Anita Dark was born on 11 April 1975 in Budapest, Hungary. She is a model, stripper and porn actress. Anita always wanted to be a model. She began competing in beauty contests as a teenager and eventually won her first title at age 15. Although she won pageants in her native Hungary, Anita also started striptease dancing in 1993. In 1994 she was crowned Miss Budapest and her gutsy career took her all over Eastern Europe. She then moved to Amsterdam, where, according to Anita, her agent ‘suggested I do nudity’. This eventually attracted the attention of French director Pierre Woodman. Pierre Woodman worked for Private.
During her first audition with Woodman, he met a very shy teenage girl, not even willing to take her clothes off in front of the camera. Anita lost her virginity at the age of 15, but the experience was so bad that she refused to have sex for two more years. Despite her career as a stripper and nude model, she was never particularly promiscuous about sex. However, as with most Central European girls who entered porn in the mid-1990s, the lure of fame and money was too much for her to resist. She later stated: “I did it because it was fun to work with my friends. I feel great when people like me and find me sexier, [but] I hate it when people recognise me in public. I don’t know how many people would want to have sex with me!”
Anita took the pseudonym Sonja Berger and made her first hardcore film called Pornovista (1994), directed by Pascal Delaunay, which also starred Anita Blond. She later described the experience as “very difficult. I had anal sex for the first time in my life. It was so weird!” Anita Dark and Anita Blond soon became close friends, with the latter later stating: “Apart from Lea Martini, Anita Dark is my favourite actress. She’s Hungarian like me and we’ve known each other for a long time. Every time we meet in a new film, we become inseparable. I love having sex with her. We probably know each other’s bodies better than our boyfriends do.” The two girls were often in the same films and obviously enjoyed working together, while their contrasting hair colour and sexuality proved an explosive combination.
Most of Anita Dark’s early films were made for small German or Italian companies. They were generally of low quality, but Anita proved that despite her initial reluctance, she was a natural in front of the camera. She had no inhibitions when it came to sex, often participating in filming group sex or cum on her face, demanding, however, that her most exciting experience was “being with three guys … behind the camera!” Between 1994 and 1995, she changed her name to Anita Pansy before renaming herself Anita Dark. She also took part in several anal and double penetration scenes. Unfortunately, despite the claim on her website that she loved anal sex “more than anything else”, such scenes ended after 1995 when she established herself as a major European star. Her position in the European porn industry was consolidated at the end of the year when she won the Mario Salieri Film Award.
She soon proved to be very popular with the public, and in 1996 she joined Mark Dorsel’s company VMD. VMD was one of the biggest and most famous video companies in Europe and was responsible for turning Laure Sainclair, Anita Blond, Anita Dark, Maria De Sanchez, Lea Martini and Olivia Del Rio into major European stars. Towards the end of 1996 Anita Dark received the award for “Best European Porn Star” at the Brussels Adult Film Festival. The French publication Penthouse named her one of the seven best European porn stars of the year – the others were Laure Sainclair, Anita Blond, Olivia Del Rio, Lea Martini, Coralie and N’J De Bahia.
Although she was easy to work with, her limited understanding of English and complete lack of French posed problems. While filming “L’Experience” (1996) with the German porn star Kelly Trump, a film that turned out to be one of her best ever, she tried to get a French-English translator to give her instructions to the director. Anita kept answering “yes, yes” to every instruction she was given and then doing something completely different. Eventually it became clear that “yes, yes” was about the limit of her English and she had no idea what she was being told. Anyway, the film was finished, becoming not only one of the most expensive French porn films ever made, but also one of the best in which Anita Dark or Kelly Trump appeared.
Like many of her European contemporaries, Anita Dark tried to get into the American market in 1996-1997, appearing in films such as Private Stories 9 and The Voyeur 8. “One day me and three of my friends decided to take a plane and fly to Los Angeles to have some fun and do some work. We really enjoyed it, so we went back a few more times.” Once again she found herself paired up with Anita Blond and they successfully established themselves in the American industry. The monopoly of American stars on the market did not stop her from reasserting her position and she soon returned to Europe, where she again won the 1997 “Best European Porn Star” award in Brussels. By 1999, Anita eventually decided to give up the heavy business altogether, simply stating, “I’m too tired of it.” Instead she returned to Budapest, Hungary to focus on her modelling career.
Anita Dark appeared in various commercials in Hungary and magazines, but the money was always tight. As a result, she moved to Florida in the US in 2000, where she eventually got married. She later claimed: “I love living in Florida, but I miss Europe so much … and of course my family is there, so it’s hard to live without them. But I like my new home and my new life as well.” Anita’s parents have never been happy about their daughter appearing in porn movies – “they think I stopped They weren’t too happy about it. In fact, she convinced them that she was leaving Europe to finish her career. Once in the States, Anita started working as a lingerie and bikini model, using the pseudonym Anita Perger, but hiding from her parents, she also posed in numerous nude photo shoots. She later stated: “I would love to be a famous movie star in Hollywood. I feel I can. If not in this life, then in the next.” Still, she returned to the industry and does a number of L/L scenes in the US with stars like Amber Lynn. Although she refused to have sex with men in front of the camera, she has also worked in striptease and escorts since 2003.
Anita Dark has left the hardcore film industry, but according to reviews on various escort websites, she has not lost her passion for sex. She remains one of the most beautiful women to enter the European film industry since the mid-1990s. As Marc Dorsel once said: “She brings sensuality and spontaneity to every scene where she appears, if Anita Darke isn’t making porn movies, she definitely appears on magazine covers one way or another…”
Since November 2000, she has lived in Orlando, Florida.
In 1994, Miss Budapest
Has had surgery to reduce breasts and nares.
Is working on her website.
Fitness 4 times a week
Married with children.
Presently speaks 3 languages
Awards and nominations
1995 Best European Porn Star – Mario Salieri Film Award
1996 Best European Porn Star – Brussels Adult Film Festival
1997 Best European Porn Star – Brussels Adult Film Festival