Vanessa Blue

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Vanessa Blue
Vanessa Blue 3.jpg
Vanessa Blue in 2007
Born (1974-05-27) May 27, 1974 (age 40)
Other names Domina X[1]
Ethnicity African American
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
No. of adult films 184 as a performer
19 as director
(per IAFD)[2]
Website
http://www.vanessablue.com/

Vanessa Blue (born May 27, 1974) is the stage name of an American pornographic actress and director. She was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2013.

Career[edit]

Blue initially worked as a nude dancer and studied to be an emergency medical technician. During her dancing career, she met a fellow dancer who introduced her to fetish modeling. After that, at the suggestion of a different model, she started performing in porn movies. Her first appearance was in a film with Ed Powers. After a year, she took a three-year break, moving to Nebraska to be with her family,[3] but came back to the industry in 2000.

She worked for Mercenary Pictures for several years and directed several of their series, one of which, Black Reign, won the 2005 AVN Award for Best Ethnic-Themed Series.[4] She was engaged to Mercenary's owner, Lexington Steele.[4] In 2008, Steele and Blue filed federal lawsuits against each other over the ownership of numerous videos that first appeared under the Mercenary Pictures label. The suits were settled in March 2009 after meeting with an alternative dispute resolution jurist.[5]

Blue has worked for production companies such as Adam & Eve, Caballero Home Video, Elegant Angel, Evil Angel, Hustler Video, New Sensations, Sin City, Vivid Entertainment, Zane Entertainment Group, and Zero Tolerance Entertainment.[2] She now distributes her movies through Justin Slayer International signing with them in April 2010.[6]

Blue starred on Playboy TV and hosted Private Calls and Night Calls on Playboy Radio[4] until 2008.

Director

Blue has also directed femdom genre of movies under the pseudonym Domina X, and has also been a contract director for DVSX and Adam & Eve.[1]

Awards[edit]

In 2008 Blue won an Urban X Award for Videography and was admitted to the Urban X Hall of Fame in 2009.[7] She has since been nominated for "Ebony Performer of the Year" by the 2010 XFanz Awards.[8]

In 2013 she was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame.[9]

Personal life[edit]

A December 2009 article in California Lawyer magazine reported that Blue was romantically involved with adult industry attorney Michael Fattorosi.[10]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vanessa Blue Inks Exclusive Deal with Hustler, Launches Fetish Web Site". AVN.com. 2004-11-16. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  2. ^ a b Vanessa Blue at the Internet Adult Film Database
  3. ^ Anthony Springer Jr (2008-01-21). "Vanessa Blue: My Blue Heaven Part 1". hiphopdx.com. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  4. ^ a b c "Vanessa Blue Leaves Mercenary Pictures". AVN.com. 2006-06-20. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  5. ^ Rhett Pardon (2009-03-13). "Lexington Steele, Vanessa Blue Settle Suits Against Each Other". xbiz.com. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  6. ^ Press (2010-04-22). "Justin Slayer Int. to Release V is for VANESSA". XBiz.com. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  7. ^ "2009 Award Winners". Urban X Awards. Retrieved August 1, 2009. 
  8. ^ Ariana Rodriguez (2010-05-05). "XFanz Awards 2010". XFanz.com. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  9. ^ "AVN - AVN Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees". Business.avn.com. 2012-12-21. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  10. ^ Michael Estrin (December 2009). "Hardcore Advocates". California Lawyer. Retrieved 2011-02-15. 

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