Julia Channel

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Julia Channel (born Julia Pinel[1] on 3 November 1973 in Paris, France) 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.[2]


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.[3] In 1998, she won a Hot d'Or d'Honneur Award.[1][4][5]

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).[6] In addition, she starred in a series of erotic TV-movies produced and broadcast by M6 Television,[4] and, in 2001, she hosted the TV-program Le journal du hard on Canal+.[7]

Channel appeared in a number of hip-hop music videos, including Method Man's "Judgement Day".[8] She also hosted a music program, Hip Hop Channel, which was broadcast by the channel MCM.[9] In 2010, she started her own musical career, releasing her first single ("All I want") from her debut album Colours.[3] In her 2012 music video for the song "Forever In A Day", she had as a guest star the soccer player Didier Drogba.[9][10]

In 2008, Channel published an autobiography entitled L'enfer vu du ciel (The hell seen from the sky).[11][12]

In 2010, she created a dating service website for singles called Mecacroquer.[13]


  1. ^ a b c Jonathan Hamard (July 21, 2011). "Quand les actrices porno jouissent de la musique". Charts in France. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Gagnon Sessou (1 May 2012). "Didier Drogba avec une star du X". Benin Football. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Ludovic Jaccard (December 8, 2010). "Julia Channel sort son premier single ...". L'Essentiel. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Faire-part de naissance". La Dépêche du Midi. May 20, 1999. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Hot d'Or 1998 Winners". Web.archive.org. 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  6. ^ "La jolie ex-pornostar, comédienne et animatrice Julia Channel... en pleine reconversion !". Pure People. February 6, 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Le " Journal du hard " retrouve un visage". Le Parisien. April 7, 2001. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  8. ^ Sabrine Gilliéron (March 18, 2007). "Julia Channel fait une surprise à Method Man". 20 Minutes. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Julia Channel: elle invite Didier Drogba… dans son clip". Charts in France. April 27, 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  10. ^ Beci Wood (May 2, 2012). "Drogba clock-watches in new music video". The Sun. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  11. ^ ""L’Enfer vu du ciel": les confessions d’une ex-star du cinéma X". Agora Vox. March 3, 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "Ma fille comprendra peut-être mon parcours d'actrice porno". L'Essentiel. March 19, 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  13. ^ Antoine Dreyfus (February 23, 2010). "Le quart d’heure américain de Julia Channel". VSD. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 

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