Confessions of a Video Vixen (Hardcover)
Karrine Steffans, Karen Hunter
Format: Hardcover, 205pp
Pub. Date: June 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
List Price: $24.95
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Glass vases filled with marbles crashed all around us as he began tossing
linens from the bed. As the marbles scattered, we laughed in unison ... I
remember the exact moment that I first laid on my back for him ... My legs were
wrapped around his waist and just before his body was to merge with mine, I
noticed his upper right chest. On it was a tattoo with the words "Pain is
Confessions of a Video Vixen is the widely anticipated memoir of Karrine
Steffans, the once sought-after sexy siren who appeared in the music videos of
multiplatinum hip-hop artists such as Jay-Z, R. Kelly, and LL Cool J. A
top-paid video dancer, Karrine transitioned to film when acclaimed director F.
Gary Gray picked her to costar in his film A Man Apart, starring Vin Diesel.
But the movie and music video sets, swanky Miami and New York restaurants, and
trysts with the celebrities featured in the pages of People and In Touch
magazines only skims the surface of Karrine's life.
This memoir -- part tell-all, part cautionary tale -- shows how Karrinne came
to be the confidante of so many, why she kept their secrets, and how she found
herself in Hollywood after a life marked by physical abuse, rape, and drugs --
all before she was twenty-six. By sharing her emotionally charged story, she
hopes to shed light on an otherwise romanticized industry.