Sophia Santi

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Sophia Santi
Sophia Santi - 2012 AVN Expo Las Vegas (8454250419).jpg
Born(1981-12-06) December 6, 1981 (age 32)[1]
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada[1]
Other namesNatalia Cruze,[2] Natalie Cruze, Leticia, Sofia Santi, Letitia, Natalia Cruz[1]
EthnicityRomanian, Mongolian, Black, Irish, German, Cherokee[2] & Canadian[3]
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight114 lb (52 kg)[1]
No. of adult films101 as performer & 1 as director (per IAFD)
Website
http://www.sophiasantixxx.com
 
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Sophia Santi
Sophia Santi - 2012 AVN Expo Las Vegas (8454250419).jpg
Born(1981-12-06) December 6, 1981 (age 32)[1]
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada[1]
Other namesNatalia Cruze,[2] Natalie Cruze, Leticia, Sofia Santi, Letitia, Natalia Cruz[1]
EthnicityRomanian, Mongolian, Black, Irish, German, Cherokee[2] & Canadian[3]
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Weight114 lb (52 kg)[1]
No. of adult films101 as performer & 1 as director (per IAFD)
Website
http://www.sophiasantixxx.com

Sophia Santi (born December 6, 1981), formerly known as Natalia Cruze, is a Canadian pornographic actress and director.[1]

Early life[edit]

Santi was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, but she grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. At age 18, she moved to her mother's home state of Arizona,[4] and, at age 20, she moved to Los Angeles, California.[2] She has said that her father is Romanian, with Gypsy and Mongolian ancestry, and that her mother is of Black, Irish, German & Cherokee descent.[2][5] She describes herself as a tomboy when she was young, saying "I have sprained each of my ankles eight to twelve times each and have torn five ligaments", resulting her having difficulty in wearing heels.[2] During high school, she worked as a gourmet pizza chef, and, afterwards, she attended a trade school to become an esthetician.[6]

Career[edit]

Santi began modeling at the age of 14.[2] She started working as an adult model under the name Natalia Cruze, becoming the Penthouse Pet of the month for November 2002[3] and Penthouse Pet of the Year runner-up for 2005.[4][7] She started appearing in adult films in 2003.[1] She appeared on the Howard Stern show in January 2005.[8]

In 2005, she signed an exclusive contract with the porn studio Digital Playground. At that time, she also changed her stage name to Sophia Santi[9] and trademarked it,[4] stating that she did not own the website NataliaCruz.com and that she didn't want the person that owned that site to capitalize on all the marketing that Digital Playground was doing for her.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Santi at a Digital Playground party for Island Fever 4 in September 2006.

At the age of 18, Santi got a very large tattoo of a Japanese dragon, which covers most of her back[4] and left side.[1] The text on the tattoo reads そうぞうする in hiragana; one possible meaning is 想像する ("to imagine"). She has stated that since she knows tattooing is addictive, rather than getting many small tattoos, she preferred to have one very large tattoo, on which she will continue to have work done from time to time. She also has a smaller tattoo of a butterfly on the right side of her belly.[5]

Santi is interested in both natural medicine and spirituality. She is a devotee of Ayurvedic and Tantric philosophies.[4] She has described herself as bisexual.[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearCeremonyResultAwardWork
2006FAME AwardNominatedRookie Starlet of the Year[10]N/A
NominatedHottest Body[10]N/A
2007AVN AwardWonBest All-Girl Sex Scene, Video (with Teagan Presley, Jesse Jane & Jana Cova)[11]Island Fever 4
NominatedBest All-Girl Sex Scene, Video (with Jessie Capelli)Deep In Style
FAME AwardNominatedHottest Body[12]N/A
2008AVN AwardWonBest All-Girl Sex Scene, Video (with Alektra Blue, Sammie Rhodes, Angie Savage & Lexxi Tyler)[13]Babysitters
FAME AwardNominatedHottest Body[14]N/A
2009AVN AwardNominatedBest All-Girl 3-Way Sex Scene (with Jenaveve Jolie & Nina Mercedez)[15]Chop Shop Chicas
NominatedBest Group Sex Scene (with Mikayla Mendez, Kaylani Lei, Evan Stone & Barry Scott)[15]The Wicked
WonBest All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Jesse Jane, Shay Jordan, Stoya, Adrianna Lynn, Brianna Love, Lexxi Tyler, Memphis Monroe & Priya Rai[16]Cheerleaders
2010AVN AwardNominatedBest All-Girl Three-Way Sex Scene (with Angie Savage & Nikki Benz)[17]Penthouse Variations: Slave for a Night
2011AVN AwardNominatedBest All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Sandee Westgate, Angie Savage & Alektra Blue)[18]Speed

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Sophia Santi". IAFD. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Roger T Pipe (January 2006). "Interview: Sophia Santi". rogreviews.com. Retrieved 2007-05-26. 
  3. ^ a b "Sophia Santi". Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Gram Ponante (2005-06-22). "Hiya Sophia Santi!". gramponante.com. Archived from the original on 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  5. ^ a b c d Shannon T. Nutt (2006-05-17). "Interview". dvdempire.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-05-26. 
  6. ^ Joanne Cachapero (2006-11-28). "Sexy Spread: Sophia Santi". Eros NY. Retrieved 2007-05-26. 
  7. ^ Victoria Zdrok (8 January 2008), Dr. Z on Scoring: How to Pick Up, Seduce and Hook Up with Hot Women, Touchstone, pp. 10–, ISBN 978-1-4165-6463-8, retrieved 2 May 2013 
  8. ^ "Penthouse Pets Martina Warren And Natalia Cruze. 01/12/05. 7:35am". Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Sneak Peeks: Tryst". Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "FAME Finalists". thefameawards.com. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  11. ^ "2007 AVN Award Winners Announced". AVN. 2007-01-16. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  12. ^ "FAME Finalists". thefameawards.com. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  13. ^ Rutter, Jared (2008-01-12). "2008 AVN Awards Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  14. ^ "FAME Finalists". thefameawards.com. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  15. ^ a b "NOMINATIONS 2009 AVN Adult Movie Awards". Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  16. ^ David Sullivan (2009-01-12). "2009 AVN Award-Winners Announced". AVN.com. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  17. ^ "2010 NOMINEES". Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  18. ^ Nominations for the 2011 AVN Awards. Retrieved April 22, 2013.

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