In the 6 years or so that she has been a part of the adult industry, Alicia Rhodes has built up a reputation as one of the finest anal and multiple-performer pornstars in the industry. Her filthy language during her sessions coupled with the fact that she holds absolutely nothing back in her reactions to what she’s doing have led to her finding employment in ‘extreme’ movies for almost the whole duration of that time, yet in the land of her birth she maybe be better known for antics a lot softer than that.
Rhodes was born in Manchester in the north-west of England, and despite growing up during massive cultural changes in the area, she has always said it never really affected her childhood one way or another. Upon leaving school she became a hairdresser to such a proficient level that she would train upcoming hairdressers for a while, but after a friend urged her to send nude photos to a renowned British glamour photographer her life changed pretty quickly.
Choosing not to start her adult career ‘soft’ and then work her way into harder content, she jumped straight in at the deep-end with an MFF threesome hardcore and anal scene in the British movie Addicted To Butt in 2002. Clearly Alicia is a believer in the phrase ‘start as you mean to go on’ as this scene would shape the rest of her career pretty easily. The first year of her career was almost completely taken up with British productions, but in 2003 she would travel out to America.
As it turned out, her buxom blonde and classically British glamour model or Page 3 look would win her great support in Hollywood. Within months of working in the USA she would grab 3 XRCO award nominations including a nomination in the sought after ‘Superslut’ category. Working so much more in America than she did in Britain, it was perceived that some members of the British industry were jealous of the immediate success she enjoyed out there.
But she didn’t ditch the British scene completely, jetting back a number of times per year for work, often with renowned British producers One Eyed Jack and Ben Dover. Some though were annoyed at the American accent she seemed to employ in some movies (a ridiculous criticism to make in a branch of the performance industry) but her carefree attitude batted away such nonsense. She continued to hoover up numerous award nominations, grabbing 8 in total at the 2004, 2005 and 2006 AVN Awards without managing a victory, strangely.
Back in her home country though she had become known for action considerably less hardcore than the likes of Look What’s Up My Butt and Jam It All The Way Up My Ass 1. Cashing in on the sudden arrival of phone-in erotic chat shows on satellite TV in the UK and Europe, Alicia Rhodes would become a regular performer on a number of these stations, and still is to this day. Although the action mostly required nothing more than topless dancing and role-play for callers, many of her European fans seemed to know her for this and were shocked to find how she’d made her name in porn.
Despite being renowned for being very much a girl who will do anything on screen, Rhodes refused to shoot creampie movies after the HIV scare closed down the industry in America for a while. Indeed, after 2006 she notably became less apparent in hardcore porn movies as she continued to make regular television appearances in content that would have less of a physical effect on her body. She also started to focus more on the progress of her official site, about which she’d expressed dissatisfaction in an interview in 2004.
For the last year or so, what few titles she has appeared in have been shot in Britain and have mostly been masturbation and lesbian movies, whilst she has revealed she is attempting to set up her own production company in her home city. Alicia continues to appear on satellite television whilst heavily cut versions of her British movies also appear in subscription channels. The lessening of her workload has led to some fans questioning if she had retired but this is not the case.
Earlier this year an ad was seen placed on an escort site that advertised her as taking on escorting assignments in and around Manchester. So it seems she is very much involved in the industry but it seems increasingly unlikely we’ll see more of her in the extraordinary hardcore persona she created for herself for 4 years or so.
Name – Alicia Rhodes
Porn aliases – Alisha
Place of birth – Manchester, UK Nationality / Ethnicity – Caucasian-British
Date of birth – September 8th, 1978
Official website – www.aliciarhodes.com
Debut year – 2002
Specialist niches / genres – Anal sex
Mainstream exposure – None to date
Must-see movies / titles – Seven The Hard Way 2 (2003), Tales Of Perversity 11 (2004), Cabaret Bizarre (2004), Dirty Birds (2005), Grand Theft Anal 1 (2003)
Must-see sites – ZTOD, Hustler, Club Red Light
Notable awards – AVN Award nominations (8 in all, 2004-2006), XRCO Award nominations (3 in all, 2003)