Covét receiving the 2001 Venus Best Actress Award in Berlin
|Other names||Monica CairnsMonique CoveeMonique CovetMonique CovétMonicaMonika SpermaloverMonika Tanner|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
Monique Covét (born 14 July 1976 in Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian pornographic actress and fetish model. She rose to prominence from 1998 to 2001 as the star of several features for the Private Media Group. Following her career as an international porn star she moved to Rome and studied fashion. In 2015 she was awarded a Diploma in Fashion and Design from Accademia del Lusso, Roma. In 2019 Monique received a diploma as a sex therapist from Semmelweis UniversityTraining Centre, Budapest. With her unique experience of the adult sex industry, her personal complicated life and her professional training as a sex therapist, in 2019 Monique launched online advice on sexuality and personal relationships. She is fluent in English, German, Italian and Hungarian.
By her own account, Covét started her career in the world of hardcore porn almost by accident. After arriving in Paris for what she believed was another series of routine modeling shoots, her agent there recommended her for a Private Media casting session where she met French hardcore director and actor, Pierre Woodman. "They offered me a lead role right away as they said I had star quality", she said. "I am the kind of person who tries everything once. Everyone was so kind to me. I thought that if this is the situation, why not try it?". In 2015, Monique Covét was described in the film Best of Private 50th Anniversary as one of the five most legendary and formative porn actresses of the past 50 years.
Covét has stated that she is bisexual. Details of her life and career are featured in the book Hungarian Female Adult Models.
- 1998 Private Girl of the Year Award
- 2000 Venus Award Best Actress Eastern Europe
- 2001 Venus Award Winner Best Actress Europe
- 2001 Zeus Award in Switzerland
- 2002 Sexhajon dij
- 2004 Brussels Erotic Film Festival European X Awards - Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2004 Sexiest Porn Actress
- 2005 Magyar Porn Oscar Best Actress
- 2005 and 2006 Lifetime Achievement Awards
- 2006 Hardest sex award
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