Original ‘Total Recall’ three-breasted actress: ‘I was embarrassed’

Meriah Doty
Movie Talk
August 6, 2012

Now that the three-breasted actress in the new "Total Recall" has been getting attention, the original -- Lycia Naff, now 49 years old -- has also perked up.

Naff, who played a three-breasted mutant hooker in the 1990 version of the futuristic film, had a whole lot to say in a recent interview that appeared on Vulture.com.

Perhaps the most eye-opening were her revelations about leading man Arnold Schwarzenegger, who Naff remembered as "an automaton" just waiting for direction: "He didn't pay any attention to me. He was listening to Paul Verhoeven [the director], like he was a baby bird waiting for food from the mama bird." After saying she was "creeped" out by his eyes, Naff went on to say, "...but he was very professional, and he didn't flirt and he didn't try to touch the breasts."

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Like her tri-breasted counterpart Kaitlyn Leeb -- who said she was bothered that people thought her prosthetic breasts were real -- Naff too got her feathers ruffled over the eye-catching role. Naff said she was surprised by a feeling of vulnerability she had on the set of the original "Total Recall": "I felt really exposed. It didn't hit me until the first moment where the scene called for me to expose myself, because what came over me was such shame. Which was weird, because they weren't my breasts... I started to cry, and if you look closely at those scenes when I'm opening my blouse, I'm smiling, but not in my eyes." She went on to say, "I was embarrassed, and I was embarrassed for feeling embarrassed."

Naff seemed more than happy to pass the torch to Leeb: "...all the horny sci-fi fanboys! They're hers now!" Naff's sci-fi following isn't limited to "Total Recall," she was also on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" -- for which she says she was to attend a convention this weekend. Naff's acting credits also include the television version of "Fame," "Lethal Weapon," "Baywatch," and most recently "Denise Richards: It's Complicated" (Naff appeared to reveal the scripted nature of the "reality" show in her Vulture.com interview.)

The irreverent former performer ended the interview appropriately with: "[Laughs] This has all been about breasts. I'm going to go see 'Magic Mike' now to clear my head."

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