Adria's grandfather, Sam Tannenbaum, was a song-plugger for Irving Berlin who changed his German surname to Tennor to sound more American. Her grandmother taught her all these songs as she grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. She studied acting and directing at New York University's Tisch School for the Arts. Her first role was as a 12-year-old boy talking about porn in Tompkins Square Park with an amnesiac in Hal Hartley's movie, Amateur. With a few more film roles under her belt, Tennor moved to Los Angeles to work in television. There, she also performs her one-woman shows regularly around town, There's Not a Lot of Coat Check Work in LA, Electro Magnetic Stripper, and most recently Strip Search, inspired by her studies in pole dancing with Sheila Kelley at The S Factor Studio. She lives with her restaurateur husband, Claudio Blotta.
Matt Healy was born in Paisley in Scotland and changed his name when he took up acting because there was already an actor known as David Healy. When he was three years old he moved with his parents to Oldham in Lancashire, which was where he was brought up, attending Oldham College and the University of Salford College. After leaving college he travelled abroad until deciding to take up acting as a full-time career, but admits that he spent a lot of time 'resting' and taking on manual jobs between finding roles. In 1997 he appeared as a gay stripper who ends up doing the Full Monty in a touring version of the comedy play 'Girls' Night Out' and appeared in several corporate videos and bit parts in television series. He was almost considering giving up acting when, in 2004, he auditioned for the role of devious Matthew King in television soap opera 'Emmerdale'.
One of the more fiery and uninhibited performers in the adult-film business, Iowa-born Anna Malle's exotic look (part Cherokee and part Irish) and terrific body contributed to her becoming an almost instant fan favorite, and the tremendous energy she puts into each of her performances didn't hurt, either. She started out in pro/am films, appeared in one of Ed Powers "Dirty Debutantes" series and a few Max Hardcore productions early in her career, and at the top of her profession had more than 200 films to her credit. She also toured the country as a stripper and made appearances on the Playboy Channel and on HBO. She had left the industry, moved to Las Vegas, NV, and was working in a department store when she was killed in a traffic accident in that city on January 25, 2006.
Actress/Producer Shannon Malone holds a MFA in acting from the American Conservatory Theater. She is an award-winning veteran actor who has starred in numerous regional theater productions, and independent films. Her credits range from Off-Broadway to opera to hand modeling. Shannon co-owned a theater company in New York City where she produced and acted in shows before relocating to Los Angeles to both produce and act in film. She is a member of the ScreamHQ production company as well as co-owner of her own production company, TapirCo.
Originally from Atlanta, Georgia her early education was at the Galloway School with additional summer training programs at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and The Gaiety School of Acting (National Theatre School of Ireland) founded by Joe Dowling. While in Atlanta she was a member of the Capital City Opera Company. Shannon went on to graduate cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BFA in theater. Repertory work in summer stock and regional theaters include work at the Jekyll Island Theater, UNCG Summer Rep, 7 Stages, Theatre in the Square, and Theatrical Outfit. After receiving her MFA from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, she stayed and performed on A.C.T.'s mainstage for a year before moving to New York City where she performed in Off-Broadway productions. Shannon now lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor/writer/director Jim Roof, where she continues to produce and act on stage and in movies.
Theater Credits Include: A Streetcar Named Desire, Faithful, A Christmas Carol, Machinal, The Royal Family, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Lynching of Leo Frank, Romeo and Juliet, Antigone, In-Berlin, The Moviegoer, Taming of the Shrew, Cloud Cookoo Land, Company, The Kentucky Cycle, Top Girl, Arsenic and Old Lace, The White-Haired Girl, Cotton Patch Gospel, Charlotte's Web, The Praying Mantis, Sweet Charity, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Bald Soprano, Carousel, The Pajama Game, Brigadoon, The Pirates of Penzance, Dames at Sea, Suor Angelica, La Boheme, and I Never Saw Another Butterfly.
Film and Television Credits Include: The House with 100 Eyes, Zombie Strippers!, Alyce, Empty Rooms, Murderabilia, Zommunists: The Dead Menace, Deathchair: The Chair that Eats, The Nice Guy, Wonderland, The Beat, and Star Chicks.
Growing up in Canada in the 1980s, Justine Priestley and her twin brother, Jason Priestley, were both bitten by the acting bug at an early age, appearing in numerous commercials, plays and TV shows. Upon graduation from high school, Justine left her ninth-grade Best Actress Award on the mantel and headed to Europe, enrolling in the school of Traveling-With-a-Backpack. Thirty-eight countries (including 18 in Europe, 16 in Africa, and four in South America) and a few years later, those thespian passions returned. She found herself with a London agent and a role in a West End production. When Beverly Hills, 90210 exploded into the world consciousness and Jason Priestley became part of pop culture, Justine was already back in Vancouver. While studying her craft, she was busy booking spots on such TV shows as Highlander and Tarzán and a movie of the week, The Substitute with Mark Wahlberg. She also appeared in Killer with Anthony LaPaglia and Mimi Rogers. When the time felt right Justine made the trek to Hollywood and quickly obtained a recurring role on the hit TV series Melrose Place, which garnered her much attention. Closely following was her star turn in the festival hit Color Me Dead. Justine landed a supporting role in Baggage, starring M. Emmet Walsh, and a lead role in the ensemble film Bottom Feeders. Another supporting role came in Miasma starring Corbin Bernsen. A TV sitcom, Movie Stars with Harry Hamlin and Jennifer Grant, followed, in which Justine had the rare pleasure of playing herself. Then more TV, shot in her hometown of Vancouver: Welcome to Paradox for the Sci-Fi Channel. Soon enough came more feature films: Up Against Amanda, with Daniel Roebuck; G.O.D., co-starring David Carradine and Olivier Gruner; and Rage of the Innocents, with Kira Reed Lorsch, shot entirely in Prague, Czech Republic. Justine really enjoyed shooting an internet series pilot called D-Girls, billed as a kind of Sex and the City set in Los Angeles. She made another horror movie, A Crack in the Floor, co-starring Gary Busey, Mario Lopez and Bentley Mitchum; then a USA Network movie of the week, titled A Mother's Testimony starring Kate Jackson. Justine also had fun playing a cheerleader on an episode of the Fox spoof Grosse Pointe, directed by her brother. In 2001 Justine traveled to Houston, Texas, to appear as Princess Chastity in the stage farce "Dragon Domestic", and Alais, the Princess of France, in the beloved play "The Lion in Winter". Justine also had the honor of working at Houston's Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre where she played Candy Starr in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". She followed her Alley experience with the lead role in an indie feature entitled In the Moment, for which she dyed her long hair dark brown. Having thusly conquered Texas, and newly blond again, Justine set sails for New York City. The Big Apple has seen Justine booked as a guest on Howard Stern and on Naked New York with Bob Berkowitz twice. She is very excited about a sexy layout in "Stun" Magazine, and she is happy to have worked on two more indies: the hilarious short film "Cleanx3" and Planet Earth: Dreams written by Richard Foreman. Justine also enjoys a second career as a much-in-demand TV host, having completed four seasons as the U.S. correspondent on the Canadian magazine show Metro Cafe and a brief stint on "Movie Mondo". Justine is currently seen every day in many casinos across the country on Players Network, and recently had the time of her life judging "Gentleman's Club Championship II", a pay-per-view program billed as American Idol for strippers"!
Gorgeous and shapely auburn-haired brunette knockout Jenni Lee was born Stephanie Sadorra on February 11, 1982 in Clarksville, Tennessee. She's of mixed Irish, German, and Puerto Rican descent. Jenni worked as a mainstream model (she was a model for one of the top modeling agencies in Tennessee at age 19), TV commercial actress, and stripper prior to her involvement in the adult film industry. Lee first began performing in explicit hardcore movies at age 21 in 2003; she appeared in X-rated pictures for such major companies as Hustler, Penthouse, Combat Zone, New Sensations, and Adam and Eve. She was nominated for an AVN Award for Best Couples Sex Scene - Video in 2008. Lee retired from the adult film industry in 2009 to concentrate instead on a career as a professional model. Jenni resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tall (5'9"), busty, and shapely blonde bombshell Lexus Locklear was born Brandi Janeen Sommerville on March 6, 1976 in Ventura, California. Locklear grew up in Pennsylvania. The blue-eyed stunner started out as a stripper in the adult entertainment industry. Lexus first began performing in explicit hardcore movies at age 18 in 1994 and worked mostly for the top company Vivid as a contract girl. Moreover, Locklear was featured in such men's magazines as Fox, Cheri, Swank, High Society, and Penthouse (she was the Pet of the Month in the May, 1996 issue of this latter publication). Lexus retired from the adult film industry in 1999.
Alexis Ford was born on April 24, 1988 in Glendale, New York. Ford attended Catholic school in Queens, New York -- she was a member of the National Honor Society in grade school -- and nursing school in Miami, Florida. Her first job was working for the restaurant chain Outback Steakhouse. Alexis began her career in the adult entertainment industry working as a stripper at bachelor parties. Ford went on to do nude modeling for such noted erotic photographers as Suze Randall, Holly Randall, and Stephen Hicks after her sister, a former nude model who used the name Elita Moore, advised her to pursue a career in the adult film business. Alexis signed an exclusive contract with the top company Adam & Eve in September, 2009. This contract was renewed by Adam & Eve in October of the following year. Other major companies Ford has appeared in X-rated features for are Girlfriends Films, Elegant Angel, FM Concepts, Smash Pictures, and West Coast Productions. Moreover, Alexis was the Pet of the Month in the June, 2012 issue of Penthouse magazine. Nominated for an AVN Award for Best New Starlet in 2011, Ford won the AVN Award for Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene in 2013.
Tiny (5'2"), but buxom and shapely blonde bombshell Ginger Lee was born Candace Raines on November 25, 1983 in Macon, Georgia. Ginger started out in the adult entertainment industry as a stripper. Lee first began performing in explicit hardcore movies in her early 20s in 2004; she has appeared in X-rated features for such companies as Hustler, Evil Angel, Digital Sin, New Sensations, and Adam & Eve. She retired from the adult film industry in 2009. Ginger made the headlines in the summer of 2011 when it was discovered that she was one of many women married Congressman Anthony Weiner had an on-line tryst with without his wife's knowledge or consent. She has lupus and a pierced navel. Lee now resides in Nashville, Tennessee, where she works as both a model and a dancer.
Gorgeous, buxom, and shapely brunette knockout Ava Rose was born Nadja Verebely on February 9, 1986 in Sutton, Alaska. Rose moved to Las Vegas, Nevada at age ten and lost her virginity at age sixteen. Ava and her younger sister Mia Rose started out in the adult entertainment industry working as strippers in Reno, Nevada and were approached by an agent through MySpace. Rose began modeling nude for adult websites in January, 2006 and began performing in explicit hardcore movies at age twenty in March, 2006. That same year Ava signed an exclusive contract with the top company Adam & Eve Pictures; she became a free agent who's represented by the major agency L.A. Direct Models after said contract expired in July, 2008. She did her first anal sex scene for Elegant Angel in June, 2009. Moreover, Rose was nominated for both a XRCO Award and an AVN Award for Best New Starlet in 2007. Ava has several tattoos and a pierced navel.
Cute, shapely, and tiny (just under 5'2") blonde bombshell Kylee Reese was born Tiffany Faren Bowyer on December 9, 1985 in Reno, Nevada. Reese has one brother and three half brothers. Kylee was home schooled. She started out in the adult entertainment industry as a stripper in Carson City, Nevada. Reese eventually moved to Los Angeles, California with a boyfriend. Kylee first began performing in explicit hardcore movies in her early 20's in December, 2006; she has appeared in X-rated features for such notable companies as Hustler, Penthouse, Vivid, Lethal Hardcore, and Red Light District. Reese has several tattoos as well as piercings in her navel, clitoris, lower lip, and both nipples. She was nominated for an AVN Award for Best Oral Sex Scene in 2009.
Small (barely five feet), slim, and sexy stunner Sheena Shaw was born on September 30, 1985 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Shaw's first job was doing Morse code for the Army, which she joined on her 17th birthday and served in for ten months. Sheena started out in the adult entertainment industry as a stripper. Shaw first began performing in explicit hardcore movies in 2011. Among the notable companies Sheena has appeared in X-rated features for are Evil Angel, FM Concepts, New Sensations, Wicked Pictures, Jules Jordan Video, and Kick Ass Pictures. She has several tattoos as well as a pierced left nostril.
Liz Renay's extraordinary life could almost be a movie script. Raised by fanatically religious parents, she ran away from home to win a Marilyn Monroe lookalike contest, and become a showgirl during World War II. She eventually became a "moll" to Los Angeles gangster Mickey Cohen, and when he was arrested she refused to co-operate with the authorities and was sentenced to three years in Terminal Island prison, where she wrote her autobiography. On release she became a stripper and self-publicist, performing the first mother-and-daughter strip and the first grandmother to streak down Hollywood Boulevard.
Comely, buxom, and shapely platinum blonde bombshell Lois Ayres was born on May 24, 1962 in Boston, Massachusetts. Lois started out in the adult entertainment industry as a nude model in various men's magazines. Ayres first began performing in explicit hardcore movies in the early 1980's; among the notable companies she appeared in X-rated features for are VCA, AVC, Wet Video, LA Video, Exquisite, Coast To Coast, and Leisure Time Entertainment. Lois took a hiatus in the late 1980's in order to recover from drug addiction, but returned to porn a couple of years later. In 1996 Ayres was working as a stripper in Japan, where she earned about $30,000 a week. Lois retired from the adult film industry in the mid 1990's and has been inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame for her contributions to hardcore cinema.
Tall (5'8"), sexy, and slender brunette knockout Isis Taylor was born Asriela Chava Baker on October 23, 1989 in San Francisco, California. She's of mixed Sottish, Israeli, and Peruvian descent. Isis lost her virginity at age thirteen. Isis has lived in such places as Louisville, Kentucky, Spring Valley, New York, and Seattle, Washington. Moreover, Taylor once worked as a stripper in Junction City, Kentucky. Isis first began performing in explicit hardcore movies at age nineteen in 2008. Taylor was a Hustler Honey for November, 2009 and the Pet of the Month in the September, 2010 issue of Penthouse. Isis was nominated for a XRCO Award for Cream Dream in 2010 and an AVN Award for Unsung Starlet of the Year in 2011. She won an XFANZ Award for New Starlet of the Year in 2010. Taylor is married to porn stud and frequent co-star Ethan Hunt.
Tall (5'8"), svelte, and sexy brunette Micah Moore was born Mallory Anne Jasperson on October 5, 1987 in Oregon. Moore attended Catholic school until she was sixteen years old (she also lost her virginity at this same age). Micah worked at a coffee shop prior to starting out in the adult entertainment industry as a stripper at a local gentleman's club in Oregon. Moore did her first hardcore movie in 2006 with fellow porn starlet McKenzee Miles. Among the notable companies Micah has appeared in X-rated features for are Zero Tolerance, Red Light District, Hustler, Acid Rain, Kick Ass Pictures, Evil Angel, Digital Playground, and New Sensations. Moore was nominated for an AVN Award for Best Group Sex Scene - Video in 2008.
Marjan was born in Tehran, Iran. In 1983 at the age of four, she was uprooted to Europe, for as the Revolution started becoming more violent. She sought refuge in Florence, Italy as well as Stockholm, Sweden. She arrived to San Francisco California in 1984, where she began her vision and quest for the arts by attending The School Of The Arts, Macateer high school. After her completion she then attended The American Conservatory Theater for her intense training. She now resides in Los Angeles where she has been since the year 2000, to continue in the pursuit of her vision, which is to be the first Persian actor to win an Oscar. The former mainstream actress and producer Marjan Faritous then changed her stage name to Persia Pele and made her adult debut in August 2008. She has performed in about 40 sex scenes for companies such as Vivid, Wicked, Penthouse, Bluebird Films, Reality Kings, Bang Bros, Brazzers and Playgirl. She was born in Tehran, Iran, and grew up in San Francisco, living on her own as a teenager. Her adventures include being an underage stripper, attending cosmetology school while managing a massage parlor, doing makeup in Hollywood, acting and executive producing the new indie film 30 Days to Die. Pele's still burgeoning career has led to a nomination for the 2010 AVN award for MILF Performer of the Year.
Chelsea was born in Ithaca, New York and raised in Houston, Texas before becoming a stripper in Hawaii in 1997. She is not very active in porn now, instead she is focusing on a mainstream career. Her stage name "Chelsea Blue" is a mixture of her childhood friend's name (Chelsea) and her favorite color.
Carolyn Mitchell was born Barabara Ann Thomason on January 25, 1937 in Phoenix, Arizona, to Don and Helen Thomason. While attending Emerson Elementary School in Phoenix, she became known as the prettiest girl in Phoenix. Her family moved to Inglewood, California in 1951, a part of Los Angeles, a mecca for beautiful and ambitious young woman desiring to be spotted.
While attending Inglewood's Morningside High School, she began entering beauty pageants, and in October 1953, her dreams came true when she was crowned "Miss Venus." In 1954, she began attending the Hollywood Professional School, where she started using weights to tone her figure to better compete in beauty pageants. In 1954, she was crowned "Queen of the Championships of Southern California." Later that year, she won the "Miss Muscle Beach" and "Miss Surf Festival" titles.
In 1955, she had the honor of being named "Miss Huntington Beach," followed by the "Miss Van Ness," "Miss Bay Beach," "Miss Southwest Los Angeles," "Miss Pacific Coast," and "Queen of Southern California" titles. After graduating from school, she became a dance instructor for Arthur Murray. As "Tara Thomas," she became a model, appearing in "Modern Man" in December 1957.
Early in 1958, Fate intervened in the guise of car salesman Bill Gardner, who introduced her to Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney at a nightclub. The smitten Rooney, hot again after winning the third of his four Oscar nominations the year before (for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "The Bold and the Brave") and appearing in a box office hit as the eponymous lead in 'Don Siegel's "Baby Face Nelson" (1957), bought her a $4,500 fur coat. On April 12th, 1958, she reportedly took an overdose of sleeping pills. The day after the incident, she told the press that the Mick tried to resuscitate her by pushing her into his swimming pool. The incident later was revealed to be a publicity stunt. By June, Mickey had separated from his fourth wife, actress Elaine Devry, and bought a new house in Sherman Oaks which she moved into to play house with the diminutive movie star.
Before becoming the fifth Mrs. Mickey Rooney, Thomason made two low-budget, indie features, including "Cry Baby Killer" (1958) with future superstar Jack Nicholson. Thomason and Mickey were secretly married in Mexico on December 1, 1958. In March of 1959, the three-months-pregnant Thomason threatened to commit suicide if Rooney didn't get a divorce and marry her, though Mickey tried to convince here that they were already married. On September 13, 1959, Barbara Ann Thomason Rooney gave birth to a daughter, Kelly Ann, at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica. Rooney announced he had wed Thomason in a Mexican ceremony. Later that year, she appeared in the November 1959 issue of "Gala" magazine.
Due to the dubious nature of their Mexican marriage, Mickey remarried Thomason in 1960, with the Reverend Douglas Smith presiding at his Los Angeles church, making their marriage legal. Their second daughter, Kerry Yule, was born on December 30, 1960. They would have two more children, a son Michael Joseph, born on April 2, 1962, and a third daughter, Kimmy Sue, born four years to the day after their first, on September 13, 1963 by cesarean section.
In August 1963, the heavily pregnant Barbara accompanied Mickey to Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, for the filming of "The Secret Invasion." According to his second autobiography, Mickey had been cheating on her, and on July 4th, 1964, Mickey had met a stripper and movie extra in Atlantic City. In late August, his new girlfriend created a row when Barbara Ann accompanied Mickey to the set for the filming of his television series, "Mickey." After the incident, Barbara had a massive fight with Mickey, and in September '64, they both were in contact with divorce attorneys. However, they didn't divorce but decided to move out of Beverly Hills. They sold their Beverly Hills home and moved into a Brentwood house they bought relatively cheap for only $65,000 as both of the previous two occupants had died at the house in freak accidents. It would prove equally unlucky for Barbara.
After becoming friendly with French actor Alain Delon, who was in Los Angeles in the Fall of 1964 to try to make a go at Hollywood. It was Delon who introduced Mickey and Barbara to his stand-in Milos Milosevics, a 24-year-old Yugoslavian actor Delon has brought with him from Paris. Mickey had to go on location to the Philippines to film a picture, and he made the fatal mistake of asking his new friend Milosevics to look after his his wife. Milosevics agreed. With the cat away, the mice did play. Barbara reportedly took Milosevics as a lover to get back at Mickey for his philandering.
While Mickey was in the Philippines, Barbara Ann accompanied her new lover Milosevics to northern California, to the location shoot of "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming," in which he has a bit part. They were still having an affair when Mickey returned and moved out of the Brentwood house after finding out. The couple filed for an official separation on December 1965, after which Milosevics moved into the Brentwood house to live with Barbara and her four children by Mickey.
After learning she was planning to file a lawsuit for separate maintenance, Mickey filed for divorce on January 19, 1966, citing mental cruelty. In his suit, Mickey asked the court for a restraining order to keep Milosevics out of the Brentwood house. Barabra began to panic when she learned that she might lose her children in a custody battle due to her adultery. On his part, Milosevics became jealous when he realized she was considering returning to Mickey. He was even more incensed when he heard a tape recording of a conversation between Barbara and Mickey, discussing the divorce suit. On the tape, made by a private detective on January 20, 1966 with the help of Barbara and Milosevics, she tells Mickey that she will not see Milosevics again, even as a friend. Afterwards, Mickey checked in to the hospital for treatment of an exotic blood disease he has picked up on location.
That night, she went out with Milosevics and her friend Margie Lane for dinner at the Daisy on Rodeo Drive. They returned to Brentwood and bid her friend goodnight at 8:30 p.m. Three of the children were at home; three-year-old Kimmy Sue was visiting her grandparents in Inglewood. The following day, her friend Wilma Catania and the maid forced open the locked door of the master bedroom with a screwdriver. In the bathroom, they found the bodies of Barbara and Milosevics. She was lying on her back, shot through the jaw, Milosevics beside her, face down, a bullet hole in his temple. Milosevic had shot Barbara with Mickey's chrome-plated .38 caliber revolver, then turned the weapon on himself. When Mickey learned about the murder-suicide, he went into shock and is forced to stay another day in the hospital.
Barabra Ann Thomason's funeral services and interment were held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale on February 5, 1966, with Reverend Douglas Smith, the minister who had married her and Mickey in 1960, presiding. Barbara's four children were put into the custody of their grandparents in Inglewood.
In his autobiography, Mickey said of the murder-suicide,"I died when she did. I am furious at what happened to her." On the rebound, Mickey married Barbara's close friend Marge Lane. That marriage failed after 100 days.
Although Florida-born Aja had a short (five-year) career in adult films, it was a memorable one. She only made 80 movies in those four years, but she was a star almost from the beginning of her career. Generally regarded as one of the most naturally beautiful women to have entered the business, her beauty and her habit of plunging headlong into her work helped her become a major fan favorite and earned her awards from just about every industry magazine and trade organization there was. She used her fame as an adult-film performer to enhance her career as a stripper, and after she retired in 1992 she concentrated exclusively on her dancing, and says that she has no plans whatsoever to come back to the porn business.
In 2009 the adult-film industry was graced with the arrival of fresh-faced Katie Kox. Born on December 17, 1985, in "Sin City" (Las Vegas, NV), Katie has managed to balance two jobs--stripper and adult-film performer. She eventually gave up stripping, however, and concentrated solely on her porn career. She married porn-film director / producer / photographer Rick Barcode, and with his assistance she launched her own website. The couple has also appeared together on camera, in which she played his wife, being satisfied by a "better lover". The two work closely together, as she quite frequently appears on Barcode's website as one of its star performers.
She has unquestionably become a fan favorite in the world of erotic entertainment, rising to the top rungs of her profession in a very short time. Fans and adult-film viewers in general can expect to see more work from this stunning young woman as the years roll on.
Dubbed "The Latin Marilyn Monroe" by Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction in Spin Magazine, her old-fashioned, movie-star visage and traffic-stopping curves definitely give Cindyana Santangelo that elusive "It" factor. Whether it's on TV as The Jiggly Room's sexy stripper Sierra Madre (a recurring role) on Married with Children, the gritty Maria Marion on CSI: Miami, on film as a sexy tomboy opposite Danny Trejo or on the stage, Cindyana has the acting chops. Her unique look and exotic beauty are what made director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Exorcist: The Beginning), call her a natural and a stand-out.
Born in Manhattan and raised on the West Coast, at age 19 she got a scholarship to the Lee Strasberg School in London, and she was personally selected by Anna Strasberg for the role of Doris in the school's production of "The Owl and the Pussycat". Cindyana has studied at USC's School of Cinema and Television and NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. This enables her to capture a variety of ethnic diversities, which she does so well. She also studied with the prestigious Circle in the Square Forum in NYC, working in a string of groundbreaking and underground projects on both coasts, like Lawrence Bridges' innovative cult movie 12.
She has worked opposite Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett, Perry Farrell, Anthony Kiedis, Madonna, Mick Jagger, Dave Navarro, Marvin Young (aka Young MC) and LL Cool J, to name just a few. She doesn't stop there, however. Cindyana gives new meaning to the word "multi-hyphenate". She's an actress, a model, an entrepreneur, a fashion designer and a philanthropist.
Cindyana started as a dancer and soon became a video goddess. When she had just turned 18 she dominated MTV's airwaves. She is still the only actress to have starred in three top-10 MTV music videos at the same time, all in different genres, proving her versatility and desirability in many different roles. Her influence and style helped launch the multi-ethnic look that is now the mainstream. Who can ever forget the voice and vision of the sultry siren of Jane's Addiction's infamous "Ritual De Lo Habitual" #1-selling album? Or the salacious "STOP" hot pants of the original famous Latina Derriere in the "Bust a Move" hip hop sensation.
Whether she is a cop from Jersey, a French dance teacher on an album cover or a poster on your bedroom wall, Cindyana Santangelo is an anomaly. She does not rely on just her looks--she takes chances morphing seamlessly from comedy to drama. This head turner with an edge is often compared to Angelina Jolie and Jessica Alba. Cindyana can be seen guest-starring on any of the major networks and cable, making an appearance in Los Angeles' popular burlesque troupes and sizzling up the silver screen!
Reputed to be the "most downloaded woman on the net". Danni is an ex-stripper who combined brains, energy, an idea, and an inherent notion that men like to see women with large breasts on video, picture stills, and internet sites. She has been written up in Playboy, Penthouse, and even Forbes Magazine for her entrepreneurial success. Says she won't do any scenes with men because there is too much intimacy involved for her to cease when the director yells "cut".
Gorgeous, buxom, and shapely brunette knockout Veronica Avluv was born on February 16, 1973. Her mother was a concert pianist. Avluv grew up in Rowlett, Texas, where she was in both an all-state choir and an all-state drill team, was the sole female skateboarder in her high school, was a singer in a band, and received training in both opera and the piano. Veronica began her career in the adult industry at age 18 working as a stripper at various clubs in the Dallas, Texas area. After taking a temporary hiatus from stripping, Veronica eventually moved to California and continued to work as a stripper as well as worked as a professional hair and make-up artist. Avluv did her first girl/girl shoot at age 37 in February, 2010. She was subsequently contacted by the top company Brazzers to do her first boy/girl hardcore scene. Among the other notable companies Veronica has appeared in X-rated features for are Mile High, Pink Visual, Girlfriends Films, Hustler, Lethal Hardcore, New Sensations, FM Concepts, and Pure Play Media. The mother of three children, Avluv was nominated for an AVN Award for MILF/Cougar Performer of the Year in 2012.
Undoubtedly one of the most popular stars of the Milf-themed porn films is Holly Halston. She was born on December 31, 1974 in north Hollywood, California. Blond-haired, and tremendously voluptuous, Holly began her career in front of erotic film cameras in 2001 at age 27. She worked as a stripper in conjunction with her porn career. Sometime during her career she married porn stud Troy Halston. In the adult film world, viewers are perhaps best familiar with Holly for her work in the mature-themed films, often times portraying sexually-seasoned women in need of "fresh" experiences that only younger men can provide her. With over 100 films under her belt, across her decade-long career, Holly continues to provide scintillating and highly-energetic scenes that her fans seemingly cannot get enough of, therefore Holly continues with a steady stream of strong performances with each passing year she spends in the adult filming industry.
Small (5'3") but fiery, sexy and shapely raven-haired brunette spitfire Madison Stone was born on Janury 12, 1965 in Miami, Florida. She first became active in adult cinema in the late 1980s and wound up appearing in well over 100 explicit hardcore movies. Madison was notable for sporting a very striking and distinctive raw'n'punky look in her day: Besides having numerous tattoos, she also had multiple piercings in her nose, tongue and cleavage (the Madison piercing, a body piercing at the front of the neck, was named after her because she was the first person to be publicly associated with it). She's a member of the AVN Hall of Fame and was voted the XRCO Favorite Female in 1993. Madison made occasional forays into more "legitimate" R-rated low-budget mainstream fare: She has a memorably saucy small part as an enticing stripper in the superior erotic thriller Naked Obsession and a more substantial leading role as the brassy Roxanne in Fred Olen Ray's enjoyably lowbrow horror comedy outing Evil Toons. After retiring from the porn business Madison went on to become a singer in the bands Kiss The Monkey and Four Ugly Women. Moreover, Stone has been associated with the tattoo industry since the early 1990s and now runs her own tattoo parlor called the Madison Tattoo Shoppe in North Hollywood, California.
Gorgeous and shapely brunette knockout Chayse Evans was born Amy Stahly on August 2, 1986 in Monterey, California. Evans served for two years in the US Marine Corps. After leaving the Marine Corps in October, 2006, Chayse went on to work as both a waitress and a stripper. Evans first began performing in explicit hardcore movies at age 21 in 2007; she has appeared in features for such top companies as Vivid, Digital Sin, Club Jenna, and Jules Jordan Video. Chayse has been nominated for several AVN Awards that include Best New Starlet in 2007, Female Performer of the Year in 2010, and Best Group Sex Scene in 2011. Moreover, she was nominated for a FAME Award for Favorite Female Rookie in 2009 and an XBIZ Award for New Starlet of the Year that same year. Evan has a pierced navel and five tattoos. Chayse lives in Los Angeles, California.
Originally from Scotland, Ken is a Vancouver based actor, Improviser, comedian and musician. He is a long time cast member of The Vancouver TheatreSports League and has toured with the Second City throughout the Caribbean. Ken has also appeared at improv comedy festivals throughout North America, and was a cast member of the critically acclaimed hit shows Gutenberg The Musical! (Vancouver) and The Comic Strippers (Adelaide, Australia). Having been a guitarist all of his life, Ken has shredded on his Flying V in the comedy metal band, The Knights of the Night, and created instant hits in the improvised Brit Pop band, Mirage. Ken is also the singer/songwriter/guitarist for the Vancouver based band, Good Night Mars. A long time youth advocate, Ken is the Artistic Producer and Youth Support Worker with Some Assembly Arts Society, mentoring teen actors in writing and producing original plays.
Comely, sexy, and slender 5'5" brunette knockout Brooklyn Lee was born Nina Ramos on June 1, 1989 in Ohio. She's of mixed Swedish, Puerto Rican, and Native American descent. Brooklyn first started watching porn movies at age ten. Lee briefly attended college and worked as an administrative assistant in Boston, Massachusetts prior to moving to New York City, where she worked as a cocktail waitress at the Penthouse Club before eventually becoming a stripper. Brooklyn moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in the adult film industry and signed with the top agency L.A. Direct Models as a newcomer in 2010. Lee subsequently signed an exclusive contract with the company SpieglerGirls in November, 2011. (She has also worked for such notable companies as Vivid, Hustler, Private, and Evil Angel.) Brooklyn won the AVN Award for Best New Starlet in 2012.
From the heated region Tuscon, Arizona came Brandi Edwards, gracing the hardcore entertainment world in 2005. The road leading up to her eventual debut in the pornographic spectrum began in 2000 during which Brandi worked as a stripper and glamor model. Five years later the erotic filming industry received a 25-year-old beauty who was early on, a brunette before making a pleasing alteration to becoming blond-haired in later camera appearances. Her entertainment credentials include working for companies such as Red Light District, New Sensations, Pure Play Media, VCA, Pink Visual, Hush Hush Entertainment, Triangle Films, Brazzers, and Digital Playground. As she neared age 30, Brandi is often now cast in more mature roles during production shoots and can be seen as frequently playing the part of a lusty mother, or teacher, seducing younger male co-stars. This is undoubtedly the more notable performances in her half a decade-long career that continues to grow and grow with steady, highly-satisfying performances.
Tall, blonde Jodie Moore was working as a stripper in her native Australia in 1996 when she was contracted to do a tour of the Pacific Rim as a featured dancer, working everywhere from New Zealand to the Philippines. She began modeling in men's magazines in 2000, and by 2001 had decided the time was right to break into the adult-film business. Not content with taking on porn, however, she also made the decision to give the world of politics a shot and ran for office in the local Queensland elections. She didn't win, but that didn't put a damper on her determination to make make a change in the way things were done in her country. Later that year she also ran for federal elections--the equivalent in the U.S. of running for Congress--and though she didn't win that election either, she managed to surprise everyone by garnering 5% of the vote. Although her porn career is keeping her busy, she hasn't given up on politics as of yet--she's planning on running for mayor of Brisbane and again for election to the Australian Senate.
Tiny (5'1"), but comely, buxom, and shapely brunette stunner Kiki D'Aire was born Jennifer Beardon on September 18, 1976 in Memphis, Tennessee. She's of French and Cherokee Indian descent. Kiki started out in the adult entertainment industry as a stripper in Memphis. Moreover, D'Aire has been featured in a handful of men's magazines that include Gent, Hustler, Petite, Taboo, and Busty Beauties. She first began performing in explicit hardcore movies in her early 20's in 1998 and was nominated for an AVN Award for Best All Girl Sex Scene in 2003. Kiki took a hiatus from the adult film industry in 2006; she moved to New Orleans, Louisiana and attended college. D'Aire returned to performing in X-rated films in the summer of 2011. Kiki has a pierced navel. She resides in Los Angeles, California.
Cute, buxom, and shapely 5'3" brunette knockout Brandy Talore was born on February 2, 1982 in Toledo, Ohio. Brandy grew up as a tomboy in the Ohio suburb of Genoa. She played softball and was a cheerleader in high school. Talore did modeling for car parts after having her first child. Brandy started out in the adult entertainment industry as a stripper and worked as a nude model for two years before she began performing in explicit hardcore movies at age 22 in 2004. She won the F.A.M.E. Award for Favorite Rookie Starlet of the Year in 2006 and was a runner-up for Boobie Girl of the Year in 2007. Talore gave birth to a second child on September 27, 2007. Brandy lives in Ohio with her husband and two children.
Popular adult-film star Lisa Lipps was born in Chicago and grew up in Clearwater Beach, FL. She began her career in the adult industry as a stripper. She was a natural D cup but underwent surgery to make her breasts even bigger. Together with Tiffany Towers and Wendy Whoppers, she was one of the first real super-busty adult stars and became notorious for her wild sexual performances. Around 2000 she became one of the touring top strippers in the US.
Buxom and shapely blonde bombshell Kimberly Chambers was born Kimberly Schafer on January 11, 1974 in Fullerton, California. Kimberly has four brothers and four sisters. Following graduation from high school at age 18, Chambers moved to Colorado with her best friend and started out in the adult entertainment business working as an exotic dancer at the gentlemen's club Deja Vu in Colorado Springs. Kimberly met adult film starlet Dyanna Lauren while working as a stripper in Florida; Lauren in turn helped Kimberly get into the porn industry. Chambers began performing in explicit hardcore movies at age 19 in 1993; she appeared in over two hundred X-rated pictures and has directed at least three films. She won a XRCO Award for Best Anal Sex Scene in 1995 and an AVN Award for Best Solo Sex Scene in 2002. Moreover, Kimberly has not only been featured in such men's magazines as Score, Gent, Juggs, and Hustler Busty Beauties, but also has participated in California-based bodybuilding competitions where she frequently placed amongst the top 10. Chambers retired from the adult film industry in 2007.
A highly-intelligent brunette, who established her identity, sexually and personally, Sinn Sage has brought to the erotic film industry a balanced blend of sexual maturity and beauty. With a California-based beginning, Sage was born on October 4, 1983. At an early age, she had already began realizing who she was and what she wanted to do with her life. She identifies herself as an exhibitionist and a fetishist, saying she said often fantasized about "being dominated" or receiving "spankings" long before she discovered her sexuality. However, her formative years were generally conventional as she described herself as being a "Goth" yet she was a high school honor student with an impressive 3.6 GPA. She was deeply involved with choir and drama. Despite these admirable activities and scholastic credentials, Sage did not want to fall into what she regarded to be a "cookie-cutter" lifestyle in which many of her friends and classmates followed. She did not pursue college after her high school graduation, instead at 19 years old, she began work in erotic dancing in a club in San Berardino, California. This was a path she had long planned ahead to do as she told her friends in earlier years that she wanted to be a porn star and a stripper. Eventually, she pursued the second half of her dream and attended her first AVN convention in Las Vegas. After visiting several of the fetish-orientated booths, Sage returned home and thus received job offers almost faster than she could keep up with. Her work, during the course of her career has involved fetish-based themes and primarily works with female co-stars. Considerably happy with her life and her work, Sage has successfully launched her own website which showcases her work and offers membership for her fans. Since 2003, Sage has possessed a highly-productive career in the adult filming world, even appearing behind camera, offering directorial service for different film shoots.
Extremely busty and full-figured brunette Kitty Lee was born on May 31, 1977 in Iowa. Kitty started her career in the adult entertainment industry working as a stripper at age 19. During this time a photographer approached Lee and asked her if she wanted to pose for a nude pictorial; this subsequently led to her performing in explicit hardcore films in her late 20s in 2005. Moreover, Kitty has not only been featured in such men's magazines as Gent, Hustler, D Cup, and Exotic Dancer, but also has appeared on several radio shows that include Playboy, Score, and KSEX. Lee also briefly worked as an escort in Los Angeles, California.
Alisha Klass was born in Chino, California and following her parents death at the age of 2, was raised by her grandmother. After graduating from high school, she moved to Las Vegas to work as a stripper at The Olympic Gardens and sex worker. At this time Klass was also attending The Fashion Institute Of Design And Merchandising, where she would eventually earn a degree in fashion. Klass began to watch adult videos with her male roommates during this time. The films that she discovered at this time which would have a great effect on her was the "Seymore Butts" series starring Adam Glasser (whose stage name was Seymore Butts). Klass became obsessed with the Seymore Butts movies and began to fantasize about appearing in them. One day, on a dare from her female roommate, Klass had "Seymore Butts" name tattooed on her lower back. Later, through her job stripping she became friends with a woman who worked for Adam Glasser and in turn was introduced to him. Klass attended Glasser's photo shoots, met performers, and read his fan mail. Eventually, Klass asked to be in one of Glasser's films and performed her first scene in 1997 with Ron Jeremy and Samantha Stylle in Behind the Sphinc Door.
Klass began a relationship with Adam Glasser and appeared in many of his movies. Her enthusiasm for sex brought her a great deal of attention and in 1999 she won the Adult Video News award for Best New Starlet.
In 2000, Glasser and Klass separated and began a very public quarrel. It was during this time that Klass stopped appearing in adult films. Klass had her "Seymore Butts" tattoo changed into a dolphin. In 2001, Glasser was charged with 'distribution of obscene material' and 'advertising of obscene matter for sale' for a scene Klass had filmed with fellow adult actress Chloe in Tampa Tushy-Fest Part 1. These charges were eventually dropped. Since then, Klass has made a few appearances in mainstream movies.
Buxom, limber, and shapely blonde knockout Lexi Marie was born on December 23, 1985 in Sacramento, California. She lived in Phoenix, Arizona for two years and began her career in the adult entertainment industry working as a stripper at the club Le Girls Cabaret a few weeks after her 18th birthday. Marie soon thereafter posed for a nude pictorial in a men's magazine and eventually started doing girl-girl videos while still in her late teens. Lexi joined the agency LA Direct Models on her first day in the porn film business. Lexi signed an exclusive contract with Vivid Entertainment in November, 2004 and started participating in boy-girl sex scenes. Although her contract wasn't renewed the following year, Marie nonetheless continued to perform steadily in explicit X-rated fare up until 2008 (besides Vivid, she also worked for such major companies as Hustler Video and Wicked Pictures). Moreover, she was nominated for several AVN Awards. A former high school gymnast, Lexi enjoys motocross, snowboarding, and extreme sports.
Buxom, leggy, and shapely 5'5" blonde bombshell Tanya Danielle was born Helen Elizabeth Cooper on December 3, 1976 in Palo Alto, California. Tanya was raised in Atherton, California. Her father was a civil engineer. At age 17 Danielle began studying for a Bachelor's Degree in Art History at the University of California. During her second year in college Tanya started working as an exotic dancer in a strip club in order to raise money to pay for college. Danielle eventually dropped out of college and began performing in explicit hardcore movies in 1999; she has worked for such top companies as Vivid, VCA, Wicked, Metro, Rain Productions, Sin City, Totally Tasteless, Evil Angel, and Bizarre Video. Although Tanya specializes in lesbian scenes in her adult features, she prefers male partners in her private life. Moreover, Danielle has continued to tour the country as a stripper. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
The daughter of a Norwegian father and a Vietnamese mother, Kira Kener's strikingly exotic looks served to get her foot in the door in the strip-club scene in North Carolina, where she started out when she was in her early 20s. Those looks garnered her a following on the strip club circuit. She soon came to the realization that the exposure of being a porn star would do even more to help her stripping career, so on a trip to Los Angeles in 1999 she got in touch with Vivid Video, one of the largest adult-film production companies, and was quickly signed to an exclusive contract. She made her hardcore debut later that year. Her main focus is on her career as a top stripper, but she regularly travels back to Los Angeles to shoot a few videos just to keep her name, among other things, in her fans' minds.
Donna Gordon was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Texas where she lived until the age of 21. She moved to L.A. and took jobs as an exotic dancer, and landed a few cameo film roles (all uncredited), one in Mark L. Lester's "Truckstop Women" (starring Claudia Jennings) as a naked woman who witnesses an auto accident with her boyfriend; and "The First Nudie Musical" as part of a very memorable and controversial dance number. She was primarily known as - and made her living as - an exotic dancer, and from this she was cast by John Cassavetes in the film "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie" as "Margo Donner", one of several strippers working for Ben Gazzara's character "Cosmo Vitelli". Cassavetes didn't want actresses playing strippers; he wanted realism - and got it. During promotion for the film, Donna and Gazzara appeared on "The Merv Griffin Show"; her genuine unbridled candor winning over the audience. And on an original promotional poster and billboard, under the title of the film is an image of Donna alone, dancing with her arms reaching up - giving the impression of flying. During this time she continued dancing, and married actor Ted Bessell, best known for his role on the sit-com "That Girl". They were divorced in the eighties and she moved to Canada. Several years later, upon returning to L.A., she continued dancing until the early nineties. She now works in the insurance business.
Ben Leasure was born in Rochester, NY to Jeanne and Rick Leasure, the brother and uncle of four played college basketball and is a classically trained actor from the prestigious Stella Adler Studio Day Conservatory and Michael Chekhov Studios in NYC, as well as Upright Citizens Brigade. Known for his rubber faced portrayal of Donald in the hit web sit-com Gentlemen's Dwelling, which garnered 45,000 views an episode, and Leasure also Co-Executive Produced. Ben can also be seen on the theatrical poster for "The Wolf of Wall Street" screaming his head off, as well as in a few featured moments throughout Martin Scorsese's epic, and in the theatrical trailer gawking at strippers. In the Summer of 2013, Ben produced and starred in the action-comedy Pilot, Flipsters, with Emmy nominee Mark Margolis. And in early 2014, Ben wrote, directed, starred, produced and is editing the Suspense-Action-Drama-Fantasy pilot "Collective Trappings." For teasers and videos, go to Ben Leasure's Youtube Channel. A passionate hustler of over 120 independent films in three years, Ben can also be seen in film festivals and screenings across the country with an array of lead roles in various genres, favorites being Lloyd, the silent introspective clock repairman in "Men With Arms" the feature film with several festivals and a NYC Anthology Film Archive screening under it's belt, and "Love at a Coffee Shop" Peter Panagos' brilliantly penned Romantic Comedy. Leasure has also played in a multitude of classical and contemporary theatre pieces in NYC and Regionally, appearing in 17 plays in 2 years. His favorite's being "Sorry About Your Penpal" by Joe Lankheet, with Tyler Burke at Dixon Place, Heraculus in ICImedia's Zenobia in Princeton, and The Drum Major in Stasz/Pruitt's Woyzeck. As a writer, Ben has several feature film projects in development, including the fantasy epic Mischance, which he co-wrote with Michael Jefferson.
Slender and attractive 5'5" blonde Amanda Blow was born on November 30, 1975 in California. Blow hosted poker games, owned and operated a hot dog cart, and worked as a stripper dancing in gentlemen's clubs prior to an encounter with porn stud Nick Manning at a strip club in Austin, Texas that encouraged her to pursue a career in the adult film industry. Amanda did her first hardcore shoot with Naughty America and first began performing in explicit X-rated features in 2010. Blow has gone on to appear in features for such notable companies as Mile High, Lethal Hardcore, White Ghetto, Combat Zone, and Overboard Video.
Legendary 1950s stripper and nude model with a 46-inch bust.
Lenny Bruce was born Leonard Alfred Schneider on October 13, 1925, in Mineola, Long Island, New York. His British-born father, Myron, was a shoe clerk, his mother, Sadie, was a dancer. Lenny's parents were divorced when he was a child. To support herself and her son, Sadie Schneider persued a career in show business and sent Lenny to live with various aunts, uncles and grandparents. Dropping out of high school, Lenny enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942, which he almost disliked. He got himself discharged after convincing a team of Navy psychologists that he was experimenting with homosexual urges. With some help from his mother, Lenny began doing impressions, one-liners and movie parodies in small nightclubs. In 1948, he obtained some booking as a result of his appearance on the TV show Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. Lenny married a red-headed stripper named Honey Harlow in 1951, but they were divorced five years later. After Honey was arrested and sent to jail for a narcotics violation, Lenny raised their daughter, Kitty, by himself. Slowly, Lenny begain working his way up from performing stand-up comedy in seedy New York City strip clubs and jazz clubs. Gradually his act evolved into something wholly different from that of other comics. Onstage, he was a dark, slender, and intense figure who prowled around like a caged animal and spoke into a hand-held microphone. His monologues were peppered with four-letter curse words and Yiddish expressions. In his act, Lenny liked to expose racist attidudes by forcing his audiences to examine their own racial prejudices. In another act bashing religions, Lenny acted out a conversation between Oral Roberts and the Pope, with both talking in the vernacular of glib show-business personalities. When jazz critic Ralph J. Gleason and San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen wrote about Lenny, be began to get the recognition he so badly wanted. Unfortunately, the seedy subculture of strip joints, clubs, and dives had introduced him to hard drugs and fast times. Through his nightclub acts and record albums, Lenny became the hipster saint of the comedy world, crossing into the line of propriety where others feared to tread. But his foul-speaking acts began to catch up with him when he was arrested in 1961 on obscenity charges following an appearance at the Jazz Workshop in San Francisco, but a jury found him not guilty. Problems with the authorities and religious groups trying to silence him began to plague him as he appeared in clubs all over the country. In 1964, he was arrested again in New York City on more obscenity charges. During his trial a police officer read notes about Lenny's profane act, which caused the desperate comic to ask the judge to let him do the act in court so the judge could understand his callous humor in context, but the judge refused. Despite support from noted writers, critics, educators and politicians, Lenny was found guilty and sentenced to several months in prison, and was paroled just a few months later. Continually harrassed by the police, Lenny became depressed and paranoid. Further prosecutions for obscenity and his drug use drove him toward instability. By 1965, he was broke and in debt. He claimed that every time he got a gig, the local police, wherever he was, would threaten to arrest the club owner if Lenny went onstage. In February 1966, Lenny traveled to Los Angeles and appeared onstage for the first time in years. He performed for a very small crowd who included a few hecklers and vice cops waiting to arrest him if he should use profanity again. Lenny by this time was bearded, overweight, and haggard, and his performance centered on his current obsessions: his constitutional right of free speach, free assembly, and freedom from unreasonable search and seizure. When a friend asked him afterwards why he had turned his back on comedy he replied, "I'm not a comedian anymore. I'm Lenny Bruce." On August 3, 1966, Lenny was found dead on the bathroom floor of his Hollywood home. Whatever the details or reasons why, Lenny Bruce was found dead from a drug overdose at the age of 40.
Tiny (5'2") but slim, sexy and ravishing brunette knockout Barbara Dare was born Stacy Mitnick on February 23, 1963, in Wayne, New Jersey. Growing up in Wayne, she attended Wayne Hills High School. Barbara first got involved with the adult film industry in the mid-'80s because of her wild and uninhibited anything-goes lifestyle at the legendary New York City swinger's club Plato's Retreat (she was named Ms. Plato's in 1985). She became one of the first porn actresses to sign an exclusive contract with a production company after she signed a $100,000 contract deal with Essex Video. She appeared in well over 100 explicit hardcore features.
Barbara won the AVN (Adult VIdeo News) Best New Starlet Award in 1987. She won additional AVN awards for Best Actress in 1989 and Best All-Girl Sex Scene in 1990. She was inducted into both the AVN Hall of Fame and the XRCO (X-Rated Critics Organization) Hall of fame. Among the men's magazines she was featured in and/or graced the covers of are "High Society," "Fox," "Swank," "Hustler," and "Club International". She made a rare foray into more "legitimate" R-rated low-budget fare with a substantial role as the perky Jan in Fred Olen Ray's enjoyable lowbrow horror comedy romp Evil Toons. After taking a hiatus from porn in the early 1990s, Barbara briefly worked for Essex Video in public relations. In addition of her numerous porn film credits, she also toured both the US and Canada as a professional stripper.
Lovely, bubbly, and slender 5'7" blonde Misty Rain was born on August 10, 1969 in Long Beach, California. Rain started out in the adult entertainment industry in 1992 working as a stripper in such Los Angeles clubs as the Wild Goose, the Jet Strip, and Bare Elegance. Misty began performing in explicit hardcore movies the following year; among the top companies she appeared in X-rated features for are VCA, Exquisite, Anabolic Video, Arrow Productions, and Bi Line. Rain won the XRCO Award for Starlet of the Year in 1995. In 1997 she signed a contract with Metro Pictures to act in twelve movies as well star and direct in her own series called "Misty Cam." In 2000 Misty worked for New Sensations on the series "Worldwide Sex." Rain was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2004.
Noname Jane was born in Aberdeen, Washington. A former cheerleader, she took 12 years of ballet and piano lessons. She left college, where she was studying Environmental Science, to transfer to beauty school. She was working as a stripper when she was approached by an agent about doing work in adult films. She traveled to California, did some photo shoots and then began performing in hardcore films. In 2002 she won the Adult Video News Best New Starlet award. A longtime devotee of magic and witchcraft, she is an initiate of the Ordo Templi Orientis.
Tiny (barely five feet), slender, and sexy brunette Gabriella Paltrova was born on June 22, 1991 in Chicago, Illinois. Of mixed Syrian, Russian, and Armenian descent, Paltrova attended private schools while growing up. Gabriella began her career in the adult entertainment industry in 2009 dancing as a stripper at a club in Chicago and first started performing in explicit hardcore fare at age twenty in September, 2011. Among the notable companies Paltrova has appeared in X-rated features for are Evil Angel, Bang Productions, Kick Ass Pictures, Pure Play Media, and Jules Jordan Video. Moreover, Gabriella has not only worked for such adult websites as Brazzers, Mofos, Team Skeet, Reality Kings, and Naughty America, but also has modeled for noted erotic photographer Holly Randall.