Mary, the prostitute with 3 boobs from Total Recall

Vulture brings us an interview with Lycia Naff who played Mary, the prostitute with three breasts from the original Total Recall. Lycia has since moved on from acting to work in journalism and gives us a very honest look at what was going on with her career and the film back in the day. Fans of Total Recall, Star Trek and even Baywatch should check it out.

It’s interesting to learn that the original plan was to have Mary have four breasts, but they found it made her look too much like a cow so they went with three. Like in the new film, this effect was done with three completely prosthetic breasts, rather than by simply adding one fake breast to two real ones. I’d spent quite a bit of time staring at these things to try to figure out which one was added, and had convinced myself it was the left breast (stage left) but it turns out I was totally wrong there!

Lycia Naff as Ensign Sonya Gomez in Star Trek: The Next Generation

Lycia Naff also goes on to talk about her role in Star Trek: The Next Generation, stating that her character of Ensign Sonya Gomez was meant to be a love interest for Geordi La Forge. Of course no one told her that, and her character only appeared for two episodes and was let go partially because she wanted to cut her hair. I was a big fan of the character and would have loved to see more of her (no I don’t mean 50% more…) but I guess these things don’t always work out.

We previously talked about her confrontation with Denise Richards which culminated in her being called a cunt on her reality show. Lycia talks about this a bit and tells us that a lot of it was pretty fake, though Denise did seem genuinely upset at her despite not really having done anything to her.

Thanks to Robbie for letting me know about this interview.

First image from the Mars Curiosity rover