Savanna Samson born October 14, is the stage name of Natalie Oliveros ,   an American former pornographic actress. The winner of several AVN Awards , she has spent most of her career as a contract performer with major producer Vivid Entertainment , and is known for her roles in acclaimed adult films such as The New Devil in Miss Jones. In addition to performing, she has her own adult film studio, Savanna Samson Productions. A native of upstate New York , she entered the adult film industry in , after working as a dancer at the Manhattan strip club, Scores.
Samson has gained mainstream recognition with appearances on television shows such as Saturday Night Live , The Daily Show and 30 Rock. She also produces her own line of wines, has a recording contract with E1 Music and is a trained ballerina. At 17, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in ballet. However, she eventually gave this up, admitting she "wasn't good enough". She took a job dancing at the Manhattan strip club Scores ,  on the recommendation of her sister who worked there.
In , she left that work as a dancer intending to become a porn film star. She choose the name Savanna Samson. The surname Samson, taken from "the Samson," was added to distinguish her from porn actress Savannah. They have a son together. Samson's move into the adult film business began in , after she wrote a letter to Italian porn actor and director Rocco Siffredi , asking to work with him.
She initially wanted to make a movie in order to fulfill a fantasy, after her husband had given her the idea, and hoped to keep it a secret. Afterward, she got what she described as "porn fever" and worked to make further movies.
Samson stated in "My parents are devastated by my career choices". In April , she signed an exclusive contract with Vivid Entertainment. She continued to live in New York, and commuted to California to shoot films for the company. In February , Samson began co-hosting a daily music-and-talk radio show on the Internet station Electric Eye Radio.
Samson announced in early that she had started her own production company, Savanna Samson Productions, which would release one film a year, to be distributed exclusively by Vivid. Early in , Samson signed a record contract with Koch Records , now known as E1 Music , who had approached her after hearing her sing during a radio tour. A long-time Wagner fan, Samson said, "I think I'm in a unique position to discuss the sensual aspects of the 'Tristan and Isolde' characters and of opera in general". Again , a sequel to the classic Debbie Does Dallas , as well as its "making of" series that was broadcast weekly on Showtime.
In September her debut album, Possession , was released,  and her first single, a title track co-written by Samson during the breakup of her marriage. Commenting on the theme of the song, she said, "People see me nude and having sex and think they know me and that I'm available, but I'm no more available than Angelina Jolie ". In the appearance, Samson asks Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones , "Hey, Jones, you really think you've got the balls for that story?
Samson made her mainstream acting debut in the 30 Rock episode, " Into the Crevasse ", which first aired on October 22, In the episode, she plays a porn version of Tina Fey 's character, Liz Lemon. According to the Internet Adult Film Database , as of May Samson had appeared in 90 adult movies, including compilations containing recycled scenes.
Despite enjoying her career in the adult film industry, Samson had other ambitions. In , while on vacation in Tuscany , Italy, she decided she could "leave a mark on this world" by making wine. She formed the company, Savanna Samson Wines, and asked Italian winemaker and consultant Roberto Cipresso to help find a blend of grapes local to Tuscany that would produce her ideal flavor. They eventually chose a mixture of 70 percent Cesanese , 20 percent Sangiovese and 10 percent Montepulciano , which produced a red wine that she named Sogno Uno, meaning 'Dream One.
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