Born Julia Ann Tavella, Julia Ann is an adult model and actress. Fans may recognize her from her work in “6 Pack MILF” and “My Girlfriend’s Mother 4,” among many other titles. She has won a variety of AVN awards, even joining the AVN Hall of Fame and the XRCO Hall of Fame. Her measurements are 34E-24-38.
Julia Ann is of Italian ancestry and she grew up in Glendale, California and developed a love for horses. As a girl, she also took piano lessons and loved to swim. When she was 12, she moved to Idyllwild, California, where she attended a college-prep school. At 17, she moved back to Los Angeles and lived with her grandmother.
Julia Ann said of her family, “They don’t freak out. They’re real good about it and when things are going good for me they’re happy…even my grandma says, ‘I’m glad you’re popular at what you do.’”
Julia Ann worked as a professional mud wrestler in Hollywood before becoming part of the strip club act Blondage (along with Janine Lindemulder) in the early 1990s. Her stripping career led her into porn.
She made her porn debut in 1993 and her scene became well-known. “It was an ice dildo between me and Janine.” Since then she has been a contract girl through most of her career. As of this posting, she’s appeared in over 400 adult films.
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As for her sexual preference, Julia Ann said, “It really comes down to where my heart lies, where my estrogen lies…it really does lean towards men. I would rather deal with wood. I enjoy men, I enjoy the male penis.”
As for dancing versus being in front of a camera, she said, “The experiences are so very different…movies are where you get to express yourself, but not as yourself, as someone else…I’m making characters…on stage, you just kick up your heels and express who you are.”
Julia Ann said she wasn’t really spotted out in public. “I’m so fortunate. I feel that I look so different without the makeup and the hair and the outfits. I don’t really get picked out…in my personal life, I wear my sweats, I have my hair up.”
Maybe to diversity her career, in 2007 she began working as a make-up artist. As for growing older in the porn biz, she said, “You live more in the moment and you learn to live more in the moment. And you respect it more. You see the opportunities and you can make the most of them.” She added, “My sexuality is higher. My limitations have been lifted.”
In 2013, she appeared in a commercial for CougarLife.com, a dating site for older women seeking younger men.
She has been a long-time member of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.) Julia Ann is currently single and resides in Los Angeles, California.