Early life[ edit ] Hunter was born in Brooklyn , New York , to a funeral salesman. At the age of 18, she answered an ad in The Village Voice for striptease artists. A pictorial in Players followed. Subsequently, the offers to appear in pornographic films started to emerge. She became known for her interracial - and lesbian -themed films. In her hometown she was a mainstay on the Robin Byrd Show and was a frequent performer. She got her start while dancing at the Latin Quarter in New York City , where she met adult film actress Hyapatia Lee , who suggested she perform in movies.
Her first video, Heather Hunter On Fire, came out in She did a few low-budget movies for New York-based Vidway before moving to Los Angeles and eventually becoming the first African-American woman to be a Vivid Entertainment contract girl. She has 69 videos and one directorial effort to her credit on the Internet Adult Film Database ; her final adult video appears to be Honeywood, released in Old scenes with Hunter continue to be released in numerous compilations.
The same year she starred in her own animated cartoon series, Bulletproof Diva , in which she saves the world from the inhabitants of Hell. Music career[ edit ] Hunter has been involved with music professionally since , when she was under contract with Island Records doing House music. She released the music through Blo Records label, owned by her long-time manager, Dave Copeland.
Hunter is the company's CEO. Hunter's old adult movie friend Janet Jacme appears on the interlude of "My Toolbox. The single and her album's title refers to Hunter's desire to be taken seriously as a hip hop musician. Hunter said in a VIBE interview: I really want people to take me seriously. Being retired from the adult industry nearly thirteen years ago, I think I've done enough in the mainstream business and I want to be accepted as an equal, as an artist. I'm going for my respect whether they give it to me or not.
It was a raunchy interview show that aired uncensored music videos. On a episode, she met rapper Akinyele , who encouraged her to pursue a music career after hearing a sample of her raps. Cee on Double H: For a short time during her teenage years, she was involved in illegal graffiti art as Ms. She enrolled in a special workshop under the direction of renowned street artist, Keith Haring. She debuted her "Hunter Collection" paintings as the gallery's first exhibition.
The gallery was located at Front Street, and as of there was an ongoing search for a new location. It purports to tell the story of Simone Young, a young woman with a career and background similar to Hunter's. In an interview, Hunter implied that her story would be fictionalized to protect the privacy of others.
In November , a judge dismissed most of the claims against Hunter.