stuff out
that needs to go into my car. I also have a
vibrator machine behind me that when you stand on
it for a few minutes vibrates your body in a
cardiovascular manner. It's supposed to align
your vibration. In fact, I am going to go and
stand on that right now for a minute... I'm back.
What a difference. Now I feel like every cell in
my body is alive.
Venesa, I am
thrilled to see you're making another movie. Tell
me about 'Deader Country'.
Give us all at Racks and Razors a teaser that is
going to make it irresistible.
just recently performed in a play here in Vegas
called "The Art of Prostitution". It
involved a great choreographer, Allan McCormack,
& the show was created by
"Zumanity's", dancer, Wassa Coulibaly.
She was a friend of mine until yesterday (but
that is a whole different story...what a bi---
she turned into....but the footage is in my hands
& I am glad I had my own camera man). Anyway,
I was in her play, performing a very sexy number
on a lip shaped bed. There are four hot girls in
lacey lingerie pushing the bed around as I sing
"One More Cheap Ass Thrill" & strip
seductively. The choreography is great, & for
the first time I was told to do what is so hard
for me - nothing. I am so used to performing with
people blowing bubbles & a whole entourages
of hoopla & good and bad doggies.... that the
focus in my performances (as a musician) in the
past has sometimes somewhat been taken off of me.
The dance number is sexy & I pull a guy onto
the lip bed in my prostitute character. I got
permission from Wassa to use that performance
footage in "Deader Country". The part
in "Deader Country" started out a
cameo, but has now expanded into three scenes. If
all goes well one of the scenes will be the one
in which I perform that sexy strip tease. Also,
one of my other songs "Good Credit"
will be used in the film.
So many cult
horror favorites are in that movie like Ted V.
Mikels, Alex Vincent (from 'Child's
Play'), Lisa Wilcox, Sara
Karloff, Janet Tracy Keijser, Lloyd Kaufman,
Ashlie Rhey, Jacqueline Lovell, etc. What was the
feeling on the set? Any craziness? Did everyone
all got along. No craziness. And I was really
thankful to have been discovered by Andrew to be
a part of his project.
might not know this about you, but you have
released several CDs such as your self titled
debut 'Venesa Talor',
'In the Court of Mistress V', and
'Naked Resurrection'. So do you
consider yourself more of an actress or a singer
- or are you true hyphenate?
question, firstly I had to look that word up. It
sounded like a wild creature. Yes, I am a true
hyphenate. I put the Yin in Yang....bay-Bee...!!
Thanks for the compliment! But on a more real
note about that question, acting has always come
a little harder to me than music. Music has
flowed from me since I was a child playing
classical music, driven by my grandfather to
learn those classical pieces. Music was ground
into me at a young age. Then when I ran away from
home I decided to let all that go with my music
& be a model & try to be an actress. I
have been in every kind of acting work shop in LA
and studied on and off for years until I got fed
up to realize it really is who you know. Check
out my song (Uh oh, here come my issues...) just
Google "Who Do I Have To Blow", I will
say no more... I have always had difficulty
auditioning. The closest I ever came to an A list
movie was being a contender for 'Six Days &
Seven Nights' with Harrison Ford and Anne Heche.
They picked Salma Hayek instead of me. If that
had gone differently my life might be different
today. I have auditioned a ton! But got (and get)
movie roles from producers who took (and take) a
liking to me more than because of a great
audition. Auditioning was a tough hustle for many
years. With the "Femalien" role, the
audition was au natural. It wasn't a far stretch
for me to play that kind of character. I had so
much fun in that movie. But the other producers
I've been fortunate to meet and who have actually
given me work think I am more a personality than
an "actress" actress. Zalman King was
one of those producers. These days I'm learning
editing & have edited the videos (well most
of them) at "Venesasprivates on 'YouTube'. I
will be releasing a new CD this New Year called
"Everything's A Pill" about the
struggles people have with addiction.
Going back to
what you mentioned earlier, one of your most
famous roles was as Kara in
'Femalien' (1996) and then
reprised the role in 'Femalien II'
(1998). So going along with that premise if you
really were an alien what would be your objective
on your mission to Earth?
may need the vibrating machine for that question
too. Well, I know for a fact that I wouldn't be
just a sex predator. I would probably take those
groovy powers that I have & master them so I
could live in places where I could learn and see
what the most important things are going to be in
the future on the planet. Then, eventually I
would be the most knowledgeable about things that
are happening with the most advanced technology.
Then I would take control of the bad things &
be able to prevent them. There would be no more
presidents or wars. Maybe instead of mass
destruction, I would create mass orgy pits where
people would have to go if they were bad and they
would have to have sex with each other till they
Wow, that's a
policy. What do you remember most clearly about
your role as Cotton Baby in the 1999 flick 'Blood
remember how I came alive as a musician again
with that role. I hadn't played music since I had
left Vermont but found myself writing music in a
friend's garage with his 8 track. I was motivated
since 'Blood Dolls' was supposed to be a big
musical success as well. One of the band members
had a Trinity workstation & only played
percussion. I wanted what she had, so I got that.
At the time I was having an affair with Jerry
Springer. It was real short, (the affair) but I
appeared in The Enquirer a couple times because
of it. That was not my doing. Jerry thought I was
doing things to get publicity from him & at
the time he wanted none of that since he was
going through a divorce. I never mentioned that.
I wonder if I should now, but its 10 years later
- who really cares. But Jerry played a
significant role in my getting back into music
again. When I was out with him one night, he
wrote me a huge check to go and make my Music
Studio happen. I was so caught off guard. Today
you can hear all my songs either at
"HittMusicGroup.com" under Venesa
Talor. I owe Jerry special thanks for helping me
to go make it happen. I saw him recently
backstage when I was dancing backup for a
friend's singing group in "America's Got
Talent. I asked if he remembered me. He said
"Was I Polite?" I wanted to give him my
CD, & say thanks for opening the Pandora's
box and allowing my muse to come alive again, but
he was gone before I had a chance to get my CD to
him darn it. And once I left that area, I
couldn't get back to him again. So 'Blood Dolls'
& Jerry Springer are what got me back to my
roots. Once I learned a few tricks in programming
a flush of music came pouring out of me from all
my Hollywood experiences. It later became a show
called 'A Naked Girl', funded by the Lawyer
(personal manager that nullified the music
contracts Miles Copeland had given us for our
music to be released in big way with the 'Blood
Dolls' Movie.) That is where my song "Power
Players came from. The day when Barry and Miles
had a showdown was riveting. Two power Players in
one room - Look out! The show was choreographed
by Michael Rooney (Mickey Rooney's son. I was in
love with him, but he is gay). There is a song I
just dug up today that has a duet we made
together called "The Lifeless Tango" It
is at "Hittmusicgroup.com" it is a
beautiful song... (It would be great for a horror
flick actually.) Anyway, 'A Naked Girl' was a
million dollar production funded by my manager.
It took on a life of its own. I performed with my
own band. It had a seven week run at the El Rey
Theater in LA. Later Barry wanted to recoup,
because the show didn't really "take
off"(get it?) and so he sent me to Vegas to
work with Producer Jerry Shafer. Shafer created a
delightful show called "Pure Honey, a Sweet
taste Of Las Vegas". The show was ready to
go to the Flamingo when in the course of the
project two people died. The show never got off
the ground. I was going be the star in that &
we had rehearsed all summer. This was after 'The
Naked Girl Show' and 'Blood Dolls'. I called
Barry Rothman "The Dreammaker". I hope
he doesn't come sue me now because I mentioned
his name but he always wanted to known as more
than just an attorney & if he did try and sue
me, he caused me to go bankrupt when our whole
affair came to an end...so good luck there,
right? Anyway, he wanted my dreams to come true
& did a lot for me, for example I won the
"Cabaret Performer of The Year Award"
for 2000" and the 'Demonicus' movie kind of
happened because of him even though it was a flop
& he ruined my relationship with Full Moon
& Miles Copeland until just recently. Barry
helped me up to a point and then he would burn my
bridges so I was left with him.... You can hear
the resentment I have about that in the first
album. These days I have upped the ante of my
music writing to Pro Tools, which is why at
"Venesa.net, some of my songs are really
high def. & others the quality is not as
good. I have written about all my life
experiences. And I am hoping with the new
promotion group I joined
"Hittmusicgroup.com\rdblquote that I will
get more of my tunes in more movies.
you would care to share about 2001's 'Demonicus'?
the Blair Witch Project was more interesting than
'Demonicus'. That movie was an arrangement the
attorney made for me with Full Moon. Because of a
former issue, The 'Blood Dolls' record deal not
happening, he backed Charlie Band into a wall
& demanded that he put me in another film or
settlement, so I understand why they chose a lame
movie for me to be in when I chose the movie over
the money. Nobody likes to be backed into a wall.
I'm so sorry Charlie. That wasn't my doing &
he knows that now. There is a documentary that
Penelope Spheris made on 'Blood Dolls' where I
play myself. It is about this topic. Being an
actress who hasn't had the best luck acquiring
too many films under her belt, I went the film
route. Today, I wish I had settled for the money.
Because it probably cost them less to make that
movie, the budget was so low. I really didn't
enjoy that film too much because when it caught
wind that it was because of me that these actors
were working (don't know how that happened) most
of the cast had massive attitude towards me,
which in effect affected my character. Well,
there was hardly any substance to anyways. Sorry
Full Moon. C-c-can you can that
So what does
it for you Venesa, zombies, aliens, vampires,
creatures, witches, psychos, or some other? What
sort of horror creature, being, or entity is your
favorite and why?
Old Philosophers such as Occult writer Aleister
Crowley. I have a bizarre fascination with him
& have collected his works over the years
including his autoradiography called "The
Confessions of Aleister Cowley". I'm not
really much of a reader, but Crowley sometimes
sucks me in with his sexuality and his twisted
writings on the mathematical make up of the
Universe. The funny thing about that one book of
his "Confessions" is that I used to be
on a plane reading that book. I would read it
whenever I was travelling. When the book got too
ragged I didn't want to ruin it, but I had a fear
of flying without my Aleister Crowley Book.
Freak! I may start traveling with it again.
Another author I find quite fascinating is Linda
Goodman. Her book called "Gooberz" is
hard to find but is filled with poetic sort of
spell like writing that weaves you away into a
world of re-examining oneself. 'Gooberz' &
and 'Star Signs' are my favorite books by Linda
What was the
first movie to scare the hell out of you and make
you go to sleep with the lights on?
for a Dream.'
pulling the car into the VENESA TALOR DRIVE-IN,
what three horror flicks are on the triple bill
for tonight and what goodies are they going to be
serving up at the concession stand?
be seeing my yet-to-be-made horror movie "In
the Court Of Mistress". That movie will be
showing last. I think 'Deader Country' will play
first and I'll show 'Blood Dolls' in the middle.
At the concession stand, they will be serving up
Yerba Matte Tea, or nice Wines with THC laced
pecan & lime Pies.
what scares you in real life?
what scares me in real life is a feeling of gut
loneliness. Sometimes when I've gotten that
feeling it scares me.