Biography

Noted adult and exploitation cinema filmmaker Roberta Findlay was born Roberta Hershkowitz in 1948 in New York City. The youngest in a family of three children, Roberta grew up in a tenement apartment in the Bronx. Findlay's Hungarian immigrant parents wanted her to be a pianist. Roberta met her husband Michael Findlay while a student at the City College of New York after she volunteered to be the accompanying pianist for a silent movie program that Michael was running on campus. Roberta married Michael at age eighteen. The couple collaborated on several sleazy and sadistic exploitation features together in the 1960's which include the notoriously nasty "Flesh" trilogy. After parting ways with Michael in the early 1970's, Roberta went on to direct a handful of explicit hardcore movies for producer and distributor Allan Shackleton. Moreover, Findlay also worked on various films as an editor, composer, producer, and cinematographer. Roberta ended her directing career toiling away on low-budget horror and grindhouse fare throughout the mid to late 1980's. In addition, Findlay and her late partner Walter E. Sear founded the recording studio Sear Sound in New York City.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders

Noted adult and exploitation cinema filmmaker Roberta Findlay was born Roberta Hershkowitz in 1948 in New York City. The youngest in a family of three children, Roberta grew up in a tenement apartment in the Bronx. Findlay's Hungarian immigrant parents wanted her to be a pianist. Roberta met her husband Michael Findlay while a student at the City College of New York after she volunteered to be the accompanying pianist for a silent movie program that Michael was running on campus. Roberta married Michael at age eighteen. The couple collaborated on several sleazy and sadistic exploitation features together in the 1960's which include the notoriously nasty "Flesh" trilogy. After parting ways with Michael in the early 1970's, Roberta went on to direct a handful of explicit hardcore movies for producer and distributor Allan Shackleton. Moreover, Findlay also worked on various films as an editor, composer, producer, and cinematographer. Roberta ended her directing career toiling away on low-budget horror and grindhouse fare throughout the mid to late 1980's. In addition, Findlay and her late partner Walter E. Sear founded the recording studio Sear Sound in New York City.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders

Personal Info

Known For Camera

Gender Female

Known Credits 28

Birthday 1948-01-01

Place of Birth Bronx, New York, USA

Adult Actor True

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Also Known As

  • Robin Aden
  • Anna Riva
  • Robert Walters
  • Robert W. Brinar
  • Anna Riva Hindgrind
  • Linda Michaels
  • Robert Marx
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Anna Riv
  • Robby Chipitoff
  • Bob W. Davis
  • Harold Hindgrind
  • Robert Norman
  • Robert W. Norman
  • Robert D. Walters
  • Walter D. Roberts
  • Ann A. Rifkin
  • Roberto Herz Kowicz
  • Anna Rivas
  • Robert R. Walters
  • Roberta Hershkowitz

Camera TV ShowsMovies

1988 Lurkers Director of Photography
1988 Prime Evil Director of Photography
1987 Blood Sisters Director of Photography
1985 Tenement Director of Photography
1980 Acting Out Camera Operator Director of Photography
1976 Snuff Director of Photography
1974 Shriek of the Mutilated Director of Photography
1972 Invasion of the Blood Farmers Director of Photography
1971 The Altar of Lust Director of Photography
1971 The Slaughter Director of Photography
1970 Janie Camera Operator Director of Photography
1969 The Ultimate Degenerate Director of Photography
1969 Mnasidika Director of Photography
1968 The Kiss of Her Flesh Director of Photography
1968 The Curse of Her Flesh Director of Photography
1968 A Thousand Pleasures Director of Photography
1967 The Touch of Her Flesh Director of Photography

Acting

1976 Snuff as Carmela
1971 The Altar of Lust as Viveca Hansen (voice) (uncredited)
1971 The Slaughter as Carmela
1970 Bacchanale as 1st Mourner (as Anna Riva)
1970 Janie as Roberta
1969 The Ultimate Degenerate as Girl on Ferris Wheel / Voices (uncredited)
1968 The Kiss of Her Flesh as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
1968 The Curse of Her Flesh as Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
1968 A Thousand Pleasures as Mrs. Davis / Voices (as Anna Riva)
1967 The Touch of Her Flesh as Claudia Jennings (voice) / Credits Girl / Dream Girl (uncredited)
1967 Lusting Hours as Prostitute / Street Girl / Call Girl / Voices
1966 Take Me Naked as Elaine
1965 Satan's Bed as Woman Tied to Pool Table
1964 Body of a Female as Cindy (as Anna Riva)

Directing

1989 Banned Director
1988 Lurkers Director
1988 Prime Evil Director
1987 Blood Sisters Director
1985 Tenement Director
1985 The Oracle Director
1977 A Woman's Torment Director
1974 The Clamdigger's Daughter Director
1971 The Altar of Lust Director
1970 Take My Head Director
1970 Janie Director
1969 Mnasidika Director
1966 Take Me Naked Director

Production

1977 A Woman's Torment Producer
1974 The Clamdigger's Daughter Producer
1971 The Altar of Lust Producer
1969 The Ultimate Degenerate Producer
1969 Mnasidika Producer
1968 The Kiss of Her Flesh Producer
1968 The Curse of Her Flesh Producer
1968 A Thousand Pleasures Producer
1967 The Touch of Her Flesh Producer

Lighting

1974 The Clamdigger's Daughter Gaffer
1971 The Altar of Lust Lighting Director
1969 The Ultimate Degenerate Lighting Technician
1968 The Kiss of Her Flesh Lighting Technician
1968 The Curse of Her Flesh Lighting Technician
1968 A Thousand Pleasures Lighting Technician
1967 The Touch of Her Flesh Lighting Technician
1965 Satan's Bed Lighting Technician
1964 Body of a Female Lighting Technician

Writing

1987 Blood Sisters Writer
1977 A Woman's Torment Writer
1974 The Clamdigger's Daughter Screenplay
1971 The Altar of Lust Screenplay
1971 Vice or Versa Screenplay
1968 The Kiss of Her Flesh Writer
1968 The Curse of Her Flesh Writer

Sound

1971 The Altar of Lust Original Music Composer
1968 The Kiss of Her Flesh Original Music Composer
1968 The Curse of Her Flesh Original Music Composer
1968 A Thousand Pleasures Original Music Composer
1967 The Touch of Her Flesh Music

Editing

1988 Lurkers Editor
1987 Blood Sisters Editor

Crew

1971 Vice or Versa Cinematography

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