Amy Fisher: Family, net worth, life story, Joey Buttafuoco, latest updates

Amy Fisher: Family, net worth, life story, Joey Buttafuoco, latest updates

Amy Fisher is an American author, webcam model and actress. She came into the limelight after shooting and wounding Mary Jo Buttafuoco, the wife of her statutory rapist.

Amy Fisher
Amy Fisher during Presents the 2006 Lingerie Bowl at Los Angels Memorial Coliseum. Photo: Michael Tran
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The American author was charged with first-degree attempted murder at trial in 1992. She pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated assault. As a result, she was sentenced to seven years imprisonment.

Amy Fisher profile summary

  • Full name: Amy Elizabeth Fisher
  • Date of birth: 21st August 1974
  • Place of birth: Merrick, New York
  • Age: 46 years (as of 2021)
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Marital status: Divorced
  • Ex-spouse: Lou Bellera
  • Profession: American writer
  • Net worth: $200,000

Amy Fisher biography

The author was born on 21st August 1974 in Merrick, New York. Amy Fisher's parents are Eliot Fisher (father) and Roseann Fisher (mother). Her father was Jewish, while her mother was a mixture of different ethnicities, including English.

Amy Fisher's family details, such as her siblings and upbringing, are unknown to the public. After elementary school, she joined Kennedy High School in Bellmore, New York. There are no details about her higher education nor the level attained.


Amy started her career as a columnist for the Long Island Press. She has also starred in several films about her life. Her career in books and movies is as follows:

Books by Amy Fisher

  • 1994 - Amy Fisher: My Story by Fisher, Amy with Sheila Weller
  • 2004 - If I Knew Then by Fisher, Amy & Robbie Woliver

Books about Amy Fisher

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Amy Fisher during Amy Fisher Signs Copies Of Her New Book, "If I Knew Then" at Barnes And Noble in New York City. Photo: Carvalho
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  • 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

Movies about Amy Fisher

  • 1992 - Amy Fisher: My Story
  • 1993 - Casualties of Love: The "Long Island Loi*ta" Story
  • 1993 - The Amy Fisher Story

The New York Post published an article in October 2007 alleging that Amy's husband, Lou Bellera, had sold the couple's sex tape to Red Light District Video in Los Angeles, California. The video company offered a press statement about its intentions to release the couple's sex tape.

This was followed by a series of events and occurrences as follows:

  • 31st October 2007 - Various internet sites posted nudes of Amy from the sex tape.
  • 1st November 2007 - Red Light District Video released a teaser clip of the author while showering and sunbathing.
  • 6th November 2007 - The author sued Red Light District and David Joseph (the owner) for infringing copyrights, and other damages.
  • January 2008 - She announced settling the company's issue and agreeing to do a related promotional clip.
  • 4th January - She did the promotional video clip appearance at Retox in New York City.
  • 6th March 2008 - She guest appeared on the Stern show.

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.

Amy Fisher life story and Joey Buttafuoco affair

The author was 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.

The crime and arrest

Amy Fisher
Amy Fisher, 17, from Merrick, Long Island is arrested for the attempted murder of Mary Jo Buttafuoco. Photo: Paul DeMaria
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Amy purchased a 0.25 calibre handgun. She was assisted by a Brooklyn auto supply salesman named Peter Guagenti, who played the getaway driver's role. She went to Joey's house, where his wife, Mary Jo Buttafuoco, answered the door.

The two held 15 minutes heated argument, after which she pulled the trigger and shot her in the head twice. She went back to the car and drove off. Luckily, her neighbours called for an ambulance, and she was rushed to the hospital, where the doctors managed to save her life.

After regaining consciousness, Mary Buttafuoco recognized Amy from a picture. She was arrested and charged with attempted murder. On 23rd September 1992, she accepted a plea bargain and pleaded guilty to first-degree assault.


On 2nd December 1992, she was sentenced to 5 to 15 years imprisonment at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. After serving her term for seven years, the Nassau County Court Judge granted her parole. As a result, her period was shortened to a maximum of ten years.

According to the judge, the author was not appropriately represented during the 1992 guilty plea. Therefore, she was immediately eligible for parole. Later, the author sued Joey for rape.

The case was re-opened after the author accused him of rape in February 1993. She testified against him and also offered hotel receipts as part of the evidence. He was charged with statutory rape since she was 16 years old at that time. In October 1993, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four months in prison.

Life after prison

After serving her sentence, she began her career as an author, webcam model and adult film actress. She also reunited with Joey and Mary Buttafuoco on different occasions. In 2006, Mary and Amy came together in Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. On the other hand, Amy and Joey reunited during the Lingerie Bowl for the coin toss.

Is Amy Fisher with Joey Buttafuoco? No, she is not. However, they met for dinner in Port Jefferson, Long Island, to develop a reality TV show. In June and July 2011, she starred in the 5th season of the reality-TV series, Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew.

Husband and children

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Amy Fisher and husband Lou Bellera attend the "Amy Fisher: Caught on Tape" release party held at Retox club. Photo: Joe Kohen
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The American adult film actress was married to Louise Bellera. The duo tied the knot in 2003 and stayed happily married for 12 years before calling it quits. The couple separated in 2015 and had three children together. Details about Amy Fisher's kids, such as their names and whereabouts, are not publicly known.

Amy Fisher net worth

Amy has had a successful career in the entertainment industry as a pornographic actress, writer and model. She has not disclosed her salary, but she has an estimated net worth of $200, 000

Latest updates

Is Amy Fisher still incarcerated? No, she is not. After completing her sentence, she moved back to Florida with her husband and children.

Later on, her marriage ended in divorce, and thus she relocated to Long Island together with her kids. So far, she has made several appearances on various TV shows and segments. She also legally changed her name.

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