biography of Xaviera Hollander

who is  Xaviera Hollander?

Xaviera Hollander was born on June 15, 1943 in Soerabaja, Indonesia and she is a famous author from Netherland.

Biography and Career:

Hollander belongs to Dutch Jewish father and a French-German mother. In her early 20's she moved to South Africa and engaged to Carl Gordon an American economist but due to some reasons her engagement was broken off and she moved to New York.


In 1968 she was working as a call girl after some time she opened her own brothel and became New York City's leading madam. In 1971 she was arrested by New York police for prostitution.


In 1971 she published a short biography The Happy Hooker: My Own Story. She authored this memoir with Robin Moore and Yvonne Dunleavy. This book was considered as a positive writing about sex and became a landmark. She explained her life in detail in this memoir. She became popular after the publication of this memoir.


Hollander has written number of books and produced plays. Her latest book is Child No More in which she details the heart felt story of loosing her mother. In 1970 she recorded an album titled Xaviera for the Canadian GRT Records on which she discussed about sex and prostitution.


Why is Xaviera Hollander Famous?

Xaviera Hollander is famous because she is one of the first women who wrote a book about sex and published it. Xaviera is also famous because she is a bisexual person and appeared a lot of rumors because of that. She is famous because of her great book named "The Happy Hooker: My Own Story".


Why do we like Xaviera Holland?


We like Xaviera Holland because she is a great writer who released a lot of famous books and all her books are about sex. She also wrote a book for her mother which wasn't about sex. We like her because she is a great and smart woman who became famous with a lot of work.

short info About hers:
Name: Xaviera de Vries
Born place: Soerabaja, Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia)
Born date: 15 June 1943
Parents: A Dutch Jewish father named Mick de Vries and a French-German mother named Germaine de Vries-Schl├╝tter
Eye color: Brown
Hair color: Blonde
Measurements: 38C-27-36 ½
Nationality: Netherlands
Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Other names: The Happy Hooker
Spouse: John Drummond (divorced), boyfriends: Romke, John, Bob Guccione, Dia
Children: No children
Occupation: Author

  • Became famous with her semi-autobiographical novel "The Happy Hooker." Wrote numerous sequels.
  • Recorded several record albums in her Happy Hooker persona.
  • Xaviera Hollander. _Child No More: A Memoir._ New York: Regan Books, 2002. ISBN 0060014172
  • Xaviera Hollander. _Xaviera!._ New York: Warner Paperback Library, 1973. ISBN 0446782785
  • Xaviera Hollander. _The Happy Hooker (My Own Story)._ New York: Dell, 1971.
  • _The Happy Hooker (1975)_ (qv)
  • _The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980)_ (qv)
  • _The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977)_ (qv)
  • _My Pleasure Is My Business (1975)_ (qv)
  • _The Life and Times of Xaviera Hollander (1974)_ (qv)
  • "Playmen" (Italy), December 1976, pg. 29-34, by: Franco Valobra
  • "Penthouse" (USA), September 1972, Vol. 4, Iss. 1, pg. 32-43, by: Staff, "Xaviera Hollander, Madam"
  • "Panorama" (Netherlands), 4 December 1971, Vol. 58, Iss. 50, pg. 16-19, by: Antoon van Zuilen, "Madam X in New York: Ik ga weer op het rechte pad"
  • "Book" (U.S.), July/August 2002, pg. 16, by: Jerry Tallmer, "War baby"
  • "Adam" (USA), May 1987, Vol. 31, Iss. 5
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 2007, Iss. 47, pg. 52-55, by: staff, "Women of Fantasy 16: The Happy Hooker"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1992, Vol. 5, Iss. 2, pg. 58-60, by: staff, "The Write Stuff! - Xaviera Hollander"
  • "High Society" (USA), November 1991, Vol. 16, Iss. 11, pg. 14, by: n/a, "Sex, Scandals & Scoundrels: The Hungry Hooker"
  • "Playboy" (USA), November 1975, Vol. 22, Iss. 11, pg. 138, by: Arthur Knight, "Sex In Cinema - 1975"
  • "Gallery" (USA), July 1973, Vol. 1, Iss. 9, "Xaviera"
  • "Nieuwe Revu" (Netherlands), 23 March 1984, Iss. 12
  • "Cinema X" (UK), January 1975, Vol. 7, Iss. 4

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