Julia Ann

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Julia Ann
Julia Ann 2010.jpg
Julia Ann at the 2010 AVN Expo
Born Julia Tavella[1]
(1969-10-08) October 8, 1969 (age 44)
Glendale, California, U.S.[2]
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[3]
Weight 127 lb (58 kg)
Spouse(s) Michael Raven (2003–2007)
No. of adult films 452 (per IAFD)[3]

Julia Ann (born October 8,[4] 1969) is the stage name of American pornographic actress, feature dancer and former Penthouse Pet Julia Tavella; she is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame and the XRCO Hall of Fame.


By age 18, she was modelling, and then became a professional mud wrestler in Hollywood before becoming one half of the popular touring strip club feature act Blondage, with Janine Lindemulder, in the early 1990s.[4] Their success led to offers to join the adult film industry.[5]

Julia Ann debuted in adult films in 1991 in Andrew Blake's Hidden Obsessions, in a lesbian sex scene with Lindemulder. She has been a contract girl throughout most of her career. Her first exclusive contract was with Vivid Entertainment (during which time she worked solo and also made a series of Blondage films with Janine Lindemulder). Later she had contracts with Digital Playground (1999) and Wicked Pictures (2002).[1] She was again on contract with Wicked Pictures in 2006,[6] but in May 2007 she posted on the members section of her website that she had not renewed her contract with Wicked.[7]

Since 2007 she has also started working as a make-up artist.[8][9]

As of February 2014, Julia Ann is ranked as the #27 most popular porn performer on the website Freeones.com down from an all-time high of #8.[10]


Julia Ann has also made appearances as herself on television shows, series, and documentaries such as Rated A for Adult, Night Calls, Give Me Your Soul..., Dreamwagon: Inside the Adult Industry, VS., The Man Show, and How They Make Adult Movies.[9]

In 1989 she appeared in the film American Angels: Baptism of Blood.[11]

Along with Inari Vachs and other female porn actresses, Ann was a host of the Playboy TV show Naughty Amateur Home Videos.

In 2013, Julia Ann appeared in a nation-wide commercial for CougarLife.com, a dating site where older women are paired with younger men.[12]


Julia Ann at the 2000 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo

AVN awards[edit]

  • 1994 Best All-Girl Sex Scene – Film for Hidden Obsessions[13]
  • 2000 Best All-Girl Sex Scene – Film for Seven Deadly Sins[13]
  • 2004 Best Actress – Video for Beautiful[13]
  • 2004 AVN Hall of Fame Inductee[14]
  • 2010 Best Makeup for The 8th Day[15]
  • 2010 MILF/Cougar Performer of the Year[15]
  • 2011 MILF/Cougar Performer of the Year[16]
  • 2013 MILF/Cougar Performer of the Year[17]

XRCO awards[edit]

XBIZ awards[edit]

  • 2014 MILF Performer of the Year[22]

Personal life[edit]

Julia Ann was born Julia Tavella[1] in Glendale, California. She grew up around animals and developed a love for horses; she also took piano lessons and learned to swim "like a fish."[4] At age 12 she moved to Idyllwild, California, where she attended a college-prep school before moving to Los Angeles to live with her grandmother at age 17.[4]

She married adult film director Michael Raven on June 21, 2003, but they divorced in 2007.[8] Besides breast augmentation, Julia Ann also had labiaplasty and a nose job to remove the after effects of a broken nose suffered when a horse kicked her in the face.[8]


  1. ^ a b c Wicked Divas: Julia Ann the Legend, Wicked Pictures promotional. Retrieved 2007-10-27.
  2. ^ Dan Miller (2009-08-21). "Up Close with Julia Ann". AVN. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Julia Ann". iafd.com. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  4. ^ a b c d Julia Ann Bio.
  5. ^ "The Women of Porn", Playboy magazine, March 2002, page 123.
  6. ^ "Wicked Re-Signs Julia Ann". business.avn.com. 2006-03-27. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  7. ^ JuliaAnn.com blog entry, May 2007. Retrieved June 29, 2007.
  8. ^ a b c Tim McKernan (2007-11-28). "An Interview with a Porn Star: Julia Ann". insidestl.com. Retrieved 2007-12-15. [dead link]
  9. ^ a b Staff. "Julia Ann (I) Actress - Make Up Department - Writer". Amazon via IMDb. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  10. ^ Staff. "Julia Ann: Ranking". Freeones.com. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  11. ^ Staff. "American Angels: Baptism of Blood (1989)". Amazon via IMDb. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Julia Ann Makes Dating a Cougar Look Awesome". Sex.com. 2013-06-04. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  13. ^ a b c "Past AVN Award Winners". Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  14. ^ "Julia Ann". avn.com. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  15. ^ a b "2010 AVN Award Announced". AVN.com. 2010-01-10. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  16. ^ http://business.avn.com/articles/video/AVN-Announces-the-Winners-of-the-2011-AVN-Awards-421782.html
  17. ^ "AVN - And Now... The 2013 AVN Award Winners!". Business.avn.com. 2013-01-23. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  18. ^ "XRCO past winners". Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  19. ^ "XRCO Names 25th Annual Award Nominees". AVN. 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  20. ^ http://business.avn.com/articles/video/2011-XRCO-Award-Winners-Announced-432456.html
  21. ^ Warren, Peter (2012-03-19). "XRCO Announces 2012 Hall of Fame Class". business.avn.com. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  22. ^ Dan Miller (2014-01-24). "2014 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 

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