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Date of Birth: 10 November 1947
Place of Birth: Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
Birth Name: Brenda Gabrielle Venus
Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m)
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Brenda Venus, (born November 10, 1957 in Biloxi, Mississippi), is an actress, author, ballet dancer, director, and producer. As a young woman, Brenda Venus met Henry Miller. He became her mentor and she his muse. Over 4,000 pages of letters were written by Henry Miller which were later collected into the book Dear, Dear Brenda: The Love Letters of Henry Miller to Brenda Venus (ISBN 0-688-02816-0). In addition to being Henry Miller’s last paramour, she has written 3 books, 2 screenplays, appeared in movies, and most recently directed and produced the film Love & Sex in L.A..
She appeared in the Clint Eastwood film, The Eiger Sanction and several other films:
- Kung Fu with David Carradine
- 48 Hrs.
- The Ballerina
- Against a Crooked Sky
She appeared on the soap opera The Bold And The Beautiful. She also appears in a short documentary film, Dinner With Henry (1979), directed by Richard Young.
Play based on her early years
In Moscow, Russia, the play Venus which starred the Olympic gold-medalist Svetlana Khorkina as Brenda Venus, was performed. The play was about Venus' relationship with the late Henry Miller. Venus was invited as the guest of President Vladimir Putin.
- Measurements: 38DD-22-36 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
- In the early 1990s, published her correspondence with novelist Henry Miller entitled "Dear, Dear Brenda: The Love Letters of Henry Miller to Brenda Venus"