Melissa Lauren born October 16, 1984 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France is pornographic actress and director.
Lauren started off studying as a cook for three years and worked in Paris as a pastry chef. After reading an ad in a newspaper from French porn director John B. Root, Lauren began filming six days later, in June of 2003.
In November 2006, Lauren stated that she would stop performing in heterosexual pornographic scenes, and instead would focus more on directing pornographic films. She would continue to perform with women, in solo scenes, and in photo shoots. She had already directed several films. However, in her blog entries on Myspace, she has stated that she is signed to a porn company called Marc Dorcel in France and as of late 2007 had performed in a gang bang scene with four male performers, proving she is still performing heterosexual scenes. She has also stated that she does not plan to retire from porn anytime soon.
Her work as a porn actress includes anal sex, ass to mouth and deep throat. She has a tattoo on her right forearm stating Quod Me Nutrit Me Destruit (What Nourishes Me Also Destroys Me).
Melissa Lauren Interview
When you were a little girl in France, what did you want to be when you grew up?
"I wanted to be a pilot in the Air Force. I wanted to be a doctor. I wasn't into studying, so I went to a cooking school. I studied there for three years. I worked as a cook. Then I started in porn."
How did you get into porn?
"I was reading a newspaper and I was looking at the job offers. There was an advertisement for a French director (Jean B. Root). I visited his Web site. I called him. I did my first scene six days later. It was June 2003.
"I've done about 100 scenes, most of them in America. I did about ten Internet scenes. About 30 movies in Europe."
How would you compare the industry in America to the one in Europe?
"It's pretty much the same. Europeans go to America to shoot and Americans go to Europe to shoot."
What did your family expect of you?
"They expected me to study and be a lawyer or a doctor. They're ok with what I am doing now."
How did you tell them?
"They found out from somebody else. I didn't know how to tell my parents -- oh, I'm a porn girl now. I started in June. I was interviewed for a TV show in France. They filmed my second scene. It was my first DP (double penetration). It was on TV in September. My father saw that and he called me right away.
"He said, 'I saw you somewhere on TV. What were you doing there?' It was right in the DP. I was like, oh, yeah. At first, they were really scared. They thought I'd be doing drugs and being abused. They had a bad vision of this industry. Then I told them I was happy with what I was doing. I was not doing drugs. I was just like normal. They were ok with that and they told me to go for it."
How do you like Los Angeles?
"I like Los Angeles. The weather is nice. The work is great. I travel back and forth from France to America."
What do you love and what do you hate about the industry?
"I hate the stupid people who are irresponsible and f--- with strangers without condoms, without tests. I hate all the STDs. I hate that most of the girls are f------ drug addicts. I started in porn because I love sex. I wanted to try new things that I didn't do in my private life before. I love that I get to travel and meet new people."
What was it like the first time you did double penetration?
"It was scary. I was in France and one of the two guys was huge. I didn't know if I could take it. But everything went well. The guys were really nice."
So you haven't had any bad experiences?
"I've had bad experiences when some directors tried to abuse the girls. They would try to force you to do things that you don't want to do. That was just when I started. Now I am clear -- I don't do this. I don't do that. I'm not ok with this. I take my stuff and I leave. You have to have a strong personality."
Did this happen in Europe?
"Yes. I've never had any problems here."
What do you want to get out of your time in the industry?
"A lot of sex. I'm not looking for anything special. I don't care about being a huge porn star. I just want to have fun and try everything I can try."
What do you do when you are not doing porn?
"I like to hang out, go to movies, go shopping, go to the beach. I work out, so I go to the gym. I have a regular life outside of the set."
What do you want to do with your life once you leave the industry?
"I want to get married and have kids. I want to open a restaurant."
Do you ever think about how being a porn star will affect you in the future?
"I thought about that a lot before I started and I just don't care what people think. I'm just living for myself. I don't care about these people who will say -- oh, you're a whore. I don't care because I am having fun."
Have you had a lot of people who have given you a hard time about your work in porn?
"No. My stepmother did. When I was in France, people recognize me in the streets sometimes because I was on TV shows and stuff. Usually it was nice comments. I've never had anyone come to me and say -- 'Oh, you're a f------ whore. I have no respect for you.' I've never been in a situation like that."
You've got a reputation for doing some extreme stuff on camera.
She laughs. "I do. I'm doing what I like. I like rough sex. I like crazy stuff like double anal. I like to perform in films I'd like to watch. I watch a lot of porn. I'm always trying to give my best and do what I think is going to turn on people."
How do you feel after having done double anal?
"First, I was scared. I didn't think I could do it. In June, I was in Europe shooting for Platinum X Pictures. It was a two-girl six-guy scene. I just say to the guys -- now, let's do double anal. It went really well, really easy.
"Some people say it is dangerous because you have more chances to transmit HIV and STDs. I don't think it is more dangerous than doing a cream pie [where multiple men ejaculate inside a woman]."
Have you ever gotten injured from doing porn?
"Yeah. Last March, I got a really serious infection. My pussy was really sore, really bad. It was a pelvic inflammatory disease. I went to the hospital in Los Angeles. They had to send me back to France to go to surgery. I was freaking out. I thought I could never do porn again. The doctor told me that when you do ass-to-pussy, or other girls' pussy to your pussy... I don't do that anymore now. They told me they are not sure that I can have kids or get pregnant.
"I think most of the girls are not aware of what they risk by doing that. It is very bad.
"Aside from that, I've had chlamydia two times."
How have you changed from working in this industry?
"I'm totally different. My personality has stayed the same, but sexually I've changed a lot. When I started, I wasn't confident about my body. I didn't want people to see me naked, even if it was just my boyfriend. I was shy. I learned how to suck cocks from movies."
Any other ways you have changed aside from sexual things?
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