Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again – yes, it’s officially awards season! So it got me thinking, what porn stars have won the most awards? I keep track of this data over at my website Fame Registry. My adult industry awards database tracks the winners of the AVN, XBIZ, XRCO, Nightmoves, …
AVN is reporting that Belladonna has decided to cease performing on camera. [source]
AVN Hall of Famer Belladonna announced on Twitter this morning that she has decided once and for all to close the book on performing in X-rated movies.
“I am no longer interested in having sex on camera,” Belladonna tweeted at approximately 10:30 am. “That chapter of my life is finished. I’m ready for my next challenge.”
She continued in followup tweets, “The things I will be spending my time doing are: aerial silks, school, acting, dancing and of course being the best mother I can be. I haven’t had sex on camera since January and have been thinking about this transition for sometime now.”
The adult industry icon, who was also recently inducted into the Hustler Hollywood Walk of Fame, just wrapped production on the independent horror film Stripped, and will be performing her silks routine at the upcoming Exxxotica Chicago expo, taking place July 13-15 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.
This is not the first time Belladonna has sworn off porn performing; she made a similar announcement in 2007, only to revoke it a month later, and she took an unofficial hiatus of nearly two years between 2009 and 2011 before returning in multiple 2012 AVN Award nominee Spontaneass. Belladonna could not be reached for comment as of post time.
Kagney Linn Karter has always been one of the most beautiful girls in porn. I thought that about her since the very first time I laid my eyes on her. I can remember the first time I met her in person. She was every bit as beautiful up close as she was on the pages of the magazines I’ve seen her in.
Whenever pictures come out about industry events, I always find myself looking to see what Kagney Linn Karter looks like that night. I wasn’t however prepared for what I seen last night.
I am confused why pretty girls like this go out of their way to mutilate their looks in one way or another. Belladonna recently pulled a Britney Spears and shaved her head completely.
Is it that they are so unhappy with their lot in life that they have to go out of their way to try and make themselves look so bad they secretly hope nobody would hire them? I remember Janine once talking about that in regards to why she kept tatting up her once beautiful body and would eventually become completely unrecognizable.
For those of you who don’t remember, or are in to much shock seeing her hair like that at the avn awards show, here is what she used to look like.
Speaking of Janine, here is what Janine used to look like and how she looks now.
CNBC released a report on who they think are the most popular porn stars as part of their porn convention coverage. Let’s see if you agree ….
- Ashlynn Brooke
- Jenna Haze
- Jesse Jane
- Lisa Ann
- Evan Stone
- Tori Black
- Bobbi Starr
- Lexi Belle
- Kayden Kross
- Sasha Grey
- Joanna Angel
The Most Popular Porn Stars
Popularity in the porn industry is often fleeting. Some performers experience a meteoric rise and fall in the course of a year. Others connect with the audience on a different level and manage a multi-year ride at the top. Though there is no real formula for success in this industry, these 12 performers have proven to be more than just a flash in the pan, with tremendous staying power over the past few
Popularity in the porn industry is often fleeting. Some performers experience a meteoric rise and fall in the course of a year. Others connect with the audience on a different level and manage a multi-year ride at the top. Though there is no real formula for success in this industry, these 12 performers have proven to be more than just a flash in the pan, with tremendous staying power over the past few years. What’s more there are no signs their careers are in danger of waning anytime soon.
So, with the industry’s annual expo underway in Las Vegas Jan. 6-9, we’ve assembled porn’s dirty dozen—the most popular porn stars, based on our reporting and analysis. By Chris Morris, Special to CNBC.com
Brooke has been working in adult films for nearly five years, earning multiple award nominations. She also appeared in last year’s “Piranha 3D,” which has helped escalate her earlier porn films. These days, however, she’s focusing more on work behind the camera, directing parody-film versions of “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Wonder Woman”.
The 28-year-old Haze is arguably the most popular performer in the porn today. She has been nominated for the “Female Performer of the Year” award for three years running at the AVN Awards (porn’s equivalent of the Oscars). Haze also picked up a similar nomination at the 2009 Xbiz Awards. Meanwhile, she is one of the most popular stars with members of the Adult Entertainment Broadcast Network (AEBN) – the industry’s largest Internet video on demand provider.
Jane is, for many, the face of modern porn. She was one of the top-line stars of the smash “Pirates” films (two of the biggest porn movies of all time). Jane is also hosting this year’s AVN red-carpet ceremony and received performer of the year nods in 2009 and 2010. She’s nominated for the same category in this year’s Xbiz Awards, which she will also host.
The 38-year-old Lisa Ann had a run in the 1990s as a porn actress, but quit in 1997, eventually returning as an agent. In 2008, though, her meteoric rise to fame came when she portrayed Sarah Palin in a porn parody. She has since gone on to be one of the most popular on-demand stars with AEBN.
Ron Jeremy is the industry’s most famous male performer, but 46-year old Stone could be his successor. His sense of humor makes him one of the most popular leading men in the industry among female performers – and fans enjoy a male actor who doesn’t take himself too seriously.
A three-year veteran of the industry with more than 200 films under her belt, Black began as a Penthouse Pet. She won 2010’s AVN performer of the year award and is nominated again in 2011. The story’s the same with the Xbiz Awards. And, like Haze, Black is one of the top stars at AEBN. Among her highlights in 2010 was a spin as Catwoman in Vivid’s incredibly popular “Batman XXX: A Porn Parody”.
A finalist in “America’s Next Hot Porn Star,” Starr failed to win the 2007 pay-per-view reality show, but that hasn’t slowed her rise. She has racked up more than half a dozen awards and may be the industry’s next crossover star, having been cast in the upcoming film “Drive” with Ryan Gosling, Albert Brooks and Christina Hendricks.
One of the younger superstars of the industry at 23, Belle has earned top-performer nods for two years running from AVN and Xbiz. She is, perhaps, even more popular with the Web audience, which has made her website one of the biggest in the industry.
Kross has been a contract star with both of the production firms Adam & Eve and Digital Playground, making her one of today’s most in demand stars. She will cohost this year’s AVN red carpet with Jesse Jane and is nominated for best performer for the second consecutive year.
While Belladonna appears to be stepping back from performing in porn films, this 29-year old actor/director/producer has one of the most loyal fan bases in the industry. Both straight men and lesbian women have kept Belladonna among the most popular stars – even when she shaved her head. She has been nominated for 42 AVN awards (and won 10) through the course of her career.
Grey’s not actively making porn films at the moment, but her push into mainstream acting – including a lead role in Steven Soderbergh’s 2008 film “The Girlfriend Experience”, and a recurring role on HBO’s “Entourage” – has kept her porn works popular. Several companies are also putting out compilation titles with select scenes of her uninhibited past, which fans continue to buy.
Like Belladonna, Angel owns her studio – meaning she makes money from sales, not just performances. The punk look she and her actors share has given rise to a new segment in the industry, dubbed alt porn.
Belladonna & Kimberly Kane’s Winter Wonderland
at Busby’s East
5364 Wilshire Blvd. (west of La Brea), Hollywood, CA 90036
To benefit Adult Industry Medical Healthcare (AIM)
Red Carpet arrivals start at 7pm, valet parking $5
$20 Door Donation, 21-and-over only
The holiday gift that keeps on giving – Bid for a date with these XXX Angels:
BurningAngel.com’s Joanna Angel
… will auction a special date night to be held Dec. 10; includes dinner for their lucky dates!
Meet Wicked contract stars Jessica Drake, Alektra Blue and Kaylani Lei
Your comedy auctioneers for the evening: Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Show), Ari Shaffir (National Lampoon’s Lost Reality), Chris Nieratko (Vice Magazine)
Music from Fogelfoot and the Makers
Special guest DJ Franki Chan
Also scheduled to appear: Nina Hartley, Courtney Cummz and Playboy Radio personality Nicki Hunter, sleigh-loads of starlets and adult industry celebrities
Plus, raffle prizes from the biggest XXX companies … sex toy give-aways…
The generous party sponsors – Belladonna Entertainment, KaneArmy.com, Evil Angel Video, Wicked Pictures, Alt.com, Pink & White Productions, Doc Johnson, AVN Magazine
Naughty? Nice? It’s all good! And ALL proceeds from the event go to benefit AIM
Saturday, December 5, 2009
7:00pm – 10:30pm
Busby’s East Sports Bar
5364 Wilshire Blvd. (near LaBrea)
Belladonna Leads Team for AIDS Walk L.A.
LOS ANGELES—Adult star Belladonna is forming a team to participate in the 25th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles, taking place Oct. 18. Dubbed “Team Evil Angel,” the group will have all proceeds it raises matched by the production/distribution company of the same name, which carries Belladonna’s movies, and her own company, Belladonna Entertainment.
Belladonna told AVN she decided to spearhead the walking team after she came across a flyer for the event during a visit last week to Starbucks. “I kept looking at it, like, ‘I need to do this, this seems like a great opportunity to contribute to something good,'” she said. “And I thought of John and Karen [Stagliano, who are both HIV-positive] at Evil Angel, and it just clicked. In honor of them, I’ll just do this and show my support.”
Source: AVN By Peter Warren 09/22/2009
I will be dancing and signing at Turkkusex in Turku, Finland September 11th – 12th, 2009. Come out and watch me if you’re in the area! You can also meet me and buy my 8x10s, toys, dog tags and Polaroids!
Visit http://forum.enterbelladonna.com for more info!
Click here for a collection of photos of Belladonna
He’s been in nearly 2200 movies and has certainly been inside Belladonna, but he’s never been on her radio show. That’s all changing this Monday, as porn-legendary Tom Byron appears on Belladonna Radio – broadcast live from the mega-starlet’s Los Angeles-area home.
“There’s going to be a lot of reminiscing going on. I’m going to be spending this weekend remembering all the crazy shit we did in our last movie together, part of the Lord of Asses line,” says Byron.
Belladonna has been in a number of movies from Tom Byron Pictures and Rosebud Video (a sister studio), including Lord of Asses 6, Bottom Feeders 6, Butt Sluts 7, Whack Attack 11 & 17, Bend Over & Take It Whore, Bottom Feeders 6, and DNA (Deep N Ass). “That girl’s got one amazing ass – and I’m only lucky she gave me access! Plus, she’s one sexy, smart and savvy studio owner, so we have running a business in common,” adds the director/performer.
Check out the ad on Belladonna’s website, promoting the interview on her site. Don’t forget to listen LIVE this Monday, July 20th, at noon (12pm PST).
www.evolutiondist.com (to buy wholesale Tom Byron DVDs)
www.evolutionerotica.com (to buy retail Tom Byron DVDs)
About Tom Byron:
For the better part of 25 years, Tom Byron has built a pornographic career as a legendary ‘cocksman’ and creative director who always delivers the goods from both sides of the camera. The Houston, TX, native began his career in 1982 as a well-endowed 21-year-old. He’s appeared in 2100-plus movies, and has created such memorable series as Asseaters Unanimous, Lord of Asses, House of Ass, King of Coochie, Masturbation Nation, POV Cocksuckers, and Seasoned Players (winner of the 2009 AVN Award for Best MILF Series). In the book, The Big Book Of Porn: A Penetrating Look at the World of Dirty Movies (Quirk Books, 2005), author Seth Grahame-Smith lists Byron as the #9 top male adult star of all time, and cites Tom’s celluloid highlights as Private Teacher (1983) and The Woman in Pink (1984). In AVN’s
list of Top 50 Male Porn Stars, Tom Byron is #5, and is a member of the AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame.
Belladonna has been in the adult industry for nearly a decade as a performer, director and producer of hardcore adult XXX movies. In 2003, she created Belladonna Entertainment, among the most popular and best selling adult production companies (with close to 50 titles to date). A former military brat, the tattooed goddess has lived all over the US (and Germany), and now calls Southern California home.
Fort Wayne, Indiana’s priemer gentlemen’s clubs, Shangri-La East and West will feature the fabulous Belladonna for two nights only, October 23rd and 24th, 2009.
In honor of Belladonna being named the XBIZ 2009 Director of the Year (Body of Work) I thought we would name her the porn star of the week and share with you some video clips. Earlier this year in Las Vegas Belladonna also an AVN award for the Best All-Girl 3-Way Sex Scene and one of her movies won for the Best Foot Fetish Release. Belladonna and Jesse Jane also won the best girl-girl sex scene for her performance in Pirates II.