Annette Haven

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Annette Haven
Born Annette Martin
(1954-12-01) 1 December 1954 (age 59)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Other names Nanette Heaven, Annette Funette, Cheryl Nelson, Annette Robinson
Height 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm)
No. of adult films 97 (per IAFD)

Annette Haven (born 1 December 1954) is an American former pornographic actress popular during the 1970s and 1980s.[1][2]


Martin was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, and raised in a sexually conservative Mormon family.[3] Haven later claimed that part of her reason for entering porn was that she wanted to show that "sex is not sinful" and could be pleasurable.[2]

When she was 17, she married her boyfriend. They were divorced two years later.[2] Following the dissolution of her marriage, Haven moved to San Francisco, where she began dancing in erotic shows, and eventually worked as a stripper. While working in one of the strip clubs, she met porn star Bonnie Holiday and moved in with her and her boyfriend.[4]

She was introduced to the sex industry through a role in a film called Lady Freaks in 1973, starring Holiday. Annette Haven went on to work in nearly 100 porn movies. Haven had a mainstream acting role in Blake Edwards's 10. She was considered to play the lead female role in Body Double, which eventually went to Melanie Griffith, and became one of the director's consultants for the film. Before filming Body Double, its director Brian De Palma commented, "I'm already thinking of casting. I don't know if there's any good young porno stars out here, but the older ones - Annette Haven, Seka - some of them can really act. And Annette Haven has a terrific body."[5]

Annette Haven is a member of the AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame.


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  1. ^ Stephen Prince, Charles Harpole (2002). A New Pot of Gold: Hollywood Under the Electronic Rainbow, 1980-1989. University of California Press. p. 122. ISBN 0-520-23266-6. 
  2. ^ a b c David Horowitz, Peter Collier (1994). The Heterodoxy handbook: how to survive the PC campus. Regnery Publishing. pp. 117–118. ISBN 0-89526-731-4. 
  3. ^ "Annette Haven". Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  4. ^ AnnetteHavenNet
  5. ^ Brian De Palma, Laurence F. Knapp (2003). Brian De Palma: interviews. University Press of Mississippi. p. 91. ISBN 1-57806-516-X. 
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  7. ^ "2009 XRCO Award Winners Announced". AVN. 2009-02-26. 

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