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Mattress Actress & Eve: Memoirs of an International Sex Worker

Out June 2014

Out June 2014

Welcome to the official website for Annika Cleeve and her book “Mattress Actress”. In South East Asia Mattress Actress is called Eve: Memoirs of an International Sex Worker.

Mattress Actress is the story of Annika Cleeve’s eighteen years as a sex worker. Her troubled childhood in Queensland led to working in a brothel on the Sunshine Coast at the age of fifteen, and from there Annika worked her way up to the high-end parlours, agencies and private work in various parts of Australia and internationally. In this book Annika reveals the truth of a sex worker’s life; the clients, the girls, the parlour bosses, the rip-off merchants, the drug deaths, the white slavery, the discrimination, the corrupt police and politicians, the exotic travel and the money. Mattress Actress is a revealing and gutsy look at someone practising the world’s oldest profession in the late twentieth century. From wide-eyed innocent to experienced and successful professional, Annika’s story is both shocking and highly entertaining.


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April 2014

Review by Lisa-Marie Fischer

 As a huge fan of books that are biographical in nature, seldom do I come across an autobiography that I cannot put down!
Mattress Actress gives the reader a REAL look inside the life of a sex worker, as well as a brutal account of  Australia’s sex worker industry, as it existed, between one to three decades ago.
This is an absolutely compelling account of how the author, inadvertently, ended up on the inside of a brothel at age fifteen, and then ferociously climbed up through the “ranks” of the sex industry to end up at the top of her game as a high class escort to the rich and famous.
No, this is not a “rags-to-riches” story, rather it is a story of one woman’s pure determination and survival, in the face of adversity.
Very beautifully written and with a touch of humour thrown in to buff the incredible blows!
Truly inspirational as well as eye-opening, a must read for anyone who wants a real-life peak into an industry as “taboo” as the sex industry – you will not find any sugar-coating here.
If you are looking for a story that is as frank as it is honest, Mattress Actress will impress.
Thankyou Ms Annika Cleeve! 

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