A promotional shoot has turned bloody for an adult entertainer was attacked by a shark off the coast of Florida.
Molly Cavalli was swimming with the predators in a protective cage when she was bitten on the ankle, requiring 20 stitches.
The performer, who works with sex cam website CamSoda, was being recorded for a video to promote a hardware protection device, when the custom made cage proved not so effective.
The video shows Cavalli stepping into the cage, moments before a lemon shark swam up to her and entered through an opening, biting down on her leg.
The reaction was captured on video, with Cavalli quickly emerging out of the water, with the camera crew standing above on the boat, unaware of the shark attack.
The actress has since shared an update on social media reporting she was recovering well after the close encounter.
“Thanks for your well wishes guys. I’m totally fine. It’s not as bad as it seems. I’m healing quickly. It was still an amazing experience. Much love to my @camsoda team for taking good care of me,” she wrote.
CamSoda vice president DarRen Press said in a statement Cavalli was bitten when when she saw the shark approaching and her foot rose above the protective net and was bitten.
“During the broadcast, a shark approached the cage which made Molly nervous. She swam up to the surface as the shark approached.
“Our intention was to have Molly quickly dive into the shark cage with the camera and begin broadcasting as lemon sharks circled nearby. From what we gathered, lemon sharks are predominantly docile and relatively harmless,” Mr Press said.