Ovidie was born August 25, 1980 in Lille, France.
Ovidie studied philosophy at college.
She denies entering the porn industry for either sex or money, and has described herself as middle class. Her involvement in dance and choreography, and her interest in expression of the human body, played a part in attracting her to the industry.
At the time Ovidie became a porn actress, she was a radical feminist. She first viewed pornography to get a sense of the injustice that was being perpetrated on female industry workers. She found herself surprised when female porn stars, who she once felt sorry for, impressed her with their powerful sexual images. Wanting to attain this same kind of sexual strength, which seemed compatible with feminist ideals, she began acting in pornographic films.
She decided to quit her acting career at the end of 2003, although she still directs adult movies. In 2002, she published her first book: Porno Manifesto.