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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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Mia Khalifa
(Media Personality, Former Pornographic Actress & Webcam Model)
Mia Khalifa
278
Birthdate: February 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
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Sasha Grey
(Former Adult Film Actress and Co-Founder of the Industrial Music Band 'aTelecine')
Sasha Grey
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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.

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Traci Lords
(Actress)
Traci Lords
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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.

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Angela White
(Australian Porn Actor and Director)
Angela White
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Birthdate: March 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Award-winning Australian porn actor-director Angela White now mostly works in the US. Part of the AVN Hall of Fame, is a gender studies graduate from the University of Melbourne and has conducted extensive research on pornography. She became the first Fleshlight Girl from Australia and has also been a webcam model.

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Asa Akira
(American Pornographic Film Actor and Director)
Asa Akira
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Birthdate: January 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
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.
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Brandi Love
(Adult Film Star)
Brandi Love
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Birthdate: March 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dearborn, Michigan, United States
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Jesse Jane
(American Retired Pornographic Actress and Model)
Jesse Jane
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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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Jenna Haze
(Pornographic Actress, Director)
Jenna Haze
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Birthdate: February 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fullerton, California, United States
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Jenna Jameson
(One of the World's Most Famous Adult Entertainment Performers)
Jenna Jameson
72
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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Valentina Nappi
(Italian Pornographic Actress and Model)
Valentina Nappi
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Birthdate: November 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Scafati, 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.

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Alexis Texas
(Pornographic Actress)
Alexis Texas
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Birthdate: May 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Panama
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Lupe Fuentes
(House Music Producer, DJ, and Former Pornographic Actress)
Lupe Fuentes
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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.

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Eva Angelina
(American Pornographic Actress)
Eva Angelina
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Birthdate: March 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California, United States

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.

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Shyla Stylez
(Pornographic Actress)
Shyla Stylez
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Birthdate: September 23, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada
Died: November 9, 2017
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Kagney Linn Karter
(American Pornographic Actress and Model)
Kagney Linn Karter
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Birthdate: March 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

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.

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Lisa Ann
(Actress)
Lisa Ann
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Birthdate: May 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
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Rocco Siffredi
(Italian Adult Film Star Known for Appearing in the 'Buttman' Series of Adult Movies)
Rocco Siffredi
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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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Tera Patrick
(American Former Pornographic Actress and Model)
Tera Patrick
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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.

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August Ames
(Actress)
August Ames
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Birthdate: August 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: December 5, 2017
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Riley Reid
(Actress)
Riley Reid
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Birthdate: July 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miami Beach, Florida, USA
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Ilona Staller
(Hungarian Former Pornographic Actress and Member of the Chamber of Deputies (1987 - 1992))
Ilona Staller
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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.

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Nikki Benz
(American Pornographic Actress)
Nikki Benz
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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.

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Johnny Sins
(Adult Film Star)
Johnny Sins
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Birthdate: December 31, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, USA
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A.J. Applegate
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Birthdate: September 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Massapequa, New York, USA
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Dani Daniels
(Actress)
Dani Daniels
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Birthdate: September 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oregon, USA
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Mia Malkova
(Actress)
Mia Malkova
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Birthdate: July 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Palm Springs, California, USA
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Moana Pozzi
(Actress)
Moana Pozzi
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Birthdate: April 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: September 15, 1994
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Stoya
(Pornographic actress, model)
Stoya
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Birthdate: June 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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Annette Schwarz
(Adult Film Star)
Annette Schwarz
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Birthdate: March 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Born in Germany, Annette Schwarz studied in all-girls school in France and then moved to Munich as an aspiring surgical nurse. However, after spotting an ad for the porn company GGG, she stepped into the adult movie industry at age 18. She has won porn awards including the AVN Award.

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Manuel Ferrara
(French Pornographic Actor and Director)
Manuel Ferrara
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Birthdate: November 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Le Raincy, France

Manuel Ferrara is a French pornographic film actor and director. One of the most popular personalities in the porn film industry, Ferrara has received more than 64 adult industry awards, such as AVN Awards, XBIZ Awards, XRCO Awards, and NightMoves Awards. He has also been inducted into the XRCO and AVN Halls of Fame.

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Jessie Rogers
(Brazilian-American Former Pornographic Actress)
Jessie Rogers
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Birthdate: August 8, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil

Jessie Rogers is a Brazilian-American former pornographic actress known for her appearance in an adult film parody of the Spice Girls. She began her pornographic career shortly after her 18th birthday and has since retired. She has received numerous awards for her work. She is an advocate for mandatory condom use in pornographic films.

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Brett Rossi
(American Pornographic Film Actress and Glamour Model)
Brett Rossi
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Birthdate: May 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fontana, California, United States

Brett Rossi is an American entertainer, glamor model, pornographic film actress, and dancer. Over the years Rossi has performed in more than 170 pornographic films, winning the prestigious AVN Award in 2012. Brett Rossi has used her popularity to raise issues regarding the treatment of porn stars within the American adult film industry.

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Kirsten Price
(Pornographic actor)
Kirsten Price
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Birthdate: November 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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Silvia Saint
(Czech Former Porn Star)
Silvia Saint
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Birthdate: February 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kyjov, Czechia

Silvia Saint is a Czech former pornographic actress who appeared in over 300 pornographic films. She achieved popularity in 1996 when she was named Penthouse Pet of the Year in the magazine's Czech edition. As a pornographic actress, Silvia Saint won many awards, including an AVN Award. In 2012, she was made an inductee of the AVN Hall of Fame.

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Julia Ann
(Actress)
Julia Ann
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Birthdate: October 8, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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Raylene
(Pornographic actress)
Raylene
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Birthdate: February 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Glendora, California, United States
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Mick Blue
(Austrian Pornographic Actor & Director)
Mick Blue
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Birthdate: September 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Graz, Austria

An award-winning adult film star, Austrian actor Mick Blue hails from Graz, the same region of Austria that produced stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger. Married to porn star Anikka Albrite, he is now focusing on his racing career and wishes to compete in the IndyCar Series.

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Nacho Vidal
(Spanish Pornographic Actor, Director and Producer)
Nacho Vidal
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Birthdate: December 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mataró, Spain

Nacho Vidal is a Spanish pornographic actor, producer, director, writer, and camera operator. A protégé of popular Italian pornographic actor Rocco Siffredi, Vidal has appeared in more than 1,500 films. Over the course of his career, Vidal has won several awards like XBIZ Awards and Ninfa Awards. In 2012, he was made an inductee of the AVN Hall of Fame.

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Gina Lynn
(Former pornographic Actress)
Gina Lynn
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Birthdate: February 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
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Kendra Lust
(Actress)
Kendra Lust
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Birthdate: September 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madison Heights, Michigan, USA
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Stormy Daniels
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Birthdate: March 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
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Abella Danger
(Actress)
Abella Danger
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Birthdate: November 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
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Linda Lovelace
(American Adult Film Star)
Linda Lovelace
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Birthdate: January 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City, New York
Died: April 22, 2002
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Kayden Kross
(Actress)
Kayden Kross
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Birthdate: September 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA
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Peter North
(Pornographic actor)
Peter North
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Birthdate: May 11, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Maitland Ward
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Birthdate: February 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, USA
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Lara Roxx
(First of the Three Known Pornographic Actresses To Contract HIV While Making A Pornographic Video)
Lara Roxx
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Birthdate: June 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Laval, Quebec, Canada
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Amy Fisher
(Best Known for Shooting and Severely Wounding 'Mary Jo Buttafuoco', the Wife of Her Lover 'Joey Buttafuoco')
Amy Fisher
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Birthdate: August 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States

Amy Fisher, who came to be known as The Long Island Lolita, made headlines when in 1992, she shot and injured Mary Jo Buttafuoco, the wife of her lover, Joey Buttafuoco. After serving her sentence, she released sex tapes and books such as If I Knew Then.

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Adriana Chechik
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Birthdate: November 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: California, USA
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Puma Swede
(Adult Film Star)
Puma Swede
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Birthdate: September 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden