With a French and Cuban background, the American writer first delivered her intimacy in a journal from the age of 11 – a long letter to her absent father but also an analysis of her tormented adolescence. In 1924, after having married Hugh Guiler, she settled in Paris where she once again confided her secrets in a journal to free herself from the boredom of her domestic life. In 1930, she met the American writer, Henry Miller and his wife, June, and therefore began the most fruitful period of her life that fuelled her intimate writings, exploring sexuality and eroticism. In 1966, her journal was published and Anais Nin became a star – the first feminine author to have dared to write about the mysteries of women's sexuality and desire. She pushed her boldness further when she published erotic books during the 1970s – a doll-like lady of seventy who spoke the crude words of sensuality. Because she had written about feminine desire like no one else before, Anais Nin was often seen as an avant-garde feminist.