As a singer, model, actress, musician, producer and business woman Greta Valenti (aka GV) packs a lot of punch into her petite frame. Upon leaving her native Louisiana she embarked on four national tours, singing and dancing with an exuberant performance troupe. Having also spent time studying acting in New York City, she found her way to LA where she was accepted into both the Lee Strasberg Academy and the world famous Groundlings, a comedy improv school where fellow alumni include Will Ferrell and Jimmy Fallon.
2007 saw Valenti’s attention focus on her recording career as creator and singer of the alternative pop band Fuji Minx. Affectionately described by one reviewer as “David Bowies Vagina”, Fuji Minx’s debut album “Users, Cheaters, Theaters'” – released in 2008 – was quickly heralded as Album Of The Year by Bullz-Eye Magazine and earned the band a number one spot on the IAC and Cashbox Magazine Indie Charts, a position which they held for over a year.
Valenti is also the founder and CEO of Grow Vision, a multimedia design company creating everything from websites to music videos and documentaries. Clients have included Disney, Atlantic Records, Geffen, Interscope and artists include Ashlee Simpson, Motley Crue, Drowning Pool and Kara DioGuardi.
As a self proclaimed recovering Catholic, Valenti is a proponent of the open mind and free thinking world. Her ‘Masturbating Catholic’ blog is a collection of her social, political, sexual and psychological thoughts, and her next project is an erotic art photography book which encompasses this ethic and features her as the subject.
Whether being the body model for Tinkerbell on the bodies of Alaskan Airways jets, the lead in Buckcherry’s “Too Drunk…” Music Video or commanding the stage with one of her many musical projects, Greta Valenti always approaches everything she does with verve, enthusiasm and a little bit of deviant humor.