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.
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 1 Mia Khalifa

Mia Khalifa
134
Famous As: Media Personality, Former Pornographic Actress & Webcam Model
Birthdate: February 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

 2 Sasha Grey

Sasha Grey
117
Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: March 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: North Highlands, California, United States

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.

 3 Lisa Ann

Lisa Ann
114
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
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 4 August Ames

August Ames
113
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: December 5, 2017
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 5 Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone
197
Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: May 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sarnia, Canada

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. 

 6 Riley Reid

Riley Reid
112
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miami Beach, Florida, USA
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 7 Johnny Sins

Johnny Sins
81
Famous As: Adult Film Star
Birthdate: December 31, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, USA
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 8 Dani Daniels

Dani Daniels
132
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oregon, USA
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 9 Traci Lords

Traci Lords
77
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 Mia Malkova

Mia Malkova
65
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Palm Springs, California, USA
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 11 Julia Ann

Julia Ann
71
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 8, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 12 Angela White

Angela White
60
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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 13 Asa Akira

Asa Akira
68
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Japanese-American adult film star Asa Akira created history by becoming the third Asian-origin performer to win the AVN Female Performer of the Year. Known for her countless tattoos, she initially also worked on the radio show Bubba the Love Sponge. She considers herself a feminist and a sex-positive person.

 14 Kendra Lust

Kendra Lust
64
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madison Heights, Michigan, USA

 15 Abella Danger

Abella Danger
90
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA

 16 Jenna Jameson

Jenna Jameson
52
Famous As: Model, Adult film actress
Birthdate: April 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

‘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.

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 17 Adriana Chechik

Adriana Chechik
61
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: California, USA

 18 Linda Lovelace

Linda Lovelace
50
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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 19 Belle Knox

Belle Knox
38
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA

 20 Christy Mack

Christy Mack
34
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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 21 Alexis Texas

Alexis Texas
7
Famous As: Pornographic Actress
Birthdate: May 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Panama

 22 Kayden Kross

Kayden Kross
58
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA
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 23 Stormy Daniels

Stormy Daniels
92
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

 24 Jesse Jane

Jesse Jane
40
Famous As: Adult Film Actress
Birthdate: July 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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.
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 25 Remy LaCroix

Remy LaCroix
37
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pittsburg, California, USA

 26 Maitland Ward

Maitland Ward
50
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: February 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, USA

 27 Brandi Love

Brandi Love
5
Famous As: Adult Film Star
Birthdate: March 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dearborn, Michigan, United States

 28 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.
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 29 Shyla Stylez

Shyla Stylez
30
Famous As: Pornographic Actress
Birthdate: September 23, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada
Died: November 9, 2017

 30 Anikka Albrite

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

Rocco Siffredi
17
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.

 32 Asia Carrera

Asia Carrera
39
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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 33 Jenna Haze

Jenna Haze
35
Famous As: Pornographic Actress, Director
Birthdate: February 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fullerton, California, United States

 34 Janine Lindemulder

Janine Lindemulder
40
Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: November 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: La Mirada, California, USA

 35 Bree Olson

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

 36 Tera Patrick

Tera Patrick
10
Famous As: Pornographic actress
Birthdate: July 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Great Falls, Montana, United States

Model and adult-film actor Tera Patrick is best known for her appearances in Playboy and Penthouse. She established a talent agency and has also appeared in a photo series for Time magazine. She has also been inducted into the AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame, and has co-written a memoir.

 37 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.

 38 Lupe Fuentes

Lupe Fuentes
16
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.

 39 Eva Angelina

Eva Angelina
20
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.

 40 Bonnie Rotten

Bonnie Rotten
22
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

 41 Kaylani Lei

Kaylani Lei
22
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Singapore

 42 Riley Steele

Riley Steele
17
Famous As: Adult Film Star
Birthdate: August 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA

 43 India Summer

India Summer
34
Famous As: Adult Film Stars
Birthdate: April 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, USA

 44 Jessica Drake

Jessica Drake
20
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

 45 Carter Cruise

Carter Cruise
20
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: April 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 46 Lexi Belle

Lexi Belle
33
Famous As: Adult Film Star
Birthdate: August 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Independence, Louisiana, USA

 47 Ilona Staller

Ilona Staller
6
Famous As: Pornographic actor, Politician
Birthdate: November 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Ilona Staller is a former porn star, singer, and politician. She achieved popularity by appearing in Telefono rosso, the first Italian hardcore pornography production, and then went on to pose nude in Playboy's editions around the world. In 1980, an erotic series titled La Cicciolina was made based on Ilona Staller's life and career.

 48 Kagney Linn Karter

Kagney Linn Karter
24
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.

 49 Dana Vespoli

Dana Vespoli
16
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA

 50 Nikki Benz

Nikki Benz
5
Famous As: Pornographic actress
Birthdate: December 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mariupol', Ukraine

Nikki Benz is a Canadian pornographic actress who worked as a stripper prior to her porn career. She has also appeared on the cover of Penthouse magazine and was named the Penthouse Pet of the Month in April 2010. Nikki Benz has received many awards, including an XBIZ Award. In 2016, she was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame.