|Who is it?||Actress, Miscellaneous Crew|
|Birth Day||March 31, 1952|
|Birth Place||Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States|
|Age||68 YEARS OLD|
|Other names||Ursula Pasarell, Nessa, Diane Richards, Violet Reason, Ursula Passarell, Vanessa delRio|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
Del Rio began appearing in adult films in 1974. In the span of about 12 years, del Rio has appeared in about 100 pornographic films. and in several music videos, notably "Get Money" by Junior M.A.F.I.A., who also refer to her in their song "I Need You Tonight." She is known for having a particularly large clitoris.
Though del Rio retired from adult films in 1986, in part due to the AIDS scare prevalent at the time, after a stint as a Bodybuilder she returned to feature dancing and doing magazine layouts. Afterwards, she remains somewhat active in the adult entertainment industry through her Web site and by making special appearances at award shows and conventions. During and after her porn career, she appeared on many TV shows as herself, including a 1996 episode of NYPD Blue. In 2008, she made a cameo opposite Bernie Mac in the film Soul Men.
In 2007, the German art book publisher Taschen released a deluxe, heavily illustrated biography, Vanessa del Rio: Fifty Years of Slightly Slutty Behavior.
A feature film based on del Rio's life is expected to begin production in 2018 written by and to be directed by Thomas Mignone and starring Vivian Lamolli as del Rio.