Many of you won’t know the spectacular Olga Breeskin, a burlesque dancer-turned-violinist, because you’re not dirty old men or bored housewives (I think), but allow me to fill you in: Olga was the daughter of Elias Breeskin, a famous Russian composer and violinist, and she kicked off her campy career back in the ’70s as a performer and “fichera” movie (Mexploitation) actress. She used to be incredibly beautiful, and, just like many of her comrades (Lyn May, Wanda Seux, Sasha Montenegro), would do a lot of hedonistic shit (sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll) until the late ’80s and early ’90s, when many of her brethren either died or faded into obscurity.
(Good times, those were.)
But sometime in the last decade Olga turned Christian and, oddly, moved from Mexico to Las Vegas. Since her relocation, Olga mostly stuck to playing her violin, a talent she picked from her dad, on daytime television shows, private concerts, and churches.
I hadn’t seen anything about Breeskin in a while until today, when I noticed she was recently a guest on Ventaneando, one of my favorite gossip shows. As expected, Olga’s hilarious, engrossing personality — now there’s a real comadre, if I ever saw one — completely took over Ventaneando. She’s the one hardcore Christian I would be friends with because I could never tire of hearing Breeskin talk about her son, a metal head, the fight she’s been having with Juan Gabriel (another hilarious comadre), and the “very serious death threats” she used to get.
Don’t take my word for it. If you understand Spanish, render all your attention to this captivating, Kate Bush-looking woman: