Heather Keisha Hunter (born October 1, 1969 in the Bronx, New York) (nicknamed
Double H) is a former pornographic actress, who is now a rap artist, painter,
Heather Hunter entered the adult film business in 1988 and her career peaked in
the mid-1990s. She became known for her interracial and lesbian themed films.
Heather also stood out because of her toned, muscular and athletic physique which
was rarely seen in pornography at that time in the 1980s. In her hometown, she
was a mainstay on the Robin Byrd Show and was a frequent performer.
Hunter 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 1988. She allegedly filmed
her first sex scenes on her 18th birthday. 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 1 directorial effort to her credit on the Internet Adult
Film Database; her final adult video appears to be Honeywood, released in 1999.
Old scenes with Hunter continue in numerous compilations.
Hunter was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2003.
In 2004, she and fellow legend Ginger Lynn appeared in non-sex roles in Hustler's
Can You Be A Pornstar?
Music career Heather Hunter has been involved with music professionally since 1993,
when she was under contract with Island Records doing House music. She released
a song titled "I Want It All Night Long." Hunter later worked for
Tommy Boy Records without much progress, as the company did not know whether
to market her as an R&B or pop singer.
Hunter released an 18-track rap music album on July 12, 2005 titled Double
H: The Unexpected. She released the music through Blo Records label, owned by
her long-time manager, Dave Copeland. Hunter is the company's CEO. In creating
the album, she worked with well-known music producers DJ Premier and Scott Storch.
Guests on her album include Akinyele, Madison Taylor, plus Chalu and Erin Yes.
Hunter's old adult movie friend Janet Jacme appears on the interlude of "My
Toolbox." "So Serious" was the only single released from the
album. 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 “What
people may not expect is how serious I am about this. 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.”
From 1998-2000, Hunter hosted The Peep Show on pay-per-view TV. The program
was first hosted by rapper Luther Campbell as Luke's Peep Show. It was a raunchy
interview show that aired uncensored music videos. On a 1998 episode, she met
rapper Akinyele, who encouraged her to pursue a music career. He later appeared
with Mr. Cee on Double H: The Unexpected.
Hunter has recorded with Esham (All Night Everyday off his album Tongues. Song
also features Kool Keith), Kool Keith (I Wanna Play off his album Spankmaster),
N.O.R.E. (Big D off his album God's Favorite. Also features Akinyele & Khia),
Bubba Sparxxx (Would You Like, which was cut from his album Deliverance), Above
The Law ("Freak In Me" and "Playas, Gangstas And Ballers"
off their album Sex, Money, & Music).
Painting career Hunter has had an interest in art since she was a child, when she began
painting portraits of family members. She furthered this love by majoring in
design and illustration at High School of Fashion Industries in New York City.
For a short time during her teenage years, she was involved in illegal graffiti
art as Ms. 45, but quit after being cited by the police. She enrolled in a special
workshop under the direction and inspiration of renowned street artist, Keith
In June 2006, Hunter opened her own art gallery, Artcore-NYC, in the DUMBO
section of Brooklyn, New York. She debuted her "Hunter Collection"
paintings as the gallery's first exhibition. The gallery was located at 111
Front Street, and there is an ongoing search for a new location.
Writing career Insatiable: The Rise of a Porn Star by Hunter and Michelle Valentine
is a novel published on July 24, 2007, from St. Martin's Press. It purports
to tell the story of Simone Young, a young woman with a career and background
similar to Hunter's. In an interview, Heather implied that her story would be
fictionalized to protect the privacy of others.
A plagiarism suit was filed against Hunter by Dianne Miller; Miller claimed
she gave a manuscript to Hunter back in 2005 and Hunter used a number of passages
verbatim from Miller's manuscript for her own novel. In November 2008, a judge
dismissed most of the claims against Hunter.
Cartoon series Hunter starred in her own animated cartoon series Bulletproof Diva
(2003), in which she saves the world from the inhabitants of hell.
Full name: Heather Hunter Birthdate: October 1, 1969