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Arabelle Raphael – Personal Info
Name : Arabelle Raphael
Hometown : Oakland, California (US)
Date of Birth: February 27th
Measurements : 34DD – 27 – 36
Height : 5’4 (1.63m)
Hair Colour : Black
Eye Colour : Brown
Tattoos : A butterfly on the right side of her navel, another butterfly under her right arm, flowers on her upper right arm, a picture frame on her upper left arm, scissors on her left tricep, ‘rite’ script on her left arm, French script across her lower abdomen, matching locked heart and broken heart designs on the outer sides of her ankles, cherry blossoms and stocking seams travelling up the backs of her legs, a high heel on the inside of her right forearm and a hummingbird on the left side of her upper back among others. Talking about her alluring body art via Tumblr, Arabelle Raphael conveyed how;
“My tattoos have various meanings. My cherry blossoms and stocking seams are just cause they are pretty. The locked heart and broken heart on my ankles were drunk and emo reactions to a break up. My monarchs are tattoos that my sister and I will share. The high heel is my femme pride tattoo. I have one of my best friend’s tits tattooed to my arm (she has mine). The key means I hold the “key” to everything I need no one else does. My feminist tattoo is a feminist tattoo. The scissors mark a very hard time in my life where I made the decision to “cut” many things out of my life. The “rite” is for rites of passage. The hummingbird represents joy. The phrase in French on my stomach means I will not be a slave to regret. And last is the beetle on my wrist which is going to get covered up. It represents rejuvenation”.
Piercings : Arabelle has numerous ear, nose and upper lip piercings including her septum, nostrils, tragus (outer ear piercing), Monroe (upper left lip), industrial (i.e. upper ear cartilage scaffold bar) and half inch gauge ear lobe piercings.
Years Active : 2010 – present
Number of Scenes : 50+
Arabelle Raphael is an amazing alt. porn star who has been working in the adult industry since 2010. Famous for her popular porn parodies and captivating kinkster content, Arabelle Raphael was nominated for “Unsung Starlet of the Year” at the 2014 AVN Awards and she continues to receive multiple “Best Group Sex Scene”, “Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene” and “Most Outrageous Sex Scene” nominations at the AVN Awards.
So where did it all begin? Born in Paris, France, Arabelle moved with her family to Oakland, California, when she was five years old. Arabelle’s mother was French and Tunisian, whilst her father was Iranian and Jewish, and Arabelle has noted within previous interviews that she was raised within a happy, liberating household. As Arabelle herself explained during her September 2012 Fleshbot interview;
“I grew up in a household where I was never shamed about my body nor sex. We never had “the talk”, we just talked about things openly (age appropriately of course). If I had a question I could just ask. Unlike most of my friends, I never really had to come out them. It just was, also my mother is incredibly supportive of my work. All this is why I am so comfortable”.
Before she began working within the adult entertainment industry Arabelle used to tutor children in French as well as working several retail jobs. However, Arabelle’s affinity for exhibitionism soon attracted her towards nude and fetish modelling which ultimately resulted in her filming her first ever sex scenes for Burning Angel Entertainment and Kink.com in late 2010. Arabelle feels that she has always been destined for a career within the adult entertainment industry and noted in her Queer Porn TV interview that;
“Sex work has always been a secret desire of mine, even as I little girl. I always saw some kind of power in it”.
In fact, Arabelle Raphael further elaborated within her Porn Valley Vantage (PVV) Online interview with Chauntelle Anne Tibbals, PhD, how;
“I have been in the sex industry for less than year and have performed for BurningAngel.com and Kink.com. I started modeling first and doing stuff for small sites – alternative pin up and that sort of thing. While I was shooting, I started to gravitate towards more sexually explicit themes. The more I shot, the more I wanted to push my own limits – I loved doing it! I was shooting with friends and photographers I met on modeling sites, so eventually I decided I wanted to try to make as much porn as I could…Before I did porn, I used to teach French to kids (I’m not kidding); I also worked in retail…
Some of my favorite things are the fact I get to sexually express myself, the fact that I totally get off on being filmed while I’m having sex, and that I am able to live out my sexual fantasies. Plus, I get to work with some pretty hot people …and get paid for it!…
Sex work has always been a secret desire of mine, even as I little girl. I always saw some kind of power in it. For some people it’s just a job, but I really love it. When I started doing porn, it felt like I had found something I was meant for…The most surprising thing about being a performer is that I am sort of jumpy before all my shoots. I thought it would go away after awhile, but I still get giddy and nervous …a little like a teenage boy about to have sex! A lot of the time you meet whoever you’re performing with the day of the shoot, so you have a brand new and unfamiliar body to work with. Once we get started it goes away, but I always get a little tense beforehand”.
Arabelle Raphael was still attending college when she made her porn debut and she revealed during her PVV Online interview that she is still interested in training as a sex therapist;
“Beyond the actual performance work, there’s a lot of networking and promoting different projects involved. It can be quite endless, but you get out as much as you are willing to put in, you know? In addition to being a performer, I’m still a full time sex worker. I am a stripper and cam girl as well – I create fantasy for others, which can be quite intense…As far as my life beyond sex work… I am currently applying to sex therapist programs. Sexuality has always been a very important part of my life; it fascinates me to no end. I am in the middle of completing my BA, so I still have lots of school ahead of me though…
I eventually want to specialize in [post-traumatic stress disorder]. Many women with a history of any kind of sexual violation are told that they are damaged for life and will never be able to have a healthy sexuality; I don’t think that’s true. I feel like psychology and sex work are somewhat related, especially when doing cam work and stripping. I have definitely found myself counseling some of my customers, which I feel is the most taxing part of the job. You never know when it will come up, and you aren’t usually expecting it”.
Arabelle Raphael : Adult Film Career
One of Arabelle’s first ever porn productions was the Burning Angel production Doppelganger (2010) and she has since starred within some of their most popular POV, fetish porn and comedic DVDs. We recommend checking out Arabelle’s saucy scenes in POV Punx 4 (2010), her hot hardcore shoot with Chad Alva Real Rockin’ Racks (2011) that was nominated for “Best Big Bust Release” at the 2013 AVN Awards, her saucy scenes with Mr. Pete in Asphyxia Heels The World (2012) that won “Best Foot/Leg Fetish Release” at the 2013 AVN Awards and her raunchy scenes with Tommy Pistol in Band Sluts (2013) which won “Best Comedy” at the 2014 AVN Awards.
Arabelle has since starred in School Of Black Cock 2 (2013) that was nominated for “Interracial Release of the Year” at the 2014 XBIZ Awards, Rock And Roll In My Butthole 4 (2014) and Shark Bait (2014) alongside Joanna Angel, Andy San Dimas, Nikki Hearts, Tori Lux and Draven Star which won “Best Comedy” at the 2015 AVN Awards. Fans of Arabelle Raphael will also want to watch her sizzling scenes in Two Chicks At The Same Time, Man (2014) that was nominated for “Clever Title of the Year” at the 2015 AVN Awards.
In addition to her critically acclaimed Burning Angel DVDs Arabelle has also attracted an avid fan following due to the fantastic fetish content that she has filmed for Kink.com. Eager to explore some of Arabelle’s raunchiest web content? Then you’ll love viewing her Femdom Theatre 2 group shoot with Maitresse Madeline Marlowe, Elizabeth Thorn, Keira Quinn, Nerine Mechanique, Odile and John Jammen that was distributed via Kink.com‘s Divine Bitches web series in June 2013, her spectacular Alice In Wonderland themed six-way gangbang, titled Arabelle’s Wonderland Of Cock, that was filmed for Hardcore Gangbang in June 2015 and her fabulous femdom shoot with Daisy Ducati for Electro Sluts in December 2015.
Just can’t get enough of captivating kinkster Arabelle Raphael? Then you have to check out her epic Ultimate Surrender erotic wrestling session with Daisy Ducati in January 2016, her City Of Sin: Entitled John Brought Down A Peg femdom group shoot with Lorelei Lee, Ana Foxxx and Lance Hart which was released via Divine Bitches in April 2016 and her devilishly delightful Dyke Bar 4: Wet T-Shirt Contest! shoot with Chanel Preston, Bella Rossi and Mistress Kara which was unveiled via Whipped Ass in August 2016.
But hold on, it gets even better! Arabelle has also featured within numerous best-selling Evil Angel BDSM themed DVDs such as Occupy My Ass (2012) which was nominated for “Clever Title of the Year” at the 2013 AVN Awards and Belladonna’s Strapped Dykes 2 (2013) wherein she shared a saucy femdom pegging scene with Tori Lux. Arabelle has since starred in Aiden Starr‘s Evil Angel DVD Pussy Whipped (2014) that was nominated for “Best BDSM Release” at the 2015 AVN Awards and “Fetish Release of the Year” at the 2015 XBIZ Awards.
Over the years Arabelle has established herself as one of the most popular alt. porn stars in the adult entertainment industry and she has been showcased within numerous erotic articles for AltPorn.net. Famous for her vibrant body art, phenomenal piercings and kinky adult film exploits, Arabelle has starred in an eclectic mix of popular porn productions including the tattoo themed Diabolic Video DVD Ink Stains 2 (2013), the Top Grl Studios production Top Grl – Stranded, Stripped and Serviced that featured Arabelle in some sizzling BDSM scenes with Mona Wales, and the 420 lifestyle themed sex fest High On Haze (2015) for Kelly Madison Networks also starring August Ames, Daisy Haze, Jade Jantzen and Ryan Madison.
You may be interested to learn that Arabelle is also a fan-favourite girl/girl performer. We recommend checking out Arabelle’s saucy scenes with Lorelei Lee in Lesbian Sex Education: Strap-On (2012) for Girlfriends Films that was nominated for “Best Educational Release” at the 2014 AVN Awards and “Feminist Porn Release of the Year” at the 2014 XBIZ Awards, as well as checking out her raunchy scenes in the Filly Films feature releases The Real L Word XXX: San Francisco (2013), Lesbian Strap-On Fantasies: Roommates With Benefits (2014) and Babes In Toyland (2015). Most recently Arabelle has starred alongside Eliza Jane, Veruca James and Kira Noir in the Emerald Traingle Girls production Hollyweed Pranksters (2017). Not to be missed!
One of Arabelle’s most popular porn productions to date has been the exotic Kelly Madison Networks vignette release Women Of The Middle East (2015) which earned Arabelle a “Most Outrageous Sex Scene” nomination at the 2016 AVN Awards for her saucy sex scene with Ryan Madison. An instant hit, Women Of The Middle East was also nominated for “Best Ethnic Movie” and “Best Marketing Campaign – Individual Project” at the 2016 AVN Awards as well as “Vignette Release of the Year” and “Marketing Campaign of the Year” at the 2016 XBIZ Awards.
Arabelle Raphael : Popular Porn Parodies & Award Nominations
Arabelle has received widespread critical and commercial acclaim for her Burning Angel porn parodies. Most notably, Arabelle has starred in The Walking Dead: A Hardcore Parody (2013) and Ronda ArouseMe: Grounded And Pounded (2015). The Walking Dead: A Hardcore Parody (2013) was a fantastically funny living dead parody that featured Arabelle in an epic orgy with Joanna Angel, Kleio Valentien, Larkin Love, Danny Wylde, Tommy Pistol and Wolf Hudson that was nominated for “Best Group Sex Scene” at the 2014 AVN Awards. Ronda ArouseMe: Grounded And Pounded (2015), was also a critical and commercial success that was nominated for “Marketing Campaign of the Year” at the 2016 AVN and XBIZ Awards.
Want to know the most impressive part? Ronda ArouseMe: Grounded And Pounded (2015) even attracted mainstream media attention from BJPenn, the Man Cave Podcast, Complex magazine, Crave Online and the Playboy and Maxim websites. Ronda Rousey herself even publicly commented upon Ronda ArouseMe: Grounded And Pounded when she was asked about it during a Reddit AMA. Ronda revealed during this online Q&A that she sometimes used to be called ‘Ronda ArouseMe’ in high school;
“It’s funny I used to hear that in high school sometimes! At least some girl somewhere is paying her bills with it now”.
Ronda ArouseMe: Grounded And Pounded (2015) was ardently recommended by prominent XCritic column writer Sex Reed who stated within his November 2015 film review that;
“Arabelle Raphael plays Miesha Taint’s trainer and she wants to sway things in Miesha’s favor, so she offers the referee her ass. Moe The Monster Johnson plays the referee and he’s well-named because he’s enormous. It made for a hot interracial scene…Arabelle is a pretty and hot brunette babe and I want to watch her fuck some more in future scenes…
As a parody, I thought Joanna Angel did a good job of making this parody because it never took itself seriously and had a lot of humor throughout. I enjoyed the humor from Angel and Small hands playing the announcers, as well as scenes like Sammie dropping her dildo when she grabs a towel. I hadn’t seen a movie paced like this before, at least as far as I can remember. Angel set up the plot to where it quickly unfolded and then returned to it and showed each scene with all the sex included. The sex was hot, and I always enjoy watching Kleio Valentien fuck when the opportunity arises. Sammie Six is an impressive newcomer and Arabelle Raphael put in a good performance in a hot fuck. Overall, I say this one is recommended for those reasons”.
Due to her sizzling scenes in these smash hit DVDs Arabelle has received many coveted awards nominations including;
- 2014: AVN Awards nominee “Best Group Sex Scene” The Walking Dead: A Hardcore Parody (with Joanna Angel, Kleio Valentien, Larkin Love, Tommy Pistol, Wolf Hudson and Danny Wylde)
- 2014: AVN Awards nominee “Unsung Starlet of the Year”
- 2016: AVN Awards nominee “Most Outrageous Sex Scene” Women Of The Middle East (with Ryan Madison)
- 2017: Transgender Erotica Awards nominee “Best Female Performer”
- 2018: AVN Awards nominee “Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene” Luck Of The Draw (with Bella Rossi and Siouxsie Q.)2018: AVN Awards nominee “Best Transsexual Sex Scene” All My Mother’s Lovers (with Delia DeLions)
- 2018: Transgender Erotica Awards nominee “Best Non-TS Female Performer”
- 2018: Transgender Erotica Awards nominee “Best Scene” All My Mother’s Lovers (with Bianca Stone, Delia DeLions, Freya Wynn, Mandy Mitchell and Mona Wales)
Arabelle Raphael : Recent Releases, Advocacy Work & Upcoming Projects
A pioneering fetish peformer with a passion for exhibitionism and exploring exciting new niches, Arabelle has collaborated with groundbreaking porn director Courtney Trouble on several Trouble Films DVDs such as Fuckstyles Of The Queer And Famous (2012) and the epic Girl Pile (2013) unscripted lesbian orgy also starring Nikki Hearts, Sinn Sage and Tori Lux which was nominated for “Best Web Premiere” at the 2014 AVN Awards. Arabelle has also filmed a thrilling three-way with Nikki Darling and Daisy Ducati for the Trouble Films production My Best Friend’s Perfect Pussy (2015) which was nominated for “All-Girl Release of the Year” at the 2016 AVN Awards. XCritic column writer Apache Warrior praised Arabelle’s kinky Trouble Films three-way in his May 2015 film review, highlighting how;
“This film is a good lesbian flick that has hot sex. The first scene with Ela Darling and Draven Star is the hottest one with the three-way performance with Denali Winter, Daisy Ducati, and Nikki Darling is the most memorable on account of the trio’s driven work effort, chemistry, and squirting moments. Their pussy pleasuring activities are a big turn-on. Eye candy Sandy Bottoms and Emarald X File’s passion should be paired up in the future for a hot sex performance. This film will show off Courtney Trouble’s very good eye in pairing up people as well as filming raw sex scenes. She needs to make more of them. I recommend this fine film”.
In addition to these fan-favourite Trouble Films productions, Arabelle Raphael collaborated with Courtney Trouble and her fellow feminist porn stars on numerous projects for The Feminist Porn Book. For instance, Arabelle appeared as a presenter during the 2013 Feminist Porn Conference – speaking on several thought-provoking panel sessions such as “Being Out Now: How Performers Navigate Sexual Morality And Media Representation” with Tina Horn, Jiz Lee, Bianca Stone, James Darling, Quinn Cassidy and Sinnamon Love as well as “Safe: A Discussion About Mandatory Condoms And Safer Sex In Porn” with Nica Noelle, Courtney Trouble and Lisa Kadey. Talking about her alternative porn star status within her PVV Online interview, Arabelle Raphael highlighted how;
“The most challenging thing is definitely not being a ‘mainstream’-looking porn performer: I am tattooed, pierced, all natural, and am another ethnicity other than Caucasian. Though porn has changed a lot, there is still quite a lot of fear present in terms of going against mainstream standards. Thank God there are some amazing people out there still pushing the envelope and creating different content within the feminist, queer, alt, and BDSM porn communities”.
In fact, Arabelle often describes herself as a ‘sexual activist’. Upon being asked about her future adult film industry plans within her PVV Online interview, Arabelle Raphael mentioned that;
“Among other things, I am dedicating all of my studies to help people become sexually liberated, as well as educated. I am an ‘out’ sex worker, meaning that I do not keep my job a secret, and I try my best to demystify sex work to as many people as I can. Where and who I work with is also a big part of it – for example, I work in the world’s only unionized and worker-owned peep show…Hopefully, in five years from now, I will have finished my degree and will be working in my field to these ends. I would like to have more awesome porn out as well”.
In this manner, Arabelle has proceeded to shoot a wide range of groundbreaking TS scenes for Kink.com’s fan-favourite TS Pussy Hunters web series. We recommend checking out Arabelle’s festive A Very Anal Xmas shoot with Venus Lux in December 2015, her luxurious lace lingerie shoot with Morgan Bailey in January 2016 and her steamy Sauna Perverts scenes with Tori Mayes that were distributed via TS Pussy Hunters in January 2017.
Most notably, Arabelle has starred in the critically acclaimed Grooby Platinum feature release All My Mother’s Lovers (2017) alongside Mandy Mitchell, Delia DeLions, Freya Wynn and Bianca Stone. An instant hit, All My Mother’s Lovers won “Best Transsexual Movie” at the 2018 AVN Awards in a tie with Buck Angel Superstar. It was also nominated for “Trans Release of the Year” at the 2018 XBIZ Awards as well as “Best DVD” and “Best Scene” at the 2018 Transgender Erotica Awards.
In addition to her phenomenal porn productions and ardent LGBT+ advocacy work, Arabelle Raphael continues to collaborate with Wood Rocket on several light-hearted videos for their Ask A Porn Star web series. One of Arabelle’s most popular Wood Rocket videos, titled‘What Is Your Ideal Penis?’, was even featured via The Sun newspaper’s official website in April 2016! To date, Arabelle has filmed a variety of insightful Ask A Pornstar video clips for Wood Rocket including ‘Real Sex Vs. Porn Sex’, ‘Do You Ever Really Orgasm In A Sex Scene?’, ‘What Is Your Spirit Animal?’ and ‘A Perfect Handjob’ but to name a few!
So what does the future hold for alt. porn superstar Arabelle Raphael? Well, you’ll be happy to hear that Arabelle Raphael continues to shoot all manner of scintillating porn productions as well as sharing some exclusive content with her devoted fan following via her official solo website. Want to stay updated on all of Arabelle Raphael’s future projects? Then please feel free to use the links provided below to stay connected with your favorite captivating kinkster Arabelle Raphael!
Arabelle Raphael – Social Networks
Official Website : ArabelleRaphael.com
Twitter : @ArabelleRaphael
Instagram : @arabelleraphael
Burning Angel : Arabelle Raphael at Burning Angel
IMDB : Arabelle Raphael Filmography
The Nude : Arabelle Raphael at The Nude