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Say all the bad things you want about the low-rent SF movies in the 1950s' "planet of women" subgenre — Cat-Women of the Moon, Abbott and Costcllo Go to Mars, Missile to the Moon, et. al – and chances are, they'll all be true. Just don't criticize their producers 'knack for hiring beautiful women to don the space babes' form-fitting leotards and mini-skirts: Whether on Mars, Venus, our Moon or one of Jupiter's, the panorama of pulchritude, sometimes dominated by beauty pageant entrants, brought new meaning to the expression "heavenly bodies."

A 21-year-old English rose, Lisa Davis was no stranger to the silver screen or the LA social scene when she landed a top role in the Technicolor Queen of Outer Space (1958). As the beautiful Motiya, a Venusian girl anxious to help free her people from tyranny, she was victimized on-camera by her planet's masked, despotic ruler (Laurie Mitchell), and off-camera by the movie's star, the high-camp, higher-maintenance celebutant Zsa Zsa Gabon Davis recently reminisced about all the bad, good and great things that resulted from her notorious voyage to Venus.