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8 January 1976 |
|Other names||Rafaella Rizzi, Raphaela Anderson, Raphaella Anderson, Raffaela Rizzi|
|Height||4 ft 11 in (1.50 m)|
|No. of adult films||24 IAFD|
Anderson studied to be a secretary. She entered the French pornography business in 1995 when she was 19 and left it six years later. While still in adult films, she was raped by two men who recognized her as a porn actress. In the documentary, she explains how the prosecutor and judge in her case dismissed the rape with the attitude, "You’re an actress in pornographic films, so you can’t complain."
Anderson played Manu in the controversial 2000 film, Baise-moi, an explicit French film about two women embarking on a journey of sex and violence with murder. Time magazine reviewed the film and noted, "And as one of the amoral avengers, Raffaela Anderson has true star quality...." In the 2001 mainstream film, Amour de Femme, she played a dance instructor who falls in love with a married woman.
In 2005 she participated, along with nine other current or former adult film performers, in the documentary Une vie classée X from Mireille Darc for the French TV channel France 3. She relates how she lost her virginity on camera, speaks of her family and background, and of the violence she suffered or witnessed in the porn industry. She also mentions cocaine and alcohol abuse during episodes of depression after leaving the pornography business.
Anderson wrote a book entitled, Hard, describing her experiences in the porn industry and decrying its abuses. In the documentary film La Petite Morte she voiced many of the same criticisms. In 2006, Tendre violence, a narration of her childhood with her Muslim family in Gagny was published.
- Hard, 2001 - Grasset Ed. - ISBN 2-246-61511-9
- Tendre violence, 2006 - Jean-Claude Lattès Ed. - ISBN 2-7096-2828-7