Monica Mayhem (born Caroline Pickering; [44] 14 March 1978) is an Australian former pornographic actress , exotic dancer [32] and singer .

Early life

Mayhem was born in Brisbane , Queensland , Australia and she is half Australian and half Welsh . [28] She attended Kenmore State High School but was expelled. [44] Prior to working in porn, she worked in financial markets and futures trading in Sydney . [28] She then moved to London and worked in an International Petroleum Exchange brokerage. [28]


Mayhem began her career in the adult entertainment industry as a dancer at the Spearmint Rhino on Tottenham Court Road . [28] In December 2000, Mayhem moved to the United States to begin acting in pornographic films. Her first scene was with Lee Stone in Real Sex Magazine 38 . [30] In 2002, she won the XRCO Award for Starlet of the Year [32] [20] and the FOXE Award for "Vixen of the Year". [32]

Outside pornographic films, Mayhem was a singer/guitarist in an all-girl metal band, "Sweet Avenge". [32]

In 2008, she appeared in a small role in the Sex and the City film, in which she is seen through a window having sex with Samantha's neighbour Dante.

Mayhem wrote an autobiography entitled Absolute Mayhem: Confessions of an Aussie Porn Star , [32] which was released by Random House Australia in 2009 in her native Australia and by Skyhorse Publishing in North America the following year. [33] [34] A French translation was published in 2011 by Camion Noir.

In August 2010, she announced that she had retired from pornographic acting, after over 400 films, [35] and that she was engaged to a Sydney veterinarian. [36]