Keisha (actress)

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Born (1966-10-25) October 25, 1966 (age 51)[1]
Los Angeles, California, USA[1]
Nationality American[1]
Other names Keisha Dominguez, Kiesha, Raquel Rios, Rocky Rio,[1] Melissa Christian, Quisha, Keicha
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)[1]
Weight 140 lb (64 kg)[1]

Keisha (born October 25, 1966)[1] is the stage name of an American erotic dancer and retired pornographic actress.[2][3] She is an AVN[4] and XRCO[5] Hall of Fame inductee.


After high school, Keisha was employed as a legal secretary, then took a job as a phone sex operator.[2][3] In February 1986 the owner of the phone sex company took her to the XRCO Awards.[2] In March 1986 she appeared in her first adult feature, Reckless Passion.[1][2] A female performer had backed out of a scene, and Keisha stepped in to replace her. She went on to appear in more than 300 films and videos.[1]

In January 1987 she began stripping as a "feature dancer", making appearances at different strip clubs[2] across the US and Canada in which she would appear as the "star attraction" for the week. She would generally perform four shows a night, along with autograph-signing sessions in which patrons could get a Polaroid picture taken with her, an autographed 8"x10" photograph or a lap dance.

Elegant Angel sponsored a "Win a Date with Keisha Contest", where the winner, who was chosen by audience votes, got to have dinner with her then receive a full, nude body massage.[2] She is a sexologist and a California State Certified Sexological Body Worker, which involves a specialized form of educational erotic massage or Taoist Erotic Massage.[3]

Mainstream appearances[edit]

Keisha has appeared in several mainstream movies, such as her role as "Michelle the Pitching Machine" in the 2006 Artie Lange comedy Beer League.[6] Her other appearances include the C. Thomas Howell action thriller The Sweeper in 1996[7] and the sci-fi horror film Watchers II in 1990;[8] credited as "Raquel Rios" in both.[9] She also appeared in the 1988 sci-fi film Droid.[10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Keisha was born in Los Angeles, California,[1] attended Westchester High School (in Westchester, California), and graduated in 1984 at the age of 17.[citation needed] She is multi-ethnic; from her father's side, she is Spanish, Mexican, and American Indian, and, on her mother's side, she's Swedish and English.[citation needed] She has said that she was "always very sexual and even before I lost my virginity (at the age of 14), I had a reputation as a slut".[citation needed]

She has been married in the past.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Keisha". Internet Adult Film Database. Archived from the original on 2 March 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Keisha (July 4, 2000). "An InnerView of Keisha". Adult Industry News (Interview). Interviewed by Steve Nelson. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Keisha - About Me". Keisha official site. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  4. ^ a b "1997 AVN Awards". Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Pirates Wins Big at XRCO Awards". Adult Video News. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Beer League (2006) Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  7. ^ "The Sweeper (1996 Video) Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Watchers II (1990) Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Keisha". IMDb. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Droid (1988)". IMDb. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  11. ^ a b Keisha - Awards - IMDb

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