America's Porn Paradise!

Jenna Haze, Aurora Snow, Dani Daniels and more of the 20 greatest adult film actors and actresses in OC history

America's Porn Paradise!

The Orange County Business Journal has its Book of Lists, an annual compendium of the county's highest-grossing businesses and individuals. OC Metro publishes its Hot 25, a yearly edition devoted to all sorts of captains of industry, and includes a "CEO Centerfold" in each of its issues. Orange Coast devotes one cover story per year to the county's top doctors and prints a special advertising section highlighting the best lawyers in town. The Orange County Register recently brought back a standalone business section, the better to heap praise on millionaires and billionaires. Entrepreneurs are gods in Orange County, and the more money they make, the louder the county's media and high society applaud.

Food, action sports, high-tech, medicine, banking, developer, gaming, religion—the nation marvels at how Orange County is a nexus for many industries. But there is one that our chroniclers of capitalism never cover, yet probably all of them—as well as the people they profile—lap up as though an entrée at Bistango: porn. Along with the San Fernando Valley, Orange County is one of America's epicenters of the multibillion-dollar industry, an area that has produced stars for decades, that continues to lure actors and actresses for shoots or to settle for a bit of the good life. But you'll never see their full stories in polite publications, perhaps because it's easier to detail how people made their fortunes in construction and spreadsheets instead of explaining the finer points of an anal double-penetration while sucking off a 12-inch schlong and beating off two other schlubs.

To dismiss OC's porn culture as our seamy underside, as a somehow-illegitimate trade, is to ignore sharp businesswomen (and a couple of men) who learned how to turn their curves (and cocks) into lucrative franchises, with business strategies straight out of the halls of Chapman University or UC Irvine (which, incidentally enough, have former students on this list—betcha they're not getting shout-outs in the alumni newsletter). Behold, then, our list of the 20 greatest entreporneurs (yes, Rick Reiff, that's a word!) in Orange County history. All of them have intimate ties—most of those included are natives or current residents, with the rest spending formative years here before moving elsewhere. But all deserve their names etched alongside the Brens and Samuelis and Knotts of the land as examples of Orange County capitalism at its finest—and we're not just talking about the T&A.

SLIDESHOW: 20 Greatest Adult Film Stars in OC History

[20] CARMELLA BING
The multiracial babe made her mark in the middle part of the past decade by starring in many films for Brazzers, an Internet-only production company beloved for its big women and hilarious plots. In one memorable scene, Bing and fellow curvy gal Gianna Michaels played repo officers who gave an ultimatum to a man whose home they were going to foreclose: screw them at the same time, or lose his house. It's a Great Recession scenario that more than a few people in Orange County would love to encounter, and one Bing played with parodic and pervy aplomb. Fans loved her dramatic curves so much that she became one of the few mainstream stars to gain weight to the delight of her fans. Bing nowadays, though, is skinny—and not for the right reasons; late last year, Irvine police cited the 31-year-old for drug-paraphernalia possession after they found her riding in a car stolen by men suspected of being in an identity-theft ring. Here's to hoping Bing goes back to only pulling poles soon. Selected filmography: Big Tits Like Big Dicks 1, Enter the Facesitter, Tittanic.

 

[19] JILLIAN FOXXX
An up-and-cummer Foxxx isn't—and she's proud of it. The former accountant and mother of three adult sons filmed her first sex video in 2003 when she was in her mid-40s, quickly establishing herself in the fast-growing MILF (Mother I'd Like to Fuck) genre. A decade later, she's essentially creating the GILF (Granny I'd Love to Fuck) genre with every young buck she rides, every nympho she seduces, every gangbang she tries. Foxxx also created a stir among Register readers in 2010 when she was briefly profiled as part of OC's swinger community, as the sight of someone of advanced age freely admitting she loved sex and practiced it vigorously distracted said readers from their usual anti-Mexican hate fest. Selected filmography: Granny Cocksuckers 1, MILF Does a Brotha Good, Big Boob Nifty Fifties 2.

 

[18] DEVINN LANE
Born in Newport Beach, Lane started in the industry at the relatively ripe age of 27 at a time when the MILF film was still a cult classic instead of the mainstream pleasure it is today. Not a conventional beach-cities beauty—natural breasts, brunette, a pleasantly curvy body more housewife than Housewives—Lane made up for her late start by quickly transitioning into the director's chair with her series The Devinn Lane Show and Road Trixxx before moving on to work with production company Shane's World. Last filming in 2007, Lane has nevertheless kept her profile prominent with lectures on sexuality at Yale and fund-raising for AIDS patients in Los Angeles. Selected filmography: White Panty Chronicles 9, Fluffy Cumsalot: Porn Star, Devinn Lane's Guide to Strap-On Sex.

 

[17] BILLY GLIDE
Widely acknowledged to have one of the thickest penises in the porn industry, Glide has appeared in more than 1,000 titles. But in a 2006 radio interview, after 10 years in the business, Glide said his fondness for the work had waned and that the idea of filming two scenes in one day didn't thrill him. He added that visiting sets and going to parties had also lost some of its luster. "It's work," Glide said. "The first two years, you couldn't get me off a set. I had so much fun. Now, I may go three times a year. If I'm paid a lot, I'll go." Cry us a fucking river, right? That fatigue hasn't stopped Glide from continuing to act in films, most recently for Brazzers. Selected filmography: Ass Pumpers 1, Big Tit Patrol 7, Couples Bang the Babysitter 4.

 

[16] CANDY APPLES
Huntington Beach might be home to more porn stars and strippers per capita than any city in America. Park yourself at a sidewalk table for Sunday brunch anywhere along Main Street, and you'll watch a steady stream of girls parade past with a confident strut perfected on the main stage of the Spearmint Rhino. But in the competitive world of HB porn stars, the race to the top sometimes leads to a race for the bottom. Apples once held the record for the world's biggest gangbang, single-handedly taking on 743 men in one go. Double vaginal? Double anal? Fisting? Dildos the size of fire hydrants? Pissing fetish? Been there, made the DVD. Back when we wrote a cover story on her in 2000, we reported that "Hustler's Dick Pursel describes [Apple] as 'the very top of the very bottom of the barrel. She can act, and she's likable, and she seems a bit smarter than most. But she'll do anything.'" Hammer, meet nail head. Selected filmography: Triple Penetration Debutante Sluts 1, All Pissed Off 3, Extreme Penetrations 2.

 

[15] SANDRA SCREAM
Nowadays, absolutely any woman can call herself a porn star by uploading one nude scene of herself to instant global notoriety. But in 1990, being a porn star took some doing. Sure, you could spread your legs for a random photographer and end up in a low-grade stroke book, but if you wanted to rise above run-of-the-mill slut status, you needed real assets to get the attention of the top video producers in the Silicone Valley. Enter Sandra Scream. Big hair held aloft with Aqua Net, possessing a fabulous pair of 42 DDs, she left a lasting mark on the industry even though her career lasted a short six months. Scream appeared in Hustler and Club, and it was Scream's Nurse Nancy that was screening when Paul Reubens (a.k.a. Pee-wee Herman) was arrested for indecent exposure at an adult-movie theater in Florida. And she's one of the few porn actresses more than willing to let people know her true name: As the Reverend Zorena Dombrowski on zorena.net, she practices pranic healing in an effort to help others into spiritual climax. Selected filmography: Eyewitness Nudes, Anal Attack, New Wave Hookers 2.

 

[14] AMBER LYNN
The Orange native (and sister of fellow porn legend Buck Adams) defined the porn-girl look during the 1980s with her mile-high, peroxide-blond hair and always-heavy, high-key makeup. And at the height of her career, Lynn did what few others dared: She appeared publicly at AIDS fund-raisers in an era when even few mainstream actors were doing so. Many starlets of her generation left that life forever, but as with her pal Ginger Lynn, Amber Lynn made a comeback via MILF porn in recent years. Want to see how she's held up? Check out the 2011 production Seduced By a Cougar 17. Selected filmography: Asses to Asses Lust to Lust, Mammary Lane, Squirtin' for Certain.

 

[13] DANI DANIELS
Only two years into her career, the Orange County native has already made her mark on the industry, starring in her own name-branded line of films and frequently assuming directorial duties. In January's awards ceremony for Adult Video News (AVN), the Oscars of the industry, Daniels was nominated in nine categories, winning for Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene and Best All-Girl Release for her Dani Daniels: Dare. Although doing the occasional guy, the Penthouse Pet of the month for January 2012 is most famous for her scenes with women, leading AVN to put her on the cover of its June issue as one of its "Fresh Faces," writing, "Almost since the get-go, Dani Daniels has been regarded as one of the industry's top girl/girl performers." Daniels has just filmed scenes with mega-star James Deen, uncensored photos of which she shared on her frequently updated Twitter and Tumbler accounts. Selected filmography: Leave No Toes Unsucked, Businesswomen Surrender to Bondage, Inmate In My Puss.

 

[12] JANINE LINDEMULDER
Lindemulder probably has the most mainstream exposure of anyone on this list, from her cameo as a seductive camp instructor in Howard Stern's film Private Parts (as well as many subsequent appearances on his show) to her relationships with Motley Crüe's Vince Neil (with the subsequent sex tape, a scandal in those pre-Paris Hilton days) and grease monkey Jesse James to—most famously—her starring role on the cover of Blink-182's Enema of the State dressed as a sexy nurse slipping on a rubber glove. A longtime Vivid girl who made her name in all-girl scenes and won a 2006 AVN Award for Pirates (the highest-budgeted XXX-rated film of all time at that point), the longtime OC resident could've been Jenna Jameson before Jenna, but legal troubles plagued her—an arrest for domestic violence against James and the far-more-damaging charges of tax evasion. The latter count saw her spend time in federal prison and ordered to pay nearly $300,000 in back taxes. Lindemulder was released in 2009, but she's starred in few films since. Selected filmography: Oral Obsession 1, Pornstars Like It Big 9, Fire In the Hole.

 

[11] AURORA SNOW
The bombshell came up with her nom de porn using two favorite childhood princesses: Aurora from Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. She started stripping as a UC Irvine coed looking for some easy money, but she quickly found the world of gonzo porn far more rewarding. Her niche? The good-girl-gone-horribly-bad. Starting with notorious dirty man Ed Powers in his Dirty Debutantes series, Snow quickly graduated into double penetrations and gangbangs and became legendary for her vigorous style of fellatio: the gagging noises Snow made while performing the act led her to radio immortality, as the duck-like "quack quack quack" sound clip constantly played on The Howard Stern Show. Despite her debauchery, Snow is no dummy; she appeared alongside fellow OC porn girl Jenna Haze in Superbad and, in 2010, penned a thoughtful essay for The Daily Beast about her career, having been cast in barely legal roles at 18 to being relegated to MILF films by age 28. Selected filmography: Gang Bang Girl 33, Assploitations, I Can't Believe I Took the Whole Thing 18.

 

[10] JELENA JENSEN
If Jensen tried to hide her spectacular, natural, 34F breasts under the social radar while attending Chapman University, she probably did so with the help of bulky sweaters. Graduating magna cum (hey, the jokes write themselves!) laude with a BA in film-and-television production in 2003, the brunette learned well from her libertarian-leaning alma mater by working only for herself: first as a soft-core model, then in girl-girl scenes, finally transitioning into hardcore male-female sex scenes exclusively with her longtime partner, Nick Phoenix, and only for her website. "I actually run the site myself and don't have a webmaster," Jensen told AVN in 2009. "This way, I have control of where it goes and what's done with it." That strategy has paid off handsomely; Jensen won the 2013 AVN Award for Best Solo Girl Website for her frequently updated Internet home, where Jensen hosts live-cam shows behind a paywall, maintains a blog, and posts the random freebie photo and clip for cheapskate, horny bastards. Selected filmography: Breast in Class 1: Naturally Gifted, Women Seeking Women 85, MILF Masseuse.

 

[9] SAVANNAH
Arguably the first superstar porn goddess of the 1990s, Savannah was known for D-cup artillery shells; full, pouty lips; crystal-blue eyes; pin-straight, platinum hair, always worn with bangs—and an unfortunate bad-luck streak that eventually claimed her life. The stunning Mission Viejo native started by modeling solo in magazines such as Hustler, but she was quickly drawn into the higher-paying world of hardcore porn, signing a contract with Vivid Entertainment in 1991. Savannah's life was marked by depression and drug use befitting the rock & roll lifestyle she lived; she famously dated celebrities including Vince Neil, Slash and B-list comic Pauly Shore—yes, that dude from Encino Man. That sign of low self-esteem and insecurity should've been obvious, but not soon enough to save her from suicide in 1994 at 24. Selected filmography: Girls Who Shave Girls, Hole In One, Surf City Sex.

 

[8] MICHAEL BRANDON
A former bartender at Garden Grove's legendary LGBT bar the Frathouse, Brandon became a legend in the world of gay porn, not just because of his massive, 10-inch member (tellingly nicknamed "Monster" by adoring fans), but also because he dominated the world of gonzo porn by starring in and eventually producing his own films. He's the only actor to win successive Performer of the Year awards for the Gay VN Awards and belongs to that group's Hall of Fame. Brandon also starred in PSAs urging gay men to stay away from crystal meth, a drug he had been addicted to before. However, he would return to the drug, getting arrested in 2009 for selling meth, Ecstasy and speed. Thankfully, he entered rehab, reached a plea deal, and lately mostly tours and sells dildo replicas of his Monster. Selected filmography: Air Male, Monster Bang 6: Party In the Rear, Humongous Cocks 6.

 

[7] LUPE FUENTES
The Colombian-Spanish actress, who has starred in films since 2007, quickly became a cult sensation because Fuentes (universally known as "Little Lupe") packs multiple porn tropes into her 4-foot-9 frame—the spicy Latina, the insatiable nymph, the jailbait muse. She shot to nationwide fame thanks to multiple appearances on The Howard Stern Show, for which she sat on the Sybian (essentially a vibrator saddle) for a live broadcast. Since then, for crank calls, Stern's crew have used clips of her sultry, high-pitched voice uttering the nastiest things. But Fuentes is also a cagey businesswoman—she set up her website before starring in any films and has a line of pocket pussies that currently has her in Orange County Superior Court suing its Texas manufacturer, alleging the company is cheating her out of money. Selected filmography: Best of Threesomes With Big Boob Girls, Interactive Girlfriend Sexperience, La Venganza de las Ninfas (The Revenge of the Nymphs).

 

[6] EVA ANGELINA
Angelina is an anomaly in Huntington Beach's proud legacy of pneumatic porn blonds, with her multiracial heritage (Cuban, Chinese, Irish). But it's this background that has given her gorgeous olive skin, fabulous curves and ambiguous features that allow producers to cast her as Latina, Asian and white, leading to more than 400 films and more than 1,000 scenes in just less than a decade. But her prescription glasses are Anegelina's most prominent feature, leading to multiple roles as—take your pick—a secretary, principal, teacher, nerd, hipster, MILF, and anyone else who wears blocky specs and secretly wants to get it on. Selected filmography: Jizz On My Glasses 1, Fill My Teen Throat 2, Big Tit MILF Mafia 14.

 

[5] TASHA REIGN
Our cover girl is probably the only person on this list to start as a mainstream star, then get into the world of porn. She was one of the cast members of the 2006 season of Laguna Beach: The Real O.C. before branching out into adult films four years later, around the same time she transferred to UCLA (she's on track to earn a bachelor's degree in women's studies and plans to get a master's in psychology). In three short years, Reign has become a sex-world sensation, with a "Girls of the Pac-10" feature in Playboy; starring roles in more than 50 films for all the major, modern-day houses (Vivid, Brazzers, Wicked); and earning Penthouse Pet of the Month honors for 2011. More impressive, however, is her business acumen: At 24, Reign produces, directs and even writes most of her newer films and maintains an active website for those who can't get enough of her beach-bunny looks. Selected filmography: I Have a Wife 15; Fuck Me and My BFF 5; What the Fuck! Big Tits, Bitches & Ass!


[4] JENNA JAMESON
The "Queen of Porn" and longtime Huntington Harbour resident got her start the same as many other young women: stripping, then modeling softcore for magazines such as Penthouse. At the time, she had an innocent-teen look—slender-waisted and small but curvy, with a "Heartbreaker" tattoo on her right buttock even then. What separated Jameson from the other girls in the industry, though, was an insatiable ambition to be the biggest name in porn history. She is the only actress in AVN Awards history to win Best New Starlet, Best Actress and Best Couples Sex Scene in the same year (1996), as well as as being one of the highest-paid actresses in porn. But Jameson's genius is in the vertical integration of her brand: With the launch of ClubJenna.com in 2000, she become her own actress, producer, director and boss, a pioneering move that every adult actor and actress has followed since. Lucky timing helped drive Jameson's career—the Internet boom fueled her fame and filled her coffers when porn distribution was no longer limited to seedy adult bookstores. (Speaking of bookstores, her How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale just might be the only New York Times best-seller written by a porn star and co-written with a Times writer we'll ever see.) More than any other female star, Jameson's enduring legacy is her mainstreaming of hardcore porn, making it not a shameful, renegade thrill, but a long-term career move that could generate a fortune. Selected filmography: Saturday Night Beaver, Jenna From All Angles, Screwed and Tattoo'd.


[3] PETER NORTH
The 56-year-old is one of porn's most legendary marathon men, with an Energizer fuck-bunny career that dates back to 1984 and has spanned everyone from Nina Hartley to many of the gals on this list. Eons before the word "manscaping" was coined, the perfectly coiffed, Nair-chested North looked like a matinee idol at a time when other dudes resembled fur-covered tripods. Starting as "Matt Ramsey" in gay porn, the Canadian came to the straight side and fast established himself as porn's master of the massive money shot because of his preternatural ability to deposit sperm, earning the nickname "Four Quart" North. His ability to make it rain has led to a lucrative career as a director and producer (most famously in his North Pole, Deep Throat This and Anal Addicts series) for his Northpole Enterprises, which has earned him a nice home in Newport Coast. And when he's not using his spigot for the cameras, North is busy collecting cars, frequently appearing in auto mags and even on Adam Carolla's CarCast podcast, showing off his Ferraris and expertly dissecting motors the same way he handles actresses. Because of all this, North is one of the few male porn actors whom straight men will admit to admiring and respecting. Selected filmography: Ass Ventura: Crack Detective, Fresh Tits of Bel Air, Hannah Does Her Sisters.

 

[2] JENNA HAZE
The former Marie Callender's waitress began working in adult films in 2000 after some casual stripping and took the industry by storm, winning the 2003 AVN Awards for Best New Starlet and Best Solo Sex Scene. Her torrid scenes with both men and women made Haze a fan and industry favorite for years, as she became the Hank Aaron of the porn world, improving with every year. She won AVN's 2009 award for Female Performer of the Year and the 2011 honor for fan favorite, the same year she won for Best All-Sex Release, Best All-Girl Release and Best Young Release as a producer, actress and director for Cum-Spoiled Brats under her Jennaration X production company. Haze summarily announced her retirement from acting in February 2012, shortly after being inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame, deciding to concentrate on her production and directing empire. Her PG-rated Instagram account boasts more than 36,000 followers and beams images of her travels around the world. It's wonderful to think that for every North County resident who came of age in the 1990s and knows that the shy, quiet girl who was their classmate in local junior-high and high schools around Fullerton and La Habra is now a sexvid goddess, there are dozens who haven't a clue. Selected filmography: Anal Academics, Please Cum Inside Me 7, Meet the Fuckers 8.

 

[1] NADYA SULEMAN
Don't laugh: If pornography is about the art of titillation, about exposing yourself to the world so it cannot turn its gaze away, and manipulating that attention for maximum exposure and profit, then Octomom is not only the greatest porn actress in Orange County's history, but she belongs on its Mount Rushmore, as well. After insisting to the world she would never embarrass herself for the sake of raising funds for her 14 children, Octomom slowly slipped down the chute—first in a fetish video in which she whipped a man dressed in diapers, then posing semi-nude for a British lad mag, then taking phone calls for $12 per minute, and finally appearing in a 2012 video for Wicked Entertainment called Octomom: Home Alone 2012, done to provide for her rugrats. For her solo effort, she was honored with four AVN nominations, including Best Celebrity Sex Tape. Having watched portions of the clip for our sex issue, we can honestly say that had we not known the identity of the gal in the video, we might have found it vaguely sexy. Sure, Suleman looks a little rigid propped against the wall of a sunken tub as she makes faces for the camera and inserts a vibrator in her mouth (both of them), but it's kind of sexy watching a woman put her kids first.

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13 comments
b.f.forster
b.f.forster

I cannot believe you did not mention Huntington Beach's greatest contribution to porn Cara Lott! She is in the porn star hall of fame, started in the early 80's and blazed the trail for all the others you mentioned. In addition she worked with John Holmes, Marilyn Chambers and Ron Jeremy to name a few. She is truly a legend of porn, still looks fabulous and still lives in Orange County. She deserves an article dedicated to just her, I assure you she is a fascinating lady who is extremely articulate and has some incredible stories about the porn business when it really became mainstream with the invention of the video tape! Shame on you for not including her here.       

iamamberlynnxxx
iamamberlynnxxx

Thank You OC Weekly for the positive article on the Adult film industry!.I am proud of my native OC Girl backround and upbringing, I will always be the little"Allen" girl from Orange in heart, no matter where life leads me. anyone interested in my life today is welcome to follow me on twitter.com/XXXAmberLynns- Live and be well :)


eli_dub
eli_dub

Two words...Ryan Conner.

timothygerhard75
timothygerhard75

love Tasha as the cover model, she is what dreams are all about, stunning,total package woman

1212jk
1212jk

wheres Christy Mack or Jennifer White? all these hoes look like hollow fucks.

Idi_Amin
Idi_Amin

How can you leave out the "Butt Boss" himself, FM Bradley?

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

@1212jk Oh, Eva Angelina ain't hollow anything, but good choices! Might have to do an addendum...

 
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