Porn icon, Feminist legend, and renowned performance artist Annie Sprinkle(Born Ellen Stienberg) grew up in Philadelphia and had a typical childhood and intellectual parents. Working as a cinema usher in Arizona, she met legendary director Gerard Damiano, who invited her back to New York where she worked as a production assistant on Leonard Kirtman's low budget film sets. It was not long before Annie found herself working as a fluffer for many NYC erotic productions. Spotted by Distrbpix friend, director Ralph Ell, he invited her to appear in the film Teenage Deviate, where she exhibited her particular talent that gave rise to her name. Her career highlight was the early 1980's blockbuster hit Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle ( recently released in uncut form as part of the Platinum Elite Collection).