Born as Xaviera de Fries in Indonesia during WWII, Xaviera Hollander became a secretary - a profession that she soon dropped for that of a call girl, a job which she enjoyed.

In 1971, she wrote up what she had experienced in her best-selling book, The Happy Hooker and in a lot of other books, including some how to spice up your sex life thingies and a couple of autobiographical ones, mostly with highly erotic content.

Nowadays, she lives in Holland and Marbeilla, Spain, writing, cooking, entertaining guests and producing artists.

A venerable Sex Goddess - Dr. Ruth without the scholary touch.