Céline Bara, née Céline Szumigay,[3] (9 September 1978 – ) is a French pornographic film actress of Mauritian origin.[3]

Biography

Céline Bara was born in Antony and grew up in banlieues of Paris. She married Cyrille Bara in 1998[4] and started to perform in pornographic films. After her nomination for Best New French Starlet Hot d'Or in 2000,[5] she was featured in various TV programmes including Sans aucun doute.[6]

In 2002, Céline Bara and her husband were condemned to four years of imprisonment with two years suspension for a violent incident involving porn actor and producer HPG (Hervé-Pierre Gustave).[7] Bara is an ardent atheist and prides herself in being heavily anti-religious, often disparaging religion and perceived religious values and morals in Libertine fashion. In 2005, Bara became the secretary-treasurer of the atheist organisation Athéus,[3] founded by the couple after their release from prison and replaced by O.R.A. (Radical Atheist Organisation) in 2006.[8] She is also the co-president of the only French lesbian pornographic film studio Céline Bara Studio since 2007.[3]

Her autobiography La Sodomite (ISBN 978-2-9530330-0-7), co-authored with Cyrille Bara, was published in 2008. In 2011, Céline Bara was portrayed as the heroine in the adult manga Barasutra illustrated by Cyrille Bara, which features BDSM themes.[9]

End of career

In September, 2012, Céline Bara announced on her website that she puts a definitive term in her career of 13 years as pornographic actress.[10]

Politics

On July 21, 2011, after applying the French Communist Party and the New Anticapitalist Party for candidacy and subsequent rejection,[11] Céline Bara announced officially her candidacy[12] in the French legislative election, 2012 in the Ariège and the launch of a new party that combined antitheist approach with queer politics, the Antitheist and Libertine Movement (MAL).

Bara was eliminated on June 10, 2012 in the first ballot of the election by achieving 1.58% of the vote.[13] On February 8, 2013 Céline Bara was declared ineligible for a period of three years by the Constitutional Council of France.[14]

Books