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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.