What were you like growing up?
I was very tall and awkward. I was a surfer girl, always on the beach and very shy.

Weren’t you a competitive bodybuilder as a teen? How did you go from that to Playboy?
I always wanted to be a professional body builder, but as I got older and more muscular, I felt less feminine and I wanted to switch to modeling. I stopped lifting heavy weights and started getting a leaner, thinner body and that got me into more bikini modeling. On one of my modeling jobs I met a Playboy scout and the rest is history.

Did you pose for Playboy with the idea of getting into acting?
I did do a little acting, but my intention with Playboy was the idea of breaking into the art world with a bang. Most artists are, well…artsy looking–and I felt the Playboy angle was very marketable.

What kind of movies do you like to watch?
My favorite movies are Star Wars, “Great Expectations”, Toy Story 1, 2, and 3, XXX and “Total Recall.”

What are the biggest misconceptions about you?
That I’m trying to be an actress. I never really cared about that, but people think if you’re in Playboy, you are trying to get into movies.

What are your inspirations as an actress?

What’s the best part of making sexy movies?
Being cast in a good light…No pun intended.

What’s the downside?
Being uncomfortable.

Have you ever auditioned for something and they rolled-out the casting couch?
Yes, but that’s part of that business. I never cared for a part enough to fall for that.

Who would you really like to work with?
The cast of “Married With Children.”

What’s the wildest thing you’ve ever done in a movie?
I was only a featured extra in one movie that George Clooney recently directed, it’s not out yet–but it’s the life story of the guy from “The Gong Show.” I played myself, a Playboy Bunny.

Do you have any advice for aspiring actresses?
I can’t really give advice. It’s a very hard business to break into, and if you can’t take rejection and your not good with people then don’t attempt it–you’ll end up poor and frustrated.

Do you have any juicy stories about someone being difficult on a film set?
Not really, there can be a lot of pressure to always be ON when you’re a celebrity, and that’s not always possible. So, if a star was not nice on a set, then maybe it’s nothing to do with you. Maybe they’ve got something difficult on their mind.

What have you learned from being in the entertainment industry?
It’s all about perception.

What’s your ultimate goal in show business?
I don’t have a goal for acting, but I would love to be on “Survivor.” That sounds like fun.

What sort of artwork have you done?
Go to I have done many different types of artwork. But right now, I do oil paintings of Playboy subjects, like the Bunny (girl in bunny costume from the Playboy clubs) covers and the logo itself. I am most interested in painting people. I have a licensing contract with Playboy, which allows me to do such paintings. I am also the first and only artist ever to obtain a contract like mine.

What’s your message for America’s youth?
The only way to ever achieve success is to always choose the same thing. Stay true and focus.

For more on Victoria and her artwork, visit her official website.

Posted on December 5, 2003 in Interviews by


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