Kristen Bjorn (b. 12 October 1957 in London, England) is a British director and
producer of gay pornographic movies and a former gay pornographic actor.
In the foreword to a book devoted to Kristen Bjorn’s work, veteran director
William Higgins wrote that, “[in] the relatively brief history of hardcore
gay videos, Kristen Bjorn has emerged unchallenged as the best director to date.”
Bjorn was born in London, as the son of a Russian mother and a British father.
He was raised in Washington, D.C., where his father was stationed as a diplomat.
He has a brother and two sisters. In an interview conducted in 1997, Bjorn stated
that only one of his sisters knows his profession as a maker of gay erotic films.
After graduating from high school, Bjorn set out to travel widely, to places
including Asia, India, and Europe. His career goal at the time was to be “a
photographer for a magazine like National Geographic. I wanted to travel across
the world and photograph people. I was really very interested in different cultures.”
Bjorn arrived in San Francisco in 1978, where he encountered the gay community
for the first time. “[I]t was all very strange to me.” Encouraged
by the ideal of male beauty that he found in gay erotic magazines, Bjorn took
up working out and paying attention to his own physique. Around 1980, he was photographed
by Fred Bisonnes for Mandate magazine. This was followed by two appearances in
Falcon videos: “Biker’s Liberty” (Falcon Studios 30, 1983) and
“The New Breed” (Falcon Studios 32, 1983). Falcon chose the pseudonym
Kristen Bjorn for him due to his resemblance to the Swedish tennis player Björn
Full name: Kristen Bjorn Birthdate: October 12, 1957 Birthplace: London, England, UK