Desireé Cousteau (also named Deborah A. Scheer c. 1955) is a former pornographic actress of the 1970s and 1980s. She is best known for her roles in the 1978 film Pretty Peaches and 1979's Inside Desireé Cousteau.
Cousteau started out in the early 1970s as a mainstream actress, landing a small part in the 1974 "women in prison" B-movie Caged Heat. Her career stagnated, and soon she began appearing in sex films. She worked steadily in adult movies from the late 1970s through the early 1980s.
She received the Adult Film Association of America "Best Actress" award in 1978 for her performance in the movie Pretty Peaches, with film director Alex de Renzy. Cousteau plays Peaches, described as "a daffy carefree female who cheerfully plunges through life without any worries." In the film, she has a car accident after attending her father's wedding and is rendered unconscious. Two men find her, take advantage of her, then offer to help her when it becomes apparent she has amnesia. Peaches resolves to keep smiling through all the silly schemes and circumstances the men devise.
In Inside Desireé Cousteau, a pseudo-autobiographical film, she plays a reporter who tries to dissuade men who are interested in her charms rather than her career in journalism. She obtains the scoop of a lifetime from a presidential candidate, then tries a stint as a door-to-door saleswoman, where she has some unusual encounters. In an effort to avoid more of the same, she finds a job on a luxury yacht, but gets involved with two porn stars. She finally accepts the fact that sex is the outcome of any job she tries; she sets her sights on a career as a porn star and "lives happily ever after".
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- "Silver Spoonfuls: A Star Is Porn," High Society magazine, November 1979, pp. 8-9.
- Jules Griffon, "The Third Annual Erotica Awards", Adam Film World, Vol. 7, No. 8, January 1980, pp. 24–27.
- AVN Awards Historical Listing http://www.avn.com
- Pretty Peaches plot summary derived from information at www.gamelinkk.com
- Inside Desireé Cousteau plot summary derived from information at www.gamelinkk.com
- DesireeCousteau.com (fan site)
- Desireé Cousteau at the Internet Movie Database
- Desireé Cousteau at the Internet Adult Film Database
- Desireé Cousteau at the Adult Film Database
- Barbano, Nicolas (1999 Isbn= 87-7357-961-0). Verdens 25 hotteste pornostjerner. Denmark: Rosinante. Includes chapter on Cousteau.