^Williams, Linda (Winter 1993). "A Provoking Agent: The Pornography and Performance Art of Annie Sprinkle". Social Text. Duke University Press (37): 117–133. JSTOR466263. Beginning her professional performance career as a masseuse, soon after becoming a whore, Sprinkle next expanded into burlesque and live sex shows, then to writing for sex magazines and performing in pornographic films and videos (where she eventually became a director).
Eve Angel (born May 19, 1983) is a former Hungarian pornographic film actress and erotic model. Her first interracial film was filmed in 2002 at the age of 18, called Eighteen 'N Interracial 4. In 2009, she won the AVN Award for female foreign performer of the year.
Holly Joy Sampson (born September 4, 1973), also known as Nicolette Foster, Andrea Michaels or Zoe is an American actress and model who has appeared in both mainstream and pornographic films over the course of her career. She is noted for her appearances on several television shows and her appearance in the 1990 comedy-drama feature film Pump Up The Volume. She is also known for playing the title role in the Emmanuelle 2000 series of films.
Jenna Jameson (born Jenna Marie Massoli; April 9, 1974) is an American pornographic film actress, businesswoman, model, writer, and television personality. She has been named the world's most famous adult entertainment performer and "The Queen of Porn".She started acting in erotic videos in 1993 after having worked as a stripper and glamor model. By 1996, she had won the "top newcomer" award from each of the three major adult movie organizations. She has since won more than 35 adult-video awards, and has been inducted into the X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) and Adult Video News (AVN) Halls of Fame.Jameson founded the adult-entertainment company ClubJenna in 2000 with Jay Grdina, whom she later married and divorced. Initially, a single website, this business expanded into managing similar websites of other stars and began producing sexually explicit videos in 2001. The first such movie, Briana Loves Jenna (with Briana Banks), was named at the 2003 AVN Awards as the best-selling and best-renting pornographic title for 2002. By 2005, ClubJenna had revenues of US$30 million with profits estimated at half that. Advertisements for her site and films, often bearing her picture, have towered on a 48-foot-tall billboard in New York City's Times Square.Jameson has also crossed over into mainstream pop culture, starting with a minor role in Howard Stern's 1997 film Private Parts. Her mainstream appearances continued with several guest-hosting and guest-starring on various television programs. Playboy TV hosted her Jenna's American Sex Star reality show, in which aspiring porn stars competed for a ClubJenna contract. Her 2004 autobiography, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale, spent six weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list.Jameson announced her retirement from pornography at the 2008 AVN Awards, stating that she would never return to the industry. Although she no longer performs in pornographic films, she has been working as a webcam model since 2013.
This is a list of mainstream actors who have appeared in pornographic films that includes performers who appeared in adult films early, later on, or throughout their careers, but all are known primarily for their mainstream acting. Not every actor or actress listed has performed in sexually explicit scenes, although some have done so. Rather this is a list of documented appearances by mainstream actors in soft core and hard core pornographic films (movies) over the course of their careers.
Mary Carey (born June 15, 1980) is an American former adult film actress, Playboy model, radio host and film director known for her appearance on the VH1 reality TV series Celebrity Rehab and Sober House
Rocco Siffredi (born Rocco Antonio Tano; 4 May 1964) is an Italian pornographic actor, director and producer of pornographic movies.He took his stage name from the character Roch Siffredi played by Alain Delon in the French gangster film Borsalino (1970). Known as the "Italian Stallion", Siffredi has starred in more than 1,300 pornographic films. He became as popular in Italy as Ron Jeremy in the United States.
Shannon Michelle Wilsey (October 9, 1970 – July 11, 1994), better known by her stage name Savannah, was an American pornographic film actress who starred in over 100 videos during her career. One of the most prominent adult industry models of her time, she achieved notoriety within her short (1990–1994) career due to her onscreen presence and personal life. In January 2002, AVN ranked her at #19 on their list of the top 50 porn stars of all time.Wilsey reportedly took her stage name from Savannah Smiles (1982), a movie she enjoyed. She died in 1994, after being taken to the hospital following a suicide attempt by firearm.
Karenjit Kaur Vohra (born May 13, 1981), known by her stage name Sunny Leone (), is an actress and model, currently active in the Indian film industry. She is a former pornstar. She has American and Canadian citizenship. She has also used the stage name Karen Malhotra. She was named Penthouse Pet of the Year in 2003, was a contract performer for Vivid Entertainment, and was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top porn stars in 2010.
She has played roles in independent mainstream events, films, and television series. Her first mainstream appearance was in 2005, when she worked as a red carpet reporter for the MTV Video Music Awards on MTV India. In 2011, she participated in the Indian reality television series Bigg Boss. She also has hosted the Indian reality show Splitsvilla.
In 2012, she made her Bollywood debut in Pooja Bhatt's erotic thriller Jism 2 (2012) and shifted her focus to mainstream acting which was followed up with Jackpot (2013), Ragini MMS 2 (2014), Ek Paheli Leela (2015) and Tera Intezaar (2017).
Apart from her acting career she has been part of activism campaigns including the Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Half-Marathon to raise money for the American Cancer Society and has also posed for a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) ad campaign with a rescued dog, encouraging pet owners to have their cats and dogs spayed and neutered.
Since 2011, Leone has been married to musician Daniel Weber.
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