Confessions Of A Video Vixen

Paperback | October 17, 2006

byKarrine Steffans

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Part tell-all, part cautionary tale, this emotionally charged memoir from a former video vixen nicknamed 'Superhead' goes beyond the glamour of celebrity to reveal the inner workings of the hip-hop dancer industry—from the physical and emotional abuse that's rampant in the industry, and which marked her own life—to the excessive use of drugs, sex and bling.

Once the sought-after video girl, this sexy siren has helped multi-platinum artists, such as Jay-Z, R. Kelly and LL Cool J, sell millions of albums with her sensual dancing. In a word, Karrine was H-O-T. So hot that she made as much as $2500 a day in videos and was selected by well-known film director F. Gary Gray to co-star in his film, A Man Apart, starring Vin Diesel. But the film and music video sets, swanky Hollywood and New York restaurants and trysts with the celebrities featured in the pages of People and In Touch magazines only touches the surface of Karrine Steffans' life.

Her journey is filled with physical abuse, rape, drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness and single motherhood—all by the age of 26. By sharing her story, Steffans hopes to shed light on an otherwise romanticised industry and help young women avoid the same pitfalls she encountered. If they're already in danger, she hopes to inspire them to find a way to dig themselves out of what she knows first-hand
to be a cycle of hopelessness and despair.

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Part tell-all, part cautionary tale, this emotionally charged memoir from a former video vixen nicknamed 'Superhead' goes beyond the glamour of celebrity to reveal the inner workings of the hip-hop dancer industry—from the physical and emotional abuse that's rampant in the industry, and which marked her own life—to the excessive use of...

Karrine Steffans is a former hip hop music video feature star who made the transition into film as an actress co-starring opposite action star Vin Diesel and veteran actor Lorenz Tate in the hit film,A Man Apart. She lives in southern California with her son.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.56 inPublished:October 17, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006089248X

ISBN - 13:9780060892487

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Lot more than expected What a book! I read it in 24hrs not able to put it down. The details of events, especially the first few chapters are gut wrenching. I am simply amazed by this woman's experiences and the fact that she eventually came out on top. Crazy read of a crazy life...
Date published: 2013-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read This book is very interesting and tell all which makes it a great read.
Date published: 2013-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such an eye opening book. This story is touching in so many ways. It proves that not everything is as it seems
Date published: 2013-10-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Shamefully a good read This wasnt a wonderful book but a book about music like we have never seen or heard of. This woman was a human garbage can and her life is nothing to glamourize. Pink the music artist said it best "Stupid Girls". Not a Pulitzer but it passes the time.
Date published: 2011-09-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Simple Read There wasn't anything interesting in this book except that Karrine Steffans certainly had alot of experiences with the music and movie industry. It took a while to read but once I did finish it I just sat there wondering wow this is not what I expected.
Date published: 2011-03-14

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“An easy, entertaining read... a cautionary tale that contains a timeless message to a new generation of women.”