From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Sylvia Bourdon (born 1949 in Cologne, Germany) is a former French porn star. She made her first appearances in loops shot in the Netherlands and distributed clandestinely in France. In 1975, she played an insatiable mature lady named Barbara in Le Sexe qui parle.
The years 1975 and 1976 proved to be very fruitful for her, crowned with a compilation film named after her; Sylvia dans l'extase. For her "bestiality" scene in this compilation, writers Tohill and Tombs in Immoral Tales assert that she was the first French actress who agreed to have her sexual encounters with a dog filmed. She also appeared along with Claudine Beccarie, another pioneer of French porn screen in the documentary Les Pornocrates. Her film Exhibition 2 that followed the example of Beccarie (with Exhibition) shocked many viewers with its portrayal of sexual conduct of sadomasochistic nature.
Bourdon acted in several horror films directed by Jean Rollin. She made her top international success with Candice Candy in 1976, playing Candice, a frigid magazine editor. This film was released in the U.S. with the title Candy's Candy, where the viewers became familiar with her as "Sylvia Bourbon". The same year, an autobiography named L'Amour est une fête (Love is a Feast) was published. She appeared in her last film in 1977.