Vanessa's Biography

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For press purposes, below are several versions of my career biography from very short to detailed and long.  You can download my media kit here:


Mini Bio:

Vanessa de Largie is first and foremost a writer.  However, she is also a freelance journalist, an award-winning actress and author and the resident sex-columnist at Maxim Magazine.  Vanessa also pens a regular column for the iconic British/Australian magazine — The Spectator.


Condensed Bio:

Vanessa de Largie is an actress, author, journalist, sex-columnist and blogger.  She has written over a thousand columns published in approximately 60 media outlets worldwide.  Her writing has been published in Penthouse Magazine, GQ Magazine, iNews UK, The Daily Telegraph, The Huff Post and innumerable others.  A passionate speaker on the topics of fierce female sexuality and gender politics, Vanessa spoke at the prestigious Liberty Friedman Conference in Sydney and  also appeared on Australian talk-show, Studio 10 – defending hardcore porn. Most recently Vanessa debuted at #60 on the 2019 Ultra Tune Maxim Magazine Hot 100 – the definitive list of Australia’s most beautiful and talented women. 

Full Detailed Bio:


~ ACTING

Vanessa de Largie started her career in Melbourne as an actress — landing the lead role in a play at La Mama Theatre opposite veteran actors, Marion Heathfield (Round The Twist, Prisoner, Homicide) and Joe Clements (Neighbours, Blue Heelers, The Secret Life of Us).

From there, Vanessa went on to work in numerous productions in film, theatre, tv, radio and voiceover.

In 2007, Vanessa won the Best Female Actor Award at The Melbourne Underground Film Festival for her lead role in Nocturne, Night of The Vampire distributed by TROMA.  The film was accepted into the main program of The Athens Film Festival, The Cork Film Festival, The Brussels Fantastic Film Festival, The Portobello Film Festival and Broet.  Vanessa was flown over as a guest.

In 2009, Vanessa was one of 12 students selected worldwide to study with Oscar-winning film director Mike Nichols  in New York, as part of the New Actors Workshop Summer School. That year, she was also a guest at the Razor Reel Fantastic Film Festival in Bruges, where a short film she starred in — premiered.

In 2010, Vanessa won a second Best Female Actor Award at The Melbourne Underground Film Festival for her lead role in short film Crazy In the Night opposite Scottish actor, Tommy Dysart (Gogomobil, Yellow Pages & Don’s Smallgoods fame).

In 2015, Vanessa was crowned ‘Most Promising Australian Actress Of The Month’ by StarCentral Magazine.  She also made it onto their HOT list.

In 2017, Vanessa spent 6 months training at the esteemed London Actors Centre and also had the great privilege of performing her one-woman-show in the West End.


~ BOOKS

Vanessa de Largie is the author of 3 memoirs. In 2013, her erotic memoir Tantric Afternoons was published by Parisian publisher Hampress.  The book received a rave review by acclaimed author Kate Holden, who likened de Largie’s writing to Anais Nin’s. 

In 2015, Vanessa’s #1 Amazon Bestseller Don’t Hit Me! was picked up by Seattle publisher Booktrope and released as a paperback and ebook globally.  

‘Don’t Hit Me!’ received five-star-reviews from the prestigious Midwest Book Review , the San Francisco Book Review and the #1 Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer in The UK. (Mr Baz). ​It was the recipient of a Global eBook Award (Bronze), Readers Favorite Award (Silver) and Honorable Mention Award at the London Book Festival.

Vanessa self published her rape memoir Without My Consent which received an Honorable Mention Award at The New York Book Festival.

Vanessa often collaborates with other authors and artists. In 2016, Vanessa contributed 6 sex-poems to the coffee table art book In The Woods & On The Heath accompanying the drawings of German artist – van Rijn.  Feminist icon — Annie Sprinkle also contributed to the book.

Vanessa’s film essay on 1977 film ‘Empire of The Ants’ was included in the 2017 Belgium movie guide: When Animals Attack: The 70 Best Horror Movies With Killer Animals.

In 2019, Vanessa collaborated with van Rijn again on a large art book published in Europe, titled A Few Miles Outside of Atlantis.


~ JOURNALISM

Since February 2017, Vanessa has been the resident sex-columnist at Maxim Magazine. She also pens a regular column for the iconic British/Australian magazine – The Spectator.

Vanessa has been published in magazines and newspapers around the world. Her writing has appeared in:

Penthouse Magazine, GQ Magazine, The Huff Post (US), RendezView, Maxim Magazine, News.com.au, iNews (UK), Writers Weekly (US), The Daily Telegraph, The Courier Mail, The Vocal, Quadrant Magazine, Daily Life AU, New Matilda, Kinkly, MamaMia, SBS, Rebelle Society, Cara Sutra Sexuality Magazine (UK), The Herald Sun, Perth Now, The F Word (UK), Thought Catalog, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Online Opinion, Milk Bar Magazine, The Australia Times, The Mercury, NT News, SHESAID,  The Hit Job, The Advertiser, Synergy Magazine, Topic Media, Medium, Stuff.co.nz, YourTango (US), Archer Magazine, Tuck Magazine, The Fix (US), The Canberra Times, Endo Issues and many more.

Publicity about Vanessa’s work has appeared in:

The Washington Times, Cosmopolitan Magazine (US), The Huff Post, The Daily Telegraph, SBS, The Bolt Report, The Age, Mashable, The Guardian, The Herald Sun, Beat Magazine, You’ve Been Hooked, Cliche Magazine, Ezra Magazine, Ramona Magazine,  Neos Kosmos, The Sydney Arts Guide, Little Raven, The AU Review, Brigitte Magazine, Kinkly, Cara Sutra Sexuality Magazine,  ABC Radio Perth, Inpress Magazine, M Magazine (Sunday Age Liftout), SF Terra Magazine, Fangoria, IF Magazine, Star Newspaper, Leader Newspaper. StarCentral Magazine, Horror Sleaze Trash, Narrative Paths Journal, Ze.tt Magazine , Indieactivity.com, Ariel Chart, Scum Gentry Alternative Arts & Media, Zombie Logic Review  and many more.