Dana Vespoli

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Dana Vespoli
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Dana Vespoli at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo on January 7, 2005
Born (1972-09-22) September 22, 1972 (age 42)[1]
San Francisco, California, U.S.[1]
Other names Faith, Dana, Diana Vespoli[1]
Ethnicity Irish/Thai[1]
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Weight 114 lb (52 kg; 8.1 st)[1]
Spouse(s) Manuel Ferrara (2005-2012)[2][3]
No. of adult films 275 as performer, 63 as director (per IAFD)[1]

Dana Vespoli (born September 22, 1972) is an American pornographic actress and director.[1]

Early life[edit]

Vespoli attended Mills College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative literature.[2]


Vespoli worked as a stripper using the stage name "Christa" at the Mitchell Brothers O'Farrell Theatre in San Francisco.[2][3] She entered the adult film industry as a performer in 2003.[4] In April 2006, she began directing for Digital Sin.[5] She currently directs for Sweetheart Video and Evil Angel.[3][4][6]

In 2011, Complex ranked her thirteenth on their list of "The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time".[7]

In July 2014, Vespoli issued a warning that fraudulent email has been sent to other Adult industry performers with the sender pretending to be her and asking the recipients how "she" can contact them for more details. This was similar to email that had been discovered earlier in May using director Axel Braun's name in the same way.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Vespoli married pornographic actor Manuel Ferrara in January 2005.[2] The couple divorced seven years later.[3] They have three children together.[9]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations received by Dana Vespoli[edit]

Year Ceremony Result Award Work
2005 AVN Award Nominated Best New Starlet[10] N/A
2007 Adam Film World Guide Award Won Directrix Of The Year[11] N/A
2013 NightMoves Award Won Best Director – Non-Parody (Editor’s Choice)[12] N/A
XRCO Award Nominated Best Cumback[13] N/A
2014 AVN Award Nominated Best Director – Feature[14] Forsaken
Nominated Best Director – Non-Feature[14] Girl/Boy
Nominated Best Double Penetration Sex Scene (with Alec Knight & Danny Wylde)[14] Descent
Nominated Best POV Sex Scene (with Bonnie Rotten)[14] Lesbian Anal P.O.V. 2
Nominated Best Screenplay[14] Forsaken
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene – G/G/B (with Valentina Nappi & Ramon Nomar)[14] Girl/Boy
Nominated Director of the Year[14] N/A
Nominated Most Outrageous Sex Scene (with Justine Joli, Aiden Starr & Chad Diamond)[14] Fluid
XBIZ Award Nominated Director of the Year - Body of Work[15] N/A
Won Director of the Year - Non-Feature Release[16] Girl/Boy
Nominated MILF Performer of the Year[15] N/A
XRCO Award Nominated Best Director (Non-Features)[17] N/A

Awards and nominations received by DV Productions[edit]

Year Ceremony Result Award Work
2014 AVN Award Nominated Best All-Girl Series[14] Lesbian Anal P.O.V
Nominated Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene (Ash Hollywood & Michael Vegas)[14] Forsaken
Nominated Best Music Soundtrack[14] Forsaken
Nominated Best New Studio[14] N/A
Nominated Best Safe Sex Scene (Jiz Lee & Manuel Ferrara)[14] Girl/Boy
Nominated Best Wall-to-Wall Release[14] Girl/Boy
XBIZ Award Nominated Gonzo Release of the Year[15] Girl/Boy
Nominated All-Girl Release of the Year[15] She's Come Undone
Nominated Best Scene - Non-Feature Release (Jiz Lee & Manuel Ferrara)[15] Girl/Boy


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Dana Vespoli at the Internet Adult Film Database
  2. ^ a b c d Troy Michael. "Porn Star, Director, Wife, Mother: The Renaissance Woman Dana Vespoli". IWAdult. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  3. ^ a b c d Shawn Alff (2013-03-04). "Getting inside Dana Vespoli". Daily Loaf. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  4. ^ a b "Evil Angel Adds Dana Vespoli to Roster". AVN. 2013-01-10. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  5. ^ Thomas J Stanton (2006-04-07). "Dana Vespoli to Direct for Digital Sin". AVN. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  6. ^ "Dana Vespoli Makes Sweetheart Video Directorial Debut". AVN. 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  7. ^ Gabriel Alvarez (2011-09-19). "The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time". Complex. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  8. ^ Staff. "Dana Vespoli Warns About Casting Call Email Scam". AVN.com. Adult Video News. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Dana Vespoli interview". XCritic. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  10. ^ "2005 AVN AWARDS NOMINATIONS". Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  11. ^ Nelson X (2007-03-29). "Adam Film World Announces Annual Award Winners". Adult Video News. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  12. ^ Bob Johnson (2009-10-14). "XBIZ Awards Winners Announced". XBIZ.com. 
  13. ^ "XRCO Announces 2013 Nominations 28th Annual XRCO Awards". AIPdaily.com. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "2014 AVN Award Nominees". AVN Awards. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  15. ^ a b c d e "Nominees". XBIZ Awards. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  16. ^ Dan Miller (2014-01-24). "2014 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  17. ^ "Dana Vespoli Gains 2014 XRCO Awards Best Director Nom". avn.com. 

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