Porn Star Biography: Annette Haven

Annette Haven was born in Las Vegas raised in a conservative Mormon family. At 17 years old she was married, but the marriage was short-lived as they divorced two years later. Shortly thereafter, in the early 70s, she left her home in Las Vegas and travelled to San Francisco where she began working the dance circuit as a stripper. It was there that she met Bonnie Holiday, an adult performer who became her friend and later lover. Annette’s debut porn role was in Lady Freaks (1973) alongside Bonnie, the two appearing in several productions together. The two were also roomates for several years, and lived with Holiday's boyfriend at the time.

The First Porno Diva

By 1975, Annette had established herself through some of the most preeminent and successful pictures of the time; more specifically, she had a reputation for setting the tone on a set and would not compromise her integrity and moral code for anyone—she refused to do scenes that included violence, anal sex, or facial “money shots.” Additionally, she was one of the first American performers who established herself in Europe entertainment industry.

Top Rated Porn Movies and Sexy Partners

Annette appeared as a virginal maiden in the Mitchell brother’s hit film The Autobiography of a Flea (1976) and followed up as John Holmes’ main squeeze in the opening sequence of Bob Chinn’s Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here (1976). Throughout the pinnacle of the golden age, she continued banking on her marquee status by appearing in a steady stream of first-rate productions with some of the industry’s brightest stars and directors. Specifically, her starring role in V: The Hot One (1978) offered a memorable opportunity to collaborate with a fine selection of studs from the era: John Leslie, Paul Thomas, Joey Silvera, and John Seeman. SexWorld (1978), Take-Off (1978) and The Grafenberg Spot (1985) are other examples of top rated films brandishing Annette’s expertise as an actor and performer. In Henri Pachard’s Charm School (1986) she even worked with her real-life husband, appropriately billed as Billy Haven.

Porn Awards

  • 1977 AFAA Award Best Supporting Actress Coming of Angels
  • Member AVN Hall of Fame
  • Member XRCO Hall of Fame.
In addition, a number of the movies she acted in won prestigious awards or were inducted into adult Hall of Fames, including:
  • Femmes de Sade,
  • Desires Within Young Girls,
  • Barbara Broadcast,
  • Anna Obsessed, and
  • Hot Pursuit
to name a few.

Life after the Adult Industry

In 1989 she completely retired from penetration scenes, and appeared only in non-sex cameos; by the end of her career, Annette Haven had appeared in almost 100 movies and compilations. She chose to settle in Sausalito, California, with her husband.

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For The Love Of Pleasure

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28 Ratings
Release Year: 1980

Alpha Blue Archives is back with this classic film! When the lovely Sue Nero catches . . .

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Memphis Cathouse Blues

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85 Ratings
Release Year: 1982

Sensual superstar Annette Haven is the lady of the house who knows exactly how to . . .

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The Seven Seductions Of Madame Lau

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73 Ratings
Release Year: 1984

Christopher Hamilton is a wealthy and arrogant British playboy seeking the ultimate . . .

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Swedish Erotica 191 - Classy Sales lady

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16 Ratings

Annette Haven plays an extremely sexy saleslady. John Holmes plays the customer. . . .

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Barbara Broadcast - Director Commentary With Radley Metzger

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12 Ratings
Release Year: 1977

Watch the full length feature while director Radley Metzger discusses the production, . . .

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Barbara Broadcast

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83 Ratings
Release Year: 1977

Distribpix is proud to present Barbara Broadcast digitally re-mastered . . .

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Barbara Broadcast - A Tribute To The Players

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8 Ratings
Release Year: 2013

A Tribute To The Players from Barbara Broadcast - This featurette takes a brief look . . .

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Barbara Broadcast - The Making Of Barbara Broadcast

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8 Ratings
Release Year: 2013

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Barbara Broadcast - The Outtakes

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15 Ratings
Release Year: 1977

As a bonus feature to the release of the digitally re-mastered version of Barbara . . .

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Annette Haven's Tag Teamers

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26 Ratings
Release Year: 1995

These girls aren't satisfied with just one warm body in the sack. They don't have . . .

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Comments and Reviews for Annette Haven


JM says:
 Check out Graphenberg spot and Coming of angels the sequel for more older Annette.
JM says:
 Check out Charm school if you want the older Annette.
JM says:
 Annette makes me wet with her big hair and ivory skin.
JM says:
 I guess they had a standard they had to live up to with the censors etc. No fetish and only soft kind of sex scenes
JM says:
 Hard to find a really good sex scene with Annette. Back in this day the edits and film work were too quick and very rarely got shots of toes and dirty style sex positions.