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Confessions of a Video Vixen

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Part tell-all, part cautionary tale, this emotionally charged memoir from a former video vixen nicknamed 'Superhead' goes beyond the glamour of celebrity to reveal the inner workings of the hip-hop dancer industry—from the physical and emotional abuse that's rampant in the industry, and which marked her own life—to the excessive use of drugs, sex and bling.

Once the sought-after video girl, this sexy siren has helped multi-platinum artists, such as Jay-Z, R. Kelly and LL Cool J, sell millions of albums with her sensual dancing. In a word, Karrine was H-O-T. So hot that she made as much as $2500 a day in videos and was selected by well-known film director F. Gary Gray to co-star in his film, A Man Apart, starring Vin Diesel. But the film and music video sets, swanky Hollywood and New York restaurants and trysts with the celebrities featured in the pages of People and In Touch magazines only touches the surface of Karrine Steffans' life.

Her journey is filled with physical abuse, rape, drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness and single motherhood—all by the age of 26. By sharing her story, Steffans hopes to shed light on an otherwise romanticised industry and help young women avoid the same pitfalls she encountered. If they're already in danger, she hopes to inspire them to find a way to dig themselves out of what she knows first-hand
to be a cycle of hopelessness and despair.

Synopsis:

An instant bestseller upon publication, Confessions of a Video Vixen is the page-turning memoir of Karrine Steffans: dancer, actress, and companion to many a celebrity. But more than a glimpse at what happens in the boardrooms and bedrooms of hip hop's A list, Confessions of a Video Vixen is also the first true account of how women are treated in the music industry, and its honest, direct revelations have generated debates and controversy across the country.

By sharing her story, Steffans hopes to shed light on an otherwise romanticized industry and help young women avoid the same pitfalls she encountered—and if they're already in danger, she hopes to inspire them to find a way to pull themselves out of what she knows firsthand to be a cycle of hopelessness and despair.

Synopsis:

In this expos that's part tell-all, part cautionary tale, Steffans, once "the" music video girl, reveals how she came to be the confidante of so many stars and how she found herself in Hollywood after a life characterized by physical abuse, rape, and drugs, all by the age of 26. photos.

About the Author

Karrine Steffans is a former hip hop music video feature star who made the transition into film as an actress co-starring opposite action star Vin Diesel and veteran actor Lorenz Tate in the hit film, A Man Apart. She lives in southern California with her son.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060892487
Author:
Steffans, Karrine
Publisher:
Amistad Press
Author:
Hunter, Karen
Author:
by Karrine Steffans and Karen Hunter
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Actors
Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Actors -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.56 in 12.8 oz

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Product details 224 pages Amistad Press - English 9780060892487 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An instant bestseller upon publication, Confessions of a Video Vixen is the page-turning memoir of Karrine Steffans: dancer, actress, and companion to many a celebrity. But more than a glimpse at what happens in the boardrooms and bedrooms of hip hop's A list, Confessions of a Video Vixen is also the first true account of how women are treated in the music industry, and its honest, direct revelations have generated debates and controversy across the country.

By sharing her story, Steffans hopes to shed light on an otherwise romanticized industry and help young women avoid the same pitfalls she encountered—and if they're already in danger, she hopes to inspire them to find a way to pull themselves out of what she knows firsthand to be a cycle of hopelessness and despair.

"Synopsis" by , In this expos that's part tell-all, part cautionary tale, Steffans, once "the" music video girl, reveals how she came to be the confidante of so many stars and how she found herself in Hollywood after a life characterized by physical abuse, rape, and drugs, all by the age of 26. photos.

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