Annette Haven (December 1, 1954) [a.k.a. Annette Robinson] was an American erotic actress and a feminist. Haven was one of the first superstars of erotica. Haven worked in erotica when the features were shot on film and not videotape.
Haven worked early on as a nurse's aide, exotic dancer, and massage parlor girl in the San Francisco area.
Haven's first film was in the mid 1970s. Haven was known as a true professional and a class act in the industry. Haven was usually cast as an innocent angelic virgin or femme fatale. Haven's erotic hardcore debut was in Alex DeRenzy's 1973 feature "Lady Freaks". Haven received a 1977 adult film best actress award from "A Coming of Angels" from the Adult Film Association of America.
Haven was selective about films she acted in. She also was choosy about the other performers she worked with. Haven notable work include XRCO Hall of Fame film of "Desires Within Young Girls" and "Sex World". Haven other notable roles include "Barbara Broadcast", "V-the Hot One", and "A Thousand and One Erotic Nights". Haven was elected to the XRCO's Performer Hall of Fame.
Haven's feminism made her refuse to do scenes that included bondage, violence, or "moneyshots".
Haven had a mainstream acting role in "Body Double". Haven turned down a part in "The Howling" because of its excessive violence.