Confessions of a Video Vixen - Karrine Steffans

Confessions of a Video Vixen

By Karrine Steffans

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
From 652 Ratings


Part tell-all, part cautionary tale, this emotionally charged memoir from a former video vixen nicknamed 'Superhead' goes beyond the glamour of celebrity to reveal the inner workings of the hip-hop dancer industry—from the physical and emotional abuse that's rampant in the industry, and which marked her own life—to the excessive use of drugs, sex and bling.

Once the sought-after video girl, this sexy siren has helped multi-platinum artists, such as Jay-Z, R. Kelly and LL Cool J, sell millions of albums with her sensual dancing. In a word, Karrine was H-O-T. So hot that she made as much as $2500 a day in videos and was selected by well-known film director F. Gary Gray to co-star in his film, A Man Apart, starring Vin Diesel. But the film and music video sets, swanky Hollywood and New York restaurants and trysts with the celebrities featured in the pages of People and In Touch magazines only touches the surface of Karrine Steffans' life.

Her journey is filled with physical abuse, rape, drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness and single motherhood—all by the age of 26. By sharing her story, Steffans hopes to shed light on an otherwise romanticised industry and help young women avoid the same pitfalls she encountered. If they're already in danger, she hopes to inspire them to find a way to dig themselves out of what she knows first-hand
to be a cycle of hopelessness and despair.


  • This book is a 10/10

    By Taylar Smith
    Amazing book! I read the whole thing in less than a day.
  • Confessions of a Video Vixen Review

    By sportsgirl2023
    Decent read… wish the book stuck to the stories in chronological order. Horrible ending. I believe all movies ‘based on real events’ have some fictional nature to them. I felt the story was 50% complete and chapters were missing context or follow-up on stories that were touched on earlier in the book. I was rooting for Karine… but I hate to admit that Tyra Banks was right. The celebrities exposed in the book are the #1 reason the book landed on the charts. Karine does deserve some respect and empathy for all that she’s been through though. Wishing her many blessings and peace!
  • Thank you

    By india53
    I’m so sorry for what you have been through.but you are definitely a Survivor . This is a awesome book thank you for sharing your experience with us !
  • Underrated Gem

    By pmamibro
    Read this book in a day of purchasing, and wow. The storytelling but still being biographical just amazes me. Karrine’s approach to telling her story as descriptive as she did deserves a round of applause. I appreciate this account and knowing the risk that this is. Respect to all women, and Black women especially. No one’s story is the same nor will we live life the same, but perspectives in people’s lives such as this one is so inspiring. I loved every bit of it!
  • Confessions of a video vixen

    By OneAshleyMichelle
    I felt as though a lot of what I read was repetitive just with different men and also felt like a lot & a lot of people was left out !
  • So good

    By Ipodorio
    It was a powerful story. So real and raw.
  • She told it ALL!!!

    By BossmayneJen
    I read this book when it first came out. I loved it. I couldn't put it down, I was pregnant and my boyfriend then was in jail and I read a lot. This is by far one of the best books that I've read. She told so much from highs to lows and I believe it was all true and I also believe she really opened the Public's eyes to the entertainment industry and the way they get down. It's a must read if your nosey and love to read.
  • Wonderful

    By Queen of ferguson
    Very interesting I read the book in one night.
  • Confessions of a Video Vixen

    By CarrieKpow
    Honest and inspiring! Thank you!!!
  • Review!

    By La ruu
    Waste of time and money!