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Xaviera Hollander

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The Resume

    (June 15, 1943- )
    Of Dutch decent
    Former New York City Madam/Author/Actress
    Birth name is Xaviera DeVries
    38C-27-36½ (1970's measurements)
    Wrote 'The Happy Hooker,' 'Child No More,' 'Happily Hooked,' 'On the Best Part of a Man,' 'Supersex,' 'Knights in the Garden of Spain,' 'Let's Get Moving,' 'Fiesta of the Flesh' and 'Madame L'Ambassadrice'
    Acted in 'The Life and Times of the Happy Hooker (1974),' 'My Pleasure Is My Business (1975),' ' Penthouse Love Stories (1986)' and 'Inside Deep Throat (2005)'
    Penthouse columnist

Why she might be annoying:

    She started her madam business by purchasing the list of clients from a retiring New York City madam for $10,000.
    She briefly moved in with Penthouse magazine founder Bob Guccione.
    She was a target of the Knapp Commission in New York City and fled the United States for Canada to avoid prosecution.
    The only movie where she didn't play herself was 'My Pleasure Is My Business,' and it was a box office failure.
    The movie based on her book, 'The Happy Hooker,' starring Lynn Redgrave as her, didn't fair much better (1975).
    This didn't stop the dredging out of two sequels; 'The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977)' with Joey Heatherton portraying her, and 'The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980),' where she was portrayed by Martine Beswick.
    She recorded several albums in her Happy Hooker persona.
    She was addicted to diet pills.
    She was a kleptomaniac, stating 'I got orgasms from stealing.'
    As a confessed criminal in the States, she was deported from Canada for stealing a $40 nightgown.
    She had open marriages that led to two divorces.

Why she might not be annoying:

    When World War II began, she spent the first couple of years of her life with her mother in a Japanese concentration camp in Indonesia.
    She wrote a monthly sexual advice column for Penthouse called 'Call Me Madam.' It ran for nearly 35 years.
    She suffered a near-fatal ectopic pregnancy that left her unable to bear children.
    She's bisexual.
    She has a wonderful sense of humor and isn't above poking fun of herself.
    She's traveled and lectured around the world, including as a keynote speaker for the World Congress of Sexology. Some of the topics covered include 'A better understanding of human sexual relationships,' 'Power,' 'Eroticism' and 'Sado-Masochism.'
    She runs a bed and breakfast in Amsterdam, Holland (from Euro 120 per night, including breakfast).
    'The Happy Hooker' has sold over 16 million copies and has been translated into 15 languages.
    She's been on Larry King Live and several other talk shows.
    Her latest book, 'Child No More,' is a memorial to her beloved parents.
    She is a free spirit.

Credit: Scar Tactics

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 12 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 74 Votes: 41.89% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 12 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 23 Votes: 52.17% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 24 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 16 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 27 Votes: 51.85% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 51 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 77 Votes: 62.34% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 38 Votes: 65.79% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 76 Votes: 46.05% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 132 Votes: 62.12% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 172 Votes: 52.33% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 721 Votes: 45.08% Annoying