Amy Fisher, as a seventeen-year-old girl in 1992 started having her problems when she shot and wounded a woman whose husband she started seeing which led to her being convicted and sent to prison for some time until her release.
That incident brought Fisher to the limelight, albeit for the wrong reasons. That incident made the media tag her as “the Long Island Lolita”.
Fisher found this trouble for herself when shot and severely wounded Mary Jo Buttafuoco, the wife of her illicit lover, Joey Buttafuoco.
Amy Fisher early life
Fisher was born in Merrick, New York, on Long Island, to Elliot and Roseann Fisher; her father was Jewish while her mother’s family, Fisher has said, was “a mixture of a lot of different things, including English”.
Fisher was born on August 21, 1974.
Amy Fisher is an American author, webcam model, and actress.
Details about her upbringing and that of who her siblings are aren’t quite in the public domain as she only courted attention when she shot and wounded Mary Jo Buttafuoco, the wife of her illicit lover, Joey Buttafuoco.
Before the incident, no one knew a great deal about her.
Amy Fisher educational background
After her elementary school education, she joined Kennedy High School in Bellmore, New York.
There are no details about her higher education nor the level attained.
Amy Fisher career
Amy Fisher’s life took a turn upon her release from prison where she served seven years.
Amy started her career as an author, becoming a columnist for the Long Island Press.
She has also starred in several films about her life.
She has been referred to as an adult actress by many portals because of the nature of the movies that she does.
On 12th January 2009, she released a pay-per-view adult film under Amy Fisher’s name: Totally Nude and Exposed.
She also signed a contract with Lee Entertainment.
She agreed to become a strip dancer in club shows at least once a month.
In September 2010, DreamZone Entertainment released an adult film, Deep Inside Amy Fisher.
It was one of the eight films to be produced. By June 2011, she was no longer working as an adult filmmaker.
However, as of 2021, the American author still works as a webcam model.
The Amy Fisher and Buttafuoco affair
Fisher fell in love with a 35-year-old man known as Joey Buttafuoco at the age of 16.
She regularly took her car to Joey’s garage with the intention of seeing him.
Soon after, they started an 18-month affair that was followed by a series of unpleasant occurrences.
Amy Fisher’s woes began when in 1992, at the age of 17, she shot and severely wounded Mary Jo Buttafuoco, the wife of her illicit lover, Joey Buttafuoco.
On the back of that shooting incident, Amy Fisher was initially charged with first-degree attempted murder, she eventually pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated assault and served seven years in prison.
Paroled in 1999, Fisher became a writer, a webcam model, and a pornographic actress.
Amy Fisher imprisonment
On December 2, 1992, Fisher was sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison.
She served seven years and was granted parole in May 1999 after Nassau County Court Judge Ira Wexner shortened her maximum prison term to 10 years, which made her immediately eligible for parole.
The judge acted after having found that she had not been appropriately represented by her lawyer at the time of her 1992 guilty plea.
Is Amy Fisher married?
The American adult film actress got married to Louise Bellera.
They tied the knot in 2003 and stayed happily married for 12 years before calling it quits in 2015.
They had three children together before they parted ways.
However, details about Amy Fisher’s kids, such as their names and whereabouts, are not publicly known.
Books by Amy Fisher
Fisher, after her release from prison, became an author. Some of her books include:
- 1994 – Amy Fisher: My Story by Fisher, Amy with Sheila Weller
- 2004 – If I Knew Then by Fisher, Amy & Robbie Woliver
Books written by others based on Amy Fisher’s life
As Amy wrote books, people also wrote books that were inspired by her life. These include:
- 1992 – Lethal Lo*ita: A True Story of Sex, Scandal and Deadly Obsession by Eftimiades and Maria
- 2001 – Amy Fisher: Anatomy of a Scandal: The Myth, the Media and the Truth Behind the Long Island Lo*ita Story by Dominguez and Pier
What is Amy Fisher net worth?
Fisher has been through it all; from a prison sentence to getting a career for herself after prison, who would have thought? But it did work out for her. So, what is her net worth?
According to popularnetworth.com, Amy Fisher net worth is estimated to be $1 million, according to online sources, while her salary is unknown.
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