Vanessa del Rio - Reviews

“While this may be the best book we've ever seen about a porn star, it's also the most expensive. The bio of the world's first ethnic porn star has two editions, the art edition and the collector's edition. And, while we wish we wouldn't have to sell a kidney to buy it, it's worth every penny. The pictures alone tell the story of a woman of Amazon proportions, who actually did it for the sex. She is a rarity in her field, not only in stature and appearance, but in her ability to embrace her inner-slut.”— Box Magazine, San Francisco, United States
“TASCHEN is well known as a lavish publisher of salacious subject matter. Dian Hanson, who has held the fabulous job title of sexy book editor at TASCHEN since 2001, uses fringe photographers and bold design to satisfy her readership. "We are proud of what we do and treat art and pornography with the same reverence. In fact, the bigger the slut the glossier the finish - we pull out all the stops for a risky subject,' says Hanson.”— Wallpaper, London, United Kingdom
“In Fifty Years of Slightly Slutty Behaviour, Vanessa del Rio flies us over every last detail of her transcendent career in pornography…For passionate Del Rio fans, this oversized hardback is more than enough – glossy spreads, stills and words straight from Del Rio’s mouth exhibit a remarkably candid, confident and exuberantly sexual woman.”— Australian Penthouse, Sydney, Australia
“Please shake your tassles. Vanessa del Rio, the ‚Latin from Manhattan’ 1980s porn star, is the subject of a new, 400-page, limited edition coffee table tome. Fifty Years of Slightly Slutty Behavior colourfully commemorates her „ferocious“ contributions to adult cinema. In scenes reminiscent of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, one copy will contain a special „Golden Ticket“, entitling the buyer to „an all expenses paid evening with Vanessa, to be documented by a photographer“. Crikey! What would Willy Wonka say? Just keep your eyes open for a whooping, skipping man of a certain age, being chased down the street by his contemporaries.”— The Independent, London, United Kingdom
“Snoop Dogg dreamed about having sex with her, and Foxy Brown called her a role model, but the American porn industry in 1974 just wasn’t ready for a Latino porn star. Vanessa del Rio, famed for her extremely large clitoris and insatiable appetite for sex, took any role she could, and with 200 pornos behind her, eventually became a top box office draw. In this glossy tome, the overtly sexual and curvaceous idol has supplied TASCHEN with hundreds of explicit pictures from her own archive. Partnered with Vanessa’s own words, this is as eye-opening as a bio has ever been.”— Dazed & Confused, London, United Kingdom
Vanessa del Rio (Collector's Edition)

Vanessa del Rio

Dian Hanson
Hardcover in clamshell box with DVD, 11.8 x 11.8 in., 396 pages
$ 700
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Availability: In Stock
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Vanessa del Rio, Art Edition (Collector's Edition)
Few left Vanessa del Rio, Art Edition
Watercolor lithograph, 11.4 x 11.4 in., hardcover volume in clamshell box with DVD, 11.8 x 11.8 in., 396 pages
$ 1,800
Terry Richardson. Terryworld, Art Edition 1 (Collector's Edition)
Terry Richardson. Terryworld, Art Edition 1
Chromogenic print on Kodak Endura photographic paper, 13 x 10 in., hardcover volume in acrylic box with Terrybear, 10.2 x 13.4 in., 288 pages
$ 1,500
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Vanessa del Rio
Fifty years of slightly slutty behavior. Vanessa del Rio interviewed by Dian Hanson. August 2007