The Sporadic Beaver

21 Facts About Porn Star Missy Manners

June 20, 2011

Tags: Missy Manners, Elisa Florez, Orrin Hatch, Dave Patrick, O’Farrell Theatre, James Mitchell, Artie Mitchell, Behind the Green Door, Meese Commission, politics

Videotape box cover, Behind the Green Door: The Sequel.
1. Her real name is Elisa Florez.
2. She was born in Salt Lake City, in 1962.
3. Her mother was a fashion model.
4. She considered herself the “ugly duckling” in the family.
5. She believed her breasts were too large.
6. Her first job, at age 15, was a United States Senate page.
7. She later worked as a United States Senate intern.
8. She was a receptionist for Senator Orrin Hatch, anti-porn Republican of Utah.
9. She worked for the Republican National Committee and for President Ronald Reagan’s re-election campaign.
10. She studied political science at Georgetown University.
11. She moved to San Francisco in 1985.
12. Her boyfriend was sex-photographer Dave Patrick.
13. She competed in the Miss Nude America pageant.
14. She competed in an amateur night dance contest at the O’Farrell Theater.
15. She met James and Artie Mitchell.
16. She became Artie Mitchell’s girlfriend.
17. Her life with Artie Mitchell included such activities as tennis, racquetball, riding bikes, and doing coke.
18. She auditioned for the leading role in Behind the Green Door: The Sequel, and was selected over 300 other actresses.
19. She testified before the Meese Commission on Pornography.
20. She made a non-pornographic safe-sex video, Missy’s Guide to Safe Sex.
21. Her father was George H. W. Bush’s Undersecretary of Education.


  1. April 22, 2015 6:10 AM EDT
    Where is Elisa Florez now? What is she doing professionally?
    - John Good Iron
  2. April 22, 2015 8:09 AM EDT
    Good questions both. I have no idea.
    - Robert Rosen
  3. November 15, 2015 3:47 PM EST
    She's still a beauty a mainstay in SF and Marin county music scene. She's a mother a teacher and a friend to many --a lover of life. She can be seen with her little white dog roaming the beaches of Marin county. She most recently sat on a panel about the heyday of love and sex and rock and roll in the city of SF at the literary festival. She is featured in David talbots book Season of the witch.
    - MJ