Famed for her films combining art, sex and politics, Zahra’s award winning work playfully engages with authenticity, performativity, stereotype and sexual labour, and has screened at festivals across Europe, United States and United Kingdom.
In collaboration with queer femme artists, Zahra delivers radical sex education workshops that re-envisage what our bodies are capable of, covering anatomy, preparation, after-care, emotional intimacy and explicit live sex demonstrations.
Appearing on panels in Canada, Netherlands, Germany and Australia, Zahra explores the ins and outs of stigmatised labour, women in film, community building, obscenity law, capitalism and sexual representation, along with top industry professionals.
About Zahra Stardust
Zahra Stardust is an international award winning porn star, Penthouse Pet and striptease artist, renowned for her artistic, provocative and political porn films, along with her ability to squirt like a fire hydrant. She has graced magazine covers and centrefolds, and tours the world for screenings, panels and workshops, making smut with the industry’s best.
Read Zahra’s chapter, ‘Critical Femininities, Fluid Sexualities, and Queer Temporalities: Erotic Performers on Objectification, Femmephobia and Oppression’ in Nicola Smith, Mary Laing and Katy Pilcher’s Queer Sex Work, Routledge.
“An alluring, progressive striptease by women with packages, loincloths, tattoos and glittering lips, this is a late night romp into idiomatic worlds of seduction, each act a tasty morsel. These talented performers play hard. Sexy and funny, this is art… and sport. It’ll make you gasp.” – Rip It Up Magazine on Var-i-a-tease
Zahra is a former fitness instructor at Madonna’s gym Hard Candy
“Despite the cold, the mud, and the spiders from Mars in the rusty train, Zahra’s professionalism and comfort in front of the camera shone through. She put all her all into the photos, striking poses that few models can. Such as doing the splits naked whilst dangling from the side of a crusty train.” – NZX
Signing Penthouse magazines at Hollywood Showgirls Gold Coast
Zahra at Award Ceremony for Miss Nude Sydney
Penthouse Pet of the Year event at Men’s Gallery
Feminist Porn Awards Heart Throb of the Year, 2014
Adult Industry Awards Best New Porn Actress, 2014
Eros Shine Awards Best Adult Star, 2012
Feminist Porn Awards, Honourable Mention, 2015
Berlin Porn Film Festival, Short Film Jury, 2015
Berlin Porn Film Festival, Honourable Mention, 2013
Perv Queerotic Film Festival, Audience Favourite, 2013
Hustler Honey, Anniversary Issue, July 2016
Trash Vixens, Cover and Centrefold, 2014
NZX, Cover and Centrefold, 2011
Penthouse Pet, October 2010
Penthouse Aussie Babes Winner, 2010
SMT Calendar, November Pin Up, 2014
Miss June, Eye Candy Showgirl Calendar, 2011
Stripped HQ Showgirl of the Month, April 2010
Miss Centrefold Calendar Covergirl, 2011
Miss Nude Australia Pole Dance Champion, 2012
Miss Nude Pure Platinum, 2011
Miss Centrefold Oceania, 2010
Smack Tease Gear’s Hottie of the Year, 2010
Miss Nude Dancers Cabaret, 2010
Miss Nude NSW’s Most Unique Entertainer, 2009
Australian Pole Dance Open Pairs Champion, 2009 (with Stacey Minx)
Miss Pole Sydney Sexpo, 2009
Miss Pole Dance Australia Finalist, 2008 (with Foxene)
Colleagues & Collaborators
What they said
“Stardust’s sex circus – it’s the raunchiest show on Earth” – Picture Magazine
Trash Vixens Magazine
Trash Vixens Magazine
"Zahra embodies all the qualities that smash any stereotype you might think about women working in the adult industry."
"Zahra is a true representative of the modern Australian Penthouse woman: a strong, smart, forward-thinking, talented and sassy female… unique combo of brains, beauty and pizazz."
Feminist Porn Awards
Feminist Porn Awards
"Zahra won our hearts with her versatility to both perform and produce films, her progressive politics and her amazing ability to expand and engulf and to gush and gush and gush."
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