Ethnicity : French and Vietnamese
Spoken Langages : French, English
Dance ( 2ème dan karate, 1er keup taekwondo, silat), Circus (aerial silks, contortion)
At the age of 21, this former student of Litterature Political Science became the face of Penthouse France. Within a few years, she became the most recognized French adult actress in the world (with almost 40 international awards for her work in X-rated films, 18 AVN Awards, 3times Best foreign Female Performer of the Year).
During her 13 years in the adult industry, Celine performed under the name Katsuni and used her body both as a work tool and for experimentation.
Celine’s career extended far beyond the borders of adult video. While performing as Katsuni, she signed an exclusive contract with one of the most prestigious production companies in the USA. She launched her own lingerie line “Petit Coeur” and in France hosted her own show on MCM, while also becoming the ambassador for the Otaku “Game wear” clothing brand.
Her personality and unusual work pedigree lead to collaborations with Miguel Bose, Gaspar Noe (with whom she filmed “We fuck alone,” presented at the Sundance Film Festival), Michael Grecco, Deborah Anderson, and visual artist Prune Nourry for whom she performed the exhibition of “Genesis” at the Venice Biennale in 2013. Celine Tran lent her voice to the series and animated film “The Rascals” and played a key role in the comedy film “Le Kairas.” Wishing to share her life experiences with others, she wrote a blog for the French magazine Les Inrocks; her blog addressed issues with respect to the body, pleasure and emotion. As an author, Celine also wrote for the Huffington Post and Le Nouvel Obs.
She was classified as one of the 100 most influential women in France.
Her commercial campaign for the Alloresto brand was an immediate success and her commercials had over 10 million views.
She co-hosted the festival of “Loud Literature” with Bernard Pivot and later served as a jurist for the PIFFF (Paris Fantastic Film Festival).
Always wishing to utilize her career in pornography as an initiation playground, in which she could explore fully the senses and human relationships.
She finally sceased “playing the role of Katsuni” and retired from the adult industry.
As Celine Tran andcontinues her path as an author (the comic book “Heartbreaker” (Doggybags #6), writer for Soap Editions) and actress, playing a recurring character on the series “Visitor from the Future” (broadcast on France 4) .
2014: In a surprising turn starring as an action actress in the short films, “Bladed Minds”, “Burst” and “Dust Machina.”
2015: IShe collaborated with visual artist Iglika Christova on the project “Imaginary Zones”, which served as a visual representation of her career, and as a reflection on the body, performance and identity. “Imaginary Zones” also allowed Celine Tran to display her talents as a contortionist and this collaboration lead to an exhibition at Splendens Gallery in Paris .
2016: Celine Tran added two new strings to her bow by signing with the agencies Mainate Entertainment (dubbing, voice advertising) and Tete d’affiche (events, concerts) with whom she has begun a musical career, performing DJ sets at L’Aeronef (Lille), Le Fantome (Paris) and at Le Croisette Beach (Villa Schweppes, Cannes.
Celine played the role of the vilainess Madam in the feature action/martial arts film JAILBREAK, which was filmed on location in Cambodia.
She launched her own Youtube Channel, Ma Vie de Ninja.
She published her autobiography “Ne dis pas que tu aimes ça” (Don’t tell you like it) at Fayard Editions. (still in French only for now)
She was invited at the part of the jury for Bruce Lee Challenge, a contest which took place at the Martial Arts Festival in Bercy.
She recently became co-director of collection at Glenat Comics Editions.
Today, she keeps studying about sexuality and our relationship to our body. She’s on her way to get certified in Yoga Ashtanga and Massages.