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Famous Turks Series -- Movie Poster for 'Parayla Değil Sırayla' (It's Not The Money, It's The Timing That Counts) featuring Aydemir Akbaş, Elif Pektaş, Senar Seven, Perihan Ateş -- 1975
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Ajda Pekkan
Real Name: Rıdvan Pekkan

A naïf Ajda Pekkan
had 'a thing going on'
with Zeki Müren
in the 1960s.

Zeki Müren and Ajda Pekkan had 'a thing going on'.
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Ajda Pekkan
turns 50 --
with a lot of help
from her
aesthetic surgeon... Ajda Pekkan turns 50, with a lot of help from her aesthetic surgeon.
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Ajda Hanım has 50 movie credits to her name -- and her look-alike sister Semiramis Pekkan is credited with 19 films of her own.
Extremely successful Turkish Movie Star and Pop Singer whose career, beginning in 1962, currently spans 5 decades.

Did Ajda Hanım's career include a no-holds-barred 'erotik' movie, made in France in the 1970's? Turkish movie historian, Agâh Özgüç thinks it might be so... In his book, Türk Sinemasında Cinselliğin Tarihi (The History of Sexuality in the Turkish Cinema), Agâh Bey poses the question, 'Was it really Ajda Pekkan or was it the German 'actress' Teresa Orlovski/Orlowski?' and he says, "It's been rumored for years that Ajda Pekkan made an 'erotik' movie in France when she was in Europe promoting her German and French-language musical-recordings in the 1970s. (Ed. Note: Her pop music single Pour Lui [For Him], was a smash hit in France in 1978.) And, along with the rumors, I've found many who say 'I saw Ajda Pakkan's erotic movie'. But, the film in question is no where to be found nowadays. So, the rumors persist but can't be absolutely confirmed. If she didn't make this movie, it might be better for Ajda Hanım if the film were found and made public. That way, she might clear her 'good name'. It's a fact, however, that Ajda Pekkan resembles several of the 'actresses' who appear in these 'erotik' movies of the 70's -- and vice versa. One such 'erotik actress' (who is the spitting image of Ajda Hanım) is Polish-born German actress Teresa Orlovski/Orlowski -- though her breasts may be a bit larger than Pekkan's. (Ed. note: As she has 'matured', Orlovski/Orlowski has parlayed her movie 'acting' career into a movie production career -- and her company is the leading producer of adult movies in Germany at the current time.) Still... Orlovski/Orlowski's hair, eyes, and nose are almost identical to Pekkan's. So it might be better for Ajda Hanım's reputation if that particular movie stays lost forever."



  • Looking a lot like Teresa Orlovski/Orlowski in process, Ajda Pekkan sings the 1980 Eurovision Contest Winner, Pet'r Oil (Loving On Petrol) A 1 MB Windows Media Video .WMV file, thanks to the Metacafe website.
    'Twas a
    very good year...

    Ajda Pekkan... 1963 Cover-girl for Ses Magazine
    Ajda Pekkan
    Ses Magazine cover-girl
    1963
  • See also:
  • Ajda Pekkan in the Turkish Who's Who -- see the entry for Zeki Müren.


    The pics that back up Agâh Bey's conjectures...
    Are they of Pekkan or Orlovski/Orlowski?

    Ajda Pekkan -- as a natural brunette in the 1970s
    Teresa Orlovski/Orlowski in the 1990's

    Ajda Pekkan -- as a hi-lite blonde in the 1980s

    Teresa Orlovski/Orlowski in the 1990's

    Ajda Pekkan -- as a natural brunette in 1980

    Teresa Orlovski/Orlowski -- in a not-so-original oral display

    Ajda Pekkan and Senih Orkan -- force majure

    Teresa Orlovski/Orlowski -- force majure


  • Elif Pektaş

    Singing for her supper...
    Elif Pektaş in
    Dağılın Kazımlar Geliyor
    (Make Way! Those Guys
    Are Coming Through)

    1976
    Movie Photo -- Elif Pektaş plays the role of a restaurant singer in 'Dağılın Kazımlar Geliyor' (Make Way! Those Guys Are Coming Through) 1976
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    ** Lovey-Dovey **
    Özcan Özgür hits on
    Elif Pektaş in
    Parayla Değil Sırayla
    (It's Not The Money That Counts,
    It's The Timing)

    1975
    Movie Photo -- Özcan Özgür hits on Elif Pektaş in 'Parayla Değil Sırayla' (It's Not The Money That Counts, It's The Timing)- 1975
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    Thanks to SinemaTurk

    More Lovey-Dovey twixt
    Özcan Özgür and
    Elif Pektaş in
    Parayla Değil Sırayla
    1975
    Movie Photo -- Özcan Özgür hits on Elif Pektaş in 'Parayla Değil Sırayla' (It's Not The Money That Counts, It's The Timing)- 1975
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    Non-stop Lovey-Dovey for
    Özcan Özgür and
    Elif Pektaş
    Movie Photo -- Özcan Özgür hits on Elif Pektaş in 'Parayla Değil Sırayla' (It's Not The Money That Counts, It's The Timing)- 1975
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    Thanks to SinemaTurk
    'Erotik' and Conventional Turkish Movie Star during 1970-1980.

    We're not sure why there aren't any Elif Pektaş online movie film-clips or photos
    You could have
    knocked her over
    with a feather!
    Elif Pektaş
    in Babama Selam
    aka
    Dağılın Kazımlar Geliyor
    1976
    Movie Photo -- Elif Pektaş in 'Babama Selam' aka 'Dağılın Kazımlar Geliyor' 1976
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    (apart from what we've now uploaded in this late July of 2007) -- or why biographical info about Elif Pektaş on the Internet is so skimpy. A Turkish movie fan left barely the whiff of a hint for that deficiency in a comment at the sinematurk.com website when he/she wrote: Çok ön plana çıkamadı... (She never made it big).

    But why was that?
    A Frivolous Vamp
    Elif Pektaş
    in Babama Selam
    1976
    Movie Photo -- Elif Pektaş vamping frivolously in 'Babama Selam' aka 'Dağılın Kazımlar Geliyor' 1976
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    Was it because she was such an insignificant figure in Turkish cinema history? Allah aşkına! That doesn't square with the evidence of her filmography -- which shows that Elif Pektaş appeared in 32 feature films between 1970 and 1980... in starring roles opposite some of Turkey's most famous award-winning male actors (eg. Kadır İnanır - in Devlerin Aşkı 1976, Tarık Akan - in Kader Bağlayınca 1976, Cüneyt Arkın - in Soysuzlar 1975) under the direction of some of Turkey's most famous and important (and award-winning) directors (eg. Zeki Ökten - in Şaşkın Damat 1975, Osman F. Seden - in Delicesine 1976, Ertem Göreç - in Kan Kardeşler 1976) in films written by some of Turkey's finest award winning screenplay writers (eg. Sadık Sendil - in Şaşkin Damat 1975, Natuk Baytan - in Soysuzlar 1975, Safa Önal - in Bela Mustafa 1972).
    Elif Pektaş
    has got
    her eye on you...

    Movie Photo -- Elif Pektaş seriously vamping in 'Babama Selam' aka 'Dağılın Kazımlar Geliyor' 1976
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    Is the Internet-neglect of Elif Hanım a sort of 'punishment' because she made 10 'erotik' films during 1975-1976 -- in which she unabashedly disrobed (eg. in Babama Selam aka Dağilin Kazımlar Geliyor 1976) and wasn't squeamish about the occasional lesbian scene (eg. in Parayla Değil Sırayla)?

    Or is it that no one wants to be reminded of her long struggle with cancer, diagnosed when she was just 37? In relation to that possibility, here's what 'Erotik' Film Historian Cihan Demirci has to say about Elif Pektaş, "Elif Pektaş's story is a sad one in which she struggled 20 years with bone marrow cancer -- before passing away in 2003 at 57. One can't help wondering, however irrational it may be, if her demise had anything to do with her participation in the Seks Furyası (erotik movie boom) of the 1970's. The Seks Furyası claimed other female actors too, who were somehow cursed -- and who also met untimely ends: Alev Altın (cancer, age 29), Mine Mutlu (cancer, age 42), Feri Cansel (murder, age 39), Seher Şeniz (suicide, age 44), Funda Gürkan (accidental drug overdose, age 36)."

    See also:
  • Elif Pektaş's private life -- from LPT's Turkish Who's Who
  • Elif Pektaş woos Cüneyt Arkın on video in Soysuzlar (The Degenerates)
    Elif Pektaş's heart is a'flutter at the sight of Cüneyt Arkın in 'Soysuzlar' 1975
    Elif Pektaş's heart is a flutter at the sight of Cüneyt Arkın's soapy body in 'Soysuzlar' 1975
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