Monday, March 24, 2014

Looking Back: An Interview with Samantha Fox, Porn Star

Samantha Fox, one of the most popular porn actresses of the 1970s and early '80s, gave me this authographed shot of her following an interview I conducted with her in the lobby of the old Lee Theater on Williamson Road in Roanoke in about 1979. The story was for the local daily in Roanoke. The Lee had segued from showing All-Disney/children's fare to porno (or vice/versa; I don't recall which way it went). The Lee, which had a huge audience capacity, eventually closed.

She was appearing at the Lee to promote one of her films showing there. Part of my research for the story I wrote for the Extra section of the paper was to watch the film. I have no specific recollection of anything she said to me, nor do I remember any of the movie.

Difficult assignment, but then Features was never a place for the faint of heart.

The autograph, appropriately written with a red pen, reads, "Dear Dan, Thanks for the intelligent, mellow interview. Now what? Love, Samantha Fox."

Sam was really Stasia Therese Angela Micula, a Brit who was in about 100 porn movies between 1977 and 1984 and is in the porn hall of fame. I found her to be bright, energetic, playful, funny, outgoing and good company. From what I read of her later, she was an excellent business professional and a talented legitimate actress. She was not especially pretty, but had a thoroughly attractive air and apparently had a screen presence not unlike that of some big stars. I liked her.

This is the only autographed photo of anybody I ever asked for. Samantha kissed me when she handed the photo to me. I've haven't washed that spot on my cheek since.

2 comments:

  1. Nice!

    Thanks for sharing this!

    One thing : Samantha Fox is not a Brit. I think you may be mistaking her for the British singer and topless model who's name is Samantha Fox.

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  2. Stasia is the most engaging women I've ever had the pleasure of dating. Thoroughly charming and extremely elusive emotionally. The most memorable relationship of my life.

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