Georgina Spelvin - Bio

Date of Birth 1 March 1936, Houston, Texas, USA 

Birth Name Michelle Graham

Nickname Shelley 

Height 5' 4" (1.63 m) 

Georgina Spelvin was born on March 1, 1936 in Houston, Texas, USA as Michelle Graham. She is an actress, known for Police Academy (1984), Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986) and Girls for Rent (1974). She has been married to John Welsh since January 16, 2000.


John Welsh  (16 January 2000 - present) 


Georgina Spelvin is also the traditional theatrical pseudonym used by actresses who wish to remain anonymous. Its male equivalent is George Spelvin. It is used in film, television, and theatre much as Alan Smithee is used as a mask for directors.

She suffered from polio as a child, but recovered sufficiently to pursue a career as a dancer when she reached her 20s.

Was working in the New York theater when a friend, adult film actor Harry Reems, recommended her to adult film director Gerard Damiano.

Retired from adult films in 1982, at age 47

According to a magazine interview, the first film where she had hardcore sex was Parental Guidance (1972).

Profiled in the book "Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968-1985" by Jill C. Nelson.

Computer Production Designer in Hollywood

Retired from adult films, she currently works in the graphic arts business.

Personal Quotes

At first I wanted to be an opera singer but my voice wasn't good enough. My second choice was ballerina. After that it was a series of compromises.

[on how she chose her stage name] I adopted the pseudonym Georgina Spelvin soon after [Devil in Miss Jones (1973)] was released and became an instant hit. Before that I used a lot of silly names. When I played a French maid, I was Ona Tural (au natural). Then there was Claudi Clitoris, and many others. We'd sit around laughing and make them up. But when "Miss Jones" became a national monument, the name Georgina Spelvin was institutionalized along with it, so I kept that name.

[interview with porn journalist Luke Ford, 1998] At 62, my dimensions are the same, but everything is closer to the ground. Weight now at 125. Desk job. What are you gonna do?