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About Heidi Lynne Fleiss
Birth Name Heidi Lynne Fleiss
Her cadre of high-class hookers once commanded $1,500-a-night from high-rolling celebrity clients
At the height of her infamy Fleiss was known as the Hollywood Madam. She was busted at her home in June 1993 by the LAPD
Her father, Dr. Paul Fleiss, a prominent L.A. pediatrician, oversaw the birth of Madonna's firstborn child.
Although apparently not a Catholic, she attended a Catholic high school, for which she later tried to raise money by auctioning off a night out with her and then boyfriend Tom Sizemore. The school forced her to cancel due to publicity.
Served time from January 1997 - 21 November 1998 in Dublin, California, USA, on charges of tax evasion and money laundering.
Second cousin of Mike Fleiss
Launched a line of clothing called Heidi Wear. Her Los Angeles boutique, The Little Shop of Sex, is scheduled to open in 2005, and she has plans to open a legal brothel in Nevada.
Author of several titillating books including "Pandering" and "The Player's Handbook," and a DVD titled "Sex Tips" with Victoria Sellers.
Dropped out of high school in the 10th grade.
When she was 22 years old, she met Madame Alex, a well-known Los Angeles brothel owner. Fleiss soon took over Madame Alex's business. Fleiss brought her young friends to work for her, and the business grew from $50,000 a month to grossing $300,000 per month.
Played matchmaker to the richest men in the world, carefully pairing them with women tailored to their fantasies, making all the financial and travel arrangements, and keeping 40 percent of the fee for herself.
Attended the same high school as Bo Barrett, Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne-Marie Johnson, and Julie Newmar.
Prohibited from entering Canada due to her indictable offence, according to Canadian criminal law.
"I don't recommend prostitution as a career, but if someone wants to do it, let them do it."
"People don't realize that being a madam is hard work, and I was working all the time, and I was worn out from working, and I remember one night, I was out and a beautiful girl came up to me, and asked, who's answering your phone, and I thought, "Oh my god, I've got to go home and answer the phone -- because these girls need work."
"I took the oldest profession on Earth and I did it better than anyone on Earth. Alexander the Great conquered the world at 32. I conquered it at 22."
"These are the richest people on earth that I'm dealing with. Their conception of money is totally different than yours or mine. They'll pay $3 million a hand at blackjack and have five hands going."
"Look, I had the party, did the party, threw the party, was the party. I'm partied out. I live every day to its fullest and there is [the] lesson that I learned. I paid a very high price for a total disregard for the law."
"I think it's unfair that men put laws on a woman's body. I think a woman has a right to choose with her own body. I mean, I don't think prostitution is a career ... but maybe [it is] a little steppingstone?"
"I don't regret what I did at all. It's consensual sex. These are men who are billionaires and these are women in their 20s. They are old enough to make adult decisions, adult choices."