I was born in Los Angeles, California. In 1991 my best friend and I started a very popular touring strip club feature act they called “Blondage” Our success led to offers to join the adult film industry.
I debuted in adult films in 1993 in Andrew Blake’s Hidden Obsessions, in a lesbian sex scene with an ice dildo; a scene that won an award and garnered much attention worldwide. As a contract actress my first exclusive contract was with Vivid Entertainment. Later I had contracts with Digital Playground (1999) and Wicked Pictures (2002). In 2004 I was inducted into the AVN Hall Of Fame and again in 2012 for the XRCO Hall Of Fame. I was the host of the Playboy TV show Naughty Amateur Home Videos with Taylor Hayes and then Inari Vachs. In 2013, I appeared in a nation-wide commercial for CougarLife.com, a dating site where older women are paired with younger men. As well as working for other companies I also own my site, www.JuliaAnnLive.com. This is where you can see and chat with me weekly in my live show, not to mention the cool weekly updates.
I have always had a love for animals and have become an activist for those without a voice. Heavily into dog rescue, I work closely with the group “Almost Home Animal Rescue” (www.almosthomear.org)
What prompted you to join the adult industry?
While touring as the dance act “Blondage” I decided I really wanted to reach a larger audience and that prompted my decision to do adult films.
Seeing that you have been around for a while, what would you say is the biggest change to the industry since you started?
I think it’s a universal thought that the internet has made a huge change in the industry; in every industry. Whether it’s the ability to find whatever you are looking for by pressing a button, to becoming more personal with your favorite performs, it’s all there for immediate gratification. For all its perks there are cons. Social media is what I have the hardest time with. The internet has made it seem that people are always available for communication at the drop of a hat. Many consumers now demand attention at an unreasonable degree. I love the ability to be there for people but I find that if I don’t respond to everyone, I am often met with hostility. The internet and social media have really put patience and respect to the test.
If you could do any scene you wanted, money not being an obstacle, what would it be?
Since money is not an object, I assume I can find Hugh Jackman’s price point. It would look like the scene in Van Helsing where he is the werewolf and he’s holding Kate’s limp body and howling. Although it would be me and not Kate and I would stay very much alive.
Are there any acts that you haven’t done yet that you are looking at possibly doing in the next year or so?
I’m really satisfied with the scenes and the acts that I’ve done on camera. I’m just hoping for more of the same. I do love my job.
What would you say is your favorite scene that you have shot is so far?
Picking a favorite scene is like picking a favorite cheese. I do love all cheese. Yum. However if you are going to force me to pick, I pick brie. Just kidding. One of my favorite scenes was with Ryan Keely for 3rd Degree in Who Needs Guys?
Who would you say your idols are, either in the industry or not?
My idols have definitely changed over time however the couple that have stood the test of time are Christy Canyon for her ability to reinvent herself and her business sense. My other idol would be my aunt Marietta for her desire and persistence in changing the world around her for the better.
What advice would you give someone who was thinking about getting in the adult industry?
Everyone needs to understand that what you do on film is forever. You can never take back or erase the fact that you’ve done adult content, so if you aren’t 100% sure that it’s the right choice for you, don’t do it. Having to live a lie isn’t easy as well, so if you think you will have to hide this from the most influential people in your life, it might not be a choice for you. Remember that easy come, easy go. Invest some of your money and form a backup plan for when you want to stop performing in front of the camera. That means diversify and stay involved in your brand by starting a novelty line, a website or some other form of income.
When I’m not shooting I spend most of my time in dog rescue but the only real hobby I have is scuba diving.
Are there any projects or special events coming up that you would like to promote, if so please do so?
We are celebrating the release of an exact replica of Julia Ann’s vagina, as molded by the biggest manufacturer of toys in the world, Doc Johnson, for the ”Milf in a Box” line of toys. The new line of toys is available online and in adult stores around the world.
Of course I want everyone to tune-in to my show on Vivid Radio SiriusXM. Check out www.vividradio.com for a complete schedule and more information. You can’t imagine how sexy and how much fun it is.