Nacho Vidal

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Nacho Vidal
Nacho Vidal en el FICEB 2007.jpg
Nacho VIdal at FICEB (2007)
Born Ignacio Jordà González
(1973-12-30) December 30, 1973 (age 40)
Mataró, Spain
Occupation Actor, director, producer, writer, editor, camera
Years active 1997–present
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13.4 st)
Children 2
No. of adult films 490

Ignacio Jordà González,[1] aka Nacho Vidal (born 30 December 1973), is a Spanish pornographic actor, director, producer, writer, and camera operator.


Born in Mataró, Province of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain, Vidal moved with his family to Valencia at a very young age, where part of his family originated.[2][3] His family was wealthy, but ended up losing all their money in the 1987 stock market crash. His nickname, Nacho, is the common nickname for Ignacio.[4] However, in many of his fetish films he is shown to be simultaneously eating nachos with a variety of his favorite salsas and cheeses while engaging in sex acts with his film partners. His love for nachos and cheese prompted many colleagues in the adult film industry to affectionately call him "Nacho." He was in talks with the Mexican salsa company Herdez, in 2007, to promote its line of salsas, cheeses, and guacamole in print and TV ads, humorously with Mexican porn stars Sandra Soto and Sofie Mijares. The ads portray Vidal in the bath, with Soto and Mijares entering the room wearing fluffy white bathrobes with Herdez salsas, cheeses and nachos on a tray. After feeding him sensually, the video pans to the women's feet where the bathrobes drop to the floor and they are shown stepping into the bath for an intimated sexual 3 way. In Spanish, the tag line "Spice up your life" appears on the screen. At age 14, Vidal quit school to start working to help his family.[4] As a young teenager, he used to have a punk band. He also was a boxer[4] and enlisted in the Spanish Legion in Melilla.[4] Later, he started working at the age of 21 in the live porn club Bagdad of Barcelona, where he performed live sexual acts in front of an audience with his girlfriend "Jazmine".[4] There, he met the director of the Barcelona International Erotic Film Festival, José María Ponce, who introduced him into the world of porn films.[citation needed]

On 31 May 2005, Vidal announced his retirement from pornography and married Colombian model and porn star Franceska Jaimes.[5] They moved to a mansion previously owned by his family, located in the small town of Enguera, in Valencia, recovering it after his family's financial losses. He and his wife started a family there.[4][6] However, the couple divorced six weeks later,[6] and Vidal returned to porn only a few months after announcing his retirement. He also has a daughter from an earlier relationship with Venezuelan Rosa Castro.[7]

Vidal is a protégé of Rocco Siffredi, who brought him to Hollywood in 1998. In his prolific career he has starred in more than 1500 movies; he has also produced and/or directed many others (since 2000, this has included gay titles for the Evil Angel video company). Although self-stated as heterosexual,[5] he has directed some gay porn films.[8] Vidal has further said that he is very open-minded, but is heterosexual in his personal life.[9]

Besides porn, Vidal has also starred in a few Spanish mainstream movies and TV shows, including the Spanish TV series Los Simuladores[10] and the Spanish movies Va a ser que nadie es perfecto,[6] El Alquimista Impaciente[10] and Impávido.[11]

Legal problems[edit]

On October 16, 2012, Vidal and his sister María José Jordá González were arrested in Barcelona, suspected of involvement in money laundering and tax evasion on behalf of Chinese organized crime.[12] When Spanish police raided over 100 businesses in Madrid and Barcelona suspected of running money-laundering and tax evasion rackets in connection with the Chinese mob, Vidal and his sister were two of approximately 80 suspects detained.[13] Hundreds of police were involved in serving "warrants to search 120 properties belonging to those suspected of laundering money from prostitution and extortion."[14]

While Spanish prosecutors sought to hold Vidal in jail during the investigation and subsequent trial, on October 19, 2012, National Court Judge Fernando Andreu declined their request and instead accepted the defense's contention that, "Vidal is not a flight risk because he signed a contract to participate in a reality show for the next three months." Upon his no-bail release, Vidal announced, "Thanks to everyone for their support. I've gone without any charge."[14]

Despite personally avoiding detention during the investigation and trial, Vidal's movie studio Nacho Vidal Productions was implicated in the Spanish National Court led sting and charged with counts of flight of capital and tax evasion. The newspaper El País described Vidal as "one of the high[est]-profile suspects arrested" and explained that he was accused along with his sister of helping the ring "by issuing false invoices from his movie production company."[15]

Vidal claimed he was innocent.



  1. ^ Efemérides de espectáculos del 30 de agosto; Notimex, AOL Latino Entretenimiento, 29 December 2007
  2. ^ "encuentro digital con Nacho Vidal" (in Spanish). 2004-02-26. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  3. ^ "» El pornstar Nacho Vidal sacará su libro Sexografías" (in Spanish). 2008-12-29. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Victor M. Amela (2004-03-10). "Interview with Nacho Vidal by Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia". La Vanguardia. Archived from the original on 2007-06-10. Retrieved 2007-06-17. 
  5. ^ a b EFE (2005-05-31). "Nacho Vidal article on Spain newspaper El Mundo". El Mundo. Retrieved 2007-06-17. 
  6. ^ a b c Sandra Uve (2006-11-13). "Video interview with Nacho Vidal by Spain TV show Cuatrosfera". Cuatrosfera. Retrieved 2007-06-17. 
  7. ^ Rosa Castro: "Si nos pasa algo, a mí o a mi hija, ha sido Nacho Vidal" (Rosa Castro: "If something happens to me or my daughter, it's Nacho Vidal's fault") (Spanish)
  8. ^ Nacho Vidal (2004-10-10). "Nacho Vidal official website". Retrieved 2005-12-10. 
  9. ^ "Interview with Nacho Vidal by Spanish newspaper El Mundo". El Mundo. 2004-02-26. Retrieved 2005-12-10. 
  10. ^ a b IMDB. "Nacho Vidal IMDB page". IMDB. Retrieved 2007-06-17. 
  11. ^
  12. ^ "Sesenta personas fueron capturadas en operación contra lavado de activos y fraude fiscal en España.". El Tiempo. 16 October 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  13. ^ Ayala, Nelson (Oct 19, 2012). "Porn Star Nacho Vidal Charged With Tax Evasion". Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "Nacho Vidal Released on Bail". AVN Media Network. Oct 19, 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Alleged "Emperor" money-laundering kingpin imprisoned without bail". ElPais. 21 October 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  16. ^ XBIZ Award Winners 2013, XBIZ, January, 2013
  17. ^ XBIZ Award Winners, XBIZ, January, 2012

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