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Overview (3)

Born in New Jersey, USA
Died in Arizona, USA
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jennifer Welles was born and raised in northern New Jersey, the youngest of two daughters of a German aircraft designer and his wife who had fled when the Nazi Party rose to power. Her father left the family for another woman when Welles was nine and she never saw him again. She was raised by her very protective mother, who became a seamstress in a factory, working long hours and often leaving Welles at home alone, since her older sister had married at a young age and moved away. Welles quit high school and became a dancer in dinner theater and traveling theater troupes during the early 1950's. She soon went to Las Vegas and danced in opening acts for comedians such as Jack Benny and the comedy duo of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. She soon returned to the east coast and studied drama for a short time under Sanford Meisner. She continued dancing in stage productions and by the end of the 1960's, she had married professional musician Manny Duran and became involved in acting in mostly low-budget softcore sexploitation films in New York City.

In the mid-1970's, at just over forty years of age, she began making explicit hardcore adult films and was very successful, enjoying a large following. Although she claims her husband had no problem with this, they soon divorced and she then married a wealthy businessman named Phillip, who was about ten years younger. He lavished her with a large Tuxedo Park home and money to spend, and she left adult films by the end of the decade. They soon moved to Houston, where she became involved in raising horses. However, she was neglected by her husband and the marriage was soon over after he began an affair with another woman. Although she said in a recent interview that she is now in her seventies and living alone on much less money, she is very content in an undisclosed rural location in America with a few cats, dogs, and two horses. She says she has a few close friends, some to whom she has revealed her past, and that she attends church regularly and has no regrets for her film career.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: King_of_Fuh

Spouse (2)

Manny Duran (1968 - ?)
Phillip (? - ?) ( divorced)

Trivia (3)

Erotica Award - Best Actress 1977 (for Little Orphan Sammy)
was Editor of "EROS, The Magazine of Decadent Sophistication" (1977)
One of director Joseph W. Sarno's three favorite actresses, along with Mary Mendum and Chris Jordan. They starred in at least four of Sarno's features: Misty (1976), Confessions of a Young American Housewife (1974),Abigail Lesley Is Back in Town (1975) and The Switch or How to Alter Your Ego (1974) together. "Misty" and "Abigail Lesley" were filmed with essentially the same cast in Amityville, NY, near the infamous Amityville horror house.

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