Name : Francesca Le / Francesca Lé
Alias : Erika Sherwood, Francesca Leigh, Francesca Lei, Erika Estrada, Le Wood, King Midas, Dr. Feelgood, Franchesca Le
Hometown : Los Angeles, California (US)
Date of Birth: December 28th
Measurements : 34C – 27 – 36
Bra/ Cup Size : 34C
Height : 5’2 (1.57m)
Hair Colour : Brunette
Eye Colour : Brown
Tattoos : Pink flower on the back of her neck, a rose with stems across her right shoulder blade, a red heart with a green banner around it on the inside of her left ankle, a dragon above her left ankle and ‘NC’ script in a Gothic-style font on the inside of her right wrist
Piercings : Navel, tongue, right labia and right nostril
Years Active : 1990 – present (as a performer) , 1994 – present (as a director)
Number of Scenes : 678+ (as a performer) , 191+ (as a director)
When it comes to adult film superstars Francesca Le always comes out on top! A highly accomplished performer, director, producer and AVN Hall Of Fame Inductee, Francesca has been working within the adult entertainment industry for over 25 years and has co-owned an ever-expanding pornographic production company with her husband Mark Wood since 2002.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, before Francesca became an award-winning adult film star she used to work as a stripper at local LA nightclubs and performed for bachelor parties. Francesca discovered her potential as a porn star after agreeing to film some bondage-themed videos with one of her fellow erotic dancers. As Francesca explained within her May 2016 AVN interview;
“I just kind of fell into it, because me and my friend used to do bachelor parties, and we weren’t caring to do that anymore, and she knew a girl that did bondage videos, and said, ‘Let’s do some bondage videos,’ and I said, ‘That sounds like fun.’ We went in and met the only agent at that time, Jim South at World Modelling, and we went in saying we only wanted to do bondage movies and girl/girl videos, and of course, Legend at the time came to me with the leading role in Cockateer 2, which was an AVN Award-winning movie. They wanted me to do two scenes and be the lead in the feature, and that I had to do boy/girl and girl/girl, and I said I’d do it. Actually, I told them ‘I’m not sure I can really do it because I don’t know if I can have sex with a guy on camera; could you send me to somebody more amateur to make sure I can do it, because I don’t want to waste everybody’s time and money.’ He said, ‘Sure, I have this guy Paul Little [now Max Hardcore], him and his brother are shooting just amateur stuff, so why don’t you go over there and see if you can work with him?’…So that was my actual very first scene, and I figured, ‘If I can have sex with Max Hardcore, I can have sex with anybody; I’ll take the job'”.
Francesca Le : Adult Film Career (1990 – 1994) & Hardcore Films Hiatus (1994 – 2002)
Francesca began filming bondage themed videos and erotic wrestling featurettes in 1990 alongside some of her friends and fellow erotic dancers. However, Francesca took centre stage in 1992 when she filmed her first ever hardcore sex scenes with Paul Little, aka Max Hardcore, for the big budget feature release The Anal Adventures of Max Hardcore 3: Between The Lines.
For the next two years Francesca featured within a wide range of pornographic productions for Elegant Angel, Anabolic Video, Bon Vue Enterprises, Vivid, VCA, Pleasure Productions, Rosebud, Evil Angel, Zane Entertainment Group, Legend Video and Forbidden Films. Francesca’s most successful sex scenes during these early years were filmed for the VCA feature release New Wave Hookers 3. Directed by Gregory Dark, New Wave Hookers 3 was a smash-hit which won “Best Renting Tape of the Year” at the 1993 AVN Awards and Francesca’s group sex scene with Crystal Wilder, Lacy Rose, Tiffany Million, Rocco Siffredi and Jon Dough won the 1993 AVN Award for “Best Group Sex Scene: Film”.
In late 1994 Francesca decided to retire from performing in hardcore sex scenes but still remained an influential figure within the adult entertainment industry. Although she no longer appeared within adult film feature releases, Francesca continued to perform as an erotic dancer in LA strip clubs as well as posing for nude modelling shoots and participating in bondage-themed videos and erotic wrestling featurettes. As Francesca puts it in her own words;
“I took a break for ten years, but I wasn’t out of the business. I was house-dancing at the strip clubs around L.A.; I still did wrestling videos, bondage videos—I did everything but hardcore, so I was still shooting; I just wasn’t doing hardcore, so I was still technically in the business”.
In 2000 Francesca started working within the sales department of the start-up pornographic production company Extreme Associates. It was here that Francesca met her future husband and business partner Mark Wood who at that time was working for Extreme Associates as a male porn star. Francesca and Mark soon began dating and the pair have been together ever since!
Francesca and Mark have been married since 2001 and are regarded as one of the adult entertainment industry’s most influential couples. When Francesca was asked during her October 2013 Adult DVD Talk interview about what makes their marriage and professional partnership work so well, Francesca divulged that;
“I met Mark when I was working in sales for a porn company in 2000. I was also producing a bondage line. He was a performer for the same company and that’s how we met…We’ve been married 12 years and I don’t know. I guess because we have sex with other people. (laughs) Mark gets mad when I say that. (laughs)…People ask us all the time, other couples or other performers, how do you guys do it? We’re best friends, we do everything together. We work together, we’re always together. We actually enjoy each other’s company, we’re best friends, we’re partners, we’re husband and wife… When we got together, I was 30 already, it wasn’t my first run in porn. I had done all my crazy shit, I was single, I partied, I fucked everyone I wanted to. I was in my 20s when I first did porn like you were supposed to do it. (laughs) He didn’t get the crazy Francesca. He got the wonderful settled down one. I already knew what porn was about. I don’t get jealous, he doesn’t get jealous. We shoot each other, that’s always the way it’s been”.
Francesca Le : LeWood Productions & Career Comeback (2002 – present)
Not only did Francesca and Mark begin dating in 2000 but they also started planning the launch of their very own pornographic production company. By combining their extensive career experiences, industry connections and exclusive adult film insights, Francesca and Mark formed LeWood Productions in 2002. Francesca discussed within her 2016 AVN interview that she decided to coincide her triumphant return to filming hardcore sex scenes with the launch of her and Mark’s new production company;
“I really didn’t have any interest in being in front of the camera again and performing, but we talked about it and thought it would be a really cool idea to have our own production company, since I had been in the business so long and knew so much about it, and he was directing and shooting camera and being talent, and we decided that with our experience, we could have a kick-ass production company, so we started LeWood Productions in 2002. As part of our marketing campaign, I decided to come back and shoot again, and so that way, we launched LeWood Productions with my comeback. I think in a couple of months we’ll have 200 titles”.
Initially distributed by Exquisite Multimedia, then Juicy Entertainment, and ultimately Evil Angel from 2012 onwards, Francesca has performed within, directed and produced over 200 LeWood Productions titles to date that cover all manner of adult film genres; from MILF-themed feature releases, fetish content and BDSM clips to boy/girl, girl/girl, group, solo and interracial DVD franchises. You name it, they’ve filmed it!
Joining forces with Evil Angel in 2012 has enabled Francesca and Mark to film and distribute a multitude of femdom, fetish and BDSM content via the fetish porn site Kink.com. Francesca and Mark have since launched multiple business ventures throughout their respective adult film careers such as signing with Rising Star PR in 2009 and launching the online porn portal fmcontent.com which Francesca described within an April 2009 AVN press release as;
“With fmcontent.com, we’ve decided to help webmasters create sites with our quality adult product…We provide hardcore scenes from our extensive catalogue with the hottest youngest stars and the future stars of tomorrow. We have all different kind of niches – teen, Asian, MILF, big tit, interracial and more. There are about 360 scenes on the site”.
As a result, fans of Francesca Le’s adult film performances have a wealth of DVD feature releases and online sex scenes from which to choose. If we had to name some of her best productions then we would recommend that fans of Francesca Le’s on-screen exploits should check out; Cum Swallowing Whores 2 (2003) for which her blow bang scene with Ava Devine won “Best Oral Sex Scene” at the 2005 AVN Awards and was honoured as one of AVN’s “10 Terrific Oral Sex Scenes”, her boy/girl and girl/girl sex scenes within Filthy and Violated Francesca Le (2008), her four-way sex scene in the Jonni Darkko Productions DVD title Interracial Fuck Sluts 1 (2009) which was nominated for “Best Interracial Release” at the 2011 AVN Awards and her signature showcase F For Francesca (2010).
Fans of Francesca Le will also not want to miss out on her raunchy sex scenes within the fetish themed feature release Belladonna: The Sexual Explorer (2011) also starring alternative porn superstars Belladonna and Dana DeArmond, her group sex scenes within the Brazzers DVDs Big Tits At Work 14 (2011) alongside Chanel Preston and MILF stars Ariella Ferrera, Veronica Avluv and Ava Addams, her performances within her anal DVD series Le Wood Anal Hazing Crew 1-7 (2012-2015) alongside such prominent female performers as Veruca James, Penny Pax, Casey Calvert, Remy La Croix, Bonnie Rotten and Maddy O’Reilly, and the recent Le Wood Productions anal-themed release Anal Royalty (2016) that featured Francesca alongside Abella Danger, Adriana Chechik, Aidra Fox and Anikka Albrite.
Alternatively, if you want to discover some of Francesca’s best directing projects then we would recommend you delve into her DP centric DVD series Double Dip’er 1-5 (2003-2005), her big bust themed DVD series Juggies 1-4 (2004-2006) starring buxom babes such as Vicki Vette, Tory Lane and Gianna Michaels, Francesca’s teen porn DVD series Teen Worship 1-4 (2007-2009) which showcased rising starlets Tori Black, Graci Glam and Brynn Tyler, her MILF Worship 1-12 (2007-2012) DVD series collaborations for King Midas Productions, Francesca’s oral-oriented Facial Violation 1-3 (2013-2014) feature films that were nominated for “Best Oral Release” at the 2014 and 2015 AVN Awards and within which Francesca starred alongside rising starlets Riley Reid, A.J. Applegate, Cindy Starfall, Remy La Croix and Anikka Albrite, as well as Francesca’s anal-centric teen porn DVD collection Anal Young’uns 1-5 (2014-2016) that has continued to introduce Francesca’s avid fan following to such promising new starlets such as Dakota Skye, Carter Cruise, Jillian Janson, Mandy Muse and Keisha Grey.
Francesca has also released a raunchy transsexual DVD series titled She-Male Perverts 1-3 (2015-2016) which was nominated for “Transsexual Release of the Year” at the 2016 AVN and XBIZ Awards. This groundbreaking transgender DVD series has enabled Francesca to perform and direct prominent transsexual performers such as Venus Lux, Jessy Dubai, Aubrey Kate, Foxxy, Jonelle Brooks, Morgan Bailey, Honey Foxxx, Natassia Dreams, River Stark and Stefani Special.
Throughout her prolific porn star career Francesca has also starred within an eclectic range of popular pornographic parodies for Zero Tolerance. From the Official To Catch A Predator Parody 2 (2010) and the Official Psycho Parody (2010) that featured Kagney Linn Karter and Breanne Benson and which was nominated for “Best Parody: Drama” and “Best Screenplay: Parody” at the 2012 AVN Awards, to the Official Basic Instinct Parody (2011) that was nominated for “Best Parody: Drama” at the 2012 AVN and XBIZ Awards, and the Official The Client List Parody (2013) that was nominated for “Adult Parody of the Year” at the 2013 Sex Awards, there seems to be no limit to Francesca Le’s on-screen and off-screen talents!
In addition to her performing prowess, Francesca has also collaborated on multiple business ventures and mainstream media projects over the course of her adult film career such as creating her official solo website in 2010 as part of Vicki Vette’s Vette Nation Network (VNA) which was launched in 2012 and making her feature dancing debut at the Score Club in Los Angeles in October 2010. Francesca is also one of a select few female performers to have an official solo website launched through the exclusive adult entertainment network Pornstar Platinum; joining the ranks of MILF superstars Ariella Ferrera, Veronica Avluv, Kendra Lust and Ava Devine.
Francesca has even made an ironic cameo appearance within the Norwegian Hardstyle producers Da Tweekaz song and music video “P.A.P. (People against Porn)” which was produced for the Dirty Workz record label in 2011. Francesca has also launched her own range of MILF In A Box signature stroker products in collaboration with sex toy manufacturer Doc Johnson in 2013. As Francesca enthused within a 2014 AVN press release;
“I am thrilled be a part of Doc Johnson’s MILF In A Box collection…Doc Johnson is the best in the biz, and it’s cool because now I can fuck all my fans, while they watch LeWood films … though maybe they should’ve started with molding my asshole!”.
Alongside her friend and fellow porn star Carmen Valentina, Francesca was one of the first performers to perform erotic wrestling spectacles at adult film conventions and, as such, she continues to film all manner of raunchy wrestling themed shoots for Kink.com as part of their Ultimate Surrender and TS Pussy Hunters online franchises. Consequently, in addition to her on-screen performances and directing projects, Francesca continues to attend adult film conventions across the nation in order to meet and greet her fans, pose for photographs and then frolic for a few rounds with her friends, fans and fellow performers! As Francesca enthusiastically explained via a 2013 AVN interview whilst promoting an upcoming three-day wrestling/catfight exhibition at Adultcon in Los Angeles;
“Carmen & I were the first girls to ever do wrestling at a porn convention…People thought we were nuts to do something so physical at a signing. Fan literally went nuts for it and waited for over an hour for a chance to get on the mat. There may now be imitators out there but we don’t actually mind throwing each other around for the enjoyment of the fans…We asked some of the other ‘superstars’ in our booth to get on the mat…. but they didn’t want to risk a beatdown or to smear their makeup ….. cowards! (hehe). You never know what is going to happen… come down to the convention center and get grappled by us. You might want to wear a cup for protection. lol”.
Francesca Le : Adult Film Award Wins & Notable Nominations
Francesca’s adult film career spans over an amazing twenty five year period; during which time she has amassed a wealth of impressive adult entertainment accolades. Some of Francesca’s most notable adult film awards and nominations have been listed below;
- 1994: AVN Awards winner “Best Group Sex Scene: Film” New Wave Hookers 3 (with Crystal Wilder, Tiffany Million, Lacy Rose, Rocco Siffredi and Jon Dough)
- 2003: AVN Awards nominee “Best All-Girl Sex Scene: Video” Flesh Fest 1 (with Jewel De’Nyle)
- 2005: AVN Awards winner “Hall Of Fame Inductee”
- 2005: AVN Awards winner “Best Oral Sex Scene” Cum Swallowing Whores 2 (with Ava Devine, Arnold Schwartzenpecker, Guy DiSilva, Mario Rossi, Rod Fontana, Scott Lyons and Steven French)
- 2006: XRCO Awards winner “Hall Of Fame Inductee”
- 2010: AVN Awards nominee “MILF/Cougar Performer of the Year”
- 2010: XRCO Awards nominee “MILF Performer of the Year”
- 2011: CAVR Awards winner “All-Time Top Ten Porn Stars”
- 2011: Nightmoves Awards winner “Best MILF (Fan Award)”
- 2011: AVN Awards nominee “MILF/Cougar Performer of the Year”
- 2012: AVN Awards nominee “MILF/Cougar Performer of the Year”
- 2012: XBIZ Awards nominee “MILF Performer of the Year”
- 2012: Nightmoves Awards nominee “Best MILF Performer”
- 2012: Nightmoves Awards nominee “Best Latina Performer”
- 2012: Urban X Awards nominee “Best Three Way Scene” Mommy And Me And A Black Man Makes 3 (with Chanel White and Rico Shades)
- 2013: AVN Awards nominee “MILF/Cougar Performer of the Year”
- 2013: AVN Awards nominee “Best Group Sex Scene” Big Tits At Work 14 (with Ava Addams, Vanilla DeVille, Veronica Avluv and Keiran Lee)
- 2013: XBIZ Awards nominee “MILF Performer of the Year”
- 2013: XRCO Awards nominee “MILF Performer of the Year”
- 2013: Nightmoves Awards nominee “Best MILF Performer”
- 2013: Sex Awards nominee “Porn Star of the Year”
- 2013: Sex Awards nominee “Favourite Director”
- 2014: XRCO Awards winner “MILF Performer of the Year”
- 2014: AVN Awards nominee “MILF Performer of the Year”
- 2014: XBIZ Awards nominee “MILF Performer of the Year”
- 2014: XBIZ Awards nominee “Best Scene – Non-Feature Release” Le Wood Anal Hazing Crew 2 (with Sheena Shaw and Mark Wood)
- 2014: Nightmoves Awards nominee “Best MILF Performer”
- 2015: AVN Awards nominee “MILF Performer of the Year”
- 2015: AVN Awards nominee “Hottest MILF (Fan Award)”
- 2015: AVN Awards nominee “Kinkiest Performer (Fan Award)”
- 2015: AVN Awards nominee “Social Media Star (Fan Award)”
- 2015: XBIZ Awards nominee “MILF Performer of the Year”
- 2015: XRCO Awards nominee “MILF Performer of the Year”
- 2015: Spank Bank Awards nominee “Most Magnificent MILF”
- 2015: Spank Bank Awards nominee “Best Hands (aka Puppeteer of the Year)”
- 2016: AVN Awards nominee “MILF Performer of the Year”
- 2016: AVN Awards nominee “Hottest MILF (Fan Award)”
- 2016: Spank Bank Awards nominee “Most Magnificent MILF”
- 2016: Spank Bank Awards nominee “Two Hot Dogs in a Hallway”
- 2016: Spank Bank Awards nominee “Puppeteer of the Year (aka Best Hands/Fister)”
Francesca has always been extremely appreciative and humbled upon receiving these adult film awards and nominations. For instance, upon winning “Best MILF (Fan Award)” at the 2011 Nightmoves Awards, Francesca enthused within an October 2011 AVN press release how;
“I am quite thrilled and genuinely stunned. The other girls nominated in the competition like Julia Ann, Diamond Foxxx, Lisa Ann, India Summer, Raquel Devine and Priya Rai are incredibly popular stars in their own right. To have the fans support me in such a way is gratifying. I have been in the business for a long time but getting awards never gets old! It is amazing to think I won my first adult award back in 1994! Thank you to Tracy, Paul and the rest of the NightMoves staff for all that you do with the awards”.
Francesca Le : Upcoming Projects & Secret To Success
As matters stand, Francesca continues to enjoy the fruits of her labour; directing, producing and performing within a broad spectrum of solo, boy/girl, girl/girl, group, BDSM, fetish and gonzo releases. Francesca loves the freedom of being able to shoot and star within all manner of DVD feature releases and online sex scenes of her choosing, as well as taking great pride in nurturing the careers of aspiring female performers. As Francesca herself stated within her 2016 AVN interview;
“I still really enjoy it. I still enjoy shooting the new girls and seeing what they’re going to accomplish, taking them from their first scenes in L.A. to seeing them becoming Best New Starlet. It’s great doing that. For now, I continue to shoot until I don’t enjoy it anymore, I guess. … I’m really lucky because sometimes I want to be in front of the camera and I can shoot a bunch of scenes—I just shot Francesca Lé Loves Young Boys, and I did all the scenes in my movie. I really had a good time. I worked with all brand-new guys I hadn’t worked with before: Alex Jones, Jessy Jones, Brad Knight and Logan Pierce. So I’m lucky: when I want to be in front of the camera, I can, and then when I get tired of it, I go back behind the camera and shoot my movies and direct, so I’m very blessed with that”.
When asked about the secret to her adult film success and impressive career longevity within her 2016 AVN interview, Francesca attributed her significant portfolio of adult entertainment industry achievements to hard work, ambition and adaptability;
“I think that you should be able to adapt in the business. There’s always going to be something else you can be doing besides being in front of the camera. I’m lucky that Mark was able to teach me how to shoot camera. I shoot my own stills, I shoot camera, I do post-production work, I direct, and in 2000 I was doing sales. I’ve also worked in the JM Productions offices as an office manager for many years; I ran JM Productions’ mail-order company for many years, so I’ve done, I think, all—besides editing, which I don’t really want to do, I’ve done everything I can to learn the business. I think a lot of the talent, being as they’re young, they don’t learn about the business as much as they should; not just their social media”.
Want to know what’s next in store for adult film superstar Francesca Le? Well you’ll just have to wait and see! Until then, you can keep yourself updated regarding all of Francesca’s upcoming live chat sessions, public appearances and recent releases by using the links to her official social networking channels that have been provided below;
Twitter : @francescalexxx
Instagram : francescale
CamSoda : francesale
Kink Profile : Francesca Le BDSM, Femdom & Fetish Content
Naughty America : Francesca Le at Naughty America
Brazzers : Francesca Le at Brazzers
Pornstar Platinum : Francesca Le at Pornstar Platnium
IMDB Profile : Francesca Le Filmography