The Lovers’ Guide star who won global fame after romp in UK’s first graphic sex education video says she ‘misses her old life’ after losing wild celebrity lifestyle to £70k-a-year cocaine habit – and she now lives in a small flat in Southend
A TV star who won global fame after having sex with her partner for Britain’s first graphic sex education video in the nineties has revealed how her life in the celebrity world spun out of control after she began spending £70,000 a year on cocaine.
Wendy-Ann Paige, 지금 58, 였다 다만 28, was thrust into the spotlight after starring in The Lover’s Guide – 영국 first explicit video to gain an 18 certificate in 1991.
It became the world’s best-selling sex title, racking up sales of 1.3million copies in the UK alone – where its controversial 18 certificate allowed it to be sold in high street stores.
But after being taken on by late publicist Max Clifford and getting a taste for the fast life – partying with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Jon Bon Jovi, Wendy-Ann’s world spun out of control when she developed a drug habit and PTSD, before eventually divorcing her husband and ending up in a small flat in Southend.
Wendy-Ann Paige, 지금 58, 그냥 28, was thrust into the spotlight after starring in The Lover’s Guide – Britain’s first explicit video to gain an 18 certificate in 1991
Wendy was a marketing director when she met married Tony Duffield, 그때 36, 에 1989.
The band sound engineer and his then-wife were swingers advertising for a couples to appear in a video – but Wendy soon caught Tony’s eye and they pair decided to star in the video together, with Tony leaving his wife and child for her.
Remembering how she had to audition by masturbating on the floor of the video’s expert doctor Andrew Stanway’s Surrey mansion, Wendy told 태양 how she was ‘a natural’ and had no problem romping for the camera.
Revealing that the ‘real life’ scenes were filmed on a studio set in West London’s Acton, 그녀가 말했다: ‘It was a closed set, but people who were shooting fashionwear in adjacent rooms walked in to see what all the fuss was about. I had to pleasure myself for eight hours while they filmed.’
The video became the world’s best-selling sex title, racking up sales of 1.3million copies in the UK alone – where its controversial 18 certificate allowed it to be sold in high street stores
Wendy and Tony even had sex against a gravestone in North London’s Highgate Cemetery – a scene that was cut from the video.
그녀는 밝혔다: ‘It was crazy. People would stop me in Asda and say, ‘My wife won’t wear heels in bed — is she a prude?’ I’d want to say, ‘I don’t bloody know, I’m just here to buy dog food’, but I’d always spend ages giving them advice’.
She was thrust into the spotlight after starring in The Lover’s Guide – Britain’s first explicit video to gain an 18 certificate in 1991
Remembering how she enjoyed having sex for the cameras and was ‘never nervous’, Wendy wasn’t expecting the fame that came with it and was soon the author of the best-selling Sextrology in 1994.
The newly acclaimed sex expert was making hundreds of thousands of pounds a year and partying with A-listers including Michael Douglas at star-studded events across the globe.
에 1992 she married Tony in Las Vegas on her way to playing poker with Jack Nicholson – an event she missed for the whirlwind wedding.
The pair moved into a £1million, 18-room house in East Sussex, but as Wendy’s fame grew, their marriage began to suffer.
With Tony reportedly ‘unable’ to keep her with her rampant sexual appetite, Wendy says she replaced sex with cocaine.
‘I found doing cocaine more enjoyable than having sex with Tony. At one point I was spending £70k a year on it — that’s not including the drugs the rock stars gave me,’ 그녀가 말했다.
Tony persuaded Wendy to move to Thailand with him in 1999 to open a restaurant, but the marriage reached breaking point the following year and the pair separated – finalising the divorce in 2006.
Speaking from her small flat in Southend, 그녀가 말했다: ‘My life is very different now. I miss my old life. Things have changed so much and people don’t recognise me any more.
‘I’m single and looking to meet the love of my life. When I do, I’ll tell him about my past.’
Remembering how she enjoyed having sex for the cameras (seen) and was ‘never nervous’, Wendy wasn’t expecting the fame that came with it and was soon the author of the best-selling Sextrology in 1994