Katsuni, formerly born as Celine Joëlle Tran, is a former French adult film actress also known as Katsumi, Atsumi, Kamasoo and Belgazoo. She was born on April 9, 1979 in Lyon, France. She is of French and Vietnamese descent, her father taking the former side and her mother taking the latter. She is known to be fluent in both French and English.
At the age of 18, Katsuni entered the Grenoble Institute of Political studies, where she studied Political Science for a year. In 2002, the adult film industry was swept away as she made her debut in the industry at the age of 23, appearing in a number of successful and popular adult films. She initially used the stage name “Katsumi”, a common name in Japan used by both sexes. She was eventually asked to stop using the name in 2007 when a woman named Mary Katsumi filed charges against her for using a name that closely resembled the complainant’s. Aside from being ordered to stop using the name “Katsumi,” she was also fined 20,000 euros in October of the same year.
Along with being a showgirl and being featured in over 350 adult films, Katsuni also become a brand ambassador for the clothing brand Otaku and an endorser of Alloresto. Her commercial success for an adult film actress is uncommon and proves that she is well loved by a wide audience. She even gained a spot among the exclusive roster of the 100 Most Influential Women in France.