Katsuni

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Katsuni
Katsuni 2010.jpg
Katsuni attending the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo at the Sands Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada on January 7, 2010.
Born Celine Tran[1]
(1979-04-09) April 9, 1979 (age 35)[2]
Lyon, France[2]
Other names Katsumi[2]
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)[3]
Weight 114 pounds (52 kg)[3]
No. of adult films 376 as performer, 3 as director (per IAFD)[2]
Website
http://www.clubkatsuni.com

Katsuni (born April 9, 1979 in Lyon, France[2]) is a former French pornographic actress.

Biography[edit]

Katsuni is of French/Vietnamese heritage. Her father is Vietnamese and her mother's family is French. She is fluent in French and English.[4]

After studying political science for a year at Grenoble Institute of Political Studies, she entered the adult film industry in 2002 at about the age of 23, and has since appeared in over 370 films.[2] In December 2006, Katsuni signed an exclusive performing contract with Digital Playground.[5] She originally performed using the stage name Katsumi (a common given name in Japan for both sexes), but she was barred by a French judge in Créteil, France in January 2007 from using the name, after a woman named Mary Katsumi sued over the resemblance to her own name. In September 2007, Katsuni was fined €20,000 for violations of the ban on using the name "Katsumi".[6] In 2011 she promoted Hentai during a comic convention in Angoulême, France[7]

In May of 2006, she got breast implants, going from a size of 32B to a 34D. Her first film with her new breasts, French ConneXion of Marc Dorcel Productions, came out at the beginning of 2007. In the meantime, Katsuni also graced the cover of Marquis magazine, a leader in fetishism, and hosted the weekly program, En attendant minuit, broadcast by TPS Star, a TV show in France. At the end of 2006, she signed an exclusive contract with Digital Playground.

Between 2002 and 2008, Katsuni was the winner of 29 international awards in the world of porn.

In July 2008 Katsuni released "My Fucking Life" (Marc Dorcel Studios). The movie is partly a documentary on Katsuni's daily life over a year, with a look at her shoots in Las Vegas, on set during filming in Porn Valley, along with a bit of her personal life.

In 2009, Katsuni was the official ambassador for the French porn awards, Hot d'Or, in 2009. She herself received two Hot d'Or awards in 2009.

Complex magazine ranked Katsuni at #3 on their list of "The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time",[8] #14 on their list of "The Top 100 Hottest Porn Stars (Right Now)",[9] and #48 on their list of "The 50 Prettiest Porn Stars of All Time".[10]

In March 2013, Katsuni won a lawsuit against Kirko Bangz for using footage of her pole dancing in his video Drank In My Cup.[1]

On August 14, 2013, Katsuni announced that she's retiring from porn. [11]

Katsuni was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame on January 18, 2014.[12]

Awards[edit]

  • 2002 FICEB Ninfa Award – Best Starlette - L'affaire Katsumi[13]
  • 2004 AVN Award – Best Anal Sex Scene, Video - Multiple P.O.V. (with Gisselle & Michael Stefano)[14]
  • 2004 AVN Award – Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production - L'affaire Katsumi (with Steve Holmes)[14]
  • 2004 FICEB Ninfa Award – Best Actress - Pokerwom[13]
  • 2004 European X Award – Best Actress (France)[15]
  • 2005 AVN Award – Female Foreign Performer of the Year[16]
  • 2005 AVN Award – Best Anal Sex Scene, Video - Lex Steele XXX 3 (with Lexington Steele)[16]
  • 2005 AVN Award – Best Group Sex Scene, Film - Dual Identity (with Savanna Samson & Alec Metro)[16]
  • 2005 AVN Award – Best Foreign All-Sex Release - Lost Angels: Katsumi[16]
  • 2005 XRCO Award – Sex Scene, Couple - Lex Steele XXX 3 (with Lexington Steele)[17]
  • 2005 FICEB Ninfa Award – Best Actress - Who Fucked Rocco[13]
  • 2006 AVN Award – Female Foreign Performer of the Year[18]
  • 2006 AVN Award – Best Anal Sex Scene, Video - Cumshitters (with Manuel Ferrara)[18]
  • 2006 AVN Award – Best Tease Performance - Ass Worship 7[18]
  • 2006 AVN Award – Best Interactive DVD - Virtual Katsumi[18]
  • 2006 Venus Paris Fair / EuroEline Awards – Best Actress (France)[19]
  • 2007 AVN Award – Female Foreign Performer of the Year[20]
  • 2007 AVN Award – Best Supporting Actress, Video - Fashionistas Safado: The Challenge[20]
  • 2007 AVN Award – Best Group Sex Scene, Film - Fuck (with Carmen Hart, Kirsten Price, Mia Smiles, Eric Masterson, Chris Cannon, Tommy Gunn & Randy Spears)[20]
  • 2007 AVN Award – Best All-Girl Sex Scene, Film - Fuck (with Jessica Drake, Felecia & Clara G)[20]
  • 2007 FICEB Ninfa Award – Best Actress - French Connection[21]
  • 2008 AVN Award – Best Three-way Sex Scene - Fashionistas Safado: Berlin (with Melissa Lauren & Rocco Siffredi)[22]
  • 2009 Hot d'Or – Best French Actress - Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge[23]
  • 2009 Hot d'Or – Best Actress Blog[23]
  • 2011 AVN Award – Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene - Body Heat (with Raven Alexis, Jesse Jane, Kayden Kross & Riley Steele)[24]
  • 2011 AVN Award – Wildest Sex Scene (Fan Award) - Body Heat[24]
  • 2011 XBIZ Award – Foreign Female Performer of the Year[25]
  • 2012 XBIZ Award – Crossover Star of the Year[26]
  • 2014 AVN Hall of Fame Inductee[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bow Wow Ordered to Pay French Porn Star $80,000". TMZ. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Katsuni at IAFD". IAFD.com. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  3. ^ a b "Katsuni at DigitalPlayground". DigitalPlayground.com. p. 1. Retrieved 2009-01-15. 
  4. ^ Porn Star Interview: Katsuni | Sex News
  5. ^ David Sullivan (2006-12-28). "Digital Playground Signs Katsumi". AVN. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  6. ^ "La star du porno Katsuni condamnée à verser 20.000 euros à Mary Katsumi" (in French). AFP. 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2007-10-16. 
  7. ^ Katsuni and Hentai - Angouleme France 2011 .2011 - Katsuni promoting Hentai at a comic convention in France
  8. ^ Gabriel Alvarez (2011-09-19). "The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time". Complex. Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  9. ^ Paul Cantor (2011-07-08). "The Top 100 Hottest Porn Stars (Right Now)". Complex. Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  10. ^ "The 50 Prettiest Porn Stars of All Time". Complex. 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  11. ^ https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10151782106408794&id=86522923793
  12. ^ a b "AVN Announces 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees". AVN. 2013-12-26. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  13. ^ a b c http://www.artistopia.com/ninfa/biography
  14. ^ a b http://avnawards.avn.com/past/winners/2004
  15. ^ "Festival De L‘Erotisme und European-X-Awards 2004". German-Adult-News.com. 2004-03-10. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  16. ^ a b c d Jared Rutter (2005-01-09). "The 22nd Annual AVN Awards: A Jenna Jameson Kinda Night". AVN. Retrieved 2007-08-04. 
  17. ^ http://www.xrco.com/
  18. ^ a b c d "AVN Award Winners Announced". AVN. 2006-01-09. Retrieved 2007-07-22. 
  19. ^ http://www.vm18news.com/articolo.lasso?code=20060512093626
  20. ^ a b c d "2007 AVN Award Winners Announced". AVN. 2007-01-16. Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
  21. ^ Joanne Cachapero (2007-10-09). "Barcelona Film Fest Winners". XFanz. Retrieved 2007-10-09. 
  22. ^ Rutter, Jared (2008-01-12). "2008 AVN Awards Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved 2007-12-18. 
  23. ^ a b Paul Fishbein (2009-10-21). "Pirates II, Evil Angel Big Winners at 2009 Hot d’Or Awards". AVN. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  24. ^ a b "AVN Announces the Winners of the 2011 AVN Awards". AVN.com. 2011-01-09. Retrieved 2011-01-09. 
  25. ^ "2011 XBIZ Awards Announced Last Night". AVN.com. 2011-02-10. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  26. ^ XBIZ Award Winners, XBIZ, January, 2012

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