The tagline described the title character: "Born with the courage of an eagle, the strength of a black tiger, and the power of a god." Also, "The epic adventure of a new kind of hero."She was introduced as sexy temple slave girl Kiri - viewed from afar in a nude swimming scene with a companion by the Beastmaster, who fell in love with her at first sight.He sent his ferrets (Podo and Kodo) to steal her top from the shoreline.He tied her arms and legs to the bedposts so that her claws wouldn't injure him.He mounted her and they engaged in ferocious and ravenous out-of-control sex, as the scene faded to black.As she dipped herself naked into the tub, she told him: "Feels good. But then he pulled back: "It ain't right," although she reassured him as a grown woman: "What's wrong? When Jess' older daughter Janey (Ann Dane) appeared at the shack with the infant Danny, and Moke and Belle also arrived, Moke announced that he was taking Kady away.When Jess caught Moke stealing silver from the mine, he also learned that the despicable womanizer was Kady's father, and young Danny was also Moke's grand-son (both shared a tell-tale hereditary butterfly-shaped birthmark near their bellybutton that was passed on through the male lineage) [the incest theme again, although displaced]. Then, the wedding between Wash and Kady was unexpectedly called off - Kady didn't know that Jess had told the Gillespie parents about Danny's true heritage.
Soon, she fantasized that she was engaging in nightly sexual/rape encounters or trysts that she actually began to enjoy after her initial carnal contacts.She soon became his love interest as he went on a quest for revenge.She starred alongside Stacy Keach, Johnny Carson's Tonight Show sidekick Ed Mc Mahon, Stuart Whitman (as a fire and brimstone preacher), James Franciscus and Orson Welles (as lecherous Judge Rauch), among others.It was filmed in 1978, but not released until 1982 - with many title variations for differing audiences.In the opening filmed with a dark bluish tone, an unidentified woman found herself running in a sheer negligee through California's Pacific Ocean beach waves, as she was pursued by a dark-clothed maniac with a hood.