Melissa Lauren (born October 16, 1984, in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France) is a French pornographic actress and director.
Lauren started off studying as a cook for three years and worked in Paris as a pastry chef. After reading an ad in a newspaper from French porn director John B. Root, Lauren began filming six days later, in June 2003.
In November 2006, Lauren stated that she would stop performing in heterosexual pornographic scenes, and instead would focus more on directing pornographic films. Her directorial debut was for the gonzo pornography company Combat Zone with the film Plucked Then Fucked. She would continue to perform with women, in solo scenes, and in photo shoots. In 2007 she became Diabolic Video’s first female director, and directed a volume of the Unnatural Sex series. However, in her blog entries on Myspace, she stated that she was signed to Video Marc Dorcel in France, and as of late 2007 had performed in a gang bang scene with four male performers. She has also stated that she does not plan to retire from porn anytime soon.
Her work as a porn actress includes anal sex, ass to mouth and deep throat. She has a tattoo on her right forearm stating Quod Me Nutrit Me Destruit (What Nourishes Me Also Destroys Me).