Juliet Anderson was a pornographic film actress that entered into the industry at an unprecedentedly old age. While most adult film stars have historically entered into the industry in their teens or twenties; Juliet did so at the age of 39. Juliet played a wide range of characters over the course of various porn films. Though the audience unquestionably knew the actress best thanks to the films in which she portrayed the character of Aunt Peg. Taking advantage of the older actress’s experience; the character of Aunt Peg was a no-nonsense but lovable matriarch that couldn’t have enough sex!
After discovering and mentoring porn star Nina Hartley; Juliet mostly withdrew from the industry in the decades leading up to her 2010 death. Towards the end, Juliet was just as passionate about her new career as a relationship counselor; as she was about her old one as a porn actress. Sadly, despite living a happy life and doing what she loved, Juliet ended up tragically passing away. Join Facts Verse as we explore the tragic death of Juliet Anderson.
Who Was Juliet Anderson?
Juliet Anderson was born on the 23rd of July, 1938, in the city of Burbank, California. At the time of her birth, Juliet known by the name of Judith Carr. It wouldn’t be until around the start of her pornographic film career many decades later that the future star would come known by her more famous stage name of Juliet Anderson. However, while it’s certain that more people know of Juliet by her stage name than by her birth name; even more people know he as “Aunt Peg”.
Juliet Had a Troubled Upbringing
Juliet Anderson’s father was a musician who played the jazz trumpet for a living. Meanwhile, at the time of Juliet’s birth, her mother was receiving her education to become a nurse. This medical education would pay off in other ways for the new mother; as Juliet sadly started showing some signs of chronic ill health at a young age. As a kid, Juliet became afflicted with both Crohn’s disease and a peculiar phenomenon by the name of “childhood arthritis”. Though these conditions would affect Juliet for the rest of her life to some degree. The worst effects of the conditions seen during the future pornographic actress’s childhood years.
As a result of her multiple afflictions, young Juliet Anderson relegated to her bed for most of her childhood. The future actress said to have had to spend a major portion of her childhood resting in bed. She also did some pretty sizable hospital stints. Despite these troubles, Juliet was an avid student that dedicated herself to her studies. She ended up graduating from Burbank High School in the mid-1950s. And she managed to do so with a 4.0 grade point average.
Following Juliet’s graduation from Burbank High School; the future star began her higher education by attending Beach State College for a short period of time. However, before graduating from the institution, she made the decision to move out of the country with her then-boyfriend. Juliet’s boyfriend at the time was a Navy sailor. In 1961, Juliet and the sailor moved to the town of Hayama, located in Japan.
Juliet Travels the Globe Aimlessly
Coinciding with their move to Japan, Juliet and her sailor boyfriend tied the knot. However, the marriage wouldn’t end up lasting very long. By 1964, the couple divorced. Following the divorce, Juliet continued travelling the world and trying out different occupations. It wouldn’t be until many years later that the porn star would finally find her calling.
Before happening into the pornographic film industry, Juliet Anderson said to have worked as a file clerk, a teaching assistant, and an ESL teacher. By 1963, Juliet had arrived back in America. That year, the future pornographic film actress moved to Miami, where she performed in a similarly disparate variety of jobs. She worked for a period of time as a receptionist for Burger King’s home office. And she also worked as a secretary for a producer making sexploitation films. It was through her work with this producer that Juliet got her first taste of adult filmmaking. And she even claimed that she appeared in an unnamed film around this time period as a police officer. However, no one has spotted her!
Besides working for the Burger King home office and for the aforementioned sexploitation producer; Juliet Anderson also worked for Avis. Which is an American car-rental company. Juliet certainly tried her hand at a great many trades before venturing into the porn industry at the age of 39 and finding her purpose in life. If you’re enjoying this video so far, be sure to hit the like button to show your support! Also, subscribe to the channel if you’d like to be among the first to know when more Facts Verse videos are on their way!
Juliet Becomes a Radio Journalist in Finland
After living in Miami for around a decade, Juliet Anderson moved to Finland. There, she worked as a radio journalist for a large block of time in the 1970s. Julie moved to the country in 1971, and she returned to America in 1977. It was upon her return to America in the late 1970s that Juliet finally made her official entrance into the pornographic film industry. Juliet had become interested in documentary filmmaking while working in Finland. And decided that she wanted to pursue a career in the field upon returning to America. However, porn ended up finding her first!
Juliet’s Love of Documentaries Gets Her Into Porn
Juliet said to have gotten into porn after becoming interested in documentary filmmaking while working as a radio journalist in Finland. However, Juliet’s love of porn would eventually overtake her love of general documentary filmmaking. Juliet’s earliest works in the pornographic films industry comprised of shorts that shot on 8mm. It wasn’t until making her transition into full-length pornographic features that Juliet finally came up with her stage name; having previously been known predominantly as Judith Carr. However, there were several other stage names that Juliet tried out before deciding on the one that she would become known for; including Judy Fallbrook, Ruby Sapphire, and Alice Rigby. Of course, as already established; Juliet would end up becoming known to more people as Aunt Peg than as Juliet Anderson.
Juliet’s official entrance into the pornographic film industry came when she answered an ad that had been placed by producer Alex de Renzy; looking for an actress. The actress’s first big pornographic film known as Pretty Peaches. And the character of Aunt Peg would be born a short time later. Apparently, the name of “Aunt Peg” came while Juliet was filming an incest-themed film where she played an aunt making love to her niece. The name stuck, and Aunt Peg would end up branching out of the incest niche and into general porn fame fairly quickly.
Juliet Liked the Stage Performances the Best
While Juliet was a pornographic film actress first and foremost, she also performed some other functions in the world of adult entertainment over the course of her life. She loved posing for magazine pictorials, and she even operated her own mail-order business at one point. She also founded her own casting agency and ended up discovering and mentoring porn star Nina Hartley, who would go on to become as popular as her! Juliet claimed that her favorite contributions to the industry of adult entertainment were here various experimental stage productions that consisted of sex, comedy, and Q&A sessions with the audience.
She Never Faked an Orgasm!
Given that Juliet came into the pornographic film industry at the decidedly experienced age of 39, she ended up making a name for herself with her mature characters and attitude. Whether it was Aunt Peg or someone else, the characters that Juliet played were always no-nonsense older women who knew exactly what they wanted, and that thing was sex! It has been claimed that Juliet Anderson never had to fake an orgasm once during her career, which is certainly a feat!
Juliet Found and Mentored Nina Hartley
In the 1980s, Juliet befriended and began mentoring the aforementioned Nina Hartley. In 1985, pressure from her peers in the industry caused Juliet to sign over the rights to Nina’s first film, which Juliet had produced and directed. That film was known as Educating Nina. Although it was a lucrative film and debuted a major porn-industry talent, Juliet didn’t end up receiving a single cent from the movie. This negative experience caused Juliet to take a break from porn.
Juliet’s Later Life and Tragic Death
Following Juliet’s first step back from the porn industry, the star could be found once again trying her hand at all sorts of different professions. She worked in a bed and breakfast, became a house cleaner, worked as a caregiver for both young kids and the elderly, and eventually opened up her very own massage therapy office. In the later years of her life, Juliet became very passionate about massage therapy. She also began working as a relationship counselor.
In the later 1990s, Juliet returned to the pornographic film industry. She directed and produced the film Ageless Desire, which featured three elderly couples getting intimate. The feature was meant to serve more as an educational aide than as actual pornography, with the intents being to help old people learn how to please each other. Because of this, the movie can be seen more as branching off from Juliet’s work as a relationship counselor than as another of her porn films. The very last piece of work that Juliet ever appeared in was an adult-themed comedic mockumentary short film by the name of Dick Ho: Asian Male Porn Star, released in 2005.
By the time of her death in 2010, Juliet Anderson was living alone with her four cats at her apartment in Berkeley, California. The former pornographic film actress was also serving as the apartment building’s manager. She was found deceased by her friend on January 11, and it was announced a month later that the tragic death of Juliet Anderson is because of heart attack.
According to many, Juliet Anderson is the oldest woman to ever get into porn. Now it’s time to hear from you: did you know that Juliet Anderson didn’t start acting in porn films until she was 39, and that she was the one responsible for discovering and mentoring Nina Hartley? As always, like this video to show your support, and subscribe and hit the notification bell if you’d like to be among the first to know when more Facts Verse videos are on their way!