Julia Channel

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Julia Channel (born 3 November 1973 in Paris) is the stage name of a retired pornographic and mainstream actress, singer and entrepreneur. She was also credited as Julia Chanel, Lydia Chanel and Julia Sow.

Career[edit]

After posing for magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse in the early 1990s,[1] Channel debuted in the adult industry in 1992 and retired in 1996; during this time she starred in about 120 productions.[2] In 1998, she won a Hot d'Or award.[1][3] She also starred in a number of mainstream films, such as Les Truffes alongside Jean Reno, Frères (1994), Coup de vice (1996) together with Samy Naceri, and Recto/Verso (1999).[4] In addition, she starred in a series of erotic TV-movies produced and broadcast by M6 Television,[3] and, in 2001, she hosted the TV-program Le Journal du hard on Canal+.[5]

Channel appeared in a number of hip-hop music videos, including Method Man's "Judgement Day".[6] She also hosted a music program, Hip Hop Channel, which was broadcast by the channel MCM.[7] In 2010, she started her own musical career, releasing her first single ("All I want") from her debut album Colours.[2] In her 2012 music video for the song "Forever In A Day", she had as a guest star the soccer player Didier Drogba.[7][8][9]

In 2008, Channel published an autobiography entitled L'enfer vu du ciel ("The hell seen from the sky").[10][11]

In 2010, she created a dating service website for singles named Mecacroquer.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jonathan Hamard (Jul 21, 2011). "Quand les actrices porno jouissent de la musique". Charts in France. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Ludovic Jaccard (Dec 8, 2010). "Julia Channel sort son premier single ...". L'Essentiel. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Faire-part de naissance". La Dépêche du Midi. May 20, 1999. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "La jolie ex-pornostar, comédienne et animatrice Julia Channel... en pleine reconversion !". Pure People. Feb 6, 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Le " Journal du hard " retrouve un visage". Le Parisien. Apr 7, 2001. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Sabrine Gilliéron (Mar 18, 2007). "Julia Channel fait une surprise à Method Man". 20 Minutes. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Julia Channel : elle invite Didier Drogba… dans son clip". Charts in France. Apr 27, 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  8. ^ Beci Wood (May 2, 2012). "Drogba clock-watches in new music video". The Sun. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Didier Drogba stars in music video for ex-porn star Julia Channel". Inside World Soccer. 9 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "" L’Enfer vu du ciel " : les confessions d’une ex-star du cinéma X". Agora Vox. March 3, 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "Ma fille comprendra peut-être mon parcours d'actrice porno". L'Essentiel. Mar 19, 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  12. ^ Antoine Dreyfus (Feb 23, 2010). "Le quart d’heure américain de Julia Channel". VSD. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 

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