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.


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]


  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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