What's your home town, Gabby?
It's 3am. You've just wandered home from another night at the local bar, trying to make some waitress/actress believe that you're worth going home with. You pop the pull-tab off the last beer in your fridge, plop down on the couch and turn on the tube. Drunk, horny and pissed, you hammer away at the remote in search of flesh.
Finally, there she is: the topless torso, sweet smile and smoldering eyes you've seen in countless late-night-cable and straight-to-video titles like The Seductress
(2000) (Picture: 1 - 2 - 3
), The Ultimate Attraction
(2000) (Picture: 1 - 2
), Sexual Roulette
(1996) (Picture: 1 - 2 - 3
) and The Erotic Misadventures of the Invisible Man
(2003) (Picture: 1 - 2 - 3
). Those delectable, familiar curves belong to Miss Gabriella Hall
, who recently gave Mr. Skin
the skinny on her campy-yet-carnal cinematic career.
I was born in Los Angeles, but grew up on the beaches of Northern California, the Bay area. I still consider that home. I am actually basing a series on that area, and some adventures I have had there!
So were boys always tripping over themselves for you back in school?
I was, and actually still am, very shy, believe it or not. I did hang out with the baseball team in high school though, does that count?
How are you so comfortable doing nude scenes?
I was born naked! I guess that is why it came natural to me! (laughs) I rarely do nude stills. I posed for Playboy
. That was fun!
Are you happy with your body?
I have the European attitude about my image. I am extremely comfortable with my body. Of course, I work out and eat the right things. Taking care of yourself helps physically and mentally!
What would you say is your best feature?
I think my best feature is my smile. My mother used to say when anyone would look down at me in my crib, I would look up at them and just give them the biggest smile! I am an optimist!
Okay, as quickly as you can: Dogs or cats?
Smooth or chunky?
Afro or mullet?
Brains or brawn?
Brawn! Oh! I mean, brains, yeah, sure, brains!
Abbott or Costello?
Pancakes or waffles?
Shaved or waxed?
What's your kind of man?
I like men with heart and soul.
Have you ever done girl/girl love scenes? If not, do you avoid it by choice?
I do not do them by choice. I just did not want to be all over the place. There is one out there, for me to know, and keep it there! (laughs)
Do you prefer doing comedies or thrillers or dramas?
It depends on the director and the script. I enjoy comedy. Usually the behind-the-scenes activities are as fun as the script.
What does your family make of your films?
They totally support me.
Many of your fans don't realize that you played the young version of Mimi Rogers'character in Full Body Massage (1995) (Picture: 1
). What was it like to work with legendary director Nicolas Roeg
It was great! I was so flattered; the casting director told me they had seen five-hundred people before they saw me! Nicolas Roeg
was really cool. It was an exciting time.
Do you play any instruments or sing?
I play the radio, mp3 player. And I sing like a wounded pigeon!
What's a typical day like for you?
You know, everyday is different, but [low-budget filmmaker] Rolfe Kanefsky and I are in pre-production for the film Jacqueline Hyde
. It is a modern re-telling of the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story told from a woman's point of view. I am producer and Rolfe is writer-director. We started shooting this month. So between the film and my cartoon, I am swamped! I try to take time out to relax, so stress does not get me. Like I will play with my dogs or read a book, listen to music.
Would you ever like to cross over into big, Hollywood blockbusters?
Of course! Why not? But for right now I am concentrating on my producing.
Are you going to get more and more into production in the coming years?
I hope so! It is exciting and I am learning so much. So watch out for our films!
Finally, when you pass on, how should we inscribe your tombstone?
The Empress has no clothes!