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Julia Ann

Julia Ann
Ann at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo; January 22, 2015
Born Julia Tavella[1]
(1969-10-08) October 8, 1969
Glendale, California, U.S.[2]
Ethnicity Italian-American[3]
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[4]
Weight 127 lb (58 kg)
Spouse(s) Michael Raven (2003–2007)
No. of adult films 555 (per IAFD as of September 2015)[4]

Julia Ann (born October 8, 1969)[5] is the stage name of American pornographic actress, feature dancer and Penthouse Pet Julia Tavella; she is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame and the XRCO Hall of Fame.


  • Career 1
  • Appearances 2
  • Awards 3
    • AVN awards 3.1
    • XRCO awards 3.2
    • XBIZ awards 3.3
    • NightMoves awards 3.4
  • Personal life 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


By age 18 Julia Ann was modelling, then became a professional mud wrestler in Hollywood before becoming one half of the popular touring strip club feature act Blondage, with Janine Lindemulder, in the early 1990s.[5] Their success led to offers to join the adult film industry.[6]

Julia Ann debuted in adult films in 1992 in Andrew Blake's Hidden Obsessions, in a lesbian sex scene with Lindemulder. She has been a contract girl throughout most of her career. Her first exclusive contract was with Vivid Entertainment (during which time she worked solo and also made a series of Blondage films with Lindemulder). Later she had contracts with Digital Playground (1999) and Wicked Pictures (2002).[1] She was again under contract to Wicked Pictures in 2006,[7] but in May 2007 she posted on the members section of her website that she had not renewed her contract with Wicked.[8]

Since 2007 she has worked as a make-up artist.[9][10]

As of February 2014, she is ranked as the #27 most popular porn performer on the website down from an all-time high of #8.[11]

She has referred to fellow pornographic actress Christy Canyon as one of her "idols" in the business.[12]


Julia Ann has also made appearances as herself on television shows, series, and documentaries such as Rated A for Adult, Night Calls, Give Me Your Soul..., Dreamwagon: Inside the Adult Industry, VS., The Man Show, and How They Make Adult Movies.[10]

In 1989, Julia Ann appeared in the film American Angels: Baptism of Blood.[13]

Along with Inari Vachs and other female porn actresses, Ann was a host of the Playboy TV show Naughty Amateur Home Videos.


Julia Ann at the 2000 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo

AVN awards

  • 1994 Best All-Girl Sex Scene – Film for Hidden Obsessions[14]
  • 2000 Best All-Girl Sex Scene – Film for Seven Deadly Sins[14]
  • 2004 Best Actress – Video for Beautiful[14]
  • 2004 Hall of Fame[15]
  • 2010 Best Makeup for The 8th Day[16]
  • 2010 MILF/Cougar Performer of the Year[16]
  • 2011 MILF/Cougar Performer of the Year[17]
  • 2013 MILF/Cougar Performer of the Year[18]
  • 2015 Hottest MILF (Fan Award)[19]

XRCO awards

  • 1994 Best Girl-Girl Scene for Hidden Obsessions[20]
  • 2009 MILF of the Year[21]
  • 2011 MILF of the Year[22]
  • 2012 Hall of Fame[23]

XBIZ awards

NightMoves awards

  • 2013 Best MILF Performer (Fan's Choice)[25]

Personal life

Julia Ann was born Julia Tavella[1] in Glendale, California. Julia Ann is quarter Italian, with her grandfather's family hailing from Torino.[3] She grew up around animals and developed a love for horses; she also took piano lessons and learned to swim "like a fish."[5] At age 12 she moved to Idyllwild, California, where she attended a college-prep school before moving to Los Angeles to live with her grandmother at age 17.[5]

She married adult film director Michael Raven on June 21, 2003, but they divorced in 2007.[9] Besides breast augmentation, Julia Ann also had labiaplasty and a nose job to remove the after effects of a broken nose suffered when a horse kicked her in the face.[9]

Julia Ann claims to never watch any of her own performances, contending that she "is her own harshest critic".[3]


  1. ^ a b c Wicked Divas: Julia Ann the Legend, Wicked Pictures promotional. Retrieved 2007-10-27.
  2. ^ Dan Miller (2009-08-21). "Up Close with Julia Ann". AVN. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  3. ^ a b c Deep, Sabrina. "Julia Ann Without Makeup". Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Julia Ann". Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  5. ^ a b c d Julia Ann Bio.
  6. ^ "The Women of Porn", Playboy magazine, March 2002, page 123.
  7. ^ "Wicked Re-Signs Julia Ann". 2006-03-27. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  8. ^ blog entry, May 2007. Retrieved June 29, 2007.
  9. ^ a b c Tim McKernan (2007-11-28). "An Interview with a Porn Star: Julia Ann". Retrieved 2007-12-15. 
  10. ^ a b Staff. "Julia Ann (I) Actress - Make Up Department - Writer". Amazon via IMDb. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  11. ^ Staff. "Julia Ann: Ranking". Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  12. ^
  13. ^ Staff. "American Angels: Baptism of Blood (1989)". Amazon via IMDb. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  14. ^ a b c "Past AVN Award Winners". Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  15. ^ "Julia Ann". Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  16. ^ a b "2010 AVN Award Announced". 2010-01-10. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  17. ^
  18. ^ "AVN - And Now... The 2013 AVN Award Winners!". 2013-01-23. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  19. ^ "AVN Announces the Winners of the 2015 AVN Awards".  
  20. ^ "XRCO past winners". Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  21. ^ "XRCO Names 25th Annual Award Nominees". AVN. 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  22. ^
  23. ^ Warren, Peter (2012-03-19). "XRCO Announces 2012 Hall of Fame Class". Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  24. ^ Dan Miller (2014-01-24). "2014 XBIZ Award Winners Announced".  
  25. ^

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