Yasmine Lafitte (born Hafida El Khabchi , 1 October 1973) [6] is a French - Moroccan former pornographic actress who performed under the mononym "Yasmine". [7]

Life and career

Born in an observant Muslim family in Tahar Souk, a small village of Morocco, Lafitte moved to France with her family when she was just five months old, and she grew up in a suburb of Lyon. [8] [7] At 18 years old, after graduating from high school, she left her family; during this period, she trained to become a nurse and worked as a waitress to pay for her studies. [8] [7]

In 2004, she entered the adult industry together with her boyfriend at the time, after having replied to a magazine ad of a small production company which was looking for amateur couples. [8] [9] In 2006, she was featured in an episode of the TF1 talk show La Méthode Cauet , then she was requested in newspaper interviews, magazine covers and jet-set events, and she became a spokesmodel for the magazine FHM . [9] In 2007, she signed an exclusive contract with the producer Marc Dorcel. [9] [10] [2] That same year, she had a significant role in Danielle Arbid's film drama A Lost Man , which premiered at the 60th Cannes Film Festival. [2] [2] In 2008, she had a supporting role in Olivier Marchal's crime drama MR 73 . [8] [10] [7] After having worked in several international productions, she retired from adult performing in February 2009 to focus her career on traditional films and in production. [8] [2]

In 2005, she started, along with Olivier Lafitte, her own production company under the name "Alko Productions". [2] [2]

Awards and nominations