Tha ORIGINAL GATA

Monique Dupree (also referred to as Tha Original Gata) is an actress, alternative model & lead singer in a band called Negro Childe. Monique has acted in over 60 films to date & a host of television shows, including titles such as: Bachelor Party in the Bungalow of the Damned, Bikini Bloodbath Christmas, Timo Roses' Beast, Satan Hates You, Law & Order, Z-Rock and the list goes on. She's also slated to appear in the remake of Plan 9 from outer space, simply titled "Plan 9" filming this year. Monique has been published in magazines worldwide both as a model & as an actress (Sirens of Cinema, Fangoria, Spanish GQ, Shriekfreak quarterly ann many others) in addition to having interviews in two books (Queens of Scream, Film Prodigies and Legends). She's constantly working, with 12 films slated for 2010 & is showing no signs of slowing down. <br />You can find out more about The Original Gata Monique Dupree here: <br />http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2374082/ <br />http://www.facebook.com/moniquegatadupree <br />www.myspace.com/theoriginalgata <br />www.twitter.com/thaoriginalgata <br /><br />WHAT DOES “THE ORIGINAL GATA” MEAN? <br />“Gata” , spanish for cat, is used as a descriptive for my cat totem. The eternal spirit of the cat is worshipped by some ancient cultures, and seen as the ambassadors to the after life. Like the egyptian Goddess Bast or Sekhmet for example, I’m an aspect of that energy. Its present in many. It is, was and always will be Eartha Kitt, Julie Newmar, Josephine Baker, Betty Page….Monique Dupree…