Julia Ann is the stage name of American pornographic actress, feature dancer and former Penthouse Pet Julia Tavella; she is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame and the XRCO Hall of Fame. By age 18, she was modelling, and then became a professional mud wrestler in Hollywood before becoming one half of the popular touring strip club feature act Blondage, with Janine Lindemulder, in the early 1990s. Their success led to offers to join the adult film industry.
Julia Ann debuted in adult films in 1991 in Andrew Blake’s Hidden Obsessions, in a lesbian sex scene with Lindemulder. She has been a contract girl throughout most of her career. Her first exclusive contract was with Vivid Entertainment (during which time she worked solo and also made a series of Blondage films with Janine Lindemulder). Later she had contracts with Digital Playground (1999) and Wicked Pictures (2002). She was again on contract with Wicked Pictures in 2006, but in May 2007 she posted on the members section of her website that she had not renewed her contract with Wicked.
Since 2007 she has also started working as a make-up artist. As of February 2014, Julia Ann is ranked as the #27 most popular porn performer on the website Freeones.com down from an all-time high of #8 (Wikipedia).