Sasha Grey, born Marina Ann Hantzis, is a former adult actress who has tranistioned into mainstream films and television.
She was born on March 14, 1988 in North Highlands, California.
Her father is Greek-American and her mother is of English, Irish, and Polish descent.
She was raised as a Catholic, however she rebelled against the stifling nature that Catholicism has against sex.
Women and young girls aren’t taught to be proud or confident in their sexuality because they’re easily labeled as “sluts” or “whores,” which is both good and bad, because 14-year-old girls shouldn’t be running around like, “Let me get that dick!” but shouldn’t be demonized, either. I knew, for myself, that the first time I ever had sex I didn’t want it to be with someone I was in love with, because I’d watched all my friends fall for some guy and have sex with them, and two months later they’re heartbroken. I knew I didn’t want to have some boy manipulate me. Once I started to have sex and become sexually active, all that guilt and shame vanished into thin air, and it was this physical experience that told my mind that it was OK.
Speaking about her first time having sex, Sasha mentioned that:
I didn’t have an orgasm, but it was pretty fucking awesome. It was at my house—my mom’s, since I lived with her and only saw my dad on weekends—so I tricked her into leaving.
I was 16, and it was with a guy a couple of years older than me who I’d known for about six years, and we’d only see each other every year or so. I knew that he wouldn’t be too fast or too rough, and I wouldn’t feel weird saying slow down, or speak up if I needed to. My interest in sex was pretty instantaneous, and we just continued having a casual sexual relationship.
In 2006, at the age of 18, She moved to Los Angeles and started her pornography career which spanned 3 years and 190 adult films. She won numrous awards including AVN Award for Female Performer of the Year in 2008.
When asked about whether all adult film stars come from damaged backgrounds, Sasha refuted the stereotype:
“(People think) that we’re dumb girls that were victims of abuse, strung out on drugs, that we don’t know what we are doing, and aren’t business-minded. I was very aware of when I got started and kept in mind it was a possibility I would meet people like this. But the reality is that there are a huge amount of women who are very happy with their careers and where they have gone in their lives. It’s a shame we don’t hear the positive stories anymore. I was not in a Linda Lovelace situation, and it’s a shame that positive ones don’t get more exposure.”
After her porn career Sasha wrote three erotic novels for her Juliette Society Trilogy. The first book, is about a film student named Catherine, who becomes friends with her classmate Anna, who introduces her to a secret BDSM underwold.
In 2009 she starred in Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience, where she played a high class hooker and in 2010 she was part of a a 6-episode arc on the HBO series Entourage.
She was part of a minimal/electronic project called aTelecin and has also pursued DJing. Currently she streams on Twitch where she chats with fans and plays Resident Evil 2 and Animal Crossing.
She was once engaged to photographer Ian Cinnamon, however they ended their relationship in 2012. In 2014 she filed a restraining order against him after he started sending her threatening messages, with some showing pictures of handguns. Sasha claims that he subjected her to years of abuse and sexual assaults, starting in 2005 when she was 16 and he was 29.
When asked if she was a feminist, Sasha replied "no".
I always said no. The feminism I witnessed and read about growing up, and as I transitioned into adult hood, wasn’t inclusive, and didn’t approve of nontraditional roles of sexuality.
Her musical interests include bands like Throbbing Gristle, Joy Division, and French synth wave and salsa music.
Her favorite movies are Stroszek, Pierrot le Fou, Fat Girl, A Woman Under the Influence and Escape From New York
- Height: 5’6”
- Brеasts-waist-hips: 34-26-35
- Bra size: 34B
- Race/Ethnicity: Greek, English, Irish, Polish
- Social networks: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Twitch
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