Desiree Cousteau first began her adult sex movie career during the 1970s, but before then, she had tried her hand at being a mainstream film actress. She was successful in landing a small part in the film Caged Heat which was released in 1974. This film was about women in prison, and was a moderate success. The rest of the mainstream movie career of Desiree Cousteau never really did take off, though, and she soon turned to the pornography business, where she remained working up through the 1980s.
Desiree Cousteau has been very successful as an adult porno film actress, winning numerous awards for her various works, including the Adult Film Association of Americas Best Actress award for her role in Pretty Peaches in 1978. The movie, directed by Alex de Renzy, is considered not only to be the best of Desiree Cousteau, but also is one of de Renzys best.
Desiree Cousteau played Peaches, who was a carefree, almost ditzy girl who goes through her life without worrying about much of anything. In the movie, after she attends her fathers wedding, she gets into a car accident and passes out. Two men find her and have their way with her and act out their sexual desires on her. Then the men offer to help her when they realize she has suffered from amnesia. Desiree Cousteau, or Peaches, is her same carefree smiling self throughout the movie and through all of the schemes that the two men come up with throughout the movie. Unfortunately for Desiree Cousteau, many of the movies that she had made portrayed her as a ditzy, horny girl, which led many people to believe that in real life she was flighty and spacy, when in fact, quite the opposite is true.
In 1979, Desiree Cousteau also did a somewhat autobiographical film called Inside Desiree Cousteau. In the film, she is a reporter who spends her time in the office trying to stave off the men who try to get close to her in her workplace. She decides to leave that business to try her hand at being a door to door sales woman, and she ends up having wild sexual encounters with the homeowners that she visits. Trying to find a job that doesnt entail sexual activity, she finds a job on a yacht, but then has encounters with two porn stars there. She finally realizes that no matter what she does there will be sex involved, decides to become a porn star, and finally is happy.
Desiree Cousteau no longer works in the pornography industry, but since leaving has become an accredited psychologist with a successful practice, had been married for a brief period of time, and is happy with her new life away from films.
Desiree Cousteau Pretty Peaches
Desiree Cousteau was a very prominent pornographic actress and was most popular in the seventies and eighties. She hails from Savannah, Georgia and was born with the name Deborah Clearbranch in 1956. Cousteau had dreams of being a big name actress in the seventies and tried for years to turn her dreams into reality. She got a bit part in a 1974 film that never took off and it was then that she realized that her career as a mainstream actress would never materialize into what she had hoped for. Desiree quickly found herself attracted to the burgeoning world of adult films and this is where she was really able to make a name for herself.
Desiree Cousteau was a southern belle at heart and for this, she was always thought of very fondly in the adult film industry in the seventies and eighties. Cousteau was known for being one of the few porn stars who had a natural body, including her breasts. She had an absolutely beautiful face and spectacular body at a time when women were consistently surgically enhancing their bodies. She brought an endearing type of charm to a profession that was otherwise thought of as gritty and dirty. She had a very free spirit and it shown through in every one of her roles as she plunged into her sexual performances with rapacious abandon. In 1975 she was voted Best Adult Film Actress for which she was very proud. There are two films that Desiree Cousteau is most well known for: Pretty Peaches and Inside Desiree Cousteau.
Pretty Peaches is about a carefree and whimsical girl who always looks at the bright side of everything. After attending her fathers wedding, she has a car accident that leaves her unconscious. Two men find her and take advantage of their good fortune, but then they come to find out that she has amnesia. The rest of the movie is about the ridiculous circumstances that arise while she is trying to get her memory back. This film won Desiree Cousteau adult film awards and really substantiated her spot in the industry. Inside Desiree Cousteau was a semi autobiographical film and she is probably best remembered for this role.
Her post career life is something that is debated by many, but most people believe that she was a practicing child psychologist in her home state of Georgia. Other stories include that she got married, settled down and started a family. Desiree Cousteau was a very important figure in the seventies and eighties and her legacy still remains in the adult film industry today.