Well, you and I know that today is tomorrow’s past, which is precisely why even in the porn world there is the Vintage pornstars and golden age of porn. Basically because as times change, there are new demands sex tactics and most importantly, aging, and retirements of adult performers. I perfectly understand that there are lots of performers whose contribution most porn enthusiasts sure miss including the likes of Mia Khalifa, Jeanna Jamison among others.
And while you can actually catch their previous works on top pornstars directories, it’s almost impossible to keep tabs of their current lives or even what became of them after porn. But fortunately, today am all about the porn legends of back in the days, and besides reminding you what they were all about, I’ll ensure you get closure on what became of each of them.
Nina Hartley whose real name is Marie Louise Hartman, is an American porn actress/film director, sex educator, sex-positive feminist, and author. She decided to do porn after seeing The Autography of a flea (first adult film directed by a woman) alone at a theatre in San Francisco and made a debut into the industry in the ’80s. Since then she hasn’t looked back, winning a few AVN, XRCO among other awards and apart from her vast knowledge about sex that led her to write sensual books, become a sex activist and she has also lectured in universities such as Harvard. Hartley has featured in the 2012 documentary, After Porn Ends and is still active in the porn industry appearing primarily in the mature category. Besides that, she also makes instructional videos covering basic sexual intercourse, foreplay, and anal/BDSM topics.
Shelly, commonly known in the porn industry as Roxy was an American author, singer, motivational speaker, and porn actress. After she left the porn industry, Lubben became a born again Christian and anti-pornography activist. And besides appearing in life After Porn Ends documentary, she was a Director at Pink Cross Foundation back in 2008 to 2016, which reaches out to women and men in the porn industry to try and sensitize them on the dangerous working conditions in the porn industry. The organization however closed down in 2016 after she was ordained Chaplain with the order of Saint Martin with a degree in Theological studies. Being a strong advocate against porn, she published a few books, e.g. Truth Behind the Fantasy of Porn and continued with his anti-pornography movement until February 9, 2019, when she met her death (RIP Lubben).
Jake Bass also known as Jake Kelly Bass and Jacob Kelly Bass, is a Canadian model, influencer and ex-actor bisexual porn. His career in adult film began in early 2011 and ended in mid-2015. Jake has been on the cover of several magazines, including Gay Times, Männer Magazine and Fantastics Magazine. His most recent appearance was in December 2017, when Jake appeared on the cover of Fantastics an online magazine about culture and style.
Jenna Jameson or Jenna Marie Massoli is probably the worldliest renown queen of porn born from back in the ’70s. This gorgeous woman and founder of Club Jenna, an adult entertainment company, is also a famous film actress, businesswoman, model, writer, and television personality. She began her career in porn back in 1993 after having worked as a stripper and glamour model. Her career in porn led her to win a total of 35 awards before she finally announced her retirement in the 2008 AVN Awards; swearing never to do porn again. However, she has since moved from mainstream porn and is now actively working as a webcam model since 2013.
Mia Khalifa also known as Mia Callista, a Lebanese born American is known for her infamous career in the porn industry that kicked up well in 2014 where she was ranked as the number 1 performer on Pornhub. However, her three months career came crushing fast from too much Middle Eastern controversy resulting from her use of hijab. And according to her, threats from ISIS were coming in strong. After quitting she worked in Miami as a Paralegal and bookkeeper, later on transitioning to a social media personality, webcam model and sports commentator who runs her own YouTube channel. In 2018, she was announced to co-host SportsBall alongside Tyler Coe.
Ronald Jeremy Hyatt also famously known as The Hedgehog is an American porn actor, filmmaker, actor, and stand-up comedian. Jeremy was ranked by AVN at No.1 in the top 50 list of all-time porn stars. Most of his mainstream non-pornographic appearances can be associated with films, television, music, video games, advertisements, businesses, and a few books. Actually, there is a documentary about his legacy entitled; Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy filmed by director Scott J. Gill released back in 2001. Additionally, he won a couple of awards AVN, AFAA among others before things started not looking good for him from lots of sexual allegations led to him being banned from AVN awards in 2017 and on April 2018 TMZ reported that he was being investigated out of the numerous sex assault reports, which is probably the last thing heard of him.
Sasha Grey’s whose real name is Marina Ann Hantzis is an American actress, model, musician, writer, and a former adult film actress. In total, she won 15 awards all through her porn career which lasted between 2007 and 2010. In 2011 she published the photo book Neu Sex about her adult career and thereafter has purposed to concentrate on her other passions including; music, documentaries, advertising campaigns, and magazines. However, the most evident mainstream activity she is involved in right now is acting, and her most recent work was Into the Dark series by Hulu back in 2018.
Hugh Hefner (for the Lulz)
Hugh Marston Hefner, the founder of Playboy Magazine which was first published in 1953 featuring a nude calendar shot of Marilyn Monroe, is known across the world for; his play Boy clubs, residing in luxurious mansions where playmates shared in his wild partying life that always attracted media interests and his advocacy for sexual liberation as well as freedom of expression. Besides that, he was a political activist in the Democratic Party and for the causes of First Amendment rights, animal rescue and the restoration of the Hollywood sign. Hefner died at his home in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California on September 27/2017 at the age of 91. His death was caused by a Sepsis from an E. Coli infection and was hurried at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles besides Marilyn Monroe.
Christy Canyon, a retired porn actress, and American radio personality, currently works as an inductee of the AVN and XRCO Hall of Fame. Canyon might have retired from adult filming and dancing on the road but still keeps her career going through her website working as a host for Vivid Radio and selling merchandise on eBay and ABIBIDS. She won about 7 awards during her time, however. Her most recent mainstream feature was that of the ABC News show Nightlife back in 2010 on an interview for the segment titled; when the camera stops as part of the series modern sex in America.
Linda Susan Boreman was an American pornographic actress known for her hardcore performance in the 70s especially featuring Deep Throat scenes. Although the film was an enormous success at the time, Boreman later claimed that her abusive husband, Chuck Traynor, had threatened and coerced her into becoming a porn performer. In her autobiography Ordeal, she went ahead to describe what went on behind the scenes. Later she became a born again Christian and a spokeswoman for the anti-pornography movement. Unfortunately, Linda died only at the age of 53 years in 2002 after having been involved in a bad automobile accident.
Tera Patrick also Linda Ann Hopkins was an American porn actress and model who is the penthouse pet of the month for 2000 and is currently an inductee for the NightMoves, AVN and XRCo Halls of Fame. Patrick retired from the porn industry back in 2008 but continued to operate her adult films production company alongside her other businesses. She is known for hosting awards, e.g. the XBIZ Awards back in 2013. However, her most recent appearance was in 2018 in the Time magazine as a model and artist alongside other adult film actresses.
See, I know you’ve got favorites, and with time even when they leave the adult filming industry, the curiosity about what their life is about is there. Exactly why you should know what happened to your porn legends!