Birthday February 13, 1948
Birthplace Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Years Active 1979-2001 (Started around 31 years old)
Hair Color Blonde
Height 5 feet, 3 inches (160 cm)
Weight 127 lbs (58 kg)
Kitten Natividad (born Francesca Isabel Natividad on February 14, 1948) is a Mexican American film actress and exotic dancer, noted for her 44-inch chest and appearances in cult films by her ex-partner, director Russ Meyer. After moving to California, she worked as a maid and cook for Stella Stevens and as a key punch operator for IBM before turning to go-go dancing to make ends meet. Her stage name Kitten came from her shyness.Natividad was introduced to Meyer by fellow dancer Shari Eubank, a performer in Meyer's 1975 film Supervixens. Meyer hired her as the narrator of his movie Up!, where she was shown sitting nude in a tree, quoting the poetry of Hilda Doolittle and acting as a Greek chorus to the nonsensical action. Meyer was so impressed he wanted her to star in his next feature, Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (one of several collaborations between Meyer and film critic Roger Ebert), but he paid for a second breast enhancement and voice lessons to eliminate her accent. She left her husband for Meyer during the filming, and they lived together as a couple for most of the next 15 years.
After this, Natividad moved into pornographic modeling, mainly doing glamour or girl-girl shoots with the likes of Candy Samples, Uschi Digard, and Patty Plenty. The appearances increased her dancing income many times over. She incorporated a giant champagne glass into her act (similar to Lili St. Cyr), accompanied by Bobby Darin hit "Splish Spash". During the 1980s, Natividad began appearing in hardcore productions, initially limiting her performances to appearing topless, but eventually doing hardcore performances, usually with younger men. She also founded the private photo and video studio Kitten Klub. She famously appeared as a stripper at the bachelor party held by Sean Penn to celebrate his 1985 marriage to Madonna.
In October 1999, Natividad underwent double-mastectomy surgery for treatment of breast cancer. She currently lives alone with a pit bull and three cats (all featured in the 2005 documentary movie Pornstar Pets), and supports herself with sales of her porn videos and phone sex, with an international clientele. She appeared in the Adam Rifkin independent feature A Night at the Golden Eagle; according to her, Rifkin remembered recognizing her when their cars were both stopped at the same stoplight 25 years earlier.
She is sometimes credited as Francesca 'Kitten' Natividad, Francesca Natividad or Frances Natividad.
Kitten Natividad has appeared in more than 65 films and video productions. Career highlights and major studio features include:
* The New Centurions (1972)
* Up! (1976)
* Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (1979)
* Airplane! (1980) (uncredited)
* Deep Jaws (1976)
* Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) (uncredited)
* Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
* My Tutor (1983)
* Night Patrol (1984)
* The Wild Life (1984)
* Takin' it off (1985)
* An Evening With Kitten (1985)
* Takin' it All Off (1987)
* Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
* 40 The Hard Way (1990)
* Die 120 Tage von Bottrop (1997)
* The Double-D Avenger (2001)
* Appeared in a 1980s music video for Mitch Ryder's version of the song, "When You Were Mine", which was written by Prince.
* Natividad had a noteworthy topless scene in the movie My Tutor, where a young man passes out at the sight of her bosom.
* In August 2006 she appeared in Playboy in "The History of Bikinis"
* Her appearance in another 48 hours is that one of her movies is playing on screen as Eddie Murphy crashes a motorcycle through it into an adult theater