Not too long ago, the adult film industry was in a state of perpetual growth. In the late 90s and early 00s, those who were struggling to make ends meet could make six figures for a day's work if they were willing to strip down to their birthday suit and let a camera crew film the whole thing. X-rated videotapes and DVDs were in high demand, with millions upon millions of units being moved every day. Those who appeared in these films went from being obscure actors forced into a sleazy area of the entertainment industry due to a lack of opportunities to legitimate Hollywood celebrities. Yes, two decades ago, adult films were a kingdom and those who starred in them were kings and queens. Then the internet happened.
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They came, we saw, porn conquered. Many of the biggest stars from the adult film industry's so-called Golden Age — an era when VHS launched pornography into a multi-million dollar business — have come and gone. The former special education teacher began a drastic career change in , when his girlfriend sent naked photos of him to "Playgirl. The spread was so impressive that he started getting calls from adult film directors. Jeremy agreed to participate in hopes that it would help him break into the non-adult film industry. Jeremy holds the Guinness World Record for most appearances in adult films with more than 2, Despite a health scare in , the Queens-native still directs and stars in pornographic films — he has even appeared in more mainstream movies, like "The Boondock Saints.
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Fox Jenna Jameson and Traci Lords are but a few previously X-rated performers who have managed to parlay their controversial careers into the mainstream. Many times porn stars are considered social outcasts once they leave the adult entertainment industry, but there are a few previously X-rated performers who have managed to parlay their controversial careers into the mainstream. Jenna Jameson Once dubbed the queen of the adult entertainment genre, she used her fan base to gain the attention of Hollywood. Sunny Leone She was born Karenjit Kaur Vohra and later adapted her stage persona and went on to star in dozens of adult films.
What do porn stars do when their lives in the adult film industry end? For others, a career in the adult industry has proven to be a conduit to certain despair. Here are their stories, as told to TheWrap by Wagoner. Coming from poverty, he enlisted in the Army and became a champion boxer, then used the G.