American model, actress, and musician Marina Ann Hantzis is better known by her stage name, Sasha Grey. She is a well-known model who has appeared in advertisements for French fashion houses, Italian shoe companies, and American clothing companies, among others. She was a former adult film actress who quickly rose to stardom after attempting the genre and attracting media notice. Sasha has received numerous honors for her work, including the XRCO Award, the FAME Award, the XBIZ Award, and many more. On the ‘Porn’s Hot 100’ list compiled by Genesis magazine in 2009, she was ranked first. She did, however, stop working in adult films in April 2011 and started performing in more mainstream roles. She made her acting debut as the lead in Steven Soderbergh’s “The Girlfriend Experience.” She also starred as herself in the seventh season of the HBO drama series “Entourage” and made an appearance in the Canadian horror film “Smash Cut.” She was formerly a part of the musical group aTelecine, and she has provided vocals for the band’s tracks as well as made appearances in their music videos.
Career of Sasha Grey
After turning 18 and relocating to Los Angeles in 2006, Marina Ann Hantzis began acting in pornographic movies. After a French actress, she first went by the name Anna Karina, but she finally changed it to Sasha Grey. ‘The Fashionistas 2’ by John Stagliano was her first adult movie. She won two prizes at the AVN Adult Movie Awards in January 2007. Additionally, she founded L.A. Factory Girls and used it to represent herself in the adult sector. She entered the adult film industry six months ago, and within that time, she gained media attention and praise for her work. She was hailed as a future star by the ‘Los Angeles’ magazine, ‘The Insider’ spoke with her, and ‘Rolling Stone’ did a piece on her. She was one of the top 12 adult film stars in 2011, according to CNBC.
Sasha has posed as a model for well-known fashion houses. She posed for the apparel line Manoukian by French fashion designer Max Azria, the Italian shoe company Forfex, and Vice magazine’s Richard Kern. She additionally posed for David Choe, Zak Smith, Frédéric Poincet, James Jean, and others. She twice appeared in the renowned adult magazine Playboy. She appears in a 2010 PETA commercial as a supporter of animal contraception.
In 2009, Steven Soderbergh’s film “The Girlfriend Experience,” which she landed the lead part in, saw Sasha Grey break into the mainstream of acting.She had an appearance in Lee Demarbre’s Canadian horror movie Smash Cut that same year. She portrayed a Christian who opposed sex in Richard O’Sullivan’s horror movie “Hallows” in 2010. She was chosen to star in the thriller “I Melt with You” directed by Mark Pellington the following year. She also worked on the French film “Life” and the Indonesian movie “Shrouded Corpse Bathing While Hip-Shaking.” She appeared in the seventh season of the HBO series “Entourage” on television, playing a fictionalized version of herself.
Sasha and Pablo St. Francis established their musical partnership in 2008 under the name aTelecine. 2009 saw the release of their debut EP, “aVigillant Carpark,” and 2010 saw the release of their debut LP, “And Six Dark Hours Pass.” ‘A Cassette Tape Culture’ came after it. The Falcon and the Pod, ATelecine’s debut album, was released in August 2011. She disbanded the crew in July 2013. Sasha provided vocals on the albums “Aleph at Hallucinatory Mountain” by the band Current 93 and “Desertshore” by X-TG. In Canada and the United States, she also performs as a DJ.
Individual Life of Sasha Grey
On March 14, 1988, in Sacramento, California, United States, Marina Ann Hantzis was given the name Sasha Grey. While her mother is of English, Irish, and Polish ancestry, her father was Greek-American. Her mother worked for the California state government, while her father was a mechanic. When Sasha was just five years old, the couple divorced. In 2000, her mother remarried. In June 2015, Sasha’s biological father passed away.
Sasha graduated from high school at the age of 17 after attending four institutions, including Highlands High in California. She enrolled at Sacramento City College in late 2005 to pursue acting, dancing, and cinema studies. She left the program, nevertheless, after a short while.
She scraped up $7,000 while working as a waiter in a steakhouse and moved to Los Angeles to try her luck in the adult film business. Her choice had not pleased her parents.
Her parents protested when she participated in a guest reading program at Emerson Elementary School in Compton, California, in 2011. The guest reader was a former adult film actress.