Georgina Spelvin Biography

Georgina Spelvin BiographyGeorgina Spelvin: AKA (Anya Walters,Cherry Grame,Georgette Spelvin,Georgiana Spelvin,Lynni,Miss Georgina Spelvin,Roberta Robbins,Ruth Raymond )
Birthday: March 1, 1936
Astrology: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston ,
Years Active: 1969- 2007
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality/Heritage: American
Hair Color: Brown
Measurements: 34B-25-34
Height: 163
Weight: 54
Tattoo: n/a
Piercing: n/a
Frequent partners: Eric Edwards, Jamie Gillis, John Holmes, John Leslie, Jon Martin

Born  March 1, 1936 (age 78)
Texas, U.S.
Other names  Shelley Abels, Claudia Clitoris, Tia Von Davis, Dorothy May, Merle Miller, Ruth Raymond, Georgette Spelvin, Ona Tural
Ethnicity  Caucasian
Height  5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight  118 lb (54 kg; 8.4 st)


Georgina Spelvin (born March 1, 1936) is the stage name of Michelle Graham, a former American actress and pornographic performer who is best known as the star of the classic pornographic film The Devil in Miss Jones.

Georgina Spelvin Biography

Early life

As a child, Spelvin fell victim to an attack of polio, but she recovered enough of her mobility to become a dancer. She began her professional career as a chorus girl in New York and was featured in the Broadway productions of Guys and Dolls, Sweet Charity, and The Pajama Game. She made her first movie, The Twilight Girls, a softcore lesbian film, in 1957.

Pornography career

Graham moved into porn when her friend actor Harry Reems introduced her to adult film director Gerard Damiano. The stage name she adopted is a variation on George Spelvin, a name traditionally used as a pseudonym by stage actors.

Though Spelvin is known to have appeared in a few sexploitation features during the late 1960s, she became one of the best-known figures in hardcore pornography for her starring role in The Devil in Miss Jones in 1973. Spelvin went on to appear in over 70 adult films before retiring from them in 1979.

In addition, she appeared in the low-budget exploitation film Girls For Rent (aka I Spit on Your Corpse), for which she also served as costume designer. Spelvin made cameos in the straight mainstream films Police Academy and Police Academy 3: Back in Training.

She had straight film roles in Bad Blood, in which she was credited as "Ruth Raymond," and Next Year in Jerusalem as well as guest-starring roles on the television shows Dream On and The Lost World.

Georgina Spelvin epitomized the era of porn chic. In 1973, Robert Berkvist, writing in The New York Times, commented that "’Miss Jones’ is as familiar in  Scarsdale as she is on Broadway."
After Devil

In 2004, she made a cameo appearance in Vivid Video’s remake of The Devil in Miss Jones, which it titled The New Devil in Miss Jones.

In 2005, she was interviewed for the documentary film Inside Deep Throat. As of the third week of February 2008, she resided in the Los Angeles area with her husband, actor John Welsh.

In 2009, she appeared as herself in the video for Massive Attack’s song "Paradise Circus".

In 2011, Spelvin was a guest on an episode (season 1, episode 5) of the Showtime series Dave’s Old Porn, in which she viewed and discussed clips from a number of her films (including The Devil in Miss Jones) with host Dave Attell and guest Adam Carolla.
Autobiography

In May 2008, she published her autobiography, The Devil Made Me Do It, and appeared on camera in a short web clip announcing its release on the internet. A self-published work, the book is available through her official website, Georgiespelvin.com.
Awards


Georgina Spelvin Biography

Wins

1976 AFAA Best Supporting Actress for Ping Pong
1977 AFAA Best Actress for Desires Within Young Girls
1978 AFAA Best Supporting Actress for Take Off
1979 AFAA Best Supporting Actress for Ecstasy Girls
1980 AFAA Best Supporting Actress for Urban Cowgirls
1981 AFAA Best Actress for Dancers
AVN Hall of Fame
Legends of Erotica
XRCO Hall of Fame

Nominations

2006 AVN Best Non-Sex Performance for The Devil in Miss Jones

Biography:

One of the few bona fide legends of porn, Porn Star Georgina Spelvin was one of the hottest sexual performers ever captured on film. Born in Texas, Georgina Spelvin suffered from polio as a child, but recovered sufficiently to pursue a career as a dancer by the time she was in her twenties. Georgina Spelvin moved to New York and met with some success, landing a small role in the Broadway production of ‘Hello Dolly,’ and performing as Shirley MacLaine’s dance double in ‘Sweet Charity.’ It was while Georgina Spelvin was working in the New York theater world in the early 1970’s that she was approached by her friend Harry Reems, who got her some behind-the-scenes work in the fledgling adult film biz. Her first feature was 1971’s ‘High Priestess.’Although Georgina Spelvin wasn’t a traditional beauty and was well older than most women in the scene, Harry Reems saw a certain sexy something and recommended her to director Gerard Damiano. Gerard Damiano was quite impressed by her acting and took a chance on her, casting her as the lead in his ‘Devil In Miss Jones.’ Georgina Spelvin’s richly textured and deeply erotic performance as the virginal Justine Jones won her praise throughout the industry and made the film the classic that it is still considered today. Georgina Spelvin’s sizzling sex scenes burned with a genuine erotic heat that far outshone most women in the business.Having taken the porn world by storm, Georgina Spelvin continued to turn in one classic performance after another throughout the 70’s and early 80’s. Georgina Spelvin starred in no less than eight films which have been elected to the XRCO Hall Of Fame, including ‘3 A.M.,’ ‘Desires Within Young Girls,’ ‘Babylon Pink,’ ‘Easy,’ and ‘The Ecstasy Girls.’ Georgina Spelvin has won virtually every award in the biz, including two Eroticas for Best Actress and four Best Supporting Actress nods. Georgina Spelvin’s a member of the AVN Hall of Fame and was the first woman elected to the XRCO Performers Hall of Fame. A classy, always passionate performer, Georgina Spelvin is still considered one of the most authentically sexy women to ever appear in porn. She currently works in the graphic arts business and lives with TV actor John Welch.Georgina Spelvin received the award in 1977 from the Adult Film Association of America for the movie ‘Desires Within Young Girls’.She received the award in 1981 from the Adult Film Association of America for the movie ‘Dancers’.She received the award in 1976 from the Adult Film Association of America for the movie ‘Ping Pong’.She received the award in 1978 from the Adult Film Association of America for the movie ‘Take Off’.Georgina Spelvin received the award in 1979 from the Adult Film Association of America for the movie ‘Ecstasy Girls’.Georgina Spelvin received the award in 1980 from the Adult Film Association of America for the movie ‘Urban Cowgirls’.


Filmography:
Movie Title Studio Notes Year
3 AM Metro   1975
6 To 9 Black Style     1986
All the Way   IR 1980
All the Way (II)   IR 1980
All the Way (III)   IR 1980
Babes in Joyland     1987
Bedroom Bedlam     1973
Behind the Scenes of an Adult Movie   Clip 1984
Best of Gail Palmer     1981
Between Lovers     1983
Blue Vanities 239     1995
Blue Vanities 244     1995
Blue Vanities 248     1995
Career Bed     1969
Center Spread Girls Harold Lime   1982
Country Comfort     1982
Critic’s Choice 1     1984
Cumshot Revue 2 Excalibur Films   1985
Deep Throat 2     1974
Desiree Cousteau: 4 Pack Military Classified    
Desires Within Young Girls Caballero Classics   1977
Devs Due Something Weird Video   1973
Dirty Looks     1982
Ecstasy Girls Caballero Classics   1979
Eighth Erotic Film Festifal     1984
El Paso Wrecking Co.(gay)     1977
Endless Lust VCA Clip 1983
Erotic Fantasies: Women With Women     1984
Exhausted I-Candy Clip 1981
Fantasy Intex Anal, DP 1979
Fantasy in Blue     1975
First Annual XRCO Adult Film Awards   Clip 1985
Fongaluli After Hours Cinema   1972
For Richer For Poorer   Anal, Facial, Shaving 1979
French Kiss     1979
Fringe Benefits     1973
Golden Age Of Porn: Georgina Spelvin      
Guess Who’s Coming     1976
Happy Days     1974
Indecent Exposure     1981
Inside Georgina Spelvin   Anal, DP 1973
John Holmes: 3 Pack      
Journey of O     1975
Lecher     1973
Limited Edition 1   Facial 1980
Limited Edition 2     1980
Lip Service     1975
Love Scenes for Loving Couples     1987
Lovelace Meets Miss Jones   Anal 1973
Maryanne’s Honeymoon Sweet   Anal, DP 1974
Memoirs Of A Male Chauvinist Pig     1973
Midnight Blue 2     1980
Mount of Venus     1975
My Straight Friend(gay)   Clip 1982
Mystique Tabu Video Facial 1979
New Comers     1973
New York City Woman   Clip 1979
Nympho Legends     1980
Only The Best # 3     1990
Only the Best 1     1986
Only the Best 3   Anal 1990
Over Sexposure     1976
Parental Guidance     1972
Ping Pong     1975
Private Thighs     1987
Relaxy Head   Facial 1973
Ring Of Desire     1981
Russians Are Coming   Anal,DP,Facial 1973
Schlafriger Kopf     1973
Sensual Encounters of Every Kind   Facial 1978
Sex Serfs Of Satan 2     1995
Sexual Witchcraft Movietime   1973
SOS Odyssey Group Clip 1975
Spickey’s Magic Wand     1973
Super Sex     1983
That’s Erotic     1979
That’s Porno   Clip,Facial 1979
The Birds and the Beads VCA   1973
The Devil in Miss Jones 2 VCA   1982
The Jade Pussycat Golden Gate Productions   1977
The Private Afternoons Pamela Mann     1975
The Russians Are Coming Weird Video   1973
Tropic of Desire     1979
True Legends of Adult Cinema: The Golden Age     1992
Turbo Sex   Clip 1983
Urban Cowgirls Caballero Classics   1980
Very Best Of Dorothy Lemay      
Well Of Frenzy     1973
Wet Rainbow   Anal 1973
When She Was Bad Caballero Classics   1983
World Of Henry Paris VCA   1981