Deadly Viper Assassination Squad
From The Quentin Tarantino Archives
The members of the "DiVAS" consist of the following:
- Beatrix Kiddo (codename: Black Mamba) played by Uma Thurman.
- Vernita Green (codename: Copperhead) played by Vivica A. Fox.
- O-Ren Ishii (codename: Cottonmouth) played by Lucy Liu.
- Elle Driver (codename: California Mountain Snake) played by Daryl Hannah.
- Budd (codename: Sidewinder) played by Michael Madsen.
- Bill (codename: Snake Charmer) played by David Carradine.
- The female members of The DiVAS wear similar outfits to the women in the Ted V.Mikels exploitation film The Doll Squad.
- The references to five different venomous snakes may be inspired by the 1978 Shaw Brothers kung fu film The Five Deadly Venoms.