Ona Zee

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Ona Zee
Ona Zee at CES 2000 Show.jpg
Born (1951-03-03) March 3, 1951 (age 66)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Other names Ona Simms, Ona Z, Joanna Collins
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 118 lb (54 kg; 8.4 st)
Spouse(s) Frank Zee
No. of adult films 305 as a performer & 67 as a director (per IAFD)[1]

Ona Zee (born March 3, 1951) is the stage name of an American pornographic actress, model and realtor.

Career[edit]

Zee reportedly worked for the Wilhelmina Agency in the 1970s.[citation needed] She also did nude modeling and later decided to move into pornographic videos. She starred or appeared in over 300 adult movies since entering the industry in 1986.[2] She was about 35 years old when she began, an age when many adult performers have already retired.[2] She typically played what would later be called MILF or "cougar" roles.

"I am an exhibitionist, so to take it to the nth degree was obviously where I was going. It took me a little longer to get there than some women but I knew I could be one of the best actresses in adult films, if not the best," she said in an interview.[3] For 67 videos she served as director, writer and producer. In 1990, she formed her own production company, Ona Zee Pictures.[2] The company initially focused on bondage titles, but later moved on to other genres as well, such as feature and girl-girl movies.[2][4]

During the 1990s she formed a pornographic performers' union, but it ultimately collapsed due to lack of political and legal support.[5]

Awards[edit]

Ona Zee holding an AVN Award

Personal life[edit]

Zee was born in Los Angeles, California. According to the TV series HBO Real Sex, Ona Zee was the spouse of Frank Zee, a Vietnam-era combat jet pilot. They were still married by the 1990s.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ona Zee: Personal Biography". IAFD. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "PORN POWER, Female Style". adultvideonews.com. Archived from the original on August 4, 2003. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Video on YouTube
  4. ^ Wood, Ken. "Women On Top". adultvideonews.com. Adult Video News. Archived from the original on April 12, 2003. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Paul Apostolidis; Renee Heberle; Mary Caputi (2006). Feminist Interpretations of Theodor Adorno. Google Books. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  6. ^ a b c "Past Winners". Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  7. ^ "Hot Stuff at Hot d'Or Awards". AVN. 2000-05-19. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  8. ^ "AVN Hall of Fame listing". Adult Video News. Archived from the original on April 15, 2009. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "The One and Ona". AVN.com. 1999-10-11. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 

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