Hall of Fame Adult Film Performers (and Former)

by babyfir77 | created - 28 Apr 2013 | updated - 28 Apr 2013 | Public

The first 16 I like (honestly, I don't really watch those vids anymore, but I own a few. The ones after the 16 were dropped from my Hall.

1. Christy Canyon

Actress | Twisted

Christy Canyon is in both the AVN Hall of Fame and the XRCO Hall of Fame. She has been rated by AVN as one of the top 20 porn actresses of all time. Christy entered the industry in the golden age of pornography, and performed early scenes with such greats as Ginger Lynn and Ron Jeremy. She debuted ...

Treasure Chest, W-Pink TV. Met her in San Francisco.

2. Veronica Hart

Actress | Amanda by Night

Respected porn star of the 70s and 80s who went on to minor roles more mainstream movies. Awarded AFAA 1981/82 Best Actress, AFAA 1982 Best Supporting Actress, CAFA 1982 Best Actress.

Met her a couple times. Amanda By Night, Delicious

3. Nina Hartley

Actress | Boogie Nights

Nina Hartley was born Marie Louise Hartman on March 11, 1959, in Berkeley, California. After graduating from Berkeley High School in 1977, Nina attended San Francisco State University's undergraduate school of nursing and graduated in 1985. Her career in the adult-entertainment industry began while...

Met her. Friday the 13th a Nude Beginning, Living Doll

4. Annette Haven

Actress | Cave Women

Annette Haven is considered a legend in the porn business and ironically, something of a feminist. She was born Annette Robinson on December 1, 1954 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and raised in a sexually conservative Mormon family. She worked when adult films were still shot on film and not videotape. ...

Met her in Nevada. Tapestry of Passion

5. John Holmes

Actor | The Jade Pussycat

Born John Curtis Estes on August 8, 1944, in rural Pickaway County, Ohio, the youngest of four children, porn legend John Holmes was raised by a religious fanatic mother named Mary and an abusive alcoholic stepfather named Harold Bowman. He was a bible student, but at the age of 16 dropped out of ...

Tapestry of Passion, Hot and Saucy Pizza Girls, Fulfillment

6. Ron Jeremy

Actor | The Boondock Saints

Since the demise of the legendary John Holmes in March 1988, the short, mustachioed, heavyset Ron Jeremy has assumed the mantle as the number one U.S. male star of adult cinema. However, don't confuse Ron with the similar looking mustachioed 1970/'80s adult film star, Harry Reems, who has long since...

A Star is Porn, Treasure Chest

7. John Leslie

Director | The Chameleon

A veteran of over three decades in the X-film business, John Leslie has acted in, directed and produced hundreds of films. He has long been considered to be one of the finest "actors" in the business, in addition to one of its most reliable "performers". He has worked with many, if not most, of the...

Actor and filmmaker. Oh, What a Night!, The Cat Woman, The Voyeur II, Talk Dirty to Me part 2 and III

8. Traci Lords

Actress | Cry-Baby

Traci Lords is a study of a determined and complex woman with a very controversial background. She was born and raised in Ohio as Nora Louise Kuzma, to Patricia Louise (Kuzma) and Louis Kuzma. She moved with her divorced mother and three sisters to Los Angeles at age 12. While staying at the house ...

Not of This Earth, Night of Loving Dangerously, Talk Dirty to Me Part III

9. Amber Lynn

Self | Who's Jenna...?

Adult-film star Amber Lynn was born Laura Allen in Orange, CA, in 1964 (not 1963, as is often mistakenly listed) and raised there.

In the early 1980s she was a bikini and figure model in Los Angeles and part of the notorious Sunset Strip club scene when she met Althea Flynt, wife of "Hustler" ...

Battle of the Titans, Friday the 13th a Nude Beginning. Met her in San Francisco.

10. Ginger Lynn

Actress | Torn

Born in Rockford, Illinois, on December 14, 1962, Ginger Lynn Allen went to California in 1982 to visit her ill grandfather. She decided to stay and found employment as a manager at a Musicland record store in Redlands. She had lived in a trailer in one of the worst parts of the city for almost a ...

Those Young Girls

11. Shanna McCullough

Actress | Hands Off

Shanna McCullough was born on April 1, 1960 in San Francisco, California, USA as Marcia Elaine Gray. She is an actress and producer. She has been married to Jim Enright since November 2001.

Met her a couple times. My Bare Lady, L'Amour

12. Peter North

Actor | Euromen

For over 20 years Canadian-born Peter North has been one of the most reliable performers in porn, with youthful good looks and a body sculpted almost to perfection from long hours spent in the gym. His career began in the days when porn movies were take-offs of legit films; they had plots, dialogue...

The Pillowman, Night of Loving Dangerously

13. Victoria Paris

Actress | Strange Curves

Victoria Paris is no one's "dumb blonde": she has a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and plans someday to write a book on the subject. She began her porn career in the late 1980s and didn't take long to reach the top. After supporting parts in several productions, her first starring film, Live in ...

The New Barbarians 2. Met her in San Francisco.

14. Annie Sprinkle

Actress | Rites of Passion

Annie Sprinkle was born Ellen F. Steinberg on July 23, 1954, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A self-described "nice Jewish girl" whose parents were academics, she grew up in the greater Los Angeles area, and was a bashful girl well into her teens. Of her youth, Annie has said, "I was not a sexual ...

I follow her on Facebook. Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle

15. Samantha Strong

Actress | Erotika

Buxom and shapely 5'6" blonde bombshell Samantha Strong was born Samona Susan Shields on June 9, 1967, in Seattle, Washington. She was spotted at a VSDA show by Ron Jeremy and first began performing in explicit hardcore movies at age 19 in the autumn of 1986. Among the notable companies she worked ...

The $50,000,000 Cherry. Met her in San Francisco.

16. Paul Thomas

Director | Nothing to Hide II: Justine

Paul Thomas was born on April 17, 1949 in Winnetka, Illinois, USA as Philip Charles Toubus. He is a director and actor. He has been married to Judy Epstein since December 14, 1985.

As filmmaker only. On Trial Part one, Sleeping Beauty Aroused, the Brat series

17. Angel

Actress | Dangerous Stuff

Long considered by many to be the single most classically, naturally beautiful woman to ever hit the porn industry, Angel burst onto the scene in 1984. Her freshness, her infectious smile and giggle, her enthusiasm, and--most importantly--her heart-stopping beauty and flawless, non-enhanced, ...

Met her in Nevada. Very nice person. L'Amour.

18. Little Oral Annie

Actress | Succulent

Just as her name implies, this illustrious lady of porn is a noted expert in the erotic pleasures of lingual stimulation. Her undeniable lust for gorging on the male member is unsurpassed even to this day. From her film debut in Sexboat (1980), Annie's tremendous oral skills were a favorite with ...

19. Angela Baron

Actress | For Your Lips Only

Angela Baron is a Teutonic blonde sexual powerhouse who was one of the first women to make the leap from European porn to Stateside hardcore. She's a tight-bodied lust bunny who hails originally from Dusseldorf, Germany, and has the accent to prove it. Angela started in the business with nicely ...

Met her in San Francisco. Love her German accent! Robofox.

20. Vanessa del Rio

Actress | Dracula Exotica

Vanessa del Rio was born on March 31, 1952 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Anna Maria Sanchez.

I still follow her on Facebook. The Filthy Rich.

21. Kristarrah Knight

Actress | Only with Married Women

Kristarrah Knight was born in the USA. She is an actress.

22. Hyapatia Lee

Actress | The Masseuse

Hyapatia Lee (pronounced "high-a-PAY-sha") was born Vicki Lynch. By 1977 she was performing regularly on stage as an actress at the Black Curtain Dinner Theater, Footlite Musicals, and Indianapolis Civic Theater, among others. In 1979 she became a regularly featured dancer at the Red Garter Lounge....

Met her in San Francisco.

23. Madison

Actress | Teenage Sex Kittens 12

Madison is an actress.

24. Alicia Rio

Actress | Fantasies of Alicia Rio: A Sex Play in Five Acts

Alicia Rio was born on February 16, 1970 in Mexico as Carmen Marie Hughlett. She is an actress and writer. She was previously married to Steve Houston.

25. Sandra Scream

Actress | Nurse Nancy

She only made about 40 films in her relatively short (three-year) career, but Sandra Scream was a major fan favorite in the early 1990s. The California native was a dominant performer on screen--and actually not a bad actress--noted for her long blonde hair, striking looks, pouty sexiness and lush,...

Met her in San Francisco.

26. Angela Summers

Actress | Clean and Dirty

California blond Angela Summers became a porn fan favorite from her debut in Wild Goose Chase (1991). The re-emergence of the AIDS scare in the industry in 1994 made Angela decide to retire from adult films, although she has always said she would do girl-girl scenes. She has continued her dance ...

27. Heather Wayne

Actress | Sore Throat

Buxom, shapely, and gorgeous long-haired brunette stunner Heather Wayne was born on June 20, 1965 in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Heather first began performing in explicit hardcore fare in her late teens in 1984. Among the notable companies Wayne appeared in X-rated features for are Vivid, Western Visuals...

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