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Celeste (born May 3, 1972) is an American former pornographic actress who appeared in approximately 175 films from 1992-2003. According to pornographic director, John Stagliano, she initially worked a scene for him before undergoing rhinoplasty and breast augmentation surgery and becoming a Vivid Girl from 1992-1995.
Celeste was married to a fellow actor, Woody Long, and later had a child with pornographic director, Paul Norman.
Ava Devine is the stage name of an American pornographic actress.
Hannah Harper called Devine the "lady of the lake" of porn, in that she embodies the myth of the promiscuous woman willing to have sex with anyone at any time.
In 2005, Ava had what she called "malpractice surgery" which put a hold on her film career. In October 2005, she underwent breast reduction surgery and had a lift, reducing her bust to 36DD. She resumed working in January 2006 with plans to continue.
August (born September 13, 1981) is the stage name of an American pornographic actress and nude model.
August is of German and Mexican descent. She was born in Oxnard, California. She was a cheerleader in high school and worked at a optician's office.
She entered the adult film industry in 2001 at the age of around 20; since then, she has appeared in over 300 movies.
Kostas Gousgounis (Gr: Κώστας Γκουσγκούνης) (born 1931 in Larissa, Greece) is a legendary figure of 1970s and 1980s Greek pornography. A few of his films were in the genre of hardcore pornography.
Gousgounis (or Gouzgounis) is considered the foremost male figure of 1970s Greek pornography and the best known of 1980s along with Paulos Karanikolas. He has appeared in cult classics such as O Idonoblepsias (The Peeping Tom) and Sklavos (Slave). A retired pornographer for a long time, in 1996 he appeared in the award-winning Nikolas Triantafyllidis film Radio Moscow to be followed by The Overcoat (1997) and Mavro Gala (Black Milk, 2000). He has also made a guest appearance in the popular Greek comedy series Tis Elados Ta Pedia (Greece's Boys). Gousgounis was the honored person in the 3rd Festival of Cult Greek Cinema, which was on February 14, 2005.
Gousgounis has starred in many movies during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. In Greek every-day language, Gousgounis is used as a euphemism for "a male who has lots of sex". He starred in Kazantzakis' Christ Recrucified a Greek TV series.
Nikki Jayne (born Samantha Haywood; June 10, 1985 in Manchester, England) is the pseudonym of a pornographic actress who grew up in Wigan, England.
Born in Manchester, she grew up in the Wigan suburb of Beech Hill and attended St John Fisher High. She also, with the help of some of her friends, ran the tea club at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Springfield, but quit that in her early teens after discovering other things in life. When she was 18, she had a breast implant operation and went from a 34A to a 34C. After leaving school, she attended a local F.E. college and studied performing arts, business studies and psychology. but quit after just three months. She then got a job selling advertising for the Wigan Reporter newspaper, where she worked for three-and-a-half years. After quitting that, Haywood worked part-time as a fitness instructor while at the same time working as a glamour model. Contrary to some reports, Jayne is not a Wiccan; this is partly due to a mix-up from people misreading Wigan.
In 2007, Nikki Jayne visited the ETO Show in Birmingham, where she worked modelling evening gowns. While there, she was introduced to Gazzman and Dave from Harmony Films Three days
Lolo Ferrari, born Eve Valois ((1963-02-09)February 9, 1963 – March 5, 2000), was a French dancer, sex star, pornographic actress, actress and singer billed as "the woman with the largest breasts in the world" though their size was artificially achieved.
She entered the international limelight in 1995 and appeared in the French Guinness Book of World Records in 1996 and again in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1999. Her death in 2000 was initially ruled a suicide, but suspicions remained that her husband may have been involved. He was cleared in 2007.
Born in Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme, France, Eve Valois was raised in the resort town of La Baule. She often talked about an unhappy childhood, with her father absent and her mother disliking her. As a teenager, she obtained a few modelling jobs.
In 1988, she married Eric Vigne, a former drug dealer 15 years her senior who had just been released from prison. She then started to work as a model with her husband as manager. She also worked as a prostitute and her husband was arrested for being her pimp.
Encouraged by her husband, beginning in 1990 Eve underwent numerous plastic surgery operations to create a 180-centimetre
Brittany Andrews is the stage name of Michelle Barry, an American pornographic actress, exotic dancer and film producer. She is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame.
She worked in a Milwaukee beauty supply company before starting her career as an exotic dancer. After doing photo shoots for men's magazines, she began her career in adult film after meeting Jenna Jameson in 1995, during a photo shoot for Hustler magazine in Jamaica.
In December 2003, Brittany Andrews was appointed to the Women In Adult (WIA) Board of Directors as the Talent Liaison.
In addition to her adult film work she hosts several cable TV shows, including Playboy TV and Talking Blue, which she co-produces. At her self-owned Britco Pictures studio, Andrews starred in, directed and produced pornographic movies such as the strap-on movie Brittany's Bitch Boys, and Lesbians in Lust.
Andrews has promoted using a condom for hardcore sex scenes.
In 2007, Andrews was featured on an episode of The Tyra Banks Show, where she discussed webcam girls.
In February 2008, Andrews retired from porn, and held a Presidents Day party announcing that she was moving to New York to attend film school at the New York Film Academy. However
Mark Davis (born on 6 August 1965, in Essex, England, United Kingdom) is a British pornographic actor, a pornographic film director, and an exotic dancer.
Though Davis was born in Essex, Mark and his family moved to Toronto, Canada in 1981. After graduating from high school, he moved to Los Angeles to shoot a Playgirl pictorial. From 1984 to 1988, Davis was employed as a stripper for the "Chippendale" dancers. In January 1993, Mark began his career in adult films.
In 2004 Davis was inducted into the XRCO Hall of Fame. and is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame.
On the 28th September 2012, Mark announced via Facebook his retirement from the Industry.
Nikki Benz (born December 11, 1981) is the stage name of a pornographic actress and Penthouse Pet who was selected as the 2011 Pet of the Year. Benz resides in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Nikki Benz entered the adult film industry by contacting an adult film director shortly before her 21st birthday. She signed with Pleasure Productions in January 2003 and made her first on-screen sex scene in Strap On Sally 20 with Gina Lynn, and her first boy-girl scene with Ben English in The Sweetest Thing. After completing her contract, Benz moved to Los Angeles and signed with Jill Kelly Productions in September 2004. Benz signed a contract with TeraVision in September 2005.
Benz has been featured in many popular adult magazines including Penthouse, High Society, Genesis, Fox, OUI, Cheri, Hustler, Club and Club International. She is the Penthouse Pet of the Month for April 2010, and was also the magazine's cover girl and feature in the May 2008 issue. Benz was named Penthouse Pet of the Year 2011.
She hosted a show on KSEX called Contract Superstars alongside Lacie Heart, Ashley Steele, Stormy Daniels and Tyler Faith, but quit citing "time constraints". Along with Lisa Ann and Sean
John Allen Stagliano (born November 29, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois), also known as Buttman, is an American entrepreneur, pornographic actor, producer and director, who founded and owns the Evil Angel pornographic film studio.
Stagliano grew up in the Chicago suburbs, and attended high school from 1965 to 1969. He enrolled in college, but dropped out in 1969 for several semesters. He then went back to college and studied subjects including English, journalism, and engineering, before transferring to UCLA to major in economics. He originally planned to get an economics Ph.D. and become a professor. He then switched to studying theater, playwriting, modern, and jazz dance, partly because there were more women in those classes.
In the 1970s, he wrote erotic fiction for a small newspaper, and did some softcore modeling. He made his debut in a hardcore pornographic film in an 8mm loop in 1974. In 1979, he was looking for dancing jobs in Hollywood. He replied to an advertisement in the Daily Variety looking for male strippers for the new Chippendales show. He performed with the group four or five nights a week for the next four years. In 1982, when he was 30, he began publishing a small
Ed Powers (born Mark Krinsky; October 25, 1954) is an American director, producer and actor of hardcore pornographic films. He owns his own production company, Ed Powers Productions.
Powers was born in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his Dirty Debutantes series, which features amateur female performers, many never having acted in porn before, performing masturbation, sex with male performers, and occasionally lesbian scenes.
The Dirty Debutantes series has introduced many new actresses like Nadia Nyce and helped those already in the business get noticed. Jamie Gillis was initially a co-producer on the series. Marylin Star's first film was More Dirty Debutantes 30, released in 1994. Leanni Lei's first movie was in 1997 for Powers. She had been inspired to become a pornstar after watching a film starring Mimi Miyagi, who also made her debut with Powers. Aurora Snow's first film was More Dirty Debutantes 152. He filmed the debut of Lacey Duvalle in More Black Dirty Debutantes 27, as well as twice filming scenes with former Family Matters child star Jaimee Foxworth (as Crave). In 2001 Sunrise Adams made her debut in More Dirty Debutantes 186. She later referred to the
Racquel Darrian (born Kelly Jackson on July 21, 1968 in Hutchinson, Kansas) is an American former pornographic actress.
She started her career as a nude model posing for lesbian-themed photoshoots. When she crossed over to adult film, she initially performed only in "all-girl" scenes. As offers increased for her to participate in heterosexual scenes, she began working onscreen with Derrick Lane (whom she married in 1994). She signed an exclusive contract with Vivid Video; eventually tiring of constantly working with Lane, she insisted on working with other men. Darrian divorced from Derrick Lane in 2000.
Darrian is sometimes referred to as the "brunette goddess of porn".
She was the October 1990 Penthouse Pet of the Month, as Kelly Jackson, and in Playboy's 1996 pictorial "Strippers".
She currently lives in Las Vegas.
Brigitta Bulgari (born Brigitta Kocsis, 29 September 1982), is a Hungarian pornographic actress and fashion model.
Bulgari grew up athletic, competing in triathlons from age 15 to 19. She started modeling during her first year of college, where she was studying to become a lawyer. She left college in Budapest three years before graduation, and went to Milan, Italy to model. She was approached with an offer to perform in an adult film during a photo shoot in a gym. Her first pornographic film was Fashion (2003), which also included her first sex with a woman.
In October 2005, Bulgari gained publicity by streaking an Italian football game between Piacenza and Catanzaro, clad only in briefs and a man's necktie. She was arrested, but ended up posing for a naked picture with a police officer.
Bulgari works in Milan and Rome, Italy, and lives in Budapest, Hungary. She owns two cats and a dog. She speaks English and Italian in addition to her native language, Hungarian. She is also a testimonial model for Italian clothes company NO.LI.TA. Bulgari was Penthouse Pet of the Month in May 2004 and Playmate of the Year for 2004 in Hungary. She won the Eroticline Award in 2005 for Best
Julia Bond (born February 26, 1987 in Long Beach, California, United States) is an American pornographic actress and singer/rapper.
Originally from Long Beach, California, Bond entered the adult film industry in 2005 when she turned 18.
Bond appeared in the May 18, 2005 "Jay Walking" segment of The Tonight Show. In 2005 she collaborated with DJ Bijal to release a pornography-enhanced mixtape dubbed Sex Sells.
Bond appeared in a July 26, 2006 episode of The Jerry Springer Show titled "A Porn Star and an Angry Mom!".
Sophie Dee (born 17 January 1984) is a Welsh hardcore pornographic actress. She entered the adult film industry in 2005, and has since appeared in over 300 movies.
She initially attended school in Wales, moved to England for a while, but later moved back to Wales to finish secondary school. After leaving school she had various jobs, such as working in cafes and selling products door-to-door. She later became a lapdancer and stripper in Birmingham, and was eventually offered a topless modelling job in the UK newspaper The Daily Sport. She worked as a Page Three girl for about a year and a half.
In January 2005, she moved to California to start her adult film career and to date has starred in over 300 movies. She specialises in interracial sex and has become a prominent figure in this sector of the industry. Subsequently she had breast enlargement surgery which took her from a C-cup to a DD-cup.
Nina Hartley (born Marie Louise Hartman; March 11, 1959) is an American pornographic actress, pornographic film director, sex educator, feminist, and author.
Hartley was born in Berkeley, California to a Lutheran father and a Jewish mother whose family was from Alabama. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the youngest of four children, with an older sister and two older brothers. Her parents converted to Buddhism when she was young. After graduating from high school in 1977, she attended San Francisco State University's undergraduate nursing school and graduated magna cum laude in 1985. She is a registered nurse.
In 1982, during her sophomore year of nursing school, she started working as a stripper at Mitchell Brothers O'Farrell Theater. She made her foray into the world of pornographic movies during her junior year, in 1984. Her debut performance was in the film Educating Nina, which was produced and directed by the veteran porn star Juliet Anderson (better known as "Aunt Peg"), and this proved to be a massive hit.
She stated in an interview that she chose the name "Nina" because it was easy for Japanese tourists to say during the time she was a dancer in San
Alicia Alighatti (June 21, 1984) is the stage name of an American pornographic actress. She took her stage name after Dante Alighieri.
After high school, she studied international relations and French at a junior college.
John Strong (born April 9, 1969 in Russian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Russian Ukrainian pornographic actor and director residing in America. He moved to the US as a child and is a naturalized citizen of the United States.
He was a featured director and actor for Anabolic Video in 2003 before moving over to Red Light District Video and Platinum X where he could own his own movies, John Strong Productions.
Jenna Jameson (born Jenna Marie Massoli; April 9, 1974) is an American entrepreneur and former pornographic actress, who has been called the world's most famous adult-entertainment performer and "The Queen of Porn." She started acting in erotic videos in 1993 after having worked as a stripper and glamour model. By 1996, she had won the "top newcomer" award from each of the three major adult movie organizations. She has since won more than 20 adult video awards, and has been inducted into both the X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) and Adult Video News (AVN) Halls of Fame.
Jameson founded the adult-entertainment company ClubJenna in 2000 with Jay Grdina, whom she later married and divorced. Initially a single website, this business expanded into managing similar websites of other stars and began producing sexually explicit videos in 2001. The first such movie, Briana Loves Jenna (with Briana Banks), was named at the 2003 AVN Awards as the best-selling and best-renting pornographic title for 2002. By 2005, ClubJenna had revenues of US$30 million with profits estimated at half that. Advertisements for her site and films, often bearing her picture, have towered on a 48-foot-tall
Sarah Blake (born August 21, 1980 in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA) is a pornographic actress who entered the industry in around 2003, and specializes in fetish work.
When Blake first entered the adult scene she only intended to dabble in the area for thirty days. Blake also worked for Steve Lightspeed for a couple years under the name "Little Troublemaker" and also did work for FTV Girls. She stated in an interview that "My plan was to go to LA, have a wild adventure, and come back home and go to college. When I went to LA, everything was fantastic and I ended up staying and moving out there." In a May 14, 2008 post on her website, Blake indicated that she had taken a several month hiatus to have breast augmentation surgery.
Demi Delia (born November 15, 1967) is an American pornographic actress.
She became a Playboy model in 1992 and appeared in Playboy Girls Of The Summer and Playboy Lingerie. Delia appeared on Baywatch in 1992 and Robbery Homicide Division in 2002. She went on to make several calendars, catalogs and became a swimsuit model, appearing in car and boat magazines.
In June 2009, Delia and her two children began starring in a reality web series entitled Mommy XXX on Crackle.
Luc Wylder (born November 17, 1958 in New Jersey) is Roman Catholic of Irish and French heritage, an American producer, director, digital cinematographer, pornographic actor and webmaster. Wylder also owns and operates Fallen Angel Video.
Wylder began making underground fetish films in the late 1980s. His first release was titled “Backlash”, which lead to a booming career, including box cover appearances featuring Master Luc Wylder.
Wylder began directing, producing and performing for some of the top adult film companies including Fallen Angel, Adam and Eve, Hustler, Sin City, and Bizarre. Referred to as the thinking man’s porn producer, Luc was heavily influenced by director Bruce Seven’s style. Wylder's stylistic approach combined fetishism, top notch talent, and well-executed scenes, styles which he is known for.
The fetish industry’s premier male dominant, Wylder appeared in hundreds of videos, during the 1990s working for Bizarre, Starmaker, and Gotham Gold.
Wylder went on to produce the world’s first reality based adult stripper series The Dirty Dancers. He also went on to produce the award winning creampie series called Internal Affairs, featuring real life couples having
Wendy Williams is a transsexual pornographic actress and model from the United States.
She grew up in Pikeville, Kentucky and in her own words "grew up on food stamps and charity". Her family worked in the local coal mines. Her great-grandmother took her when Williams was in the sixth grade due to her father's alcoholism. Williams graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication.
In 2000 she was working in gay clubs doing drag shows when a friend showed her some of the websites of solo transsexuals such as Meghan Chavalier. That prompted her to set up her own website which did not have any nudity initially. Williams did not shoot her first nude photo shoot until 2002. In 2003 Williams met up with Joanna Jet while shooting a scene for her Jet Set series of DVDs. Jet began mentoring Williams by showing her the steps needed to produce a DVD for distribution. Williams began shooting her own series of videos for Jet's company called Wendy’s Wild Shemales. Williams formed her own production company in 2005.
Since forming the company she moved back to Kentucky and continued to produce and direct for Hot Wendy Productions. In 2010 she was
Darla Crane (born May 21, Los Angeles, California) is an American pornographic actress and producer.
Crane made her modeling debut in 1990, appearing in softcore bondage, tickling fetish and foot fetish videos, mostly for the companies Harmony Concepts and FM Concepts. She performed in several big-bust themed catfight and sensual wrestling videos for the company Napali Video.
Crane has been featured in multiple periodicals, including Leg Show, Bondage Life, Skin Two, and DDI.
After winning first-place fetishwear awards at "Fetish Ball III" (Los Angeles-1993) and "Fetish Ball IV" (Los Angeles-1994), Crane was asked to be the poster girl for "Fetish Ball V" (Los Angeles-1995).
In 1996, Crane modeled for modern pin-up artist Olivia De Berardinis, who presented Crane with an original painting of herself adorned in a mermaid costume. Several trading cards and greeting cards feature Olivia's paintings of Crane.
Crane has remained active both in front of, and behind the camera. In 1997, she accepted a position with Close-Up Entertainment, Inc. producing, directing, and editing bondage and discipline themed videos. She eventually became responsible for much of the company's advertising and
Brooke Haven (born November 25, 1979) is an American pornographic actress.
Haven grew up in Sonora, California and lived there until she turned 19, when she moved to San Francisco to start working as a stripper. She worked at a club called Deja Vu for three and a half years. Haven then moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where she remained with her stripper career.
While working in Phoenix, she met and befriended future porn star Lexie Marie. They both appeared on Playtime magazine and were invited to attend the porn convention Erotica LA in Los Angeles where she made some contacts in the adult industry. Haven thought about becoming a porn star and traveled to Los Angeles to spend a weekend with her friend Lexie Marie, who by the time had begun working in the adult industry. Soon after that, she moved to Los Angeles to start working in porn and on October 12, 2004 shot her first porn movie.
Haven has now worked in over 190 pornographic movies. Haven is under a non-exclusive contract with the studio Vicious Media which allows her to work for other companies as well. She also directs her own pornographic movies.
In 2011, Brooke Haven began making a breakthrough into mainstream film and
Buck Angel is a female-to-male (FTM) transsexual, adult film producer and performer, and JRBM icon. He is also founder of Buck Angel Entertainment, as a vehicle to produce media projects. He received the 2007 JRBM Award as Transsexual Performer of the Year, and works as an advocate, educator, lecturer and writer.
According to his website, Angel was a pronounced tomboy as a child and adolescent. Unaware of the existence of treatments for gender dysphoria such as hormone replacement therapy, he lived for years as a female, during which time he took drugs and drank alcohol. Though he was profitably employed as a professional model, he has stated that he was generally dissatisfied with his identity and existence, and "was not loving life".
Angel began to produce and star in his own line of adult films (Buck Angel Entertainment). As he had not had any genital surgery and still possessed a vulva, he was able to create a unique niche, calling himself "The Man With a Pussy". He also coined the phrase "It's not what's between your legs that defines you; it's what people put betwixt your legs that defines you."
In 2005, he also became the first FTM to be featured in an all-male porn film
Jesse Capelli (born May 21, 1979) is a Canadian adult model and a pornographic actress. She is bisexual.
She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and described herself as a "real tomboy" when younger. In April 2004 she was the Penthouse Pet of the Month. Capelli has also modeled for other men's magazines, including Perfect 10 and the UK magazine Men's World.
Capelli performs exclusively in girl/girl scenes for ClubJenna and has appeared in adult videos, including fetish titles such as Jesse Loves Pain (2007). In addition to her work in the adult entertainment industry Capelli had a recurring role on the television series Battle Dome and has appeared mainstream feature films such as Van Wilder and Not Another Teen Movie.
Marina Hedman Bellis, also known as Marina Frajese, Marina Lotar and Marina Lothar (September 29, 1944 in Göteborg, Sweden) is a Swedish retired pornographic and mainstream actress.
Hedman, who previously was a well-known model, arrived in Italy as wife of an Italian journalist, Paolo Frajese, who in 1965 had gone to Sweden for a number of television reports. In 1976 she made her film debut with a small uncredited role in Lucio Fulci's sex comedy La pretora (My Sister In Law), starring Edwige Fenech. Later in 1976, she played a minor role in Emanuelle in America, appearing in her first hardcore scene. Then Hedman also appeared in the RAI show Carosello and posed for the Italian issue of Playboy Magazine. In 1979 she played a major role in Joe D'Amato's Immagini di un convento ("Images in a Convent"), an adaptation of La Religieuse.
Throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, Hedman had supporting roles in mainstream films such as Primo Amore (1978) for Dino Risi and La città delle donne (City of Women) (1980) for Federico Fellini, as well as leading roles in pornographic cinema, in which she was considered one of the first Italian divas. 1984 and 1985 were prolific years for her,
Sasha Grey (born Marina Ann Hantzis; March 14, 1988) is an American actress, model and musician, and former pornographic actress. Later in her adult film career, she was profiled by several popular culture magazines and television programs. She won several AVN Awards between 2007 and 2010, and has also been featured in music videos and advertising campaigns.
After her feature film debut as the lead in Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience, she shifted her focus to acting, starring in the black comedy/horror film Smash Cut as April Carson, as well as having a supporting role in season 7 of HBO's Entourage. She has also appeared in independent films Quit, The Girl from the Naked Eye, Life, and Mark Pellington's I Melt With You. She is a member of aTelecine, an industrial music band.
Grey was born and raised in North Highlands, California, to a working-class family. Her mother worked for the state of California and her father is a mechanic. Her ancestry includes Greek, Irish, and Polish. Her parents divorced when she was 5 and subsequently she was raised by her mother, who remarried in 2000. She's stated that while her parents hated her involvement in the adult industry, they
Seymore Butts (born Adam Glasser; March 18, 1964) is an American pornographic film director, producer and occasional star who has produced hundreds of films in the "gonzo" genre of pornography (faux reality-based adult material).
Butts was born to a Jewish family in The Bronx, New York. After making several appearances as a supporting actor in the late 1980s, including a role in an early "Buttman" video by John Stagliano (Buttman's Ultimate Workout, 1991), Glasser adopted the popular gag name Seymore Butts ("see more butts") as a pseudonym and began producing his own videos in the early 1990s after founding the Seymore, Inc. studio. The Seymore Butts series won "Best Gonzo Series" at the 1999 and 2000 AVN Awards.
During 2001-02, Glasser was the focus of an obscenity-based court case, People of the State of California v. Adam Glasser, et al. over the depiction of vaginal fisting in his 1999 video Tampa Tushy Fest 1, even though the film won the "Best All-Girl Sex Scene - Video" award at the 2000 AVN Awards. Glasser pleaded not guilty to violating California Penal Code Sections 311.2(a), "production, distribution or exhibition of obscene matter"; and 311.5, "advertising or promoting
Mike South, (born December 26, 1957), is an American pornographic actor, director, blogger and pornography gossip columnist.
Prior to entering adult entertainment, he worked as a computer scientist at NASA.
Two of the films he directed have won AVN Awards for Best Amateur Release - Southern Belles 4 in 1997 and Southern Belles 8 in 1998.
In May 2007 South underwent surgery to remove a nerve-sheath tumor.
Vanessa del Rio (b. March 31, 1952) is a retired American pornographic actress.
Vanessa del Rio was born Ana Maria Sanchez and raised in Harlem, New York, the daughter of immigrants from Cuba and Puerto Rico. Her mom would take her to see movies of Isabel Sarli whom Vanessa credits as a big influence in her life. She left a job as a computer programmer in her early 20s and became "a waitress, then barmaid, then go-go dancer" becoming a porn actress because "they paid $150 a day, which was exactly my half of the rent".
Del Rio began appearing in adult films in 1974. In the span of about 25 years, del Rio has appeared in over 100 pornographic films and in several music videos, notably "Get Money" by Junior M.A.F.I.A.
Though del Rio retired from adult films in 1986, in part due to the AIDS scare prevalent at the time, she returned shortly thereafter, and continued her porn career until 1999. Afterwards, she remains somewhat active in the adult entertainment industry through her Web site and by making special appearances at award shows and conventions. During and after her porn career, she appeared on many TV shows as herself, including a 1996 episode of NYPD Blue.
In 2007, the German
Nikita Denise (born July 25, 1976 in Czechoslovakia) is a Czech pornographic actress and adult film director.
Denise moved from her native Czech Republic to Toronto in 1998 and began working on the Canadian strip club circuit. After meeting Jill Kelly at a local signing, she was given the phone number for Jim South. Her first scene was with Dillon Day in North Pole 13 in 2000.
In 2006, Denise made her directorial debut with the film Nikita's Extreme Idols. She also appeared in the film after taking over a year off from porn.
On July 24, 2006 Denise appeared on Inside the Porn Actor's Studio hosted by Richard Christy, a parody version of Inside the Actor's Studio. She also appeared on the August 15, 2002 episode of Howard Stern.
Denise has been featured in over 400 movies, and has won several adult industry awards including the AVN Award for Female Performer of the Year in 2002.
Tony Tedeschi is an American pornographic movie actor.
Before his pornography career, he worked as a deejay at the Foxy Lady strip club in Providence. He was spotted by Britt Morgan, who was performing there at the time, and shot his first porn scenes with her in 1990.
He starred in over 1,200 films between 1990 and 2012, and co-directed one, Late Night Sessions With Tony Tedeschi, with Bud Lee, in 2004. He was married to fellow porn star Tina Tyler from 1993 to 1994.
He appeared in the 1997 Paul Thomas Anderson film Boogie Nights. He was also a contestant on Win Ben Stein's Money (taped in December 2000, aired in April 2001).
In 2003, Tedeschi was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame.
Tedeschi has won a number of AVN Awards:
Tracey Adams (born June 7, 1959) is a former American pornographic actress. She appeared in over 300 movies during the 1980s and 90s, and is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame.
Adams attended community college near Baltimore, Maryland and became a radio disc jockey. Before entering porn she had attended broadcasting school, and one of the jobs she had was the midnight-to-6:00 a.m. disc jockey spot at the University of California-San Diego radio station. Uninterested in sex with men as a teenager, she did not lose her virginity until age twenty.
According to a 1991 article in the Los Angeles Times.
Although she is free-thinking, Adams is anything but the free-spirited sexual athlete her fans like to imagine. She worries about crime and overpopulation and drinks two vodkas medicinally each night to help her sleep. She sponsors two poverty-stricken children in foreign countries. Her rented bungalow in West Los Angeles might be the home of any anxious, PBS-watching, middle-level executive except for the catalog of her sex tapes hidden behind a wood plank on an upper shelf in a back room.
Simon James Honey (born 23 May 1956 in Sittingbourne, Kent), better known as Ben Dover, is an English pornographic actor, director and producer. He has also worked under other pseudonyms including Lyndsay Honey and Steve Perry.
Honey attended Borden Grammar School in his hometown of Sittingbourne in Kent. Following expulsion from school in 1973, he moved to Newquay where he got a job drumming in a cabaret band for the summer season and as a children's entertainer called "Uncle Simon".
Having previously played with artists such as Edison Lighthouse, White Plains and Artful Dodger as a session drummer, Honey joined Ian Mitchell's post-Bay City Rollers band The Ian Mitchell Band in May 1979, who despite not finding success in the UK or US, released three studio albums and toured extensively across Europe and Asia. After moving from drums to keyboard and despite a minor UK hit with "Small Ads" in April 1981 and changing their name to La Rox, the band split up in 1982. Honey has also claimed to have worked as a male stripper using the stage name, "Hot Rod" (due to his apparent likeness to Rod Stewart at the time), a cabaret singer using the stage name "Steve Jackson", and as a
Herschel Savage (born November 25, 1952) is an American pornographic actor and porn movie director.
He was born Herschel Cohen to Russian Jewish parents in New York City. He studied acting under Broadway actress Uta Hagen and renowned acting teacher Stella Adler. Savage initially sought a mainstream stage and screen career, however became disillusioned by the constant auditioning and competition for roles. Savage was introduced to the adult film producer R. Bolla in the late 1970s. He then became one of the biggest stars of the "Golden Age of Porn" in the 1970s and 80's. He appeared in the 1978 classic Debbie Does Dallas, for which he was paid about $150 a day. Some of the other big films he appeared in include Expose Me Now, Bodies in Heat and Rambone Does Hollywood. He left porn in 1988 and worked in sales and video distribution, also playing a few roles in local theater productions. He then returned to the industry in 1997.
Savage has also launched a fledgling career as a stand up comedian, and appears frequently on the reality TV series Family Business. He appeared as a guest during the fifth season of the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me, on an episode called The Proposal (2) which
Bunny Bleu (born June 1, 1964) is an American pornographic actress.
She was discovered by William Margold, and entered the porn business in 1983, initially working as a fluff girl. She later found work in films and worked alongside notables such as Traci Lords and Christy Canyon. For more than a decade until well into her twenties she was still cast as a teenager due to her youthful appearance. During the 80s she often played the role of a naive cheerleader, student or schoolgirl. In the mid-80s incest-themed film Unthinkable she played the sister of Scott Irish. Her hair was usually dyed blonde. She was known to be enthusiastic, but had trouble learning lines. After she starred in one of the first of Catalina Videos bisexual films, she had difficulty finding work in straight porn, as actors afraid of AIDS refused to work with her. Between 1983 and 1989 she performed in over 150 films. After leaving the industry in 1989 for three years she returned in 1992 after having breast enlargement surgery and changing her hair color to her natural auburn. After her comeback she performed in many anal sex scenes, which she had usually declined to do previously. She has commented that the
Cara Fawn (born July 18, 1978), also known by the stage name of Cheyenne Silver, is a former American pornographic actress. Born in San Clemente, California, she is of Native American (Cherokee, Choctaw), Franco-Irish heritage.
Fawn danced under the stage name Wildcat, a name she also used when she initially transitioned to adult films.
She has appeared in over 70 films, including No Man's Land, Fever, Secrets of the Flesh, Freshmen Fantasies, California Cocksuckers, The Wicked Temptress, Bloodrite, Pure Bliss, Third Date and This Girl's Life. She was under contract with Vivid Entertainment.
Fawn has also appeared on The Howard Stern Show, The Man Show and Wild On! and Shipmates. She was Penthouse magazine's Pet of the Month in December 2001. In 2004, she appeared in the mainstream movie, This Girl's Life. Cheyenne has been shooting more mainstream films and was able to get her SAG card.
On December 12, 2005, she was involved in a serious car accident resulting in severe fractures across her skull, below the brain, and behind the eyes. Due to internal bleeding in the brain, she was airlifted to a trauma center in Englewood, Colorado. On the 13th, she had surgery to relieve the
Jenteal (born June 26, 1976) is the stage name of a former American pornographic actress.
She had a brief appearance in the Jon Favreau/Vince Vaughn movie Made where she played the role of an erotic dancer and was credited under the name Reanna Rossi. Jenteal also appeared in an episode of the TV comedy program The Man Show, and two episodes of Playboy TV's The Helmetcam Show. She has at some time been a contract performer with Vivid Entertainment.
Michelle Bauer (born October 1, 1958 in Montebello, California) is an American B-movie actress, scream queen, pornographic actress, and bondage model.
Bauer was Penthouse magazine's Pet of the Month for July 1981.
Bauer also starred in the classic pornographic film Cafe Flesh (1982) under the name of Pia Snow. She states that she was happy to appear in the film, and on the covers of other X-rated films, but insisted on a double for the sex scenes. Bauer appeared in several other pornographic titles under her Pia Snow moniker, including Bad Girls, Bizarre People (in bondage gear), Nightdreams, and others.
Bauer's Penthouse centerfold appearance led to acting for the Playboy Channel and a film try-out for director Fred Olen Ray. Ray liked her audition, and offered her the part if she would be willing to dye her hair black. Her first B-movie was The Tomb (1986), it would be the first of many
Bauer is her married name, from her first husband. After they divorced, he filed a lawsuit requesting she not use it for her films. She tried appearing as Michelle McClellen, using the name of her second husband, in Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988), but the press resisted, so she returned to
Randy West (born Andrew Jay Abrams; October 12, 1947) is an American pornographic actor.
West grew up in New York City, and later moved to South Florida. He originally hoped to play professional baseball (though he did play baseball for the University of Miami), but he instead decided to pursue a career as a singer. He was lead singer for several rock bands over the course of ten years, and also worked as a nude art model. He then moved to California in 1979. Randy was also a member of Chippendale's dance company, and worked as stripper at private events from 1980 to 1992. For porn he went with the name Randy West instead of his original name.
West began his porn career in 1978, in the film Mystique. In August 1980 he posed as the centerfold model in Playgirl magazine; he was the first person who posed with an erection. Later he also was cast as Robert Redford's body double in the film Indecent Proposal. He has worked with numerous porn actresses early on in their careers, including Seka, Jenna Jameson and Tera Patrick. He was the first male performer to work with Victoria Paris and Ashlyn Gere. West's sexual performance has been likened to that of a "human pile driver." He has
Vince Vouyer, born John Alex Lefom on June 1, 1966, in Lowell, Massachusetts, United States, is a pornographic actor (porn star) and director. He is sometimes credited as Vince, Vince Voyeur, Vince Voyer or Vince Voyuer.
Vouyer moved to Los Angeles, California in 1989. He spent his first years in the western U.S. as a fork lift mechanic by day, and an adult strip dancer by night.
He became involved in making pornographic movies after meeting porn starlet Alicia Rio at a party. He appeared in his first sex scene on March 13, 1994. He has appeared in over 1,000 adult films since his debut in 1994.
When Vouyer first entered porn, he was known for several years for his very long hair, large penis size and chiseled body. These days he keeps a short hairstyle.
For many years, he worked mainly for Anabolic and Diabolic, porn companies that are connected to each other. After leaving Anabolic/Diabolic, he directed his own line of videos for Red Light District Video. Red Light District is the company that distributed the Paris Hilton porn video titled 1 Night in Paris. A scene directed by Vince Vouyer was featured in the special features on the 1 Night in Paris DVD, and was also included in
Diana Doll (born July 22, 1976 in Liptovský Mikuláš) is a Slovakian pornographic actress and model.
Doll was previously known as Sue Diamond, but changed her name due to being confused with fellow Slovak porn actress Suzie Diamond.
Aside from her activity on adult industry, Doll is also a former graphic designer.
Kaitlyn Ashley (born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a former American pornographic actress and a member of the AVN Hall of Fame. Kaitlyn Ashley retired from adult films in late 1997 and moved to Tennessee where she had a baby. Has no plans returning to the business.
Kaitlyn Ashley retired from adult films in late 1997 and moved to Tennessee where she had a baby. Has no plans returning to the business.
Audrey Bitoni (born August 16, 1986) is an American pornographic actress and model. She was nominated for the 2008 AVN Best New Starlet Award.
Audrey Bitoni was born on August 16, 1986 in Pasadena, California to an Italian/German/Spanish family. She currently resides in Los Angeles County.
She appeared on the cover of the November 2008 issue of Penthouse as well as being featured as the Pet of the Month. Bitoni was the cover girl for the November 2008 issue of Club International.
Cathy Barry (born 28 September 1967 in Bristol, England) is an English pornographic actress.
In 2004, Barry underwent a breast implant operation that was broadcast live on the Five show Cosmetic Surgery Live. It was reported as being the biggest breast enlargement operation to be performed in the UK. The surgeon performing the operation was later called before his hospital's ethics committee.
In 2006, she starred in the porn film The Affair with Omar Williams. Although some critics attacked the film for bad filming that made it look amateurish, other critics have praised the movie,.
Barry played herself in episode 6 of Unseen Skins on the Skins website. She sleeps with the character Chris Miles, and upon hearing about his love for his teacher she promises him a cheque for £700 so that he can pursue her on a school trip to Russia.
In 2007, Barry won the award for Best British Performer at the ETO Awards show. Later that year, Barry was nominated for Best Female Actress in the UK Adult Film Awards for her role in Cathy's Diaries 9. Although she did not win the award, she was given a lifetime achievement award at the 2007 UK Adult Film Awards.
In 2008 and 2011 Barry appeared on UK
John G "Jay" Grdina (born October 11, 1967) is an American businessman and pornographic actor. His family originates from Croatia. He is often credited under the stage name Justin Sterling.
Grdina was born in Ohio to a wealthy cattle ranching family who immigrated from Karlovac, Croatia. He spent portions of his grade school years at Naples Christian Academy (NCH) in Naples, FL and his high school years at Gilmour Academy, a prep school in Gates Mills, Ohio. He attended the University of San Diego majoring in business and psychology.
After school, Grdina pursued a variety of careers and business ventures until 1992, when he began investing in adult films directed by Michael Ninn. From 1995 to 1999, he wrote and directed several pornographic films in Ninn's style, often under the name 'Michael Santangelo, Justin Fine and Justin Sterling.
Grdina met Jenna Jameson, already a famous porn star, in 1998. They married in a Roman Catholic-style ceremony on June 22, 2003. The couple resided in Scottsdale, Arizona in a 6,700-square-foot (620 m) Spanish-style mansion purchased for $2 million in 2002. They later moved to Paradise Valley in a 10,000 sq ft (930 m) home for $4.5 million.
Scott Schwartz (born May 12, 1968) is a former child actor best known for his roles in The Toy and A Christmas Story.
Schwartz co-starred opposite Richard Pryor and Jackie Gleason in 1982's The Toy directed by Richard Donner. In 1982, Schwartz filmed Kidco directed by Ronald F. Maxwell. In 1983, he featured in the Christmas film A Christmas Story as Flick, who got his tongue stuck to a frozen pole. In 1985, Schwartz co-starred with Liza Minnelli, Corey Haim, and Jeffrey DeMunn in the television film A Time to Live.
Schwartz attended high school in 1982/3 and 1985/6 at Bridgewater Raritan HS West in Bridgewater, NJ, with future professional basketball player Eric Murdock. He moved on to attend the Professional Children's School from 1983 to 1985.
Since 1987, he has managed a sports and movie memorabilia collectibles store, Baseball Cards - Movie Collectibles Etc. with his father Dan Schwartz in Woodland Hills, California. Schwartz' father was Elvis Presley's US Army company clerk in Germany from 1958-1960.
In the 1990's, Schwartz worked in the adult film industry in minor, non-sexual roles, and behind the scenes in numerous administrative roles. After appearing in more than a dozen
Darren James (born February 25, 1964) is an American former pornographic actor who made worldwide headlines after testing positive for HIV. James tested positive on April 13, 2004. He is the first veteran actor to be infected since Tony Montana in 1999.
In an attempt to prevent a possible outbreak, an urgent search was initiated for potentially infected performers. The search and subsequent testing was conducted by the Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation, where James had received his diagnosis. It was concluded that James had possibly been infected while engaging in unprotected anal sex with Brazilian actress Bianca Biaggi during a scene for the video Split That Booty 2 in Rio de Janeiro.
Shock waves spread throughout the adult entertainment industry when it was discovered that three actresses who had worked with James shortly after his return to the United States had also become infected. These were Canadian newcomer Lara Roxx, Miss Arroyo and Czech-born Jessica Dee. Roxx had only entered the adult industry two months before contracting the virus. On learning about the HIV outbreak, she has said, "It totally made me realize how I trusted this system that wasn't to be
Cherokee (born January 12, 1976) is an American Hardcore Porn Star, pornographic director and nude model.
Raised in Erlanger, Kentucky, she began her career as a porn star at age 26. She has been active in the porn industry as early as late 2001/early 2002. In 2006 she began directing adult films, starting with the fetish release for Sinteractive entitled The Dominators 2. She is affiliated in more than 200 films with major adult film production companies, including Wicked Pictures, Vivid, and Jill Kelly Productions. At the 2004 Exotic Dancer Awards show, she won the Best New Feature award. She has stated that she is bisexual.
Melissa Harrington, aka Melissa Lincoln and Melissa Midwest, (born July 9, 1982) is an American pornographic actress, businesswoman and web developer. She has appeared in magazines including FHM, Gallery, Maxim, Hustler, Perfect 10, and Playboy, and was once attributed as the ninth most searched-for name on the internet. Widespread interest in several legal troubles led to her being labelled a "pornographic cause célèbre" in mainstream media.
Harrington created the "Melissa Midwest" amateur pornographic website "just for fun" at the age of 21. Within three years, the site had achieved a dominant position in the genre. Harrington continues to maintain the site. After the success of her own website, Melissa launched a contest to help find a similar girl that she could help make successful. This contest led her to meet Adrienne, and together, they created a successful website around her, SweetAdri. Melissa also started an online store, a personal appearance service, and sells self-produced DVDs.
Harrington has been arrested three times over nudity charges stemming from activities related to her website. In December 2003 Harrington was arrested and ticketed for public nudity.
Taylor Hayes (born January 14, 1975) is a former American pornographic actress. She took her pseudonym from Taylor Hayes, the fictional character played by Hunter Tylo on the The Bold and the Beautiful, an American soap opera of which a teenaged Hayes was an enthusiastic devotee.
Hayes was featured in Penthouse in 1994. She also was featured in a Hustler centerfold in 1995.
Later that same year Taylor moved to Los Angeles and began working for adult studio VCA Pictures. After a couple of adult film productions with VCA, she left to become one of the feature girls of gonzo pornographer Adam Glasser (also known as Seymore Butts).
Vivid Entertainment signed Hayes to an exclusive contract in 1997 during which time she made more than a dozen feature films.
Simultaneous with her Vivid engagement, Hayes also secured a recurring role on Playboy TV and further was depicted together with Jenna Jameson and Savanna Samson in the south of France in Vanity Fair magazine.
After several contentious years as a Vivid Girl, in 2002 Hayes retired from adult films. AVN Magazine nearly contemporaneously included Hayes in their list of the "Top 50 Porn Stars of All Time".
Hayes has made several
Danielle Foxxx (born November 27, 1979 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is an American post-op transsexual pornographic film actress.
Danielle Foxxx was the only child of a Brazilian mother and a German-American Father. Her parents moved to the U.S. when she was 14 years old. She started crossdressing when she was 16 and subsequently decided to undergo hormone replacement therapy with her mother's support. She claims she realized she was bisexual only after her affair with Ariana Jollee who, according to her, is the first cisgender woman with whom she had sex.
Foxxx looks up to many trans women such as Candis Cayne, Erica Andrews, Mimi Marks, Monica Munro, Vicki Richter and Roberta Close.
Foxxx used to be known as a drag queen named Holly Gramm. She worked in a place called Diva's as a bartender/dancer. During that time, she was Miss Gay San Francisco when she was a drag queen. She made several appearances on Maury and Ricki Lake. She even hosted some Ricki Lake episodes about drag queens. On one episode of Ricki Lake, she said she was going to give up drag for good.
Foxxx is a well known transsexual film actress in the U.S. pornographic industry. She was nominated for an AVN Award in
Dave Pounder is an American pornographic actor, director, and producer.
Pounder began his adult film career in 2001. He has produced, directed, and performed in hundreds of pornographic films. He is tall and thin with blonde, military style hair. He has a small tribal band tattoo on his left biceps that reads 'Pounder'.
Dave Pounder is an adult film producer, director, and performer. He currently lives in Boca Raton, FL and is president of Dave Pounder Productions, an adult entertainment company that produces reality content primarily aimed at the young, college-couples market. Dave is also a director at BangBros.com, a leading adult internet company based in Miami, FL. He is a white male, 6'3" tall, 185 lbs., with blonde hair, blue eyes, and an athletic/slender body build. He was born on March 20, 1976 in Haroldwood, England (Essex County) while his father was working oversees for Ford Motor Company. A few months after his birth, his family returned to Farmington Hills, MI, a suburb approximately 20 miles northwest of Detroit, where he spent the first 18 years of his life growing up.
Dave attended Detroit Catholic Central High School, where he studied college prep courses and
Heather Gables (born March 6, 1983 in California, USA) is a pornographic actress who entered the industry in 2004 at the age of 21.
Gables was raised in Orange County, California. She was on the cross country and swim team of her high school and graduated with honors. She was studying at one of the colleges in the University of California system before starting on her pornography career with the encouragement of her boyfriend. She juggled her studies and shooting until she moved to Los Angeles to concentrate on porn full time.
She became a contract girl for Extreme Associates in 2005 and changed her name from Heather Gables to Paris Gables because Lizzy Borden thought she looked like Paris Hilton. Her first movie with Extreme, Confessions of an Anal Heiress, was a parody of Paris Hilton's book, Confessions of an Heiress.
In recent years Gables has been less active in the adult industry.
Jenna Haze (born February 22, 1982) is an American director, model and former pornographic actress. She entered the adult film industry in 2001 at the age of 19. Between 2002 and 2005, she was a contract girl for the film company Jill Kelly Productions. During most of her time at the company, she performed exclusively with women, out of loyalty to her then boyfriend, an industry cameraman. She returned to working with men in the 2006 multi-award winning release Jenna Haze Darkside, produced by Jules Jordan. Haze has won numerous adult industry awards, including the 2003 AVN Award for Best New Starlet and the 2009 AVN Award for Female Performer of the Year.
Haze was born in Fullerton, California and grew up mainly in La Habra, California, but also spent time in Lancaster, California and Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. Haze grew up with divorced parents and two sisters and a brother, all much older than her. She is of Spanish, German and Irish descent.
She received good grades in school, until about junior high school when she "discovered boys and sex". By age 15 she had dropped out of high school, had to receive homeschooling and found her first job. She had a series of low wage
Lisa Ann (born May 9, 1972) is an American pornographic actress.
Lisa Ann was born in Easton, Pennsylvania. She began erotic dancing in 1990 to pay her way through school to become a certified dental assistant.
In July 1993, she became an adult actress, but quit in 1997 due to an AIDS scare. She spent several years touring as a feature dancer at strip clubs around the country, before returning to the sex industry as an agent, and later also as a performer. Her talent agency, Clear Talent Management, was formed in November 2006, was later renamed Lisa Ann's Talent Management and eventually closed in July 2010. Her first comeback movie was released on February 2, 2006.
In 2007, Lisa Ann's Talent Management merged with Seymore Butts' Lighthouse Agency.
On October 2, 2008, Lisa Ann was confirmed to star in Who's Nailin' Paylin? parodying 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The movie, produced by Larry Flynt's Hustler Video, portrays Lisa Ann in sex scenes with other female porn stars parodying well-known female political figures, such as Hillary Clinton (played by veteran porn star Nina Hartley) and Condoleezza Rice (played by Jada Fire). This movie was released on
Pierre Woodman (born April 29, 1963 in Auvergne, France) is a pornographic film director. He is the creator of more than 65 pornographic films, more than 2,000 hardcore scenes, around 1,500 photosets and more than 7,000 castings.
Woodman began working at 16, taking such jobs as bartender, salesman and store clerk. He joined the army at age 17, and later became a policeman. In 1986, he started a career as a fashion and TV photographer. In 1989, he took part in launching the magazine Hot Video, as a reporter. Beginning in 1992, he worked for the Private Media Group, Inc., for which he made several big budget movies, such as The Pyramid (1.2 million USD), Tatiana (600,000 USD), Riviera (450,000 USD).
In 1997, he launched his series "Casting X" (see below), which is now the biggest selling series in the X-rated category in the world.
In 1999, faced with a wave of "Gonzo" genre videos, Woodman began to produce and release his Superfuckers series for Private, which ran to 12 Chapters. At the end of the year, he received an invitation from Larry Flynt, owner of LFP, Inc. and a millionaire publisher of the magazine Hustler, the second largest adult magazine periodical in the US after
Calli Cox (born February 26, 1977 in Robinson, Illinois, southern Illinois, USA) is a former pornographic actress.
Cox, a graduate of Eastern Illinois University, was a school teacher in Effingham, Illinois, teaching 8th grade English and reading prior to becoming an adult film star.
Cox became infamous after starring in the 2001-2002 Shane's World series of pornographic films with college students, including the executive vice president of the Arizona State University student body.
She had described herself as bisexual.
Jessica Jaymes (born March 8, 1979) is an American pornographic actress.
Jaymes' adult film career began in the summer of 2002.
Her stage name is a combination of her real first name, Jessica, and the first name of her then-lover, James. In 2004 she became Hustler's first contract model and the "Hustler Honey of the Year". In August 2008 she was the Penthouse Pet of the Month.
Jaymes played a small role in two episodes of the television series Weeds, and made an appearance in the VH1 reality show Celebrity Rehab Sober House.
Tim Von Swine is the pseudonym of a pornographic movie director and actor.
Von Swine started in the adult industry in March 2003. He had directed hardcore gonzo movies for Red Light District Video, Platinum X, and Vouyer Media.
Von Swine then signed a one-year exclusive directing contract with Shane's World in 2006. The company was hoping to expand into new markets. His first title for the company was Tim Von Swine's Pork BBQ.
The contract lapsed and Von Swine moved onto other projects. Von Swine became the production manager for Mike John Productions.
Lacie Heart (born August 22, 1986) is an American pornographic actress.
Heart grew up on a ranch in Templeton, California, and studied ballet as a child. She danced at a Canoga Park strip club's amateur night at age 19 on a whim. While she was there she was recruited by and subsequently met with agent Derek Hay of L.A. Direct Models in August 2005. Her first on-camera appearance was in a scene for Fantasy Wash with Jack Venice who had introduced her to the adult film business. She signed with Vivid in January 2006 and was with them for nearly a year.
Heart was introduced to fellow performer Scott Nails at a party about a month after she had entered the business. They became a couple soon after. Heart left Vivid after she told them that the only guy she wished to work with on camera was Nails; Vivid already had one actress who did only girl-girl, and they did not care to have Heart signed to work exclusively with one guy. In December 2006, Lacie signed with Digital Playground.
As of June 2007, Heart lives in Arizona and commutes to Los Angeles to film.
Allysin Chaynes (born 11 February 1979 in Romania) is a pornographic actress. She made her debut in Joey Silvera's Butt Row Swallowed and won the 2001 XRCO Award for Cream Dream.
She had the title role of Heatwave's Kelly the Coed series for most of the series. Chaynes also signed with LGI in 2003 to direct and star in a monthly series, Allysin On The Road.
Gia Darling is a transsexual adult film actress, director, and producer.
She owns and operates Gia Darling Entertainment. A self-described "homebody," she is content to spend quiet evenings at home reading a good book in the company of her dogs, Precious and Preston. Darling's movies are now exclusively distributed through adult entertainment distributor and producer Third World Media.
She won the Transsexual Performer of the Year AVN Award in 2006.
Heather Keisha Hunter (born October 1, 1969 in the Bronx, New York) (nicknamed Double H) is a former pornographic actress, who is now a rap artist, photographer, painter, and author.
Heather Hunter entered the adult film business in 1988 and her career peaked in the mid-'90s. She became known for her interracial- and lesbian-themed films. In her hometown she was a mainstay on the Robin Byrd Show and was a frequent performer.
For a period of time, during her Los Angeles years, Hunter was a dancer on the TV show Soul Train.
She got her start while dancing at the Latin Quarter in New York City, where she met adult film actress Hyapatia Lee, who suggested she perform in movies. Her first video, Heather Hunter On Fire, came out in 1988. She did a few low-budget movies for New York-based Vidway before moving to Los Angeles and eventually becoming the first African-American woman to be a Vivid Entertainment contract girl. She has 69 videos and 1 directorial effort to her credit on the Internet Adult Film Database; her final adult video appears to be Honeywood, released in 1999. Old scenes with Hunter continue to be released in numerous compilations.
Hunter was inducted into the AVN Hall
Julia Ann (born October 8, 1969) is an American pornographic actress, feature dancer and former Penthouse Pet; she is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame.
Julia Ann was born Julia Tavella in Glendale, California. She grew up around animals and developed a love for horses; Julia also took piano lessons and learned to swim "like a fish." At age 12 she moved to Idyllwild, California, where she attended a college-prep school before moving to Los Angeles to live with her grandmother at age 17. By age 18, Julia was modelling, and then became a professional mud wrestler in Hollywood before becoming one half of the popular touring strip club feature act Blondage, with Janine Lindemulder, in the early 1990s. Their success led to offers to join the adult film industry.
Julia Ann debuted in adult films in 1993 in Andrew Blake's Hidden Obsessions, in a lesbian sex scene with Lindemulder. She has been a contract girl throughout most of her career. Her first exclusive contract was with Vivid Entertainment (during which time she worked solo and also made a series of Blondage films with Lindemulder). Later she had contracts with Digital Playground (1999) and Wicked Pictures (2002). She was again on
Olivia Del Rio (born April 16, 1969 in Rio Casca, Brazil) is a Brazilian pornographic actress.
In 2003 she appeared in two episodes of the Swedish television show High Chaparall.
She is married with two children and lives in France and Morocco where she runs a bar with her husband.
Paulina James (born October 29, 1986) is an American pornographic actress of Spanish and Portuguese ancestry. She is an exclusive contract performer and director with SexZ Pictures.
James was born and raised in Orange County, California. James started modeling at the age of 5. She was an extra in The Gambler 4 starring Kenny Rogers, appeared in music videos and commercials, and did beauty pageants. She was a cheerleader in high school and graduated early. She then studied business and clothing design at a local community college.
James was approached by a talent agency for her first experience with the adult industry. Her job was as a model passing out fliers at the Erotica LA convention in 2006. Later, she was approached by a friend to appear in an adult movie and her adult film career began. She was in the adult industry for a year before she signed an exclusive three-year performing and directing contract with SexZ Pictures. Paulina's first anal scene was in The Perils of Paulina with Evan Stone.
In March 2008, James announced she was taking a one-year hiatus "due to my pregnancy with my wonderful fiancé".
“I plan to do big things with SexZ Pictures this year and in the years to
Ronald Jeremy Hyatt (born March 12, 1953), usually called Ron Jeremy, is an American adult film actor. Nicknamed "The Hedgehog", he was ranked by AVN at number one in their "The 50 Top Porn Stars of All Time" list. Jeremy has also appeared in non-pornographic films, such as The Chase, Orgazmo, They Bite, The Boondock Saints, Crank: High Voltage, Girls Gone Dead and 54.
He has gained some notoriety for being capable of autofellatio (which he first demonstrated on-screen in Inside Seka).
Ron Jeremy was born in Queens, New York to a middle-class Jewish family; his father, Arnold, was a physicist and his mother a book editor who served in the O.S.S. during World War II, as she spoke fluent German and French.
Jeremy attended Cardozo High School in Bayside, Queens, where former CIA director George Tenet, actor Reginald VelJohnson and New York State attorney Todd Silverblatt were his classmates. He earned a bachelor's degree in education and theatre and a master's degree in special education from Queens College in New York. He taught special-education classes in the New York City area and was a substitute teacher for regular classes.
Jeremy left the teaching profession (he called it his
Chelsea Charms (born March 7, 1978) is the stage name of an American big-bust model, internet model, and stripper.
Charms has appeared in adult magazines specializing in large breast models.
During a television interview on the set of "This Morning", in May 2011, Charms told the hosts of the show that her bust size is currently "...164XXX, with each implant weighing 26 pounds." She has since reported that their continued growth has increased the weight of each breast to 30 pounds each as of summer 2012. She denies that the size of her breasts cause her any back pain, and states that she does exercises to strengthen her back.
Charms has had breast augmentation surgery three times. The first augmentation enlarged her to an DD cup, the second to an HH. Both were saline bags. The third surgery implanted the polypropylene string, which has been since been abandoned as a common procedure in the United States and the European Union because of the potentially unlimited growth side effect, but has been used in breast enhancement surgery procedures in South America. More specifically, in some cases of breast augmentation via the polypropylene method, the breasts may grow at different paces
Christoph Clark (born 9 February 1958) is a French pornographic actor and director. He has been called "perhaps the most popular male star in the French porn industry." Clark was born in France. After working with figures including Marc Dorcel and Michel Renaud, he moved to Budapest in 1991, where he established his Euro Angel production company. Clark claims to be the first foreign producer to make a porn film in Hungary. He distributes his movies via John "Buttman" Stagliano's Evil Angel company. Stagliano financed Clark's anal sex-themed series Euro Angels, which starred Hungarian actresses. Clark began directing for Evil Angel in 1997. His first film was Euro Angels, and he has since directed series including Beautiful Girls, Angel Perverse, Dressed To Fuck, Euro Angels, Euro Angels Hardball, Big Natural Tits, Nasty Intentions, Top Wet Girls, Euro Slit and Euro Domination, and one-off releases like Christoph Clark's Obsession and Swallow. Like the other Evil Angel directors, he owns the films he creates, whilst Evil handles the films' manufacture, distribution, promotion and sales, and takes a percentage of the gross sales. In the late 90s he also directed for Private Media
Eva Vortex is a fetish transsexual model and pornographic actress. Vortex was born in Africa and is of Ethiopian, Greek and Italian descent. She is also a dominatrix and works from her own dungeon.
She was awarded Porn Artist of the Year 2007 at the UK Erotic Awards (September 2007).
She won the category 'Best Rubber Uniform' at the Club Rub 14th Annual Rubber Awards in October 2011.
She has featured in (inter alia):
She appeared in Tooled Up Shemales #2 (Altered State Productions, 2005) in possibly the first ever DVD scene of a transsexual with a fucking machine. This film is the only commercial DVD in which she has appeared. More videos can be found on her website.
Website Appearances - Eva Vortex has also appeared on one of the biggest TS websites, Shemaleyum.
Jasmine Byrne (born January 23, 1985) is an American pornographic actress, model and dominatrix. Byrne was born in Riverside, California to Mexican parents from Los Angeles. Her first film was Young Tight Latinas 6. She was nominated ten times for the AVN Award. Byrne is of indigenous Mexican and Native American descent. She is bisexual.
Nikki Fritz (born April 7, 1964) is an American model and softcore-pornography actress.
Fritz was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has appeared in over forty films, at least eleven television productions and over fifteen videos. In 2005, Fritz stopped appearing in television films but she continues to maintain her website.
Peter North (born Alden Brown on 11 May 1957) is a Canadian pornographic actor, director, dancer and producer.
North is originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He relocated to California in 1982, where he resides in Newport Coast.
North states that he "entered the adult business in the spring of 1984 by accident. I was approached to do it but never really contemplated it or even thought I would be in the adult business". Initially, North performed in gay pornography under the name Matt Ramsey. He later transitioned to straight porn and became an in-demand performer.
In a 1996 interview published in North's hometown newspaper, the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, he stated that he was "discovered" while modeling athletic wear at a private party in Los Angeles in the early '80s. A man within the adult industry, whom North did not name, attended the party, was impressed by North's physique and gave him his business card.
North has appeared in over 2,000 adult films and also directed more than 70 movies (notably, his North Pole and Anal Addicts series), most of them between 1998 and 2007. He also produced over 20 movies, including 15 in the North Pole series. In 2001, he successfully
Rocco Siffredi (born Rocco Antonio Tano, 4 May 1964, in Ortona, Abruzzo) is the stage name of an Italian pornographic actor, director and producer of pornographic movies, notable for his rough sex scenes. As of October 2011, he has starred in more than 450 pornographic films.
Rocco took his stage name from the character "Roch Siffredi" played by Alain Delon in the French gangster film Borsalino (1970). He is also known as the "Italian Stallion".
Siffredi met porn actor Gabriel Pontelo in a French sex club in 1984. The actor introduced Siffredi to producer Marc Dorcel and director Michel Ricaud, who cast him in his first pornographic role, Belle d'Amour (1989). Siffredi then stepped away from porn and worked as a fashion model, but returned to the business after two years with the help of porn actress Teresa Orlowski. Siffredi went on to perform in both plot-based and gonzo-style pornography, with styles of sex ranging from conservative to extreme. However, it was Siffredi's performances involving rough sex, anal sex and analingus, and his psychological intensity and athleticism, that earned him recognition and ultimately a cult following. Through collaboration with John Stagliano's
Steven St. Croix (b. 1968, Los Angeles, California) is a pornographic actor and director.
He has been in more than 600 films, and has won multiple AVN awards. He was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2005.
In 1996, St. Croix became the first man to sign a contract with one of the adult industry's largest video production companies, Vivid Video. Shortly thereafter he generated notable media attention when Vivid president Steven Hirsch took out a one million dollar insurance policy on St. Croix's genitalia, citing concerns for a potential motorcycle injury as the cause.
Ashlyn Gere (born September 14, 1959) is the stage name of an American former pornographic actress who performed in both heterosexual and lesbian films. She is also an actress in mainstream film and television.
In the 1980s she was an actress in several B-movies: For example, 1987's Creepozoids, in which she plays the character "Kate" and is billed as Kim McKamy. She acted under the name Kimberly Patton in the television series Space: Above and Beyond from 1995 to 1996; she also appeared under that name in episodes of Silk Stalkings and Millennium. She has also appeared under the Patton name in the films The One and Willard, and was credited as Kimberly Ashlyn Gere for an appearance on The X-Files.
She began acting in pornographic films in around 1990, while continuing her bit-part career in mainstream acting.
Ann Marie Rios (born September 5, 1981) is an American pornographic actress.
She studied at the Van Mar Academy of Acting in Hollywood, and gained a real estate license at age 18, before entering the adult industry in April 2001 at age 19. In 2003 she designed the AnnMarie Signature Juicer, an exclusive sex toy for the manufacturer, Phallix. She featured in the music video for Mark Ronson's 2003 debut single "Ooh Wee", playing the part of singer Nate Dogg's girlfriend. She also had a non-speaking role as a stripper in an episode of Fox's 2003 television series, Skin. In 2003 she became a contract-performer with the production company Metro Interactive, and in 2004 made her directorial debut with the movie Babes Illustrated 14. In 2005, after returning from a year-long break from porn, she added the surname Rios to her stagename to highlight her Latina heritage. In July 2009 she became the president of the film company Erotique Entertainment.
Rios has hosted radio shows for KSEXradio and Playboy Radio, and TV shows for the Spice Channel and Playboy TV. She has also written columns for several websites. Rios identifies as bisexual.
Emma Cummings (born March 29, 1987) is an American pornographic actress. She entered the adult film industry in 2005 at the age of around 18, and has since appeared in over 73 movies.
As of September 2008, she was a host of the weekly Naughty Newbies show on RudeTV.com. In September 2008, she left the agency Foxxx Modeling, and signed with Lisa Ann’s Talent Management.
Jennifer "Jennie" Ketcham (born February 22, 1983) is a writer, American reality television personality, blogger, artist, and former pornographic actress and film director under the name Penny Flame. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tyra Banks Show, The View, Entertainment Tonight, Extra and Lifechangers to discuss sex addiction, and her blog has been featured on Last Call with Carson Daly.
At age 18, Ketcham, dissatisfied with waitressing and barista jobs, answered an ad in a San Diego paper, through which she entered the pornographic film business. She chose the Penny Flame pseudonym as a combination of The Beatles song "Penny Lane" and her marijuana smoking habit. She appeared in well over 200 pornographic features, from 2002 through 2009.
In 2005, Ketcham directed an instructional video for Shane's World Studios. She also directed the pornographic films Shane's World: Girls Night Out 1-3, Blazed and Confused 1-3 and Penny Flame's Out of Control. In 2008, she signed a deal with Vivid Entertainment and Tristan Taormino to direct her own line of movies under the studio’s sex education imprint, Vivid-Ed; the first film was "Penny Flame's Expert Guide to Handjobs",
Candy Barr (July 6, 1935 – December 30, 2005) was an American stripper, burlesque exotic dancer, actress in one pornographic movie, and model in men's magazines of the mid-20th century.
During the 1950s, she received nationwide attention for her stripping career in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas; her troubles with the law; shooting her estranged second husband; and being arrested and sentenced to a prison term for drug possession, as well as her relationships with Mickey Cohen and Jack Ruby.
After serving three years in prison, Barr began a new life in South Texas. She briefly returned to stripping in the late 1960s, posed for Oui magazine in the 1970s, and then retired.
In the early 1980s, Barr was acknowledged in the magazine Texas Monthly as one of history's "perfect Texans," along with such luminaries as Lady Bird Johnson.
She was born Juanita Dale Slusher in Edna, Texas, the youngest of five children of Elvin Forest "Doc" Slusher (August 19, 1909-May 2, 1969) and Sadie Mae Sumner (October 1, 1908-March 11, 1945). Her siblings were Leota (born 1927), Keleta Pauline "Kay" (born 1928), Gary (1931–72), and Forest Slusher (1933–2003).
After her mother's death by falling from a
Elena Sergeyevna Berkova (Russian: Елена Сергеевна Беркова), born on 1 April 1985, in Murmansk, USSR, is a Russian ex-model, television presenter, singer and actress (including hardcore pornography acting).
In 2004, she joined the popular show Dom-2 on TV channel TNT.
In 2006 Elena appeared as a singer in a pop music girl group Min net!.
Hikari Hino (妃乃ひかり, Hino Hikari) is a Japanese AV idol who has performed for several prominent adult video (AV) companies and who has appeared in more than 500 AVs.
Hino was born March 7, 1986 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. In July 2005 she debuted at age 19 on the Crystal-Eizou company's Venus label in the video G's Curiosity - Hikari Hino (Gの好奇心 妃乃ひかり). Crystal-Eizou promoted her video appearances by offering fans a chance to buy a pair of her "T-Back" panties in an auction ending on January 21, 2006. Hino was the subject of two further panty-auctions in March and June 2006. Hino remained with Crystal-Eizou for a year, making about one video a month, before she moved on to Moodyz, one of the largest studios in the Japanese porn industry, in July 2006. For the 2006 year, Hino ranked # 31 in the list of 100 best selling actresses at the video retailer DMM (part of the Hokuto Corporation).
Hino continued to make videos with Moodyz but she also made numerous videos with several other companies as well including a number of more hardcore S&M works for the Attackers and Dogma studios. Hino's 2007 video for Moodyz, Super Deluxe Body Special (超絶品ボディーSPECIAL), won the 8th Place runner-up
Robin Byrd (born 6 April 1957 in New York City, New York) is an American former porn actress and the host of The Robin Byrd Show, which has appeared on Leased access cable television in New York City for close to thirty years.
Byrd was adopted and raised in New York City. She has never been able to identify her birth parents, due to the unwillingness of her adoptive mother to reveal that information and sealed birth and adoption records under New York state law.
At the time of filming the porn classic Debbie Does Dallas, Byrd was living in New York, and was still known as Robin Cohen. After taking college classes in marketing and advertising at Baruch College and dropping out as a senior, she attended the School of Visual Arts and worked as a nude model for art classes. Her TV career was launched on cable TV with the Hot Legs Show. She subsequently starred in porn films during the late 1970s, including a role in the above-mentioned Debbie Does Dallas.
After guest-hosting on a leased access show called Hot Leggs, she changed the name to The Robin Byrd Show in 1977. The show has aired continuously since then, though it now shows reruns rather than live episodes. Each episode features
Vaniity is a transsexual pornographic film actress.
She was born in Uruapan, Mexico on July 26, 1973. Her family migrated to Sunnyvale, northern California when she was seven years old. Vaniity comes from a large family; she has six brothers and four sisters. She is of Purepecha descent. According to Vaniity, she was a feminine boy who subconsciously knew he would grow up to be a girl; "I dreamed of being a wonder woman of sorts, I have always admired strong women, especially brunette women, I secretly wore my sisters' dresses, openly played with Barbies, played makeup artist & fashion consultant to my mother and sister."
She is currently a pre-op transwoman and does not plan to have sex reassignment surgery. Her main reason for the decision is the fear that she will lose genital sensitivity and never have an orgasm ever again.
She has appeared on The Man Show, Pornucopia, The Howard Stern Show and Sexcetera
Ignacio Jordà González, aka Nacho Vidal (born 30 December 1973), is a Spanish pornographic actor, director, producer, writer, and camera operator.
Born in Mataró, Province of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain, Vidal moved with his family to Valencia at a very young age, where part of his family originated. His family was wealthy, but ended up losing all their money in the 1987 stock market crash. His nickname, Nacho, is the common nickname for Ignacio.
At age 14, Vidal quit school to start working to help his family. As a young teenager, he used to have a punk band. He also was a boxer and enlisted in the Spanish Legion in Melilla. Later, he started working at the age of 21 in the live porn club Bagdad of Barcelona, where he performed live sexual acts in front of an audience with his girlfriend "Jazmine". There, he met the director of the Erotic Film Festival of Barcelona José María Ponce, who introduced him into the world of porn movies.
On May 31, 2005, Vidal announced his retirement from pornography and married Colombian model and porn star Franceska Jaimes. They moved to a mansion previously owned by his family, located in the small town of Enguera, in Valencia, recovering it after
Jane Darling (born September 26, 1980 in Klášterec nad Ohří) is the stage name of a former Czech-born pornographic actress.
She began in pornographic films on 11 September 2001 and has performed in almost 250 films. She retired in 2008.
On July 30, 2004, Darling was among five pornographic actors who were arrested in Mexico and subsequently expelled for doing business on tourist visas. Darling and the other four performers were visiting Mexico to attend the 1st Annual Mexico Erotic Festival.
Johnni Black (b. January 14, 1968, Calumet City, Illinois) is the stage name of a former American pornographic actress actress, adult model, and film director. She won the 1998 AVN Award for Best New Starlet.
She earned an advanced degree in Psychology from University of Illinois in 1990, after which she enlisted in the U.S. Army.
Louise Frevert (born May 31, 1953) is a former member of the Danish parliament, born in Frederiksberg. She was elected as member of parliament for the Danish People's Party in the 2001 election and reelected in 2005. She left the party in 2007, and later joined the Centre Democrats, which did not stand for reelection in the 2007 elections. She is also a former member of the Conservative People's Party.
Before entering politics she was a professional belly dancer and performed in the 1970s for the Iranian Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. She also performed as a backup dancer with Debbie Cameron at Eurovision 1981. She has also been a pornographic actress and has performed in several short vignettes from Color Climax. Louise Frevert is openly lesbian and in registered partnership with another woman.
Sarah Jane Hamilton (born April 15, 1971 in London, England) is a pornographic actress.
Hamilton grew up and went to secondary school in London. She described herself as an ugly shy girl back then and was bullied by her peers. She also lived in Australia for a time.
She became known as one of the first "female ejaculators" from Britain; though this was later dismissed by porn reviewer Pat Riley as urination in his review of The British are Coming (1993). However, she has commented that she could not ejaculate on cue even though producers expect her to like a male performer.
She was also the subject and collaborated at writing of a three parts-Carnal Comics-series with her same name, published in 1994 by Revolutionary Comics.
She is bisexual in her personal life and is a vegetarian.
Asia Carrera (born August 6, 1973) is an American former pornographic actress.
Asia Carrera was born in New York City to a Japanese father and German mother, the eldest of four siblings. She was raised in Little Silver, New Jersey, attending the Little Silver School District and Red Bank Regional High School. She studied piano as a child, and performed at Carnegie Hall twice before the age of 15. By 16 she taught English at Tsuruga College in Japan.
She won a full academic scholarship to Rutgers University and is a member of Mensa, with an IQ of 156.
Carrera's adult film career ran from 1993 to 2003 and included over 250 films and video features. According to interviews, she chose her stage name surname from actress Tia Carrere, changing the spelling for legal reasons.
In 1998, she appeared in an uncredited cameo role in the film The Big Lebowski in the faux pornographic movie Logjammin' within the film.
Carrera was a guest reviewer for Maximum PC magazine.
Carrera lent her voice to several erotic hentai OVAs for publisher Pink Pineapple, such as Inmu (2001) and Shusaku (1999). In October 2001, Carrera attended the Big Apple Anime Fest in New York City for her voice roles and along
Barrett Blade, (born March 11, 1973) is a pornographic actor and director. Barrett was married to porn actress Kirsten Price on October 9, 2004, but the couple has since divorced.
Barrett was a music writer and a former bassist for the band Dial 7. The band had a contract with Warner Bros. Records.
Barrett was introduced to the pornography industry in 1998 through then-girlfriend and adult film star Devon, who did scenes with him. After splitting with Devon, he was looking for a job and continually was being offered work within the porn industry through directors. He claimed to not hold interest in the industry initially. Then later, he decided to do some directing while at the same time performing in front of the camera. For example he played in Sex House .
Renee Perez is a pornographic actress and adult model. She was named Penthouse Pet of the Month for November 2005.
Perez started in the adult industry at the age of 19.
While working for Penthouse, Perez worked under the name Renee Diaz. Perez, originally from Las Vegas, appeared in Hustler prior to her appearance in Penthouse. She was signed to a contract with Ninn Worx Studios and performed exclusively for director Michael Ninn until her contract came to an end in October 2008. Her first boy/girl scene under the contract was for House of Perez 2. She started dancing in January 2008, touring several Spearmint Rhino clubs as part of her contract.
At the end of her contract feature dancing contract with Spearmint Rhino Perez made a few feature dancer appearances throughout 2010 at popular clubs like Deja Vu Showgirls in Las Vegas. That same year a new adult DVD surfaced which featured Perez in one of her only boy / girl performances called I Love Renee Perez.
Rodney Hopkins (born September 23, 1965 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian pornographic actor and director, known professionally as Brad Armstrong. He has been known as one of the most popular leading men in the sex industry, as well as "The King of Porn" and "The Spielberg of Skin Directors". He was once married to Jenna Jameson, but divorced in 2001. Since 2006, Armstrong is married to Jessica Drake.
Dru Berrymore (born 11 August 1969) is a German pornographic actress.
She had a small uncredited role in David Lynch's 1997 film Lost Highway. She was also in Die Hard 2, in a very small role playing Capt. Carmine Lorenzo's (Dennis Franz) secretary.
Jaimee Monae Foxworth (born December 17, 1979) is an American actress who played the part of Judy Winslow, the youngest daughter, for four seasons on Family Matters. She later transitioned to pornographic films using the name Crave, starring in over 7 titles.
Jaimee Foxworth began modeling at the age of five, soon appeared in national television advertisements, and ultimately landed the role of Judy Winslow, the youngest of the Winslow family's three children, on the long-running sitcom Family Matters. After the introduction of Steve Urkel (Jaleel White), Foxworth's scenes were reduced significantly. The combination of the character having little to do on the show, and Foxworth's request for a raise in salary, caused producers to simply write her off the series after its 4th season. The character disappeared without explanation. The Winslows act as though Judy never existed, acknowledging they only have two children: Eddie (Darius McCrary) and Laura (Kellie Shanygne Williams).
With very little acting work coming in the years after Family Matters, Foxworth formed a short-lived musical group (named S.H.E.) with her two sisters. Eventually, she battled substance abuse (alcohol and
Joey Silvera (born Joseph Nassivera on December 20, 1951) is an American pornographic actor and director.
Joey Silvera has been involved in the American pornographic industry since the early 1970s. A native of upstate New York, he got his start performing in San Francisco in 1974, and went on to appear in more than 1,000 videos. He was often cast as the wacky sidekick to the lead actor, and was regarded as one of adult film's best actors.
In the early 1990s, Silvera went on to direct videos for his own company All Blew Shirts (later called Joey Silvera Video). His movies were first distributed by Devil's Film, and he later was invited to join John Stagliano's Evil Angel.
Silvera is credited with bringing transsexual, or shemale, videos to the porno mainstream. His notable lines include Service Animals, Face Fucking, Inc. and the shemale series Rogue Adventures.
He appeared on American rap musician Necro's 2005 album, The Sexorcist, with a spoken word part on the song 'Whore' claiming Necro inspires his porn films.
He is a member of the AVN, Legends of Erotica and XRCO Halls of Fame.
As a performer
As a director
Andrea Absolonová (26 December 1976 – 9 December 2004), better known by the pseudonym Lea De Mae, was a Czech adult model, pornographic actress and a member of the Czech high diving national team.
Born in Czechoslovakia, De Mae was a member of the Czech high diving national team and injured her spine in an accident when training for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, diving from the 10m platform. She recovered from her injury, but did not qualify for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Her problems persisted, so she retired from professional sports.
De Mae was later persuaded by a photographer to pose nude and eventually to participate in the adult film industry.
De Mae appeared in over 80 adult films. She first showed up on American screens in a series of features for Private Studios. She eventually returned to Europe, shooting more films but, after a brief period of time returned to the States.
De Mae was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer in July 2004. During her battle for life, fans from around the world and fellow porn actors supported a medical fund that had been set up for her in Prague, but she succumbed to the disease on 9 December 2004 at the age of
Lisa A. Daniels (born September 2, 1977 in Bogotá) is a Colombian model and pornographic actress. She began appearing in adult films in 2005 at the age of around 28.
A character in the South Park episode "Major Boobage" was modelled on her likeness, using a rotoscoping animation technique.
Sharka Blue is a Czech pornographic film actress born in 1981. She was a nominee for the 2008 AVN Award for Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production (Maison Erotique). She has appeared in over 150 adult movies.
Tylene Buck (born March 7, 1972) is an American pornographic actress, model, former professional wrestler and valet. She is perhaps best known for her stint in World Championship Wrestling under the ring name Major Gunns.
She had a brief wrestling career that started in late-1999 in World Championship Wrestling as one of the nWo girls. She was among several other fitness models who came to ringside with the nWo. She soon left the nWo to become a backstage interviewer, but that was also short lived. She then became "Major Gunns" and joined the Misfits In Action stable led by General Rection.Her most notable feuds were with The Filthy Animals' manager Tygress and Miss Hancock. Gunns defeated Hancock at New Blood Rising in a mud match.
On November 12, 2000, Major Gunns betrayed the Misfits and joined Team Canada by throwing a towel in on behalf of Rection, costing him the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship against Lance Storm. She spent some time in Lance Storm's Team Canada where Storm would not allow her to show off her body like the Misfits did. She eventually turned heel and stayed with the group over returning to The Misfits. Storm and Gunns went on to feud with The Cat
Brooke Ashley (born Anne Marie Ballowe, 5 May 1973 in Daegu, South Korea) is the stage name of a pornographic film actress.
Ashley left the industry after finding out on 29 March 1998 that she was HIV positive. She contends that she was infected by Marc Wallice on the set of a film called The World's Biggest Anal Gangbang in which she set a then-world record for having anal sex with the most partners at one time (50 people).
On 22 March 1998 she appeared in an episode of MTV's True Life documentary about the porn industry.
On 20 July 2005, Ashley returned to the adult industry in Dirty Debutantes 328, directed by Ed Powers. She was filmed having sex with her boyfriend Eddie Wood, who is also HIV positive.
Dale DaBone (born January 8, 1972) is an American pornographic actor, director, musician, stunt rider, spokesmodel, and late night raconteur He has appeared in 1500+ movies worldwide. He has drummed for bands such as Outland, Native Soul, Nailhole, Novacaine, 4pley and Gangbang. He has done stunts with Team No Limit and Adrenalincrew. He is currently a spokesperson for Raw-Nation and Hot Rawks.
Born in Roanoke, Virginia, DaBone was mostly raised in North Carolina. He started in the adult film industry in 1998, when he began shooting for amateur productions. His performance in one of those films, Carolina Girls, was considered his breakthrough achievement by many, leading to his discovery by West Coast porn producers. Shortly after, he moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue a professional career.
DaBone's first appearance in a major pornographic film was in Taboo of Tarot, in 1999.
Felicia Fox (born May 25, 1974 in Enon, Ohio) is an American pornographic actress
She grew up in Enon and attended Greenon High School there, where she was a member of Future Farmers of America. She graduated from Greenon in 1992. She states she spent much of her childhood as "a naked jaybird, running around town in my birthday suit as much as possible."
She has worked as a forklift driver and cargo handler at Emery Worldwide at Dayton International Airport, a dock worker, a home health aide, a nail technician at a J.C. Penney's, and as a bartender.
After seeing a mention in Cheri magazine about their Hometown Girls amateur contest, Fox asked her boyfriend to take some topless photos of her at the clothes-optional beach at Caesar's Creek reservoir, near Waynesville, Ohio. Her first magazine appearance was soon after in the July 1997 in Hustler's Beaver Hunt contest; her first professional shoot came in August 1997 for Swank and her first hardcore boy/girl shoot was in October 1998 for Hustler Busty Beauties. Her first magazine cover was Hustler Busty Beauties, June 2001 issue.
Having worked intermittently as an exotic dancer since 1992, Fox began feature dancing in July 1999 after
Jazmin (Bengali: জ্যাজ়মিন) is a Bangladesh-born American pornographic actress, and the first porn star of Bangladeshi descent.
Jazmin is the daughter of first generation Bangladeshi-Americans who migrated from the port city of Chittagong. She made her first appearance in the adult entertainment industry in 2003, and, as of 2006, has acted in over sixty adult films. She starred in Bangladesh Booty, the first-ever internationally released porn movie to feature a Bangladeshi in the female lead.
Jenny Hendrix (born April 5, 1986 in New Port Richey, Florida) is an American model and former pornographic actress. Hendrix began her career in 2004 at the age of 18, and has since been featured in over 100 movies.
Hendrix entered the adult industry as a stripper in Florida. She worked for a Florida website company, PinkTV, for a year and went with them when they hosted parties in California. She moved there afterwards.
Hendrix appeared in Jay Woelfel's 2009 independent horror film Live Evil. She also made cameo appearances in the music videos for "I'm in Miami Trick" by LMFAO and "10 Miles Wide" by Escape the Fate.
On August 19, 2011, Hendrix announced via her Twitter account that she is retiring from the adult entertainment industry.
Layla Jade (born 1 October 1980 in Torquay, England) is a pornographic actress turned director and model.
Layla Jade has appeared in over 300 films, as well as in several adult magazines. Her first adult movie was Ben Dover's Butt Bangers Bonanza, which was shot on her 18th birthday.
In 2000 Layla appeared alongside British pornstar Nadia, in the music video for Add N to X's single "Plug Me In". In 2002 Jade became the star of Elegant Angel’s Buttwoman series.
Jade is a published writer of erotic literature, and in 2003 she began writing a column for AVN Insider. In the same year, she made her first appearance as a feature dancer in the United States. In 2004 Jade hosted the KSEXradio Listeners’ Choice Awards.
By 2006, Jade's adult film appearances had slowed. In 2007 she briefly returned to shooting before disappearing again to focus on personal appearances, her radio show and the running of her website.
According to her websites, in July 2009 Jade secured a deal to produce and direct a show for UK based station Television X, called Layla Jade Does Hollywood. This began airing on the channel as of April 2010.
Richard Pacheco (born Howard Marc Gordon; May 5, 1948) is an American former pornographic film and video actor, writer and director who retired from the X-rated business in the mid-1980s.
He appeared in more than 100 x-rated films and videos. He has won multiple adult film awards for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Director. He was Playgirl magazine's Man of the Year in 1979 as Howie Gordon.
Howie Gordon grew up in Pittsburgh, the younger of two brothers. He graduated with honors from Taylor Allderdice High School in 1966 and was the president of his class.
His first role in pornography was during his term at Antioch College, Ohio, in an amateur student production. After graduation, he quit his job, and moved to Berkeley, California, to live in a commune. In 1971, he met his wife, Carly, through the commune and they married in 1975. In the mid-1970s, Gordon was earning $5 per hour for construction work, and looking to begin a new career. He applied to the Episcopal Theological School at Harvard (to study history) and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.
In 1978, he was offered his first professional erotic film role in The Candy
Sabrina Deep (born September 11, 1978) is an online pornographic actress, who entered the adult industry in 2006.
She has claimed to have broken the world record for the largest and longest gangbang broadcast live on webcam. On September 8, 2007 she had sex with 77 men, most of whom were fans from her official website, during an eight-hour event held in London, England. The idea for the gangbang began as a way to celebrate her birthday with her fans. The broadcast was available to her website members, affiliates and media representatives. Another website later obtained exclusive pay-per-minute distribution rights to a series of videos, named The London Gangbang, which depicted the event.
In May 2008 she launched her 20-date World Bukkake Tour 2008, moved, among others, by the desire "to spread the truth that most of the women who are porn stars truly love to have sex". Deep's second World Bukkake Tour was launched on February 28, 2009 with a gangbang bukkake broadcast live online and was set to conclude in November 2009 in London, UK.
Sabrina Deep figured on The Howard Stern Show' schedule for June 2009.
Tom Byron (born Thomas Bryan Taliaferro, Jr. April 4, 1961 in Houston, Texas) is an American pornographic actor and director. He is of Italian descent and is an alumnus of the University of Houston. He has also been credited as Tom Byrom, Tim Byron, Tom Bryon, Tom Bryan, and Tommy Byron. A member of the XRCO and the AVN Halls of Fame, Byron was also voted #20 in AVN's top 50 pornstars of all time.
Byron first started acting in hardcore films in May 1982, and continued to perform mostly in roles portraying the young schoolboy or "coming of age" scenarios, as he resembled a teenager even though he was in his early to mid 20s. He starred alongside the underage Traci Lords in many films including her porn debut in early 1984, What Gets Me Hot!. He was also said to have had an ongoing off-screen relationship with Lords, though he later downplayed their relationship.
He has changed his image several times throughout his career, going from clean-shaven adolescent to a hard rocker look. Later in his career, he took on the appearance of a clean cut "businessman". His late 1980s long-haired hard rock persona was no pretense, as Byron was at that time moonlighting as a struggling hard rock
Tommy Gunn (born May 13, 1967) is the stage name of a male American pornographic actor.
Beginning his career in pornographic films in 2004, Gunn was soon recognized as the 2005 AVN Best Male Newcomer award. He likewise received the 2006 AVN Best Supporting Actor for his role in Pirates and a second AVN Male Performer of the Year for 2007.
He was married to porn actress Rita Faltoyano from 2005-2008. When asked during an August 2007 interview if there was a romance between him and fellow porn star Ashlynn Brooke, Gunn's reply was, "I think we are becoming something more". Gunn and Brooke have since ended their relationship.
In 2009, Gunn directed and starred in a 3-D choose-your-own-adventure movie titled Cummin' At You 3D.
In 2010, he appeared in Entourage (TV series), Season 7, Episode 10: Lose Yourself.
As of February 2012, he has appeared in 1019 porn films.
Tori Black (born Michelle Chapman on August 26, 1988) is an American pornographic actress. She entered the adult film industry in 2007, and has since appeared in over 200 movies. In 2010, Black was named by Loaded magazine as the most facially attractive female performer in the industry. In 2011, lifestyle magazine Complex placed her top in their list "The Top 100 Hottest Porn Stars Right Now". She is bisexual.
She was the Penthouse Pet of the Month for December 2008.
Black appeared in her first anal sex scene in the 2009 movie Interactive Sex with Tori Black, with her first non-POV anal taking place in Tori Black Is Pretty Filthy, also 2009. She partook in her first DP scene in the 2010 sequel, "Tori Black is Pretty Filthy 2".
Tori Black is the first person in history to win two AVN Female Performer of the Year Award, winning back-to-back years in 2010 & 2011. In 2010, she was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top female stars in porn and in 2011 was named by CNBC as one of the 12 most popular stars in porn. CNBC noted her role as Catwoman in Vivid Entertainment's Batman XXX: A Porn Parody, as well as her 2010 wins and 2011 nominations as Female Performer of the Year by both the
Angel Dark (born on April 11, 1982 in Sobrance) is a Slovak pornographic actress and nude model. She began her career in the adult film industry in 2002, and has since appeared in over 180 films.
She was working as a bartender in restaurants and cafes. She was approached on the street by a makeup artist who worked on porn sets, who asked her if she wanted to do some lingerie shoots. While Dark was shocked when she discovered that it was not a lingerie shoot but a porn shoot, her fears were quickly eased and she began doing regular work.
She has performed in Interracial, hardcore, double penetration, A2M, lesbian, and anal sex scenes.
Claire Dames (born August 13, 1981 in California, United States) is an American pornographic actress.
Dames began appearing in adult films in 2007 while at the age of 26, and has since appeared in over 100 movies. She has also appeared on numerous internet adult websites.
Her first anal scene was in the 2007 movie Big Wet Asses 12. She was formerly a dancer in Reno, Nevada.
In June 2009, Dames and 5 other people (including Natasha Nice) were arrested and jailed on charges of lewd conduct for flashing in public.
Friday, also known as Linda Friday, (born July 14, 1971 in Salem, Oregon) is an American pornographic film actress who started acting in adult films in 2000; she has appeared in more than 150 films since then.
She made various appearances on the now defunct The Jenny Jones Show.
Friday has a tattoo of the letter 'F' on her pubic region, which she states in one of her films stands for "Fucking".
She was in an episode in the TV-series Blind Date.
Simon Rex (born July 20, 1974) is an American actor, comedian, television host and recording artist. He is known for starring as Jeff Campbell in What I Like About You, during the first season.
Rex was born Simon Rex Cutright in San Francisco, California, and is the only child of Paul and Zoe Cutright, a relationship coach and an environmental consultant. He attended Alameda High School in Alameda, California. He is Jewish.
In 1993, at age 19, he appeared solo in scenes for three masturbation porn films, Young, Hard & Solo II; Young, Hard & Solo III; and Hot Sessions III.
In 1995, MTV hired Rex to work as a VJ and kept him on the air for over two years.
Rex began to pursue mainstream acting and in 1999 was cast in the television show Jack & Jill, which ran for two seasons. He appeared as "Eli" in the TV show Felicity and television guest appearances followed including Baywatch, Everwood, and Summerland. In 2002, the pilot for the show What I Like About You was picked up by The WB, which now has become The CW. Rex starred in the first season. He later appeared on the Lifetime show, Monarch Cove which ran for 11 episodes in 2006. He also co-produced a pilot for a show called Rex,
Allanah Starr is an American male-to-female transsexual pornographic actress, escort, performance artist, model, and party promoter.
She was born in Cuba and emigrated to the United States at five, with her family. Her father had been a political prisoner. She grew up in Miami, Florida, but later relocated to New York City around 1999.
She has described herself as having "always felt extremely effeminate", but did not start dressing as a female until after high school, when she attended art school. She describes her transition as an "evolvement of her femininity" since "I just changed the outside to match what I always felt inside of me. The change was purely cosmetic, I've always felt the same internally".
While attending art college and before her transition, Starr developed a career as a performance artist in Miami Beach during the mid 90's. She was a club kid that became well known for her outrageous costumes, make up, and performances in the local media and social circuit. She went to achieve nightclub fame and performed for the likes of Madonna at her 32 birthday party (which was chronicled years later by her brother in his book Life With My Sister Madonna), Gianni Versace
Mary Carey (born June 15, 1980) is an American pornographic actress.
Carey was born Mary Ellen Cook in Cleveland, Ohio to a mother with schizophrenia and a father with cerebral palsy and was cared for by her grandparents from the age of three months. After her parents divorced, her mother moved in with Carey and her grandparents. At seven years of age, she and the family moved from Cleveland to Florida, and the next year Carey was legally adopted by her grandparents.
Carey studied ballet from the age of seven until she was 19-years-old. She graduated in 1998 from the Pine Crest School, a Fort Lauderdale private preparatory school. At 19, she joined the dance team at Florida Atlantic University, where she was a student in the theater department.
After her grandfather's death, her grandmother's health worsened and Carey took a job as an exotic dancer to help support the family financially. Upon noticing that the "feature dancers" made much more money, she asked an agent how she could become one too. The agent recommended that she become a porn star (the large fan base that successful porn stars have gives them superior drawing power when they dance in-person at strip clubs). Carey
Briana Banks (born Briana Bany; May 21, 1978) is a German-American pornographic actress and model.
Briana Bany was born in Munich, Bavaria to a German father and an American mother. They moved to Britain when she was four years old, and to the Los Angeles, California, United States suburb of Simi Valley when she was seven years old. Her father still lives in Germany. She moved out of her mother's house when she was 16 years old, taking her 14-year-old sister with her. She got custody of her sister when she turned 18. She modeled as a teenager, including a cover of Teen magazine. She held various other jobs before entering the adult industry; making pizza, clerk at an arts and crafts store, file clerk and secretary.
In 1999 she responded to a newspaper ad to do nude modeling for adult magazines. The photographer put her in a pornographic film. Her first film was University Coeds 18, for Dane Entertainment, in which she performed opposite Brandon Iron. She entered the industry under the name "Mirage", but began calling herself "Briana Banks" in 2000, after having the first of two breast enlargement operations. Having had aspirations of being a supermodel, she chose the professional
Elizabeth Del Mar (born July 8, 1983 in San Bernardino, California) is a former American pornographic actress, who is currently retired from the industry.
Her first appearance in hardcore was in the New Girls in Town series. In her adult film career she has done more than 70 movies and is featured on several websites. She appeared in several different types of hardcore scenes, including anal, interracial, gonzo, and lesbian.
Michelle Barrett (born July 17, 1981) is a British glamour model, adult film actress, and entrepreneur who has starred in 219 adult movies. Throughout her films she has been credited under several variations of her name, including Michelle B., Michelle Louise, Michelle Barratt, and Shelly Louise.
She lives in the city of Sheffield, in the north of England and travels to the US to shoot videos. Typically, she'll fly out for a few months of the year and perform in 1 or 2 scenes per day until she flies back to England.
Appearances include Red Hot TV, as well as the adult channel Television X and was part of their 15th birthday celebratory photoshoot. Barret has worked with several well-known photographers, including Suze Randall.
In addition she's been featured in mainstream design outlets such as Playboy's Newsstand Specials.
Sindee Jennings (born July 7, 1986) is a pornographic actress.
She entered the adult film industry in 2006 at the age of around 20, and has since appeared in over 237 movies. She starred as the young Serra Paylin in the Sarah Palin parody Who's Nailin' Paylin?.
Marilyn Chambers (April 22, 1952 – April 12, 2009) was an American pornographic actress, exotic dancer, model, actress and vice-presidential candidate. She was best known for her 1972 hardcore film debut Behind the Green Door and her 1980 pornographic film Insatiable. She was voted #6 on the list of Top 50 Porn Stars of All Time by AVN, and ranked as one of Playboy's Top 100 Sex Stars of the Century in 1999. Although she was primarily known for her adult film work, she made a successful transition to mainstream projects. She has been called "porn's most famous crossover."
Born Marilyn Ann Briggs in Providence, Rhode Island, and raised in Westport, Connecticut in a middle-class household. It is often reported that she was born in Westport, however in a 2007 interview Chambers confirmed she was born in Providence but grew up in Westport. Her father was in advertising and her mother was a nurse. She was the youngest of three children, including a brother, Martin Briggs (keyboardist for 1960s Boston Band, The Remains), and a sister, Jann Smith. Chambers attended Burr Farms Elementary School, Hillspoint Elementary School, Long Lots Junior High School, and Staples High School. Her
Alexander Devoe is an African-American adult film star who also produces and directs adult films. According to IAFD, he's directed 63 films. In fact, his career as a director is actually longer than his on-screen career as he began directing films in 1994. He only did 16 films as a performer between 2000 through 2003. One of which was My Baby Got Back, Vol. 26 where he did a scene with his ex and fellow porn star Diana Devoe.
2009 AVN Awards.
Best Series Black- Black Ass Addiction
Best release Black Black Ass Addiction 2
2010 AVN Awards
Best Series Latin- Deep in Latin Cheeks
Best series Black- Black Ass Master
Darryl Hanah (born July 14, 1972 in Sacramento, California, United States) is a pornographic actress. She began appearing in adult films in around 2005 while at the age of about 33, and has since appeared in over 180 movies.
As of July 2008 she co-hosted the RudeTV show Dirty Divas.
Kyla Cole (born Martina Jacová, Slovak: [jatsovaː]; November 10, 1978) is a Slovak glamour model, Penthouse Pet and former television presenter.
Kyla Cole was born in Prešov, Czechoslovakia (present Slovakia), and was her parents' first-born child.
Cole began her career in 1999, after winning the "Ms. Monticello Raceway Pageant", while working as a counselor at the Camp Na-Sho-Pa summer camp Bloomingburg, in upstate New York.
She has also been a part owner of a modeling agency.
Cole was named Penthouse Pet of the Month in March 2000. Within a year, she had appeared on the covers of dozens of men's magazines. She was offered the position of Penthouse Pet of the Year, but had to decline because she was unable to obtain a US work visa.
In May 2001 Cole was invited to participate as a surprise guest at the season finale of season 1 of Big Brother in Norway. She was invited because one of the male housemates had proclaimed Cole was his dream woman after seeing pictures of her, which had been posted on the walls in the house by the female housemates to cheer up another male housemate. The producers of the TV show hints of Cole's surprise appearance when they, to the male housemates
Max Hardcore (born Paul F. Little on August 10, 1956 in Racine, Wisconsin) is a male pornographic actor, producer and director - and convicted federal felon - who rose to prominence in 1992 with the film series Anal Adventures of Max Hardcore. His work has been classified as gonzo pornography and described as "testing the limits of acceptability". His company, Max World Entertainment, was headquartered in Altadena, California.
Max "Two Cups" Hardcore's films generally consist of sexual acts executed by himself, with women who act like underage girls or their upset mothers, with an emphasis on anal sex. All of the actresses used in Little's movies are over the legal age of 18; however, they frequently dress and act in a way as to suggest that they are younger, possibly under the age of consent. In his film Max Extreme 4, an actress, Regan Star, stated during one verbal exchange that she was 12 years old; similarly, in his film Max Extreme Schoolgirls 6, actress Mya Mason stated during one verbal exchange that she was 12 years old.
The sexual situations depicted in Max Hardcore's films frequently include acts such as urinating on his female co-stars, fisting them, or inserting
Nikki Dial (born October 5, 1973 in Erie, Pennsylvania) is the stage name of an American porn actress. Dial began her adult film career as a teenager, in the film American Built, and performed in more than 70 movies between 1991 and 1996.
She withdrew from adult films in around 1995, to focus on her college education. Up until 2004, she still occasionally appeared as a feature club dancer and adult film actress. She has also done voice acting in English-dubbed hentai anime.
She worked for adult studios including Legend and VCA Pictures, and was a contract performer with Vivid for a year.
Sophie Evans (born 20 February 1976 in Szeged, Hungary) is a Hungarian pornographic actress.
At the Barcelona International Erotic Film Festival, Evans won the jury award for Best Actress in 2001 and the audience award for Best Actress in 2003.
Aja is an American exotic dancer, pornographic actress and adult film director.
Aja starred in director John Leslie's Adult Video News' Best Video of the Year award-winning Mad Love (1988) in a scene described as "notably [...] surreal" by author and Ohio University Telecommunications graduate studies director Joseph W. Slade. AVN later declared the film one of the 500 best of all time, also describing Aja's scene as "strange"; she starred in two others among their 500 best, Alex deRenzy's Ghostess with the Mostess and Paul Thomas' The Naked Stranger, all in her first year as a performer, winning AVN's "Best New Starlet" in 1989.
In 1990, she starred in director Sharon Kane's Stairway to Paradise, a film which was the subject of a study by University of California, Los Angeles professor of psychiatry and human sexual relations specialist Robert Stoller. In casting the film, writer Jim Holliday "wanted Aja in the worst way and Sharon agreed. Aja is very box-officeable."
On September 16, 1992 she was one of four porn stars participating in the Porn-AM Golf Tournament in Denver, Colorado organized by J.R. Wolfe as a benefit for the Adult Film and Video Association of America's
Angel Cassidy (born in San Diego, California, United States) is a pornographic actress.
She began her adult entertainment career performing on websites. She started her movie work in 2002, initially only appearing in girl-girl and softcore titles. Her first boy-girl scene was in the 2004 movie Sex Money Power. In 2004 she co-produced her first movie, Beauty Within, together with Nick Manning Films. Her scene with Wanda Curtis and Anais Alexander in the movie Fem Bella received a nomination for Best All-Girl Sex Scene, Video at the 2005 AVN Awards.
Cassidy started her website, AngelCassidy.com, and formed her own production company, Dream Angel Inc, in 1999. As of 2006 she was represented by agency L.A. Direct Models. Between 2003 and 2005 she was a contract performer with Michael Ninn’s Ninn Worx.
Cindy Crawford (born December 6, 1980) is an American pornographic actress, known for having the same name as the super model Cindy Crawford. The model disputed the use of the name but the pornographic actress was able to prove that it was her legal name.
Evan Stone (born July 18, 1964) is an American pornographic actor. In 2002 he married Jessica Drake, whom he has since divorced.
Stone's occasional work outside the pornography industry includes his role as "Jimmy" in the 2007 original series The Lair. Stone was also briefly shown on a television screen in the South Park episode "The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers".
In February 2005, Stone hosted cable television program Spice Hotel on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings on Spice Live, which focused on porn star couples. He replaced founding host Julian.
A short clip of an Evan Stone film was broadcast to some Comcast cable subscribers in Tucson, Arizona during the Super Bowl on February 1, 2009. The game was interrupted by a 30-second clip of Stone and Tristan Kingsley, as she pulled his penis out of his pants.
In 2011, he was named by CNBC as one of the 12 most popular stars in porn, being the only man on the list.
Stone, along with Lee Stone, performed graphic sex scenes with former TNA and WWE wrestling superstar Chyna in the Vivid release Backdoor to Chyna, released in 2011.
Stone currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Clifton Todd Britt (born November 28, 1969), better known as Lexington Steele, is an American award-winning pornographic actor, director and owner of Mercenary Motion Pictures and Black Viking Pictures Inc. He is the first actor to have won the AVN Male Performer of the Year Award three times.
Steele was born in New Jersey. After attending Morristown High School, he attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia for two years but graduated from Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences with a double degree in History and African-American studies in 1993.
After graduation, he worked in New York City as a stockbroker in the World Trade Center starting as a trainee in Euro Brokers Inc and working his way up the chain of command. He was licensed as a financial adviser and working on Wall Street within months of graduating. He has stated that he would have been in the buildings and been a victim of the September 11, 2001 attacks had he kept his old job as a stockbroker.
He worked as a model on the side and acted in minor TV roles.
He began to appear in adult movies in the later part of 1997, in New York City. He moved to Los Angeles and joined the industry full-time in March
Randy Spears (born on June 18, 1961 in Kankakee, Illinois) is a well-known pornographic actor, having appeared in approximately 1000 features. Sometimes credited as Greg Ory or Greg Slavin.
He has also directed pornographic movies. Spears was introduced to the industry in 1987 by Ona Zee, and soon thereafter married Danielle Rogers, who also was in the porn industry. Randy and Danielle have two children together. Randy and Danielle divorced in 2000. Spears was married to adult actress and Playboy model Demi Delia in 2006.
Spears' first billing was as detective Hank Smith in The Case of the Sensuous Sinners, released in 1988. He later appeared in at least two gay-targeted videos including a masturbation scene in "Straight to Bed," and a male-on-male spanking scene in "Biker Boys Out of Control." Aside from the occasional inclusion of photospreads in a few gay magazines, the remainder of Spears' career has been in heterosexual porn. In 1990, Spears won the Adult Video News Best Actor Award for his performance in The Masseuse, with Hyapatia Lee. Spears also played Captain Jim Quirk in the highly successful "Sex Trek" series, which was a sex-parody of Star Trek. He has since been
Rebecca Bardoux (born August 18, 1963 in Erie, Pennsylvania) is an American pornographic actress. She was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2007.
She made her debut in the adult film industry in 1992 at age 29.
Bardoux identifies as bisexual.
Alektra Blue (born June 9, 1983) is an American pornographic actress.
Blue was born in Phoenix, Arizona, but grew up in the Dallas, Texas area. She began working in the adult industry in January 2005. The person that got her into porn was her best friend, Taryn Thomas. She was married to performer and director Pat Myne.
In April 2008, Blue was the Penthouse Pet of the Month and signed an exclusive performance contract with Wicked Pictures.
Blue appears in the music video for the 2010 single "Telephone" by Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé. She also appears, alongside fellow Wicked Pictures contract star Kaylani Lei, in the Free Speech Coalition's April 2010 "All-Star Anti-Piracy PSA" She appears in the eleventh episode of the season 4 of Sons Of Anarchy
Alexis Amore (born December 29, 1978) is the stage name of a Peruvian pornographic actress, exotic dancer and model.
In January 2003, she re-entered the industry after a short break, and signed exclusively with Jill Kelly Productions (JKP) and began in February 2003. She eventually left the company and, in June 2004 she signed an acting and directing deal with Anabolic Video under which she would direct eight to 10 movies and star in six films a year. This made her Anabolic's first 'contract girl'.
In 2005 she became the Video Team spokeswoman and exclusive contract performer. Alexis Amore is also known as the “Peruvian Princess,”. She was to be the central talent for Video Team's Ethnicity Films line, which specialized in Latin, African-American and interracial titles.
She is to represent Video Team at press events, signings and meet-and-greet shows with fans. At this time she had over 300 films to credit in the adult industry.
Since early 2006, Amore has infrequently written for AVN Insider, is a contract girl for Metro/Video Team, and has a sex-toys contract with California Exotic Novelties.
Cherie is an American pornographic actress with Spanish and Italian heritage.
She has appeared in adult-film magazines such as Private #169, Hustler 's Leg World and Hustler March 2003 issue. Cherie has also appeared in one of the episodes of Seymore Butts' TV show Family Business.
Cherie has several tattoos: a barbed wire around her left biceps, a butterfly below her navel, and Hebrew text (דבורה, "Devorah") on her back.
Helen Wong (born 10 August 1973 in Guizhou, China), better known by her stage name Allenina, is a Los Angeles-based, model, actress, dancer and emerging film director. Allenina grew up in Hong Kong and emigrated to the United States at age 17, residing in Los Angeles. Allenina is a trans woman and as such has worked most of her adult life. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California.
Helen is featured in National Lampoon Presents Lost Reality (released September 28), described on the cover as "TV Shows the Networks Wouldn't Dare Air."
Allenina appears in He Said, She Said, a dating game with a transsexual twist. Her segment is similar to The Bachelorette, in that male contestants try to win the heart of the woman. Prior to her appearance in He Said, She Said, Allenina appeared in the 2nd season of Showtime’s Family Business (TV series). Specifically, in the episode "New ASSpirations", she auditioned for a pornographic role in Cousin Stevie's movie.
She also appears as her male identity (Alan) in Sex: The Annabel Chong Story, where she is revealed to be Annabel Chong's classmate and best friend.
Allenina also appeared in Macy Gray's music video for
Sindee Coxx (born in Long Island, USA) is a pornographic actress. She entered the adult film industry in 1995 doing only girl–girl scenes at first, but later expanded into boy–girl, where she began expanding into interracial videos. In 2000 Coxx married AVN Hall of Fame cameraman, Barry Wood, and as of December 2003 she was pregnant.
Dave Cummings (born David Charles Conners on March 13, 1940 in Saratoga Springs, New York, U.S.) is considered the oldest American still-performing professional porn star.
Cummings' background is unusual for a typical porn actor: he has both a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Masters Degree in Public Administration; in addition, he spent over 25 years as an officer in the United States Army, retiring in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was married for 22 years and has four grandchildren.
He was almost 55 years old before he launched his acting career and is now regarded as a major adult porn star with well over 500 adult films and a reputation for sexual stamina. Cummings claims that he only uses viagra when doing back-to-back sex scenes or when working with very demanding directors. He was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2007 and the XRCO Hall of Fame in 2011.
"I find the adult entertainment world to be a very rewarding one, filled with caring people who fully realize that sex is a totally natural God-given gift to be enjoyed. I like helping people understand that it's normal for them to have sexual cravings, and to enjoy harmless fantasies and healthy
Ben English (aka Derek Hay) is an English pornographic actor. He is also the founder and owner of the adult talent agency LA Direct Models. Hay retired from performing in the late 2000s after appearing in nearly 800 movies. However, he has since then appeared in several movies. He appeared most recently in Digital Playground's Top Guns, released March 8, 2011.
Before founding LA Direct Models in 2000, Hay worked as a stage manager in London for acts including The Rolling Stones.
Catalina Cruz (born September 13, 1979 in Cleveland) is an American pornographic actress.
Catalina began her career in November 2000 under the pseudonym JennaZ. At that time her measurements were 32C-22-33. She later increased the size of her breasts to DD and changed her name to Catalina Cruz because she has been "told just about daily that I resemble Penélope Cruz with large breasts". Despite being identified as "Hispanic" or "Latina", Catalina's ancestry is actually Slovenian.
She has appeared in 4 porn DVD-released films. She does the majority of her scenes for her website and was subsequently named the AVN webstarlet of the year in 2009.
Stormy Daniels (born Stephanie Gregory Clifford in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on March 17, 1979), also known as Stormy Waters and simply Stormy, is an American pornographic actress, screenwriter, and director. In 2009, a recruitment effort led her to consider challenging incumbent David Vitter for the 2010 Senate election in her native Louisiana.
Daniels' parents divorced when she was four. She was subsequently raised by her mother. Daniels has said of her childhood that she "came from an average, lower-income household...there [were] days without electricity". She attended a magnet school in Louisiana and was the editor of her high school paper and president of the 4-H club.
Daniels began stripping at age 17 at a club in Baton Rouge, then expanded to become a feature performer in September 2000. She chose her stage name to reflect her love of Mötley Crüe, whose bassist, Nikki Sixx, named his daughter Storm. While working as a feature she met Devon Michaels, who was doing lesbian scenes in a pair of upcoming movies — one for Wicked Pictures and one for Sin City--and invited Daniels to accompany her. Daniels accompanied Michaels to her Wicked shoot, where she met Brad Armstrong and
Annabel Chong, is a former pornographic actress. On January 19, 1995, at the age of 22, she became famous by engaging in 251 sex acts with about 70 men over a ten-hour period, with the resulting footage being promoted as The World's Biggest Gang Bang. The film was commercially successful and started a trend of "record-breaking" gang bang pornography. Chong was also the subject of the documentary Sex: The Annabel Chong Story.
Chong was born Grace Quek (Chinese: 郭盈恩; pinyin: Guō Yíng'ēn), and raised in Singapore in a middle-class Protestant Singaporean Chinese family. She was a student at Raffles Girls' School, where she was enlisted in the country's Gifted Education Programme, and Hwa Chong Junior College. Former teachers and classmates describe Chong as quiet, intelligent, and studious.
After taking her A levels, she took nearly three years off, including a year spent in the United States. She then went on to study law at King's College London under a scholarship. While in the United Kingdom, Chong got drunk on a train, where she met a man and agreed to have sex with him in an alleyway. He brought along other men, and she was gang raped and robbed in a rubbish closet under an
Brandon Iron (born Brendan Hurdle on July 14, 1968 in Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian pornographic actor and director.
Iron's first film was with Ashley Nicole in Bonfire of the Panties in 1991, however he did not start performing on a full-time basis until 1997.
Iron is the creator of two rough sex video franchises, Slap Happy and I Love it Rough.
Iron directed several films for Platinum X Pictures, a sister-studio of Red Light District Video. His line of gonzo porn films include Baker's Dozen, Intensities in 10 Cities, A Good Source of Iron, I Love it Rough, Photographic Mammaries, Ten Little Piggies and 50 to 1. In some of his older work, he is credited as "Brandon Irons" or "Alek James Hidell". The latter name was an alias of Lee Harvey Oswald, to whom Iron bears a resemblance.
Since November 2007 Brandon Iron Productions films have been distributed by JM Productions.
Iron co-owns Ironwood Productions with fellow performer Mark Wood.
Slap Happy is a rough sex series, created and directed by Iron and distributed by Extreme Associates. The scenes are filmed in a gonzo style and feature male dominance. Iron is the sole male performer in all scenes. Each scene features Iron with
Mr. Marcus (born September 4, 1970 in Pomona, California) is an American pornographic actor. He specializes in interracial pornography.
In 2012, he was the central person in a syphilis infection scandal in California when several porn-performers were infected during video production. The investigation revealed that Mr Marcus was the first infected with syphilis and he provided incomplete (or fake) information to the producers in which he performed.
Cindy Renee Volk, better known as Aria Giovanni (born November 3, 1977) is an American pornographic actress and model who was Penthouse magazine's Pet for the month of September 2000. She has modeled in a range of photographic styles and has also had roles in television shows.
Aria Giovanni was born Cindy Renee Volk in Long Beach, California to an Italian-Yugoslav father and a French-German-Irish-Native American mother. She and grew up in Orange County. She attended a junior college in San Diego, majoring in biochemistry.
In 2001, she played Monica Snatch in the movie Survivors Exposed, a parody of the Survivor television series. She also appeared on the November 16, 2001 episode of the TV dating show Shipmates. The following year, she starred in Justine which was recommended by AskMen.com as one of nine pornographic movies that women can enjoy.
Giovanni was Playboy's Model of the Day for June 6, 2007.
In October 2008, Giovanni appeared in the first episode of James Gunn's short-form web video series, James Gunn's PG Porn, playing a role opposite Nathan Fillion. Giovanni stars on the 2010 Nerdcore Horror Calendar.
2010 XBIZ Award Nominee - Web Babe/Starlet of the Year
Dahlia Grey is an American adult film actress who won the 2000 AVN Award for Best Tease Performance.
Grey is featured in many Andrew Blake productions, where she is sometimes credited as Jami Dion. She was Penthouse pet of the Month for March 1992.
Jeanna Fine (born in New York, NY, U.S.) is a pornographic actress and erotic dancer.
Adult film actress Siobhan Hunter encouraged Fine to go into adult films. Adult film actress Barbara Dare remarked how "fine" Jeanna was, which prompted Jeanna to adopt that as her surname. She was romantically involved with fellow pornographic actress Savannah.
Fine began in the adult movie industry as a blonde-haired punk-girl when she was 21 in 1986. She made 50 movies between 1986 and 1989. She re-emerged as a brunette in 1990. According to Fine's official adult film bio, Fine's sex film career was noted to have several large gaps between performing such as during the pregnancy and birth of her son.
Fine has retired from the adult film business with her last noted film "Deep Inside Sunset Thomas" released in 2003. She has appeared in no new films since, although several compilations of unreleased content featuring Fine have been released since 2003.
Fine was inducted in the Adult Video News Hall of Fame in 1998. She is also in the X-Rated Critic's Association's and Legends of Erotica Halls of Fame.
Fine appeared briefly in the film The Boondock Saints, as a dancer working the adult parlor
Jessica Darlin (born March 22, 1976 in Wilmington, Delaware) is a former American pornographic actress.
Adopted as a child, Darlin grew up in Coral Springs, Florida and went to a private school and describes herself in her teen years as "pretty much the little party girl. I was defiantly [sic] the town nympho."
She met Luis Cypher when she was 17 at a concert and they got married when she was 21.
She began dancing in a strip club when she turned 18. She says that "I drove by a strip club and said to my now husband, I can do that."
During her time dancing in the club, she met various feature dancers who had already done porn films and heard about the business. When she was 21, Darlin and her husband moved to Los Angeles to break into the adult film business. On her first visit to Jim South's office, she had barely finished filling out the info sheet and presented her STD test results when South received a call from a director advising that the actress he wanted did not show up. Darlin took part in the scene, which was a three-way scene with anal sex with Julie Rage and Ian Daniels for a film named Sexual Initiations.
She signed with Elegant Angel after about two months in the
Mia Banggs (also credited as Mia Bangg; born April 11, 1985) is an American porn star.
Banggs was born in the United States of America. She has Spanish ethnicity. She has small tattoos on her back, abdomen, and behind her right ear. The one on her abdomen just below her waist is of a rose flower
Banggs's first movie came out in 2004 and she has over 200 film credits. Banggs often appears in big-bust pornographic films. Her scenes regularly feature anal sex, simultaneous vaginal and anal penetration, anal sex followed immediately by fellatio, and creampie .
Banggs created a modeling agency, Exxxtreme Modeling, in 2006.
During a shoot in 05-06, the members of The Lazlow Show, including Lazlow Jones, Reed Tucker and Big Wayne, Mia was in the middle of an anal scene and called out Wayne's name while winking at him, see www.lazlow.com, and episode 25 of the Lazlow show.
Mike Horner (born February 3, 1955) is an American pornographic actor. He is sometimes credited as Don Hart (a play on 'Darn Hard'), Don Horner, "Dan Sir", or Johnny Wilson.
Mike Horner began acting in small sex films, at the time referred to as loops (named after the style of their presentation, constantly looped 16 mm films shown in booths), in January 1978. His first feature movie was 1979's Tangerine. He has been in over 1500 feature (story-based) films and videos, and performed in over 500 additional all sex videos, with approximately 1800 actresses. He attended San Francisco State University, UCLA, and graduated from Sonoma State University. He pursued acting, theatre, and dance prior to his porn career, but became more involved after his exposure to adult films. Mike started out making only around $40–100 a movie. While only a sideline job at first, hardcore finally became Mike's primary income in 1983. He made the move to Southern California in 1991 to make porn his primary objective.
He started directing movies in 1993, but found mixed success, as porn made the move to gonzo type movies, different from his artistic tastes. He has directed "Tangled" (1993, Pleasure Prod.),
Nick Manning (born May 28, 1967) is an American pornographic actor, director, former print fashion model and country musician.
Nick Manning was born in Chicago, Illinois. After finishing school, he pursued a career in fashion which led him to posing for numerous advertising campaigns, including some for well-known fashion companies and independent films. He reported on his April 17, 2007 appearance on The Howard Stern Show that he formerly worked on Wall Street and has a Master's Degree.
Nick Manning began his career in the adult industry in 1997 with an appearance in Playgirl magazine followed by 3 years of exclusive adult magazine work. In 2000, he made his first appearance in the adult film industry in the movie Mirage. Since this role, he has appeared in 3000 adult films and 600 adult magazines. In 2003, he was awarded Best Male Newcomer by Adult Video News. He has directed and produced several adult films, including The Fans Have Spoken 4 and Beauty Within.
Manning has a line of male sex toys bearing his name, Nick Manning's Masturstroke Kit (a masturbation device/penis enlarger or penis pump) and Nick Manning's Body Slam Masturbator. Sound clips of his voice have been used
Scott Styles (born on June 19, 1961 in Rockford, Illinois) is a former NASA rocket scientist and currently an American pornographic actor. He currently resides in California.
Styles grew up in Illinois, Michigan and Texas, playing sports, and doing well at academicly. Always athletic and active, he keeps his body in excellent shape, while his education and intelligence earned him a bachelor's and master's degree in physics. This earned him a job as a space shuttle engineer working in Mission Operations at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. After three years, he took his hobby of fitness to professional status by becoming a personal fitness trainer, writer, and instructor, running his new business, and quitting his "day job" when it became lucrative enough at the six-month mark.
After three years of his fitness career, in a dramatic career change, he moved from Houston, Texas to Los Angeles, California, and entered the porn business. Scott has appeared on the cover of Advocate Men's Magazine, was Advocate Men's Man of the Year in 1997, and was in Playgirl magazine. He has done work for the Playboy Channel, Spice TV, Playgirl TV, and has been in numerous mainstream "B" movies,
Sean Michaels (born Andre Allen, February 20, 1958, Brooklyn, New York) is a pornographic actor and director. He moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in order to begin his career in porn, in which he has worked since 1988. Michaels has also been a director of adult films since 1991 and has appeared in 2,000 pornographic films and over 7,000 scenes. Many of his scenes involve interracial and anal sex.
According to an adult film news web page, in 2003 Michaels was issued a cease and desist order by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on the use of his name due to the similarity it had to WWE wrestler Shawn Michaels. According to the same adult film web page, Sean's name was already registered as a trademark, while Shawn Michaels had not registered his moniker.
He is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame and the XRCO Hall of Fame.
Along with Lisa Ann and Nikki Benz, Michaels hosted the XRCO Awards in April 2010.
Summer Cummings (born March 4, 1968) is the stage name of a prolific American pornographic film producer, director, and performer, and exotic dancer. She has been performing in the sexual fetishism film market since 1990.
Cummings was born in Reno, Nevada, where she danced at a topless bar after leaving high school. Cummings later began working as a stripper in San Francisco, doing live sex shows at the Mitchell Brothers O'Farrell Theatre. In San Francisco, she became interested in fetish pornography, spanking, and BDSM.
Cummings has been performing in fetish and BDSM films since her first starring film "Take-out Torture", released by Dungeon Video International in 1990. Cummings is also noted for her cameo appearance in Paul Thomas Anderson's 1997 film, Boogie Nights which she appears with her former adult stage partner Skye Blue.
Cummings and Blue performed together for a number of years as part of a large breast nude review called "SkyeBlue". They formed an online partnership that reflected their two stage names (www.summerskyes.com) and acted together in many adult films.
They have since ceased their adult partnership, with both now owning and operating their own pornographic
Jane Esther Hamilton (born October 27, 1956) is an American former pornographic actress and current porn director who performed under the name Veronica Hart during the 1980s. She is sometimes credited as Jane Esther Hamilton, Jane Hamilton, V. Hart, Veronica Heart, Victoria Holt, Kathryn Stanleigh, Randee Styles or just Veronica. Hart is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame.
Hart was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hart made adult movies from 1980 until 1984, and is best known for her performances in Amanda by Night, Wanda Whips Wall Street, Roommates and A Scent of Heather. Today, she directs, edits and produces adult films, while making occasional (non-sexual) cameos in both mainstream and adult productions. She is bisexual.
Events in her life were the inspiration for the custodial problems of character Amber Waves in Boogie Nights (1997), directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Veronica went on to play a judge in "Boogie Nights," appearing in the scene where Amber and her husband are arguing during a hearing about their son. Veronica would later appear in another Paul Thomas Anderson movie, Magnolia.
AFAA for Best Actress – Amanda by Night
AFAA Award for Best Actress – Roommates
Jessica Drake (born October 14, 1974 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American pornographic actress.
Drake spent much of her early life growing up around the state of Texas in different cities including San Antonio and El Paso. While majoring in psychology at a college in El Paso, Drake took a job as a house dancer at a local strip club. Through an agency, she later applied to be feature dancer at another club nearby, and here she met adult film director Michael Raven, who was photographing a contest. Raven and his wife Sydnee Steele gradually introduced her to the porn industry. Drake began by posing for magazines and appearing on Playboy TV, and was later taken to a film set, where she was the "condom and lube girl" for a scene starring Jill Kelly and Mark Davis. She is bisexual.
In 1999, she made the decision to become an adult film actress and shot her first movie, which was directed by Raven. She signed a contract with the studio Sin City early in her career, but left the company after about a year and a half as "things did not work out." She gained her first AVN Award in 2001, winning "Best Tease Performance" for her role in VCA Pictures' Shayla's Web. In 2003, she signed an
Kimberly Chambers (born January 11, 1974 in Fullerton, California) is an American pornographic actress. She entered the adult film industry in 1993 at the age of around 19, and has since appeared in over 200 films. She has also directed at least three films.
In 2002, she appeared with her then-husband, Scott Styles,from a 1998 marriage lasting six years, and Ron Jeremy in an infomercial for a male enhancement product called ExtenZe.
Rita Faltoyano (born on August 5, 1978 in Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian pornographic actress.
She grew up on a farm near Budapest with her godparents. It was there that she learned to ride horses and eventually began riding at competition level. In addition to being a champion equestrian she is also a gymnast and swimmer. Prior to working in adult films, Faltoyano was a student. She has said her mother was Miss Hungary 1974 and her father was a former European and Olympic Champion in water polo. Her parents started entering her into beauty pageants at age 16.
Her first movie was with Pierre Woodman in No Sun, No Fun; her first scene she performed was with three men where she did her first ever anal and double penetration.
In 2004, Faltoyano, along with a number of other adult performers, was expelled from Mexico. They had been visiting for the first Festival Erótico de México but were charged by immigration authorities with performing in a profit-making event despite being there on tourist visas. One-time she was in relationship with pornographic actor Ramon Nomar.
Anita Dark is a Hungarian pornographic actress. Her adult film career began in 1995, with the Italian film Pretty Girl. In 1997 she moved to the United States and continued to perform in various roles. In 1999 she retired from the industry, but returned in 2003, announcing that she would only perform solo or with other women.
Brooke Ballentyne (born July 13, 1982 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA) is a former pornographic actress.
She started in the adult industry by shooting website content in North Carolina and then traveled to Los Angeles to shoot adult videos.
Carmella Bing (born October 21, 1981, in Salem, Oregon, U.S.A.) is the stage name of an American pornographic actress and adult model. She has appeared in over 100 films and has been reported to work under various other stage names.
Eva Angelina (born on March 14, 1985) is the stage name of an American pornographic actress and adult model. She began her career at 18 and has won several industry awards, including the 2008 AVN Award for Best Actress (Video).
Angelina was born in Orange County, California. She is of Cuban, Chinese, English and Irish descent. She has said that she came from a "very wealthy" background, but that changed when she turned 13, and her family "pretty much lost everything".
Angelina entered the porn industry by answering an advertisement in the newspapers; her first scene was for the Shane's World series. She took her alias as a reference to Evangeline. She was known for wearing glasses during her performances. She had said on film shoots she gets sent home to get them if she forgets to bring them with her, and during a visit to one AVN Awards show she wasn't recognized as she wasn't wearing her glasses. They are prescription glasses, as she is "very blind". In late 2005, she considered joining the US Navy. She has also done mainstream work, appearing as an extra in shows such as 7th Heaven and Cousin Skeeter. In 2010, she was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top female stars in porn.
Jada Fire is a former American pornographic actress. On February 2, 2012 she announced that she was retiring from pornography.
In 2008, she played the role of Condi (a parody of then Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice) in the Hustler production Who's Nailin' Paylin?. On January 11, 2011, Fire made a brief cameo in episode "Punching Water" of TNT police drama Southland, as an L.A. gang member's girlfriend awoken by a police search.
Kylie Ireland (born May 26, 1970) is an American pornographic actress, film director, producer, publicist, and Satellite radio show host.
Ireland was born on May 26, 1972, in Longmont, Colorado, a small community outside Denver. She grew up a good student until her parents divorced when she was 13. At 15 she became rebellious, including experimenting with recreational drugs, until her father sent her to live with her mother, who had remarried, in San Diego, California. In San Diego, Ireland returned to getting good grades, graduated high school, and started college, majoring in broadcast journalism. While going to high school and college, Ireland worked part-time ordering videos for a chain of video stores, which she credits for learning a lot about pornographic films.
Ireland returned to Colorado to continue college partially in Boulder, Colorado, partially in Fort Collins, Colorado, and began to dance in a Fort Collins strip club. One of her first female lovers was a waitress at the same club who would become the pornographic actress Juli Ashton.
Kylie Ireland chose her stage name after Australian singer Kylie Minogue, and her Irish heritage. She dyed her hair blonde, and had
Nicki Hunter is the stage name of an American pornographic actress and director. Her first video appearances were released in 2003.
In 2004, she appeared in two episodes of the Howard Stern television show and in the television documentary The Porn King Versus the President.
Hunter was a nominee in 2006 for Female Performer of the Year at the AVN Awards and in 2005 for Best New Starlet. In 2006 she won the XRCO Award for Female Performer of the Year.
In early 2007, Hunter was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma (T-cell ALL), a complex form of cancer targeting the lymphatic system. Fundraising events were arranged with the help of the porn community to help offset some of her medical costs and expenses due to suddenly being unable to work.
Hunter appeared in a June 2008 episode of Secret Lives of Women, which focused on women in adult films. She is currently employed by Playboy Radio as a co-host on Night Calls with Debi Diamond.
In March 2010, Hunter appeared in a public service announcement for the Free Speech Coalition on the topic of internet piracy of adult content, directed by Michael Whiteacre.
Diana DeVoe is an American pornographic actress, director and scriptwriter.
She made her porn video debut in 1999 and began directing pornographic films in 2002. In 2002, DeVoe was nominated for an AVN Award for Best Supporting Actress—Video for her performance in Disturbed. As of 2006 she was under an exclusive contract with the ethnic-oriented film company The Candy Shop.
Devoe has a communications degree from the University of Hawaii.
Bionca (born 22 January 1965), also known as Bionca Seven, is an American pornographic actress, film producer, and director. She is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame and the XRCO Hall of Fame. She is also the widow of producer Bruce Seven.
In 1993, Bionca founded the production company Exquisite Pleasures, which she ran with Seven. She co-directed her first video Takin' It to the Limit with Bruce Seven. The video won the 1994 XRCO Award for Best Video. Exquisite also produced the Buttslammers series of all-girl films.
Brooke Hunter (born March 14, 1968 in Los Angeles, California) is an American pornographic actress and director. She married Don Hollywood (also known as Ron Miller) on January 15, 2000. Before Brooke became a porn star she worked as an accountant.
With her manager and husband Don Hollywood, who also operates the Erotica L.A. conventions, she works on movies for Wildfire Productions. The first series from Wildfire is Brooke Hunter's Sexual Antics. She has also hosted a television series called Dirty Newcomers, produced by Wildfire. Hunter and Hollywood have hosted a KSEX radio show called Tits and Asshole.
Her contract with Wildfire is not exclusive, however, as she also works for Vivid Entertainment, Wicked Pictures and VCA Pictures.
Dolly Buster, official Nora Baumberger (born October 23, 1969 in Prague, Czechoslovakia as Nora Dvořáková), is a film producer and director, actress, author, and a former porn star.
Buster has starred in hundreds of X-rated European movies, and had gained a name for herself as one of the biggest in the industry. She is also the author of a successful series of crime-novels about a German porn-star-turned-amateur-sleuth.
In 2004 she attempted to obtain a seat in European parliament as candidate of a fringe Czech political party. The party got 0.71% of votes.
She appeared in the German version of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!.
In Finland, the main newspaper of record in the land Helsingin Sanomat was forced to apologize when an illustration of an article about porn shops included a more than explicit picture of a video cover depicting her anally penetrated on its pages.
She currently lives with her husband in Wesel, Germany, also indulging in painting and drawing having taken life-drawing classes from Arnim Tölke at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.
She has been voted Germany's "hottest porn star" at the age of 39.
Joanna Angel (born Joanna Mostov, December 25, 1980) is an American alternative pornographic actress, director and writer of adult films. She uses her real first name of Joanna for her stage name.
Mostov was born in Brooklyn, New York, to an Orthodox Jewish Israeli mother and an American father. She was raised in River Edge in Bergen County, New Jersey, where she attended Cherry Hill Elementary School and graduated from River Dell High School in 1998. After graduating at age 17 she enrolled in Rutgers University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature with a minor in Film Studies.
She worked in a kosher fast food restaurant in Teaneck during high school, then at an Applebees and another restaurant called Happy's Health Grille, during college.
After finishing her degree, she relocated to the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York, and created the website BurningAngel, a hardcore adult site catering to an emerging genre dubbed alt porn, while she danced as a stripper at night. Her website followed in the footsteps of the very popular SuicideGirls, which she has referred to as "the McDonald's of alt porn." When asked whether she thought that alt porn was
Kyle Stone (born on October 18, 1963) is a pornographic actor (porn star). In 2007 he was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame after 14 years in the porn industry. He often plays as the funny guy or as the older male in porn films.
Stone worked at a Los Angeles law firm prior to entering the adult film business. He had met up with a porn star by the name of Natasha after a wrong phone number call became a session of phone sex. The two of them met several weeks later and had sex; afterwards she asked him if he had ever thought of a career in porn. His first scene was for Rodney Moore; Natasha was his first on-screen partner.
For the next three years Stone would work days at the law firm, and would moonlight in porn. In time the secretaries at the firm discovered his sideline; they would have lunches at the nearby home of one of the secretaries while they watched the "KF Show". This would become a source of gossip within the firm and in time, the attorneys found cause to fire Stone.
Mya Diamond (born Júlia Koroknai; 11 April 1981) is a Hungarian pornographic actress and nude model, who starred in Porn Wars.
Mya Diamond was born in Marcali, Hungary. She has two younger siblings, a sister and a brother, with her sister being 17 years younger than her. Mya grew up in Marcali, which is a little city near Balaton. She spent a lot of time with her grandparents. She says, "They will stay always in my heart."
The most important thing in Mya Diamond's life has always been and still is her family.
In school, she was mostly interested in languages. She loved English and German, so she did the intermediate exam when she was 14 years old. After Mya won first place in a contest for German language in Hungary. When she finished high school, she began studying in University and was working in a hotel at the same time. As a part time job she did some fashion modeling.
Mya met her boyfriend when she was 17 years old and they are still together. In the summer of 2003, they decided to move to Budapest to begin their own life. Several months later, she was offered to work as a model in the pornographic business. Mya Diamond is famous for her anal sex & foot fetish scenes
Shyla Foxxx (born December 21, 1972, in Chicago, Illinois) is a pornographic actress of Puerto Rican descent.
Foxxx was profiled along with pornographic actresses Devon and Coral Sands on the show Entertainment Tonight, February 8, 1999. She was profiled on the Spanish-language news program Noticias, May 10, 1999. Shyla was interviewed by KPIX Eyewitness News At Five, June 17, 1997 in an expose on pornography.
Tony Eveready (born Duane Reed Moore on March 12, 1971) is a hardcore porn star who entered the industry in 1994. He is known as the self-styled "Gangsta of Porn" and "Thug of Porn", easily recognizable by his distinctive cornrow hairstyle. During his 14-year-long career, he appeared in hundreds of pornographic movies. Notable roles include Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle (2001) and the internet video "1 Man DP".
In 2008, Eveready was sentenced to more than six years in federal prison, stemming from charges of cocaine and firearm possession.
Eveready made his first documented professional porn appearance in 1994, with Black Gang Bangers 3. However, he had also made amateur films dating back to 1991. . After a string of black-themed pornos, the up-and-coming Eveready soon became known for his "gangsta" style and memorable interracial sexual encounters. Since entering the business, he has starred in over 150 studio-released movies and countless internet shorts.
Rapper Snoop Dogg cast Eveready in his first well-known roles. The "Thug of Porn" appeared in the documentary/hip-hop music video/adult film Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle (2001) and its follow-up, Snoop Dogg's Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp
Alana Evans (born July 6, 1976 in Fort Campbell, Kentucky) is an American pornographic actress. She is sometimes credited as Jenna Talia (a pun on genitalia -- she hated the alias so much that she changed back to "Alana Evans" after two films).
Evans and her husband became part owners of their favorite club, which is where she says she lost her remaining inhibitions. She became a stripper and pole dancer and began considering modelling work. Due to a scar from an appendectomy she thought that she would not get magazine work, and therefore went into the porn industry as a result at age 21. Her first scene was in Real Sex Magazine 11.
To date Evans has starred in over 200 films, including numerous Playboy TV projects and 30 softcore movies. She also hosted a segment on KSEX radio called All in the Porn Family until June 2005 as well as hosting a show for Playboy Radio called Private Calls, which airs on the Sirius Satellite Radio Network.
Never fully satisfied with her bust size, Evans vacillated between the idea of surgical enhancement and accepting her image as a natural starlet. At one point she declared "they are going to stay real... I don't want plastic in my body."
Dana DeArmond (born June 16, 1979 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA) is a pornographic actress who entered the industry in 2005.
During her teen years, DeArmond was a figure skater; she was in the same skating club as Sunny Lane. DeArmond had worked as a street dancer at Disney World and as a stripper in Florida and California before doing bondage play on the Web and then hardcore movies.
She had gained popularity before her porn career, as an internet personality with over 300,000 friends on Myspace. She asserts on her MySpace profile that TheInternetsGirlfriend.com is her official website and that she is not affiliated with any other website.
She admits to having social anxiety saying "I made my life so I don’t have to come into contact with lots of people except for once or twice a year when I sign."
DeArmond has directed two documentary porn movies in which she helps young people whom she meets on the web break into the business, called Dana DeArmond Does the Internet and Dana DeArmond's Role Modeling. She has also guest lectured on the adult industry for classes at University of California, Irvine and University of California, Santa Barbara.
She was one of the models
Devon (born March 28, 1977) is an American pornographic actress.
Devon was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She began her career at age 19 as a stripper at Al's Diamond Cabaret in Reading, Pennsylvania. As a young girl, her dream was to become a gymnast. However, due to her height she was not able to participate at a competitive level, so she was forced to look to other careers. Her first foray into the adult film industry came in 1998, when she appeared in the film New Breed. It was immediately after making this movie that she went to the Vivid Entertainment offices and told them she wanted to be a star. She also appeared in a photo spread for Stuff, a men's magazine. She was the Penthouse Pet of the month in January 2001.
After her Vivid contract, Devon signed with Digital Playground. In 2004 Devon appeared in the first WMV-HD DVD porn movie ever made, Island Fever 3, filmed on Tahiti and Bora Bora. Devon has performed with over thirty-five male stars and her first and only anal scene was in 2005's Intoxicated.
On July 31, 2005 she appeared in the HBO series, Entourage, appearing as herself in Season 2, Episode 9's "I Love You Too." The same year, she co-starred in the porn film
Dick Nasty (born April 26, 1956, London) is an English pornographic actor.
He is moderately well known for briefly appearing in the investigative documentary Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends, in the 'Porn Stars' episode, where he can be seen filming a scene for controversial pornographer Rob Black, (ak.a Rob Zicari).
Jesse Jane (born Cindy Taylor on July 16, 1980 in Fort Worth, Texas) is an American pornographic actress and model.
Jane was a military brat who grew up on various military bases in the Midwestern United States. She did extensive dance training and was a varsity cheerleader at her high school in Rose Hill, Kansas. She graduated from high school in Moore, Oklahoma.
Jane read an article on Tera Patrick that said that Patrick worked for adult-film production company Digital Playground. She contacted them and was quickly signed to a contract. Her first scene was with Devon in No Limits. Within months of winning the contract, she appeared on Showtime Network's Family Business, where she was filmed at the Adult Video News awards show and convention. Jane appeared on the cover of Texas-based metal band Drowning Pool's second album Desensitized and was featured in the music video for the album's first hit single, "Step Up." She has said that Drowning Pool is one of her favorite bands. On the July 25, 2006 episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, during the "Jay Walking" segment, she gave her name as "Cindy" and said that she currently worked at Hooters. An adult magazine cover featuring
Kiki Daire (born September 18, 1976) is the stage name of an exotic dancer and pornographic actress. She is also commonly known as Kiki D'Aire.
Daire was born in Memphis, Tennessee. She began appearing in adult films while also working as a stripper. Her first scene was in the 1998 film Lesbian Virgins 4. D'Aire has breast implants.
In 2006, Daire took a hiatus to get married (although it did not happen). She lived in New Orleans in the meantime and attended college. In 2008, Daire decided to return to the industry with smaller implants going from a 38F to a 36D, but ultimately didn't shoot any new material before bowing out of the spotlight again. She resurfaced in the summer of 2011 ready to finally begin her comeback by signing with OC Modeling.
Lanny Barby (born 29 August 1981 in Montreal, Quebec) is a French Canadian former pornographic actress.
Lanny Barby's adult career began, in her words, "about five seconds after my eighteenth birthday". It started off rather slowly in 2001 with her appearance in World Sex Tour 24: Canada, a low budget porno film, and a year later she continued with appearances in 2 on 1 #14 and Lewd Conduct 15.
In 2003 she performed in ten movies, and her career gradually improved since then. Lanny Barby has appeared on the covers of several men's magazines, including Hustler, Club, and Penthouse, for which she was Penthouse Pet of the Month in June 2003.
On 1 April 2005 it was announced by Vivid Entertainment that they had just signed Lanny Barby for a two-year exclusive contract, making her the first Vivid Girl from Montreal, Canada.
In 2009 Lanny Barby ended her career in porn and decided to return to Canada.
Micky Yanai (Japanese: ミッキー 柳井, b. 1959) is a well-known Japanese male porn actor.
Yanai is supposedly the inventor of an acrobatic sexual technique called the "Helicopter Fuck", although it is said such a technique was already seen in the Kama Sutra, or at least in the Cosmopolitan magazine version of it. He demonstrated his proficiency at the technique with a series of videos for the KMP Million label in 2004. (See Filmography)
Yanai has become one of the few Japanese male porn stars known in the West through a group of videos produced by V&R Planning and released internationally in the United States and elsewhere in 2003 and 2004 by V&R International in uncensored form: Paradise of Japan 14: Helicopter Man (with Misuzu Akimoto), Paradise of Japan 22: Helicopterman 2, and Paradise of Japan 28: Helicopterman 3.
"Mr. Pete" (born January 30, 1980 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) is the stage name of an American pornographic actor and director. Mr. Pete has been an active performer in the adult film industry since the year 2000, starting at the age of 20.
Mr. Pete is married to Alexis Texas.
Raul Cristian (born October 18, 1973 in Satu Mare, Romania) is an ex-pornographic actor, director and producer of pornographic movies. Usually credited under the name Raul Cristian, he is also working under another pseudonym: Chris Rolie.
Raul Cristian entered the adult business as a performer shooting his first scene when he was 20 in Budapest, Hungary. As a performer he appeared in over 50 European or American movies.
In 2000 Raul Cristian developed Floyd-Agency, a European porn talent agency and he was contracted to produce adult content for the internet. Since 2003 Floyd-Agency is shooting all Perfect Gonzo’s content. Between 2003 and 2006 Floyd Agency’s Production Division shot over 2000 scenes for Perfect Gonzo and 12 titles for Anabolic and Diabolic. Nowadays Floyd-Agency is producing over 400 scenes per year.
In 2007 Cristian’s popular websites caught the eye of Evil Angel owner John Stagliano – who quickly became a fan. As a result Cristian's DVDs produced by his company Cruel Media will be distributed in the United States through Evil Angel Productions. Because Evil Angel has a "no creampie" policy Jules Jordan Video has made a deal with Cruel Media to distribute All
Teri Diver (September 6, 1971 – January 2, 2001) was an American pornstar and director. She died of an accidental drug overdose.
Diver starred in over 200 movies in the 1990s.
Diver became an 'emancipated youth' at the age of 13. She graduated from high school ahead of her class and entered college at a young age. There, she stated that she majored in "behavior modification."
After turning 18, Diver paid her way through school by stripping on the side.
Diver worked as a school teacher, and supplemented this income by holding down a part-time job at weight-loss clinic Nutri-System. Eventually Diver moved to California, where she faced a variety of financial problems. Director Henri Pachard convinced Diver to try her hand at porn.
Diver soon moved into directing and producing, with the help of AVN publisher Paul Fishbein. She eventually directed forty features.
Diver was a migraine headache sufferer for years, which led to her death on January 2, 2001. She apparently took an overdose of her migraine medication, which caused her to go into cardiac arrest.
Tricia Devereaux (born January 12 1975 in Illinois, U.S.) is the stage name of an American former pornographic actress.
Devereaux grew up "in a small town a couple hours outside of Chicago," where she had a strict upbringing and attended a private Catholic high school.
She attended college in the Midwest, got her bachelor's degree in Biology from a college in Missouri, then attended one year of medical school. Before starting medical school, she had married her boyfriend Patrick. Patrick got a job working as a bouncer in a strip club and Devereaux would occasionally visit him there. The other dancers encouraged her to enter the club's amateur contest which she won; this led to her working there to make extra money. A number of established porn stars visited the club as feature dancers—names such as Victoria Paris, Jeanna Fine, and Samantha Strong.
Seeing the extra money that the features made, Devereaux sent pictures of herself to Hustler magazine for their "Beaver Hunt" feature, which got published. At the same time Devereaux came in fifth in Déjà Vu's national Stripper of the Year. She then flew out to Los Angeles at Joey Silvera's request (he had seen pictures Devereaux had sent
Vanessa Blue is the stage name of an American pornographic actress and director.
Blue initially worked as a nude dancer and studied to be an emergency medical technician. During her dancing career, she met a fellow dancer who introduced her to fetish modeling. After that, at the suggestion of a different model, she started performing in porn movies. Her first appearance was in a film with Ed Powers. After a year, she took a three-year break, moving to Nebraska to be with her family, but came back to the industry in 2000.
She worked for Mercenary Pictures for several years and directed several of their series, one of which, Black Reign, won the 2005 AVN Award for Best Ethnic-Themed Series. She was engaged to Mercenary's owner, Lexington Steele. In 2008, Steele and Blue filed federal lawsuits against each other over the ownership of numerous videos that first appeared under the Mercenary Pictures label. The suits were settled in March 2009 after meeting with an alternative dispute resolution jurist.
Blue has also directed femdom genre of movies under the pseudonym Domina X, and has also been a contract director for DVSX and Adam & Eve. Blue starred on Playboy TV and hosted Private
Annie Cruz (born November 6, 1984 in Stockton, California) is the stage name of a Filipino American pornographic actress and nude model.
Cruz was born in Stockton, California, to Filipino immigrant parents. She graduated from Brookside Christian High School in Stockton, where she was a cheerleader, and claims to have graduated in the top 5% of her class. She then moved to San Rafael to attend the Dominican University of California, majoring in print journalism. In her sophomore year, she transferred to San Francisco State University, but apparently left without graduating. Instead, she began performing in pornographic films.
Cruz appeared on The Howard Stern Show on March 28, 2006. The same year she appeared in a minor role in the film National Lampoon's Teed Off Too.
She trained as a boxer with one of Laila Ali's former coaches. She fought and won two boxing matches, but gave up boxing for fear of an injury that might interfere with her porn career.
She also has made several appearances on WEW (Women's Extreme Wrestling). In 2011 she appeared in Stephen Malkmus' music video Senator. Cruz has also been featured in several sex and bondage videos for Kink.com's SexandSubmission.com
Ashlynn Brooke (born August 14, 1985) is a former American pornographic actress, feature dancer, and model.
Brooke was born in Choctaw, Oklahoma. She was a cheerleader for nine years, and graduated High School in May 2003. Prior to becoming an adult film actress in 2006, she worked at a used car dealership near Oklahoma City for over three years. Brooke has stated that she is "genuinely bisexual".
Brooke's first foray into adult entertainment was a photoshoot for an Oklahoma-based magazine, soon after which she briefly worked as a stripper. She became an exclusive contract performer with New Sensations / Digital Sin in 2007, and in 2009 made her directing debut with Ashlynn Brooke’s Lesbian Fantasies. She has cameos in "Too Drunk..." video by Buckcherry and the horror film Piranha 3D.
In 2011, she was named by CNBC as one of the 12 most popular stars in porn. CNBC noted her role in Piranha 3D as increasing interest in her earlier porn films, and her current focus on directing, including porn parody versions of Little Red Riding Hood and Wonder Woman.
In 2010, Brooke retired as a pornstar after giving birth to her child. She posted on her Twitter profile and blog, introducing
Bobbi Eden (born January 4, 1980, in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands) is a Dutch pornographic actress and international magazine model.
Eden was the runner-up for the Dutch Penthouse Pet of the Year. She had also modeled for magazines including Club, Men Only, and Soho.
She appeared with Dutch DJ Ferry Corsten in the video for his single "Watch Out". In the video, a tiny Corsten races around in a model racing car while Bobbi looms overhead with the remote control.
Eden has written columns for the magazines Passie, Chick and Panorama.
During the 2010 World Cup, Eden attracted media attention after her June 28 Twitter announcement, in which she promised to provide oral sex for all of her Twitter followers if the Netherlands team won the World Cup. The promise led to a large increase in the number of her followers.
Cytherea (born September 27, 1981) is an American pornographic actress and model. She is known for her "squirting" while performing sex acts. She is bisexual.
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Cytherea is named after the Greek goddess of love, beauty, and music. She originally had a Yahoo! fan group when she was recruited by an agent into the adult industry. Her career started in 2003 and she has performed in over 300 movies. Her first scene was with Tyce Bune for I've Never Done That Before. Elegant Angel produced a series of movies featuring her dubbed as Squirtwoman.
Cytherea formed a production company called Cytherea Productions in 2004 and won the Starlet Award from AVN in 2005. She has appeared on cable television shows, most notably the HBO/Cinemax series Sex Games: Vegas, Playboy TV's Night Calls and has been a guest on the Tom Leykis Show and The Howard Stern Show.
Cytherea also hosted an industry talk and interview radio show on KSEX in Los Angeles, California called Goddess of Gush. According to her website, the show was cancelled in 2006.
Cytherea performed her first anal scene in the movie Cytherea's Anal Whores in 2006.
Hanna Hilton (born October 31, 1984) is an American former pornographic actress.
Hilton was a cheerleader in high school and worked part-time at a Dairy Queen in Connersville, Indiana. She has been previously married and has a son. Hilton started modeling when she agreed to pose for swimwear and lingerie photos by the photographer who shot her high school senior pictures. An agent discovered her online when she was featured in a Girls Gone Wild video and brought her to Los Angeles.
Her first adult photoshoot was for the December 2006 Penthouse issue as Pet of the Month. She stated that she decided to perform in hardcore pornographic films because her then boyfriend, porn actor Jack Venice, refused to retire from porn for her. She performed her first boy/girl scene with Venice for Brazzers in April 2008. In May 2008, she was signed by Vivid Entertainment to an exclusive contract. Her debut movie for the company was Meggan and Hanna Love Manuel.
Hilton was named Twistys Treat of the Month November in 2006, Hustler Honey January in 2007, Booble Girl of the Month July in 2008 and WrestlingInc Girl of the Month April 2009.
On September 28, 2009, LukeFord.com reported that Hanna Hilton
Jon Dough was the stage name of Chester Anuszak (November 12, 1962 – August 27, 2006), an American pornographic actor who worked steadily from 1985 to 2006.
Dough grew up in a steel mill town in western Pennsylvania. Dough attended Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1985 with a degree in Biology.
After graduating from college, Dough entered porn through his brother who posed for gay magazines. His first film was a short loop he made for Lance Kinkaid in 1985.
In 1999, Vivian Valentine received a black eye after being hit by Jon during the filming of Anabolic Video's Rough Sex, however she has said "I have no regrets or bad feelings about it".
As Dough or one of his other performing aliases, he was a veteran of nearly 1,100 adult videos and had directed 71 titles, according to the IAFD. One of his most noteworthy achievements is participating in a gangbang with 101 women, becoming as well the first DVD published by the adult-magazine publisher Hustler.
Dough's first marriage was to Deidre Holland, a pornographic actress, whom he later divorced. He remarried, to pornographic actress Monique DeMoan, to whom he remained married until he committed suicide and with
Aubrey Addams (born May 25, 1987 in Westfield, New Jersey) is the stage name of an American pornographic actress.
Shortly after graduating from college, Adams entered the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, but she left college in 2005. She identifies as bisexual.
Adams found a porn producer in her area and shot her first scene with John the Stutterer from The Howard Stern Show. She decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue the possibility of a career in the industry. Although intending to only stay in Los Angeles for three weeks, Addams' stay was quickly extended indefinitely.
Caylian Curtis (born August 12, 1981) is a Czech pornographic actress.
During the summer of 2006, Curtis starred in Pierre Woodman’s trilogy XCalibur before going on to feature as the Czech Playboy Playmate of the Month a few weeks later. She became Woodman Entertainment’s first exclusive contract performer.
John Leslie Nuzzo (January 25, 1945 – December 5, 2010) was a prolific porn actor who went on to have a long-running career as a producer and director of adult movies. Usually credited under the name John Leslie, he has also worked under a variety of pseudonyms, including John Leslie Dupre, Frederick Watson, and Lenny Lovely.
Beginning with 1973's Sensuous Delights, Leslie was a performer in almost 300 adult films. He won numerous awards during his days as a performer. He appeared with some of the era's most noted porn stars, including Seka, Kay Parker, and Annette Haven. His most noteworthy roles were in Talk Dirty To Me (1980), Nothing To Hide (1981), and Talk Dirty To Me, Part II (1982).
He was one of the first porn actors to make the transition from performing to directing, beginning with 1987's Nightshift Nurses. Since then he directed more than 90 adult movies, including The Chameleon (1989), Curse of the Catwoman (1992), Dog Walker (1994), and Drop Sex (1997), along with the Voyeur, Fresh Meat and Crack Her Jack series. He won many awards for his work behind the cameras as well. Though much of his recent work, in keeping with current trends in adult video, has been in the
Roxanne Hall (born March 17, 1976 in Romford, London) is an English adult film actress. She entered the adult film industry in 1994 at the age of around 18, and has since appeared in over 400 films.
She was a contract performer for Elegant Angel from 1997–98 and had the title role of Slutwoman. She took nearly a five-year hiatus from the adult industry before returning in 2003 with Slutwoman's Revenge. In 2007, Hall and J. J. Michaels started the production company, Wonderland Entertainment.
Hall appeared in the music video for the Melvins song "Bar X The Rocking M" along with Stephanie Swift.
Buck "Backhand" Adams, born Charles Stephen Allen (November 15, 1955 – October 28, 2008) was a male American pornographic film actor and director.
Adams was a professional boxer and bouncer before entering the pornographic film industry in the early 1980s, shortly after his sister Amber Lynn began her adult film career. He made his directorial debut with the 1988 movie Squirt. He performed in over 600 movies and directed about 80.
Adams died on October 28, 2008 due to complications from heart failure. He died at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles, with his daughter Christa, Amber Lynn and his close friend Harold Jenkins at his side. Adams had survived several heart attacks during the 1990s. Just before his death he built a studio where he intended to produce Internet videos.
Carmen Hart (born on March 12, 1984) is a former American pornographic actress from North Carolina. She is a full-blooded member of the Lumbee tribe.
She grew up in a Christian home, but she says that her family was not very strict. At fifteen, she lost her virginity. Carmen attributes the movie Striptease as her inspiration to begin stripping.
Hart won the regional Miss Hawaiian Tropic contest in 2004.
Hart drove to Fayetteville one night and stopped at the first strip club she saw. After working there for a while, she decided to quit to return to an average life. But money troubles forced her back into the stripping business. She worked at numerous strip clubs throughout the years.
In October 2005, Hart signed on as a contract girl with Wicked Pictures for two years. During her career, Hart did not perform any anal scenes.
She is bisexual.
David Aaron Clark (September 5, 1960 – November 28, 2009) was an author, musician, pornographic actor, and two time AVN Award winning director of Asian themed adult movies. He is best known for shooting films of Asian women.
Switching majors and finally graduating with a degree in journalism in 1986. He edited The Daily Targum, Rutgers' student newspaper, winning multiple Columbia Scholastic Press Association College Gold Circle Awards.
Clark then worked as a stringer at The Bergen Record and the New Brunswick Home News Tribune before becoming an on-line editor at Dow Jones News Service. He left after two years to accept an editorial position at Genesis Magazine, followed by a five year tenure at Al Goldstein’s Screw magazine.
Clark also edited the fanzine Chrome on Fire, and performed in the band False Virgins, produced by Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo. The band released two albums at the turn of the decade. When the lead singer committed suicide, Clark broke up the band and retired from playing music.
Clark wrote several works of erotic fiction, including The Wet Forever about the relationship between a hedonistic man (Janus) and a dominatrix (Madchen).
He moved to San
Harry Reems (born August 27, 1947) is the stage name of one of the most active and popular pornographic actors of the 1970s and star of the 1972 cult classic, Deep Throat.
Reems was born Herbert Streicher. Reems served briefly in the United States Marine Corps, receiving an honorable discharge following hardship leave, before electing to pursue an acting career, principally in off-Broadway theater.
Looking for ways to support himself, Streicher began to appear in dozens of short, silent stag films, often referred to as "loops," during the early 1970s. He eventually went on to appear in approximately 140 feature-length sexploitation and hardcore films between 1971 and 1989, with Deep Throat (1972) and The Devil in Miss Jones (1973) being the best known, as well as grindhouse roughies like Forced Entry (1973) and Sex Wish (1976). In the former, he plays a sadistic Vietnam veteran hellbent on rape and murder; while the latter has him as a husband turned vigilante to seek revenge over the rape and murder of his wife. In 1975, he published a memoir, Here Comes Harry Reems, in which he details the early years of his experience as an adult film actor. He had sex (in hardcore pornographic
Anna Ilona Staller (born 26 November 1951), widely known by her stage name, La Cicciolina, is a Hungarian-born Italian porn star, politician, and singer. Staller continued to make hardcore pornographic films while a member of parliament. She is famous for delivering political speeches with one breast exposed.
Ilona was born in Budapest, Hungary. Her father, László Staller, left the family when she was young. She was raised by her mother, who was a midwife, and her stepfather who was an official in the Hungarian Ministry of the Interior.
In 1964, she began working for the Hungarian modeling agency, M.T.I.
In her memoirs and in a 1999 TV interview, she claimed that she had provided the Hungarian authorities with information on American diplomats staying at a Budapest luxury hotel where she worked as a maid in the late 1960s.
Naturalized by marriage and settled in Italy, Staller met pornographer Riccardo Schicchi in the early 1970s, and, beginning in 1973, achieved fame with a radio show called "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?" on Radio Luna. For that program she adopted the name Cicciolina, which loosely translates as "Cuddles". She referred to her male fanbase, and later the male
Juli Ashton (born October 5, 1968 in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is an American pornographic actress and television host.
After Ashton graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Spanish and History, she taught Spanish at a junior high school for a year.
In 1994, she moved to Florida, and began appearing in adult films, starting with New Wave Hookers 4. In addition to her film work, she has lobbied on behalf of the porn industry at the California state legislature, appeared as a model in many magazines and toured as an exotic dancer.
Since the 1990s, Ashton has been a frequent presence on the Playboy TV, co-hosting the long-running Night Calls live call-in series. She also appeared in two softcore motion picture spin-offs of the series, Night Calls: The Movie and Night Calls: The Movie 2 that air frequently on late night pay-cable.
Juli is now the owner and operator of the adult website Juliland.com, a high-end site featuring the erotic imagery of photographer/director Richard Avery.
In 1997, Ashton played Saffi in the movie Orgazmo, a comedy-action film by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of the animated series South Park.
Monique Alexander (born May 26, 1982) is an American pornographic actress and nude model. Alexander is bisexual.
Alexander began working in the adult industry as a stripper in Sacramento when she was 18, to supplement her daytime earnings as a receptionist. She appeared in several adult magazines with her first photo shoot being with Earl Miller. She started performing in adult films in 2001 beginning with a girl-girl scene in Hot Showers Number 2 and becoming a contract girl for Sin City in that year. In addition to a catalog of solely girl-girl hardcore work, she appeared in a handful of softcore erotic films produced by HBO and Cinemax such as Hotel Erotica, The Sex Spa, Sex House, and Voyeur: Inside Out. She also became a solo and girl-girl internet nude model. Alexander appeared in a mainstream film titled Spider's Web with Stephen Baldwin and Kari Wührer in 2002. Alexander has also done foot-fetish videos for FM Concepts.
Alexander was a contract girl for Vivid Entertainment from 2004 to 2009. After years of appearing only in girl-girl scenes, she began appearing in boy-girl scenes in 2005, including an interactive DVD and a feature role with Rocco Siffredi in Vivid's Lexie
Tyler Faith (born April 3, 1975) is an American pornographic actress. She is bisexual.
Tyler Faith has been an adult actress since 2002, working briefly for Pleasure Productions and then as a contract performer for Jill Kelly Productions where she appeared in over 100 scenes. Faith is the owner of Team Tyler Productions.
In 2004, a student won the opportunity to take Faith to his high school prom in a contest on the Howard Stern Show. Weston High School officials forbade him from doing so as they determined that bringing a porn star as a date violated prom guidelines.
Faith was one of the co-hosts of The Wanker Show on KSEX. In 2005 she was named Feature Dancer of the Year at the Nightmoves Entertainment Awards.
Faith was briefly engaged to boxer Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Paz. They first met in 1996 at a strip club that she was dancing at in Las Vegas. The relationship ended because Paz was continuing to see other women.
Anna Bergman (born 5 May 1948 in Gothenburg, Sweden) is a former Swedish actress. She is the daughter of film and theatre director Ingmar Bergman and choreographer-director Ellen Bergman, sister to Eva, Jan and Mats Bergman (twin); and half-sister to Daniel Bergman and Linn Ullmann.
Bergman mostly appeared as a performer in several European sex comedies during the late 1970s, though later she appeared in small roles in more mainstream films including her father's 1982 film Fanny and Alexander. She also appeared as Swedish au pair Ingrid Svenson in seasons 2 and 4 of the British situation comedy Mind Your Language.
Ashley Blue (born Oriana Small July 8, 1981) is an American pornographic actress.
Ashley Blue has won multiple Adult Video News awards, including 2004 Female Performer of the Year and 2005 Best Supporting Actress. In March, 2004, she signed a three year contract with JM Productions, appearing in the Girlvert series. She ended the contract on February 14, 2007, and immediately entered a one-year commitment with LA Direct Models. She also does voice acting for the cartoon Three Thug Mice.
She sued Trent Tesoro on an episode of Judge Mathis in 2003.
Blue married photographer Dave Naz on July 30, 2009. After 2009 Blue has been less active within the adult film industry.
She was featured in Inside the Porn Actors Studio: Ashley Blue (2006), an episode of Howard Stern's TV series Howard Stern on Demand.
In 2011 Blue was portrayed by Swedish artist Karl Backman for the Museum of Porn in Art in Zurich.
In 2008, Oriana finished writing her memoir of nearly ten years working in the adult entertainment industry (using her JM Productions moniker "Girlvert"). It was published by Los Angeles-based independent publisher A Barnacle Book & Record in Spring 2011.
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Audrey Hollander (born November 4, 1979 in Alexandria, Virginia) is an American pornographic actress.
Her first scene was in the film More Dirty Debutantes 268 with Ed Powers. As of December 2009, she has appeared in over 294 productions and is credited as co-director for the "Otto and Audrey Destroy the World" series of films. She won the AVN Award for Female Performer of the Year in 2006. Hollander and Otto Bauer created their own porn production called "Supercore", distributed by Mach2 Entertainment. She made her directorial debut on the Mach2 movie pASSionate LOVE. In April 2007, she and Bauer agreed to place their catalog of Supercore movies on American Vice.
Belladonna (born Michelle Anne Sinclair on May 21, 1981) is an American pornographic actress and producer.
Michelle Anne Sinclair was born in Biloxi, Mississippi as the second of seven children. The family had German, Scottish, and Cherokee roots. She experienced her first kiss at age 12, got her first tattoo at 13, had her first intercourse at 14, her first anal sex at 16, and her first double anal at 19 for Anabolic Video. Sinclair dropped out of high school and moved out of her parents' house at 15. She also stayed in Utah for a short period of her life, and was raised as a Mormon. Prior to her pornography career she worked for 7-11, Victoria’s Secret, Sears and Subway.
Her introduction to the adult industry came about when an agent came to Utah to see one of her friends, who introduced him to her. The next day she flew to Los Angeles. Immediately prior to starting her porn career she was dancing in a club in Utah. The pseudonym "Belladonna" came in part from a friend in Utah named Bella; later, an early agent suggested Bella Donna as it means "beautiful woman" in Italian. Her motivation to join the adult industry was mainly financial.
Belladonna got into the adult film industry
Chloe (born Chloe Hoffman on November 14, 1971) is the stage name used by a veteran American adult film actress, nude model, script writer and director.
Chloe was born in Thousand Oaks, California. She is of Italian and Irish descent and was raised Catholic. She has described herself as having been an over-imaginative child, with more imaginary friends than real ones. She practiced classical ballet for 10 years from age 6 into her teenage years and dreamed of becoming a professional ballerina. She quit at age 17 due to developing arthritis in her hips and to feeling exhausted.
She says she lost her virginity aged 11 with her 15 year old boyfriend. In first grade, an accident had damaged her clitoris, describing it is "always hard but I don't feel anything". However, she is still able to orgasm through stimulation of her g-spot, which often involves inserting large, wide objects into her vagina, and she has stated "the deeper the better". She appeared in a controversial double-fisting scene with fellow porn actress Alisha Klass in Seymore Butts' video Tampa Tushy Fest 1. The film won the 'Best All-Girl Sex Scene – Video' award at the 2000 AVN Awards.
When she was 17 she began using
Chloe Dior (born March 28, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, United States) is an American pornographic actress. She began appearing in adult films in around 2001 while at the age of about 23, and has since appeared in over 200 movies.
Courtney Cummz (born December 4, 1981) is an American pornographic actress.
Her first job was a waitress at an Applebee's franchise. She later worked in a nudist resort as a cocktail server where she worked topless. While at college she studied Fashion Design and Marketing and has only to do her internship to earn her degree. She is bisexual.
Her stage name came about because her friends all nicknamed her "CC" and she liked the name "Courtney". One of her friends suggested "Cums" as a last name in reference to her frequent masturbation, which became "Cummz".
In her first few months, she was doing at least thirty scenes a month and almost all of those scenes involved anal sex. She credits Joey Silvera for broadening her horizons sexually to fetishes like female to male strapon sex and foot play.
Her parents are aware of her chosen profession; Cummz has related a story of how during her first year in the adult business she came down with pink eye and as a result did not go home for Christmas. She received a Christmas package from her mother and stepfather containing various dominatrix outfits and a note saying only "Love Mom and Dad".
In October 2005 she signed with the production
Dasha or Dascha, born 1976 in Brno, Czechoslovakia (present Czech Republic), is a Czech pornographic actress. She is known for her female ejaculation and anal sex scenes. She usually refrains from facials.
Dasha was a synchronized swimmer and competitive dancer in the Czech Republic before moving to the United States in 1996, to run away after finding her boyfriend with another woman.
In 1999, Dasha entered pornographic movies for Vivid Video, where her first film was Broken English.
In 2000, Dasha appeared in music videos for Madonna ("Music") and Deftones ("Change (In the House of Flies)" and the White Pony EPK). She also appeared on the cover of Brougham's CD "Murked Out". Along with Kira Kener and Tera Patrick, Dasha posed for the cover of Playboy magazine's March 2002 issue as well as a "Sizzling Porn Star" pictorial.
Dasha is divorced from Jonathan Foster (aka Dillon Day), with whom married in 2000. They had met on the set of the pornographic films Highway 1 and Highway 2. Each continued to perform with other people in films.
Gauge (born July 24, 1980 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.) is a retired American pornographic actress and a former stripper.
Gauge entered the pornographic film industry in 1999, at the age of nineteen.
Gauge was married on May 14, 2006 to a man named Jason, whom she divorced in December 2008. She was reported in July 2008 to be living in Arkansas on a 28-acre (110,000 m) lot and attending college.
Hannah Harper (born 4 July 1982) is an English pornographic actress and director.
Harper grew up in Brixham, a fishing town in Devon where her parents worked in local holiday camps. She describes herself as a "real goody-goody" at school, and studied Theatre, Media, Dance and Psychology at A level at South Devon College. Her first job was at a local fish-and-chips shop, then in a hotel as a receptionist, barmaid and waitress.
In 2001 Harper started modeling in London at her then-husband's suggestion. She moved to Los Angeles the following year for photo shoots before relocating there. Harper appeared in a few amateur porn videos, her first being with TM Video Productions, before working with Ben Dover in her first professional movie. She signed exclusive contracts with Legend Entertainment and Sin City Video. She was also involved in the day-to-day operations of the LA Direct Models agency alongside her boyfriend Ben English, until they broke up in mid-2004.
Harper has appeared in High Society magazine and Club International magazine several times. In addition, she was the April 2002 Penthouse Pet of the Month, Aziani girl feature, and Hustler's May 2002 covergirl and
India is a pornographic actress, singer and rap artist.
She began working as an adult actress in around 1998 and has since appeared in over 200 videos. For five years she was an exclusive contract girl for the production company Video Team, and she has an exclusive sex toy line, manufactured by California Exotic Novelties.
India owns the record company Black Widow Entertainment, and in 2006 she released her debut solo album Role Play. She had previously been a member of several girl groups; her first album, Hi Naturally, was released in 1994 when she was in the group Harmony Innocents. In July 2002 she was profiled on VH1's All Access hip-hop/porn special. In 2004 her vocals featured in the movie Walking Tall, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
Jana Cova (born April 13, 1980), is a Czech pornographic actress and nude model of Polish descent. She is bisexual.
Born in Vyškov, Cova grew up in the countryside in the Czech Republic where she "had a great childhood". She initially started working as a bikini model, then started doing nude and eventually softcore modeling. She has stated that part of her slow transition into movies was because "I wasn't ready for movies for about a year. I felt stupid in front of the camera."
Cova has appeared in several pornographic movies (interacting exclusively with women for a long time) and high-profile men's magazines including Hustler, Penthouse, High Society, Perfect 10, Leg Show, Mayfair, Frenzy and Club International. She was the cover model and Penthouse Pet of April 2003.
In April 2005, she signed an exclusive contract with the production company Digital Playground. Her first film as a contract girl was Porcelain, where she had two girl-girl scenes and two solo scenes. In October 2007, Cova left Digital Playground on amicable terms, saying that she wanted to move her career in a new direction.
Jules Jordan (born Ashley Gasper) is an American pornographic movie director, actor and producer. Originally his movies were distributed by John Stagliano's adult video company, Evil Angel. In early 2006 his company Jules Jordan Video began handling its own distribution. His official website was launched in August 2007 by Premium Multimedia.
Jordan is from Hershey, Pennsylvania, and got his start in the porn industry by working at a local porn video store called Excitement Video. He later started to film his own videos in the area, and later moved to Southern California.
Jordan and John Stagliano have said that they treat copyright infringement with zero tolerance, and have filed multiple lawsuits against alleged pirates. In 2007 Jordan and Evil Angel were awarded US$17.5 million in a piracy case, an amount later reduced on appeal.
Lindsey "Linzi" Jane Drew (born 11 May 1958 in Bristol) is an English former glamour model, producer, adult model and pornographic actress. During a varied career in the UK sex industry Drew worked as a Page Three girl, stripper, glamour model and porn actress and was at one time the editor of the British edition of Penthouse magazine. At her height, in the 1980s, she appeared nude on a monthly basis in the softcore magazine Club International. In the 1990s she was jailed for illegally distributing pornography, something which she and boyfriend Simon Honey (aka or Lindsay Honey) talked about in a BBC Open Space documentary entitled More Sex Please, We're British (1993). This documentary, which discussed liberalisation of censorship laws, was made by Isobel Koprowski, the former editor of Forum magazine.
Drew has also had minor roles in a handful of mainstream films including An American Werewolf in London, and a number of Ken Russell films including starring in the Nessun dorma segment of the multi-director film, Aria. She also appeared on the cover of the 1984 Roger Waters concept album The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking. and the film back-projected during the accompanying live
Cassidey Rae (born December 24, 1980) is an American pornographic actress.
In 2005 she began a one-year hiatus from the adult film industry, during which she worked with children as a counselor, then worked for Myspace founder Brad Greenspan. She also got married to Raylene's younger brother. Cassidey has been a contract performer with Vivid Entertainment.
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Ronald Boyer, commonly known by the stage name Rod Fontana, (born September 18, 1952) is a pornographic actor and director. In 2005, he was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame. He was reported to have retired in 2007 to pursue religious interests, but his career continued the next year.
Boyer was raised as a Southern Baptist in South Carolina. He preached when in his teens before studying at Southern Wesleyan University.
Boyer left college early to join the US Army and fight in the Vietnam War. On his return in 1975 he had expected to join the NYPD, but the job offer was withdrawn. A friend who was an actor suggested pornography and Boyer filmed his first scene in the summer of 1976. He left pornography during the 1980s to rejoin the US military, serving as an E-4 specialist. He returned to pornography in the 1990s. Louis Theroux watched a porn shoot including Fontana for his 2005 book "The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures", calling him an "older guy, jolly, manic, overweight".
The New York Times reported that Fontana retired from pornography in January 2007 and became a registered private investigator and interested in the Episcopal Church. However, he appeared in
Sunrise Adams (born on September 14, 1982) is a former American pornographic actress, she was awarded multiple awards for her work in the industry after beginning her career in 2001. She was contracted by Vivid Entertainment a year later.
Adams was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised in rural East Texas. "I grew up in Pickton, Texas, population 90, with no phone, one TV channel and no one to play with for miles." At age 16, Adams enrolled at a nearby community college to complete her last two years of high school.
Adams left Texas for Los Angeles, and began her career as a pornographic actress. On January 8, 2001, she appeared with Ed Powers in More Dirty Debutantes 186. She later referred to the experience of making that film as "nothing I want to remember".
Adams became popular with fans, and signed a two year contract with Vivid Entertainment in August, 2002, officially becoming a "Vivid Girl". The contract required Adams to appear in eight movies per year for the company.
In 2002, Vivid hired Adams to star in Debbie Does Dallas: The Revenge, with plans for her to star in future films in the series. Vivid representatives considered Adams to be appropriate for the role,
Tanya Hansen (born September 11, 1973 in Jessheim, Norway) is a pornographic actress.
Recently Hansen has been producing porn movies with her company Tanya Hansen Productions. Pictures of her have appeared in numerous glossy erotic publications, such as Hustler, Busty Beauties, Cheri, High Society and Gents.
Tera Heart is an American pornographic actress.
1990 saw Heart's initial foray into the porn business; however she retired after making only a few videos. She returned to the business in 1994. "Tera's acting ability earned her a starring role in Wicked Pictures' big 1994 release Western Nights. The feature was nominated for a total of six 1995 AVN awards." 1995 was a prominent year for her in the industry. It culminated with Heart co-hosting the AVN Awards with Dyanna Lauren and Steven St. Croix. "Her acting talents were also noted by veteran director Michael Zen, who slated a spot for her in Blue Movie, which won him awards including Best Director and Best Film honors at the 1996 AVN Awards."
Heart has made two appearances at the Tampa Show.
From Tera Heart herself, "I am not dead, I have never married Dyanna Laurens ex husband or Brad Armstrong... I am currently residing in Tampa, FL. I have been retired from the adult movies since 1996 and the dance circuit since 2000. Since the Adult business I have attended Travel, Medical, and Law school. I earned my degree in Criminal Justice in 2005. I was in a major car accident in 2004 that left me with a cage and plate in my neck so I