Although Asian women have made their presence well-known in American adult entertainment, only Asia Carrera has generated such immense popularity that she has become a recognized name and face in the mainstream. Porn personalities like Kristara Barrington, Tricia Yen, Mimi Miyagi and Kitty Yung have their faithful fan-following, but Asia reigns supreme as one of the most beloved adult actresses of all time. And of course, her appeal isn't just limited to the so-called "yellow fever" or "exotic pussy" of Asian porn. Standing tall at 5' 8", this raven-haired beauty has appeared some of the biggest and most popular productions of blue cinema, including The Dinner Party, Elements of Desire, Dream Quest, Search for the Snow Leopard, and Sex. Whenever she makes a rare public appearance, fans flock around her like groupies at a rock concert.
Born on August 6, 1973, Asia was raised by a Japanese father and a German mother in a strict household. The oldest of two brothers and a sister, she is close to her siblings despite a difficult childhood and family life. Fortunately, she enjoys her successful career in adult entertainment and declares "I'm happier than I've ever been in my life..." To read the True Confessions of Asia, check out her hand-made website: www.asiacarrera.com, where she is provocatively revealing about her personal life and attitude towards her career, her family and herself. In the accompanying exclusive interview with Adult DVD Empire, Asia also explains that her website is where fans should check her out "first and foremost...that is where i get to be 100% me!"
Deriving her alias from Tia Carrera (who enjoyed success in the Wayne's World movies and in True Lies), Asia is actually an anomaly in the porn world: a woman who is every bit as intelligent as she is beautiful. She attended Rutgers Univeristy with a double major in Business Administration and Japanese, before beginning her very successful porn career in 1993. Besides her sexual prowess, Asia possesses other talents especially in the musical arts, in which she has played piano competitvely and in Carnegie Hall at the tender age of 13 (she can be seen carressing the ivories for a little bit of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" in Cumback Pussy 6, as well as throughout Appassionata).
Asia also has "nerdier" side to her sexy self, as an admitted video game enthusiast, a stock market player and an internet user. In fact, "Asia Carrera's Buttkicking Homepage" at www.asiacarrera.com is just about all a fan could want in website devoted to their favorite porn star. Her surprisingly candid Bio reveals much of her personal life, and is nakedly honest about her reasons for getting into porn, and the general experiences she has had inside and outside of the industry. Her Bulletins Page offers information of current events, and keeps fans up to date on her public appearances and private life. Even non-paying members are offered a wealth of photos including Blooper images, publicity stills, and Behind the Scenes pictures. Describing the running of her site as "therapeutic," Asia has stated, "the whole reason I started this site was to get a jump-start on the gossip sites, so that they would have no gossip to dig up on me, because I don't like being gossiped about. That really hurts. So I figure if I scoop everything Asia, they have no scoops to find!"
With over two hundred titles to her credit, and close to 150 features available on DVD, including work as a director on Appassionata, there is plenty of Asia to enjoy, yet adult audiences can never get enough of her work. So in between visits to her website, fans will also want to take a look at her ever-growing selection of DVD titles.
As of this writing in 2002, Asia is now concluding the eighth year of her adult entertainment career, with (hopefully) no end in sight. Although her website hints at an eventual retirement from the industry, and entering into a different line of work, fans will always be grateful to have her work permanently available on the digital format. Since she is not one to go on any dance tours, Asia-philes can stay in touch with her through her www.asiacarrera.com, or go see her in person when she appears at the next AVN Convention (just watch out for those incredibly long lines of fans waiting for their meeting with the Goddess). As she states in her Empire Interview, "[t]hese are fans who may never have a chance to meet me again. They have thirty seconds to sixty seconds to make their impression of me. If I give them a half-assed, distracted attention span, it's gonna reflect on me poorly! So I try my hardest to be nice to every fan, give them my full attention for the time that we're talking and to be nice because that may be the only time they ever get to meet me and I can appreciate that fact!" Needless to say, Asia, your fans appreciate everything you do for us and wish you continued success and happiness in the future!