Adult Film Stars

The very thought of adult film stars conjures up the images of sexy sirens and handsome hunks in our minds! The adult film industry is a thriving one with some of the major stars raking up millions. Until a few decades ago, there was much stigma attached to this industry, but it didn’t deter the likes of gutsy women like Candy Barr from venturing into the “forbidden territory.” Beginning her career as a prostitute, she eventually made her way into the adult film industry, earning the title of "the first adult film star." As these movies gained more mainstream attention over the years, more performers were attracted to enter the industry. While a majority of adult film stars are female, with the likes of Erica Boyer, Serena, and Tabatha Cash gaining a massive fan following, men like Ron Jeremy, John Holmes, and Peter North have also proved their worth in the industry. In fact, it’s not a woman, but a man — Ron Jeremy — who is listed in the Guinness World Records for "Most Appearances in Adult Films!" Read on to know more about famous adult film stars.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sarnia, Ontario

In 2010, Sunny Leone was named among 12 top porn stars by Maxim magazine. After a flourishing career in the porn industry, Sunny Leone settled in India where she is currently popular as a film actress. Her journey from a porn actress to a successful Bollywood personality is viewed as an inspirational story by many young women across the world. 

 2 Sasha Grey

Sasha Grey.
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: March 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sacramento, California

A woman of many talents, Sasha Grey is an American actress, author, musician, and former pornographic actress. Grey's journey from the pornographic industry to the mainstream film industry has been quite inspirational. Also a well-known DJ, Grey is credited with co-founding the now-defunct industrial music band aTelecine. An openly bisexual star, she serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community.

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 3 Lisa Ann

Lisa Ann.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Easton, Pennsylvania, USA

 4 August Ames

August Ames.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: December 5, 2017
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 5 Riley Reid

Riley Reid.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miami Beach, Florida, USA

 6 Johnny Sins

Johnny Sins
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Famous As: Adult Film Star
Birthdate: December 31, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, USA
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 7 Dani Daniels

Dani Daniels
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oregon, USA
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 8 Mia Malkova

Mia Malkova
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Palm Springs, California, USA
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 9 Traci Lords

Traci Lords.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Steubenville, Ohio, United States

Traci Lords' journey as the most sought-after pornographic actress to a mainstream actress in Hollywood has been very inspirational. She then went on to establish herself as a singer, writer, and fashion model. She has also voiced her support for the LGBT community and has worked towards encouraging homeless teens and runaways get off the streets.

 10 Julia Ann

Julia Ann
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 8, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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 11 Kendra Lust

Kendra Lust
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madison Heights, Michigan, USA

 12 Abella Danger

Abella Danger
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
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 13 Angela White

Angela White
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 14 Kayden Kross

Kayden Kross
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA

 15 Adriana Chechik

Adriana Chechik
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: California, USA

 16 Asa Akira

Asa Akira
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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 17 Jenna Jameson

Jenna Jameson.
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: April 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Las Vegas

‘The Queen of Porn’ with the name of an Irish whisky! Jenna Jameson may have hung up her shoes as a pornographic actress, but the world recognizes her as the most famous adult entertainment performer who dominated the x-rated film world during 1990s and early 2000s. The model and television personality says she is a gang-rape survivor.

 18 Belle Knox

Belle Knox
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA
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 19 Christy Mack

Christy Mack
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

 20 Remy LaCroix

Remy LaCroix
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pittsburg, California, USA
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 21 Jesse Jane

Jesse Jane.
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Famous As: Adult Film Actress
Birthdate: July 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas
Cindy Taylor is a former adult-film actor and model, also known by her pseudonym, Jesse Jane. She has received several porn industry honors, such as the AVN and the XRCO Halls of Fame. She has also worked with Digital Playground. She is openly bisexual and is a cervical cancer survivor.

 22 Rocco Siffredi

Rocco Siffredi
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Famous As: Adult Film Star
Birthdate: May 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ortona, Italy

Rocco Siffredi is an Italian pornographic filmmaker and pornographic actor. Nicknamed the Italian Stallion, Siffredi has appeared in over 1,300 pornographic films. One of the most decorated pornographic actors of all time, Rocco Siffredi has won 72 awards, including 39 AVN Awards, 13 XRCO Awards, seven XBIZ Awards, and six Ninfa Awards.

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 23 Farrah Abraham

Farrah Abraham.
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Famous As: Reality Star
Birthdate: May 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Farrah Abraham soared to fame after appearing on the reality shows 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom. She has also released an album and has authored a book that was featured on The New York Times bestseller list. She has also been part of Celebrity Big Brother and Couples Therapy.

 24 Stormy Daniels

Stormy Daniels
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
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 25 Anikka Albrite

Anikka Albrite
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, USA

 26 Asia Carrera

Asia Carrera
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 27 Maitland Ward

Maitland Ward
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: February 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, USA

 28 Kaylani Lei

Kaylani Lei
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Singapore
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 29 Bree Olson

Bree Olson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

 30 Janine Lindemulder

Janine Lindemulder
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: November 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: La Mirada, California, USA
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 31 Jenna Haze

Jenna Haze.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fullerton, California, United States

 32 Linda Lovelace

Linda Lovelace
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Famous As: American Adult Film Star
Birthdate: January 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City, New York
Died: April 22, 2002
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 33 Shyla Stylez

Shyla Stylez
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 23, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Armstrong
Died: November 9, 2017

 34 Lexi Belle

Lexi Belle
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Famous As: Adult Film Star
Birthdate: August 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Independence, Louisiana, USA

 35 Jessica Drake

Jessica Drake
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

 36 Valentina Nappi

Valentina Nappi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Scafati, Salerno, Campania, Italy

Valentina Nappi is an Italian adult model and pornographic film actress. She is the recipient of prestigious awards like AVN Award and XBIZ Award. Widely recognized as an intellectual pornstar, Nappi contributes as a columnist for MicroMega. She has also been featured in magazines like Playboy and Penthouse. In November 2013, Nappi was named Pet of the Month by Penthouse.

 37 Ashlynn Brooke

Ashlynn Brooke.
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Famous As: Adult Film Actress
Birthdate: August 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Choctaw, Oklahoma, U.S

 38 Eva Angelina

Eva Angelina
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California, USA

Known for her busty frame and her dazzling smile, award-winning porn star Nicole Tyler, better known by her pseudonym, Eva Angelina, had entered the porn industry through a newspaper ad. She filmed her first sex scene just 3 months after turning 18. She is now a qualified real-estate agent.

 39 India Summer

India Summer
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Famous As: Adult Film Stars
Birthdate: April 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, USA

 40 Lupe Fuentes

Lupe Fuentes
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: January 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cali, Colombia

Lupe Fuentes had started out as a porn actor, with her own website, at 19. The Colombian artist later stepped into music, joining the group The Ex-Girlfriends. Now a social-media influencer and a house music DJ/producer, Lupe lives in Los Angeles and is married to actor/singer Evan Seinfeld.

 41 Riley Steele

Riley Steele
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Famous As: Adult Film Star
Birthdate: August 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA

 42 Carter Cruise

Carter Cruise.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: April 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 43 A.J. Applegate

A.J. Applegate
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Massapequa, New York, USA

 44 Keisha Grey

Keisha Grey
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 9, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, USA

 45 Kagney Linn Karter

Kagney Linn Karter
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

Kagney Linn Karter is an American model, pornographic actress, and former stripper. Over the years, Karter has received many awards and nominations for her performance in pornographic movies. In 2012, she was featured in a BBC documentary titled Twilight of the Porn Stars which focuses on the porn industry and the lives of popular porn stars.

 46 James Deen

James Deen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, USA

 47 Dana Vespoli

Dana Vespoli
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA

 48 Marilyn Chambers

Marilyn Chambers
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Died: April 12, 2009

 49 Veronica Avluv

Veronica Avluv
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

 50 Bonnie Rotten

Bonnie Rotten
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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