A month of blonds continues in the Catacombs, with this weeks "Gal" Friday and "Classic Cutie" pick.
As an actor, Irish McCalla appeared in only a handful of films, but she was immortalized during the 1950's with her 26 episode run as Sheena, Queen of the Jungle (based on the Fiction House comic book series created by Will Eisner & Jerry Iger), which aired between 1956-57. In the iconic role of Sheena, McCalla performed many of her own stunts, until the day she grabbed an unsecured line and slammed into a tree, breaking her arm. Following the cancellation of Sheena, she appeared in five films and also guest starred in a few roles on other television series.
Irish McCalla had a more prolific modeling career and in fact was one of the Vargas Girls, regularly posing for pinup artist, Alberto Vargas. She went on to become an artist herself, eventually producing more than 1000 paintings. Irish passed away in 2002 at the age of 73, from complications of a stroke and brain tumor.