Who? Thai actress.
Real? Yes, she did at least one hardcore porn film.
In summer 2004, Thai actress Natt Chanapa (nee Kesarin Chaichalermpol) starred in a hardcore porn flick that was sold online and on the streets. When her identity became known, Natt Chanapa became the subject of scandal, criminal investigation and overnight celebrity.
William Sparrow of Asian Sex Gazette wrote in February 2005:
On August 2 last year the mainstream, although not yet well-known, actress Natt Chanapa was discovered by authorities to have appeared in a hardcore pornography video that was being distributed on the black market and on the Internet.
Such hardcore pornography is technically illegal in Thailand and the actress could face a jail term. However, the summons that was issued last July and that is being reiterated this week by Thailand’s Crime Suppression Division simply asks that the actress appear to answer questions regarding the ongoing investigation. It does not compel or require her to appear, and thus far Chanapa has chosen not to meet with police.
[...] Yet for all the pomp and circumstance of the Chanapa case and Thailand’s omnipresent war on dark influences, the people themselves seem less than concerned with the seemingly consensual videos Natt has made and with pornography in general.
Chanapa became instantly popular based on the media and police attention she gained as a result of the investigation and has been offered large sums for mainstream acting and modeling jobs. In addition, and far more striking, is the widespread mainstream interest in the video itself. It would seem that if only 10 copies of the illicit video compact disc (VCD) were in Thailand before the story broke, by the following day millions of copies were changing hands throughout the country.
But what’s most fascinating about this development is that the heavy circulation of the video has not been limited to the back-alley pirate VCD shops of Patpong. Instead, the video has made its way into the homes and businesses of middle-class Thailand.
Natt Chanapa was eventually fined 4000 baht ($100) for her “crime”.
The original Natt Chanapa hardcore DVD which caused all the fuss ran roughly one hour, filmed in a Pattaya hotel with an unidentified Japanese male costar. It’s a professional production with good lighting and a handheld cameraman moving around the bed.