|Born:||November 7, 1976|
|Bra/cup size:||34D (75D)|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight:||129 lb (59 kg)|
Melyssa Savannah Ford (born November 7, 1976 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian model and actress. She attended York University and studied in the field of forensic psychology. Ford's father is Afro-Barbadian and her mother is Russian and Norwegian. She is often referred to as Jessica Rabbit, after the character from the animated film Who Framed Roger Rabbit whose voluptuous figure Ford is said to resemble.
In the late 1990s, music video director Little X discovered Ford while she was working as a bartender at a Toronto nightclub and helped launch her modeling career. She has appeared in music videos, men's magazines, television programs and films. Ford was an on-air personality for Sirius Satellite Radio's Hot Jamz channel. She sells a line of calendars and DVD.
In a 2008 CNN interview, Ford said that when making music videos she often asked herself whether she was "perpetuating a negative stereotype" about black woman. When she was asked whether music videos, overall, are "demeaning to women", Ford replied, "Yes, I definitely have to say that."
Images of Melyssa Ford
- Internet Movie Database
- Black in America: Video Vixens Too Revealing?. CNN (July 24, 2008). Retrieved on January 25, 2009.
- Ogunnaike, Lola. "New Magazines for Black Men Proudly Redefine the Pinup", The New York Times, August 31, 2004. Retrieved on December 22, 2008.
- Century, Douglas. "How to Succeed in Videos Without Really Dancing", The New York Times, May 2, 2004. Retrieved on February 4, 2009.
- Melyssa Ford. Vibe (September 2008). Retrieved on January 25, 2009.
- Hot Jamz. Sirius Satellite Radio. Archived from the original on October 14, 2008. Retrieved on January 25, 2009. “Hot Jamz is about to get a lot hotter: Melyssa Ford has joined our squad!”
- "Calendar Girl", Naked, 219–220.
- Black in America: Video Vixens Too Revealing?, CNN, July 24, 2008 (Video)
- AskMen.com - Melyssa Ford
- Girls of Maxim - Melyssa Ford
- Ask Men Top 10 Women in Hip Hop
- Hot Girls of Vibe - Melyssa Ford Gallery
- Melyssa Ford links at FreeOnes