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  Tom Petty - Free Fallin' (1989)

I worked as a Professional Actress and Model in London, Tokyo, and Los Angeles throughout the 1980's and early 90's before turning my attention to the other side of the camera. I have been a member of S.A.G and A.F.T.R.A since 1988 thanks to a Wrigley's Spearmint Gum commercial. I was also featured in the music video for Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" in 1989. You can watch it right here by clicking on the slideshow images. I am currently working as a professional photographer in Las Cruces, New Mexico. My client list includes Belle Magazine, Miss New Mexico USA and Miss Teen New Mexico USA, the Mayor's Top Teen Magazine, and many more. I enjoy working with aspiring models and actors, and I am especially fond of photographing children and families. Please visit my photo galleries to view a small sampling of my work.

Cristal Mitchell - My first photoshoot at age 12

My First Professional Photoshoot at age 12 with Peggy Sirota

I have had a passion for art, fashion, and photography for as long as I can remember and I began my professional modeling career when I was only twelve years old. The first image you see here is from my very first photoshoot with Peggy Sirota. The original was almost totally destroyed, but my husband, Donovan Stevens, restored it for me in honor of my beautiful daughter, Micaela Rose, on her twelfth birthday. She is currently pursuing her own dream of becoming a professional model, actress, and singer. I could not be any more proud of her.

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   My First Time in the Studio

I am still acting from time to time. I had a great role in a film, Light of Darkness, not too long ago. The director, Marco Martinez, is amazing. They are still working on the cgi, but I have seen the trailer and I am very impressed with the lighting and cinematography. You can view some of my scenes by clicking on the images in the filmstrip below.

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Cristal Mitchell - Photoshoot with Steve Ellison

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