Dana Vespoli: Not Your Average (You Name It)

By: P. Weasels

There aren't a lot of directors more interesting than Dana Vespoli, and there are none who are hotter, and one of the interesting things about her is that the hotness is pretty far down the list of things that are interesting about her. Dana has racked up well over 350 credits as a performer since her 2003 debut, but she also has put in her hours as a director, with more than a hundred and fifty titles to her name. She's one of Evil Angel's prize stable of artists who both perform and direct, and she also does riveting all-girl titles for Filly Films and Sweetheart Video and trans titles for Transsensual. She is, in fact, an icon in both the queer and straight porn worlds, both in front of an behind the camera. Here are some other interesting items you might not have known about her:

Dana has a bachelor's degree in comparative literature from Mills College, where she was the co-captain of the women's rowing team - she has a tattoo of a Venus symbol with crossed oars to show for it (and her porn name comes from a company that makes rowing shells).

Dana made her porn debut at the age of 31 in 2003, before the current crop of MILFs and cougars. It was a time when the average age of new starlets was around 20, and there wasn't really much of a market for the older woman. She credits her youthful looks with her ability to perform in teen titles at what for porn is an advanced age.

Complex.com ranked the half-Chinese Dana thirteenth on their list of "The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time", although they mistakenly identified her as half-Thai (sure, you can be both, but she's not).

Dana was married to Manuel Ferrara from 2005 to 2012; during that time she had three sons, which makes her a very rare bird in porn indeed - a genuine MILF. She says that during her marriage to Manuel, when private time was hard to come by, they would often opt for anal sex instead of vaginal, because her pussy is so tight that the very well-endowed Manuel had to take time getting in, whereas her ass was much easier to fuck.

Dana has one tattoo that says "Duende" (a magical elf from Spanish mythology that lends its name to an artistic expression meaning the evocation of emotion in response to a work of art) and another that says "Saudade" (the feeling of longing for a loved one or cherished thing that is gone and may not return). It's not as sexy as having to have anal because your pussy's too tight or being jacked from rowing, but goddamn it's deep.

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P. Weasels has been working in various aspects of the porn industry since 1997, and has been a fan since 1975. He has also worked in the videogame and comic-book industries. In his spare time, he performs as a storyteller at various events in the San Francisco Bay Area and looks for things to do in the San Francisco Bay Area that will make for good stories. He has written for Gamelink, Kink.com, and the San Francisco Chronicle, and wishes he had spent more time playing baseball as a kid, because he thinks he would have made a good catcher. Email if you want to hear his idea about a great escort agency.