Chavalier was born March 22, 1969 in Hurley, Wisconsin.
Chavalier is one of the most well-known transgender women
in the world because of her work in movies, music, books,
modeling, magazines and LGBTQIA+ Activism. She has said
many times that just because she is transgender, it doesn't
mean she isn't able to do everything single thing she's
ever wanted to do, even when people told her no. She has
been a powerful political voice for the transgender community
for almost 30 years, and it doesn't appear she will stop
was raised in Hurley, Wisconsin in a strict Catholic family.
She left home after she graduated high school in 1987. She
took a Greyhound Bus to San Antonio, Texas where she would
live the first six months before moving to Albuquerque,
New Mexico which she has often referred to in interviews
as "her real home."
didn't actually become "Meghan Chavalier" until
1990 when she did her first stage shows in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
then performing under the name Meghan Crawford. The Crawford
part of the name was soon dropped and she chose the last
was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that she befriended Alex Forrest.
The two of them would eventually move to New Orleans, Louisiana
where Meghan began performing at a small club on Bourbon
Street called Papa Joe's where she would remain working
for the next 4 years. She performed seventeen shows a week
as Madonna, Cher and Annie Lennox. She would perform as
all three characters in each show every night she worked.
To Right Joan LaMaar, Stephanie Danderson, Alex Forrest,
she felt that she no longer wanted to do stage work, and
decided to move to Hollywood, California. The year was 1995.
Meghan first moved to Hollywood she had no idea what her
next step would be. Fate would step in. Her friend Kimberly
Devine told her about a photographer named Patrick Barnes
who lived in Orange County that was looking for models for
Transformation magazine. Meghan never thought about modeling
but the pay was good, so she took the job.
would go on to shoot many pictorials for Transformation
magazine and its sister magazines. While she was shooting
one day, Patrick asked her if she'd be interested in doing
a video to go along with the pictures. She said absolutely.
the set of her first film, TS Centerfolds, she met Mistress
Persephone. They became fast friends and Persephone asked
her if she'd be interested in shooting smoking fetish videos
in San Francisco. She decided that it was a good idea, and
the next step to where she should take her career.
went on to shoot 18 smoking fetish movies for Up In Smoke
Productions and they ended up being their top selling videos
at the time. The year was now 1996 and things were about
also befriended Gina Lance who helped launch her into the
media with her show TVS on TV and helped land her on the
cover of TV Epic. Patrick Barnes and Gina Lance along with
Marlayna Lacie were a huge part of Meghan Chavalier being
noticed in the industry from the beginning.
of the many magazine covers Meghan Chavalier has appeared
doing the fetish movies Meghan was offered a role in a mainstream
adult film. At first, she wasn't sure if she wanted to go
that route but ended up doing the movie.
also shot an independent feature during this time called
"Pop Kowboy ." The film was eventually released
in 2012. The film was actually completed in 1999 but not
distributed until 13 years later.
appearing in the first Devils Film Meghan Chavalier's career
took off in the adult film industry. She was flying all
over the country, shooting movies, doing magazines and calendars.
In 1998 Meghan Chavalier would become the first transgender
performer in the industry to sign a contract with Devils
Films. Although their work together only lasted a mere 6
months she was able to direct, write and act in her own
series of videos.
has said many times over the years, "Being in adult
films made me famous, but it never made me rich."
2001 Meghan decided to end her adult film career and only
appeared in one final adult film as a favor to a friend
2004 she released her first book, The Mystical Journey The
Book of Elandor under a pen name. She originally wrote the
book under a pen name because she didn't want people to
associate her new work with her old work and wanted to be
taken seriously as a writer. In 2012 she changed her mind
and switched gears re-releasing the book exclusively through
Amazon and changing its title in 2021 to "The Mystical
Journey Book of Elandor."
the first book, she took more time off and began writing
her autobiography. She released her autobiography Confessions
of a Transsexual Porn Star in 2007. She was the first transgender
adult film star to release an autobiography into the mainstream
media. In July 2021 she ended her contract with her publisher
after 14 years so she could regain control over her work
and re-released her autobiography to Amazon and Barnes &
Noble which contains new material and new photos under the
name "Confessions of a Transgender Adult Film Star."
asked why she was re-releasing it under a new name she said,
"The world has changed. We are transgender now. You
either keep up with the times or get left behind."
2008 Meghan Chavalier changed everything up completely and
took everyone by surprise by releasing the first of three
CDS. The first CD simply titled "Meghan Chavalier"
the second "Songs From The Inside Realm" the third
"15 Minutes." After the release of these three
CDS Meghan waited a year and released "Just Dance"
and "Universal Star Machine."
2009 Meghan Chavalier became the first transgender adult
film star to be honored with the Transgender Erotica Lifetime
Achievement Award from Grooby Productions.
As of 2023 Meghan Chavalier continues to work exclusively
with her long time music collaborator DJ XXXavier, a collaboration
that has lasted 15 years and releasing singles instead of
full length albums to online music stores, their most recent
being the single"Fetish" and the songs remix.