Vanessa del Rio

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Vanessa del Rio

Vanessa del Rio
Also known as: Vanesa Del Rio, Ursula Pasarell, Nessa
Born: March 31, 1952 (1952-03-31) (age 64)
Harlem, New York, USA
Years active: 1974-1999, 2008
Ethnicity: Latina
Nationality: American
Measurements: 107-66-91 cm
42-26-38 in
Bra/cup size: 36E (80E)  (same as DD cup)
Boobs: Natural
Height: 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Weight: 135 lb (61 kg)
Body type: Average
Eye color: Brown
Hair: Black
Shoulder length
Shown: Topless, Bush, Full frontal, Pink
Solo: Masturbation, Dildo
Lesbian: Softcore
Boy/girl: Blowjob, Vaginal, Anal, Double penetration, Fisting
Special: Bondage, Watersports
Personal pages

Official website

Blogs: Twitter
Communities: MySpace

Vanessa del Rio (born Ana Maria Sanchez[2] on March 31, 1952 in Harlem, New York, USA is a retired American pornographic actress.

Early years

Vanessa del Rio is a daughter of immigrants from Cuba and Puerto Rico of a mixed African and Spanish background. She grew up in Harlem[3] and as a child and young adult she attended mostly Catholic schools.[4]


Vanessa del Rio began appearing in adult films in 1974 after a strict Catholic upbringing and interest in sex[1] and thus became the first Hispanic porn star.[citation needed]

Initially, del Rio was well-known due to her large breasts, extremely large clitoris and for being the first porn actress to regularly engage in extended anal sex (for this reason she was dubbed the "anal queen" of porn).[citation needed]

Known now for her blunt sense of humor, while helping out middle-aged curators with the installation of a sex museum in New York, she quipped, "They're so repressed – I know what they really want."[citation needed]

In the span of about 25 years, del Rio has appeared in over 100 pornographic films and in several music videos, notably "Get Money" by Junior M.A.F.I.A.[5]

Though she retired from adult films in 1986 in part due to the AIDS scare prevalent at the time,[3] she returned shortly after and continued her porn career until 1999. Afterwards, she remains somewhat active in the adult entertainment industry through her web site and by making special appearances at award shows, conventions, etc.

During and after her porn career, Vanessa del Rio appeared on many TV shows as herself. She also played a version of herself in a 1996 episode of NYPD Blue (see TV appearances).

She was also featured in literature.

Selected filmography

Title Released Company Director Starring Notes
Lesbian Bras Busters Of The 1970's.jpg Lesbian Bras Busters Of The 1970's 2006 Alpha Blue Archives Mai Lin, Seka, Vanessa Del Rio, Little Oral Annie, Bridgette Monet, Candy Samples, Loni Sanders, Chris Cassidy, Brooke West, Uschi Digard, Angel Cash, Susie Nero
  • Let Me Die a Woman (1978), Sandy (uncredited)
  • Then and Now #15 (1996) (V), herself
  • Give Me Your Soul... (2000), herself (uncredited)
  • Vanessa's Anal Fiesta (2004)
  • Soul Men (2008), Full-Figured Neighbor

TV appearances

  • NYPD Blue, herself - in the episode "Head Case" (1996)
  • When Rated X Ruled the World (2004), herself - this television movie was a VH1 documentary
  • SexTV, herself - in the episode "UFO Sex: The Raelians/ del Rio" (2005)


  • 1980 CAFA Award for Best Supporting Actress – Dracula exotica[6]
  • 1981 CAFA Award for Best Supporting Actress – Dancers[6]
  • Hall Of Fame Adult Video News [[1]]
  • Hall Of Fame X-Rated Critics Organization


  • Nicolas Barbano's Verdens 25 hotteste pornostjerner features a chapter on her.[7]
  • In 2007, the German art book publisher Taschen released a deluxe, heavily illustrated biography (including a 140 minute DVD documentary) titled Vanessa del Rio: Fifty Years of Slightly Slutty Behavior.[8][9]

Big tit movies / pictures of Vanessa del Rio


External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sophie. "Interview with Vanessa del Rio" (Reprint). Mentertainment 1997 (May/June). Retrieved on 2007-09-12. 
  2. Gurley, George (2007-11-20). Dont' Blame It on Rio. The New York Observer. Retrieved on 2007-12-02.
  3. 3.0 3.1 O’Connor, Siobhan (2007-09-11). Out With a Bang. King. Harris Publications. Retrieved on 2007-09-12.
  4. Ford, Luke. Biography including an interview. Retrieved on 2007-09-12.
  5. Winbush, Jeff. The Diva of Sex: The Vanessa del Rio Interview. G21. Retrieved on 2007-09-12.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Aarle, Peter van (1997-06-07). Historical "Best Porn Movie" Winners. Retrieved on 2007-09-22.
  7. (1999) Verdens 25 hotteste pornostjerner (Danish). ISBN 87-7357-961-0. 
  8. Vanessa del Rio. Taschen. Retrieved on 2008-06-01.
  9. Hanson, Dian (2007). Vanessa del Rio: Fifty Years of Slightly Slutty Behavior. Germany: Taschen. ISBN 3822822302. 

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