Between 19 she starred with animals in over 40 movies.
In this genre, Joensen drew special attention worldwide as the Boar Girl, a reputation earned from her live performances with swine, as well as her participation in films shot with pigs on her own breeding centre.
At the age of 12, she was possibly raped by a stranger in a railway station On returning home to tell her mother, she was beaten and blamed for the incident.
Seeking a means to retaliate, she vowed to her mother that when she grew up she would have sex with boars, commenting in interview that her mother was "so shocked, she thought I was allied to the Devil".
Initially, after leaving home at 15, Joensen found work on a farm in a conservative area of Denmark.