Juliet Anderson (aka Judith A., Judy Fillbrook, Judy Carr, Ruby, Sapphire, Alice Rigby) was best known as her XXX alter-ego, Aunt Peg, during an adult film career that only began in her late 30s. Born July 23, 1938 in Burbank, California, Juliet was working at an advertising and engineering firm in the late 1970s when director Alex DeRenzy discovered her. He cast her in his 1978 blockbuster hit Pretty Peaches and her career took off right away, adding up to more than 80 films and two directing credits over the following 10 years.
Juliet's most famous and enduring role was that of randy Hollywood player Aunt Peg, her character in three movies (Aunt Peg, Aunt Peg Goes Hollywood, and Aunt Peg's Fulfillment), who made frequent use of the casting couch. She also appeared in such top hits as Tangerine, Vista Valley PTA, Dixie Ray Hollywood Star, Outlaw Ladies, Taboo 1 & 2, Hustler Video Magazine 1, and in half of the first 24 volumes of the Swedish Erotica series. We can also thank Juliet for the discovery of porn legend Nina Hartley, for she was the first to cast the then-new starlet in a film: 1984's Educating Nina, which Juliet directed. Juliet mentored Nina for a few years, even after she had quit the industry.
"She was the original cougar before 'cougar' was hot," said Nina in 2010, upon hearing the sad news of Juliet Anderson's death. Juliet, whose real name was Juliet Carr, was found dead in her bed on January 11, 2010. No cause of death is known as of this writing, but Juliet had long suffered from Crohn's Disease and had been scheduled for a medical procedure on the morning when a friend arrived to take her to the doctor and discovered her body. It was a sad, but apparently peaceful end to an adventurous, globe-traveling life for one of the adult industry's greatest stars.
Juliet was a member of the AVN Hall of Fame, the Legends of Erotica Hall of Fame, and the XRCO Hall of Fame. The Free Speech Coalition awarded her a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. She also received an honorary Doctor of the Arts degree from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in 2007.