Brenda Venus is a famous American actress, author, ballet dancer, filmmaker, and former model. She is popularly known as the brain behind the incredibly successful book series Secrets of Seduction for Men and Secrets of Seduction for Women, one of the leading books on the subject of sex, seduction, eroticism, and sexual behavior. As an actress, she has starred in over a dozen movies and television series, including the 1975 film The Eiger Sanction, Foxy Brown, and 48 Hrs. Brenda has won the affections and respect of millions of people from all around the world with her enormous talent and incredible beauty.
Brenda Venus Biography
The phenomenal actress was born Brenda Gabrielle Venus in Biloxi, Mississippi, on November 10, 1947. She belongs to the Native American ethnic group. There is a dearth of information about Brenda’s siblings and parents, family background, and educational history because she doesn’t like to talk about the private details of her life.
Brenda began her professional career in the field of writing while she was still in college after she bought and read a book by the author Henry Miller, known for Black Spring, Tropic of Cancer, and other literary works. The book happened to contain his address, so Brenda wrote him a letter which he responded to. Over the years, they became pen pals and Henry Miller became Brenda’s mentor and really helped her improve her writing skills. He commented on her works and offered guidance where necessary.
She began writing a column for the popular Playboy Magazine called Centerfolds of Sex, which she published for six years before going on to write her first books: Secrets of Seduction for Men and Secrets of Seduction of Women, She also wrote and published a novella entitled Twelve Hours in 2012. Brenda Venus’ books have been translated into more than 30 languages, and she has gone on book tours all around the world. She has also made numerous appearances on radio, interviews, and television.
Being a woman of many talents and interests, it was unsurprising that Brenda eventually ventured into the world of acting. She has starred in a couple of films such as An Eye for an Eye, Knight Fright, The Legend of Valentino, The Eiger Sanction, Foxy Brown, Deathsport, Swashbuckler, and Joshua. Her movies have enjoyed critical and commercial success, and they come highly recommended by followers of her work.
Things You Need To Know About Her
1. Brenda had a Very Intimate Relationship with the Author Henry Miller
Although it is yet to be confirmed whether Brenda Venus and Miller were actually lovers, it is well known that Henry Miller was wildly in love with his protege. After they began writing each other and spending more time together, Henry considered Brenda his muse and went on to write 1,500 love letters to her which were later published in book form. Miller claimed that she gave him a reason to go on living, and merely saying her name filled him with ecstasy.
2. She has been the Muse of Several other Famous People
The gorgeous actress and writer has also served as an inspiration to well-known artists including the boxer Gary Dobry, the photographer Ken Marcus, and the painter Harold Frank.
3. Brenda Created her Own Movies
Asides from starring in movies, Brenda Venus has produced and directed a number of movies such as Love & Sex in LA, which is based on her own books. The movie claimed to be the answer to every question you have ever asked or wondered about the other gender. It was very well received.
4. She is Acquainted with Vladimir Putin
Brenda has had the distinct honor of being invited by the Prime Minister of Russia, as a guest of his on her birthday. He invited her to come and see the play Venus, which was inspired by her life. The lead role was played by Svetlana Khorkina, an Olympic Gold Medalist, and the other cast member positions were filled by the Bolshoi Ballet crew.
5. She has been Featured in the Playboy Magazine
Although Brenda Venus spent six glorious years writing for the esteemed magazine, she also did a nude spread for Playboy in 1997, after that, her celebrity status was a matter of fact. Before that, she had also appeared in the magazine in 1986 after her relationship with Henry Miller began, alongside some of the letters he wrote her.