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Bess Motta is a Actor American born on 10 february 1958 at Woodland Hills (USA)

Bess Motta

Bess Motta
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Nationality USA
Birth 10 february 1958 (66 years) at Woodland Hills (USA)

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.

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. She also appeared in the first few seasons of The Home Show.

Motta gave an interview to The Terminator Fans website in August 2010 in which she confirms that she has attended the occasional ComicCon event (Burbank and Chicago in 2010). She keeps both a Twitter feed and a Facebook page. Motta's Facebook page is regularly updated but there is no suggestion of what she does day-to-day now.

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

Best films

The Terminator (1984)

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Filmography of Bess Motta (3 films)

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Dirty Work
Dirty Work (1998)
, 1h21
Directed by Bob Saget
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film, Buddy films
Actors Norm Macdonald, Adam Sandler, Jack Warden, Artie Lange, Traylor Howard, Don Rickles
Roles Aerobics Instructor (archive footage)
Rating63% 3.19893.19893.19893.19893.1989
Growing up, friends Mitch Weaver (Norm Macdonald) and Sam McKenna (Artie Lange) are taught by Sam's hard-nosed dad, "Pops" McKenna (Jack Warden), not to "take crap from anyone". To that end, the pair plant a bunch of guns in a schoolyard bully's desk and have him arrested for gun possession; next, they catch a kid-fondling crossing guard in the act, after having applied Krazy Glue to the bottom of Mitch's pants.
You Talkin' To Me?, 1h37
Directed by Charles Winkler
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Jim Youngs, James Noble, Mykelti Williamson, Brian Thompson, Faith Ford, Bess Motta
Roles Judith Margolis
Rating39% 1.9614851.9614851.9614851.9614851.961485
The Terminator, 1h47
Directed by James Cameron
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Time travel films, Films about automobiles, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Political films, Road movies, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Alternate history films, Children's films, Chase films, Anticipation, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Earl Boen, Bess Motta
Roles Ginger Ventura
Rating80% 4.047024.047024.047024.047024.04702
On May 12, 1984, two beings from the year 2029 arrive in Los Angeles: one is a Terminator T-800 Model 101, a cyborg assassin programmed to kill a young woman named Sarah Connor; the other is Kyle Reese, a soldier sent to protect her from the T-800. After the Terminator kills a gang member, a gun-shop manager, the two other women named "Sarah Connor" listed in the telephone directory, Sarah's roommate Ginger, and her partner, it tracks its target to the Technoir, a nightclub. Kyle arrives and saves Sarah from the Terminator. The two steal a car and escape, while the Terminator steals a police car and pursues them.