Mainstream to Porn

by lord_ruthven | created - 13 Aug 2013 | updated - 19 Jan 2014 | Public

The descent of the stars in the dirrrrty realm of porn...

1. Bruno Alias

Actor | To glyko kormi tis Bianca

Bruno Alias was born on January 8, 1928 in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. He was an actor. He died on April 10, 1996 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Actor in a lot of Italian comedies and b-movies. He played in several porno films for Franco Lo Cascio in 1984 and 1985. He participated in the hardcore scenes in these films - doing both straight and gay scenes (but more gay).

2. Jack Baker

Actor | New Wave Hookers

Jack Baker was born on June 4, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as John Anthony Bailey. He died on November 13, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

He is perhaps best known (credited as John Anthony Bailey), as Sticks on "Happy Days" and C.C. McNamara in "Wonderbug" ("The Sid & Marty Kroft Super Show"). During the 1980s, Bailey began a career in pornographic films under the pseudonym Jack Baker. He appeared in more than 140 films and produced one movie.

3. John Wayne Bobbitt

Actor | Frankenpenis

John Wayne Bobbit made national headlines when his Ecuadorian wife, Lorena, sexually maimed him on grounds of cheating, abuse, forcing her to get an abortion, and other heinous acts. He appeared in a gimmick adult biopic of his own life, as well as a dominatrix video in order to pay his medical (a ...

He gained worldwide notoriety for an incident in 1993 when his wife Lorena severed his penis with a knife. The penis was subsequently surgically re-attached. After the incident, John Wayne Bobbitt attempted to generate money from his notoriety by John appeared in the adult film "John Wayne Bobbitt: Uncut" (1994). In 1996, he appeared in another adult film, "Frankenpenis".

4. Lilli Carati

Actress | Senza buccia

Lilli Carati was born on September 23, 1956 in Varese, Lombardy, Italy as Ileana Caravati. She was an actress, known for Senza buccia (1979), A Lustful Mind (1986) and L'alcova (1985). She died on October 20, 2014 in Besano, Lombardy.

Model, then actress, most of her box office hits were in the genre of "sex comedy," but she also appeared in films of different genres, in which she displayed considerable talent in acting. But she became addicted to heroin, and after a soft-core, "Lilli Carati's dream", she switched to hardcore: five porn movies from 1987 to 1990. Then she retired from public life, but she's now working to a new (mainstream) movie, the supernatural thriller "La fiaba di Dorian".

5. Gabrielle Carmouche

Actress | Big Brother Jake

Gabrielle Carmouche was born on May 22, 1978 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. She is an actress, known for Big Brother Jake (1990), The Cosby Show (1984) and In the House (1995).

American actress, she is best known for her role as Kateri Monroe on The Family Channel sitcom "Big Brother Jake". She also had recurring roles in the sitcoms "The Cosby Show" and "In the House". Later, she did porn under the alias Too Pretty for Porn: Imdb lists four movies from 2000 to 2002, but I'm sure there's more.

6. Chyna

Actress | Frank McKlusky, C.I.

Chyna had been called "The First Lady of Sports Entertainment". Her accomplishments went far beyond the wrestling ring and anyone's guess. Before exchanging body slams, modeling for top magazines and guest-starring on hundreds of shows,

Chyna was a shy girl who was born Joan Marie Laurer in ...

Chyna (real name: Joan Marie Laurer) was a popular professional wrestler. She appeared in a lot of movies and TV shows. In 2004 she made a sextape with her boyfriend (and fellow wrestler) Sean Waltman, which was released commercially as "1 Night in China". In 2009 she appeared in a second pornographic video, "Another Night in China", and in 2011 she officially entered the industry: "Backdoor to Chyna" (2011) and "Avengers XXX: A Porn Parody" (2012) were released.

7. Nando Colelli

Actor | Rocco's Psycho Teens 9

Nando Colelli is an actor.

Italian Big Brother contestant, ended up appearing in two cheesy porn movies: "La bella e il porcone" and "Vip, sesso e potere".

8. Chris Crocker

Actor | Bombay Dreams

Chris Crocker was born on December 7, 1987 as Christopher Darren Cunningham. He is an actor and cinematographer, known for Bombay Dreams (2002).

Yes, he's the "leave Britney alone" guy. It was a viral video in which he tearfully defended pop singer Britney Spears's comeback performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. Then there was music: he released an EP and a bunch of singles. Then there was a movie documenting his life, "Me at the Zoo". Then there was gay porn: he debuted in October 2012 for Maverick Men.

9. Steven Daigle

Actor | Kings of New York

Steven Daigle was born on May 24, 1973 in the USA. He is an actor.

Big Brother 10 contestant (in America), he then ventured into gay porn. His first porn film was "Steven Daigle XXXposed", released in 2010, then he appeared in a lot of scenes, mostly gay, but heterosexual too, and had a minor role in the mainstream movie "Eating Out 4: Drama Camp".

10. Amy Fisher

Actress | Fatal Seduction

Amy Fisher was born on August 21, 1974 in Long Island, New York, USA as Amy Elizabeth Fisher. She is an actress. She was previously married to Louis Bellera.

She became known as "the Long Island Lolita" by the media in 1992, when, at the age of 17, she shot and severely wounded Mary Jo Buttafuoco, the wife of her lover Joey Buttafuoco. After her parole in 1999, Fisher became a journalist and writer, before embarking on a career as a pornographic actress in 2007.

11. Jaimee Foxworth

Actress | Family Matters

Jaimee Foxworth was born on December 17, 1979 in Belleville, Illinois, USA as Jaimee Monae Foxworth. She is an actress, known for Family Matters (1989), TV 101 (1988) and Amen (1986).

She's an American actress who played the part of Judy Winslow, the youngest daughter, for four seasons on "Family Matters". With very little acting work coming in the subsequent years, she later battled substance abuse (alcohol and painkillers), depression and destitution, and transitioned to pornographic films using the name Crave, starring in several titles.

12. Stephen Geoffreys

Actor | Fright Night

Stephen Geoffreys made a strong and distinct impression with his winning blend of wild energy and manic intensity that he brought to a handful of hugely enjoyable comedies and horror films made throughout the 1980s. He was born Stephen Geoffrey Miller on November 22, 1964, in Cincinnati, Ohio. ...

He first began acting on the stage, but he is best known for playing the creepy "Evil Ed" in the 1985 vampire horror classic "Fright Night"... and his refusal to appear in the sequel was a major career misstep. During the 1990s, Geoffreys appeared for several years in gay pornographic movies, using the aliases Sam Ritter. In the 2000s he returned to horror.

13. Kelly Van Dyke

Actress | An Evening at Club Josephine

Kelly Van Dyke was born on June 5, 1958 in Danville, Illinois, USA as Kelly Jean Van Dyke. She was an actress. She was married to Jack Nance and Jeffrey Archer. She died on November 17, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Kelly Van Dyke was the daughter of actor Jerry Van Dyke. She did some acting as a child, appearing the the TV series "My Mother the Car" and "Accidental Family". In the early '90s she worked in adult films using the name Nancee Kelley.

14. Luigi Ornaghi

Actor | L'albero degli zoccoli

Luigi Ornaghi was born in 1931 in Treviglio, Lombardy, Italy. He was an actor, known for The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978). He died on December 10, 2006 in Treviglio.

Italian peasant, he was choosen by Ermanno Olmi for the role of Batistì in the famous film "L'albero degli zoccoli". The film was very successful but he returned to his peasant life. In 1995, when he was 63, he was offered a role in a porn spoof of the movie who made him famous, titled "L'albero delle zoccole".

15. Moana Pozzi

Actress | Ecstasy

Italian adult-film star Moana Pozzi was born on April 27, 1961, in Genova, Italy. In 1981 she began her film career, appearing in small uncredited parts in films and on television. Five years later she appeared in the Federico Fellini film Ginger and Fred (1986). It was on the set of this film that...

It's difficult to put cult porn actress Moana Pozzi in just one category, cause she did everything. She began with modeling and minor roles in comedies. She took part in very low-budget porn flicks using pseudonyms. She was the host of the TV show (for children) "Tip Tap Club", and she was fired when her involvement in porn was discovered. She began one of the most famous porn starts of all times. She published books, she even co-founded a political party. She died at the age of 33 and her myth still survives.

16. Holly Sampson

Actress | Emmanuelle 2000

Holly Sampson was born on September 4, 1973 in Prescott, Arizona, USA as Holly Joy Sampson. She is an actress, known for Emmanuelle 2000 (2001), Pump Up the Volume (1990) and Emmanuelle 2000: Emmanuelle Pie (2003).

As a teenager, she had minor mainstream acting roles. She began her career in the porn industry in 1998, firstly under the single-name aliases Nicolette and Zoe, then Holly Sampson. She has continued to have infrequent mainstream roles.

17. Karin Schubert

Actress | Christina y la reconversión sexual

Karin Schubert was born on November 26, 1944 in Hamburg, Germany. She is an actress.

Karin Schubert is a German actress, who mainly worked (and now still lives) in Italy. In her early years she was directed by Gérard Oury, Edward Dmytryk and Yves Boisset, then she appeared in a lot of Italian B-movies (sex comedies, adventure movies, spaghetti western and erotic films such as Joe D'Amato's "Emanuelle – Perchè violenza alle donne?"). In 1985, aged 40, unemployed and with a drug-addict son, she began doing hardcore films out of desperation. Her last movie was in 1994 and by then she tried suicide two times.

18. Evan Seinfeld

Actor | Oz

Evan Seinfeld was born on December 29, 1967 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Oz (1997) and Judgment Night (1993). He has been married to Zuleidy since 2011. He was previously married to Tera Patrick.

Founding member of the hardcore band Biohazard, he portrayed Jaz Hoyt in the HBO prison drama "Oz" for the majority of the series' six-year run (1998-2003). He then married adult film star Tera Patrick, and began performing with her in several films under the stage name "Spyder Jonez". The first should be Chi Chi LaRue's "Tera Tera Tera" (2004). He's still busy with the adult industry.

19. Jeremy Snider

Camera_department | The Bay

Jeremy Snider was born on September 5, 1990 in California, USA as Jeremy Skott Snider. He is known for his work on The Bay (2010), Touch of an Angel and The Bold and the Beautiful (1987).

Son of actress Katherine Kelly Lang, he appeared from 1991 to 2010 in episodes of "Beautiful", the soap opera in which his mother played one of the major roles. Later, in 2011, he filmed gay porn under the alias of Nick: a masturbation scene and a duo for the website

20. 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.

He acted in Broadway theatre, playing a starring role in "Hair". He also played Peter in the 1973 film version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" he appeared in several in television shows. He started working in pornography in 1974 started directing porn films in 1985: has acted in over 500 films and directed nearly 300 films, winning seven Adult Video News Awards and two X-Rated Critics Organization Awards for best director.

21. Sara Tommasi

Actress | Crimini

Sara Tommasi was born on June 9, 1981 in Narni, Umbria, Italy. She is an actress, known for Crimes (2006), Tutto l'amore del mondo (2010) and Distretto di polizia (2000).

Now that's a sad story. Sara Tommasi is (was?) an Italian showgirl, model and actress too, very well known for her television appearances, her nude calendar shoots and her romances with famous footballers. She was involved in the huge scandal following the discovering of what happened at former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's private parties and she (apparently) began dealing with heavy drug addiction and mental disorder. This (maybe) led her to porn: her first hardcore film, "Sara Tommasi: Il Mio Primo Film Hard", was released in 2012. Her second one, "Confessioni private" never saw the light because she sued the producers when she tried to come back to "normality". Then... porn, again.

22. Phil Varone

Soundtrack | Beyond the Law

Phil Varone was born on October 15, 1967 in Long Island, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Beyond the Law (1993).

Drummer, music producer and songwriter, he is a founding member of the band Saigon Kick and played for Prunella Scales, Skid Row, and Vince Neil. In 2011 Vivid Entertainment released his sextape and now he's very busy with porn, both as a director and as a performer.

23. Fernando Vitale

Actor | Bunga Bunga 3D

Fernando Vitale is an actor.

Fernando Vitale gained some notoriety with his participation to the Italian *beep* TV-show "Uomini e donne", in which he was a "tronista". He then played a small part in the short movie "Scacco matto" (2008). Unable to obtain roles in mainstream cinema, he announced his first porn movie in 2009, cheaply entitled "Da tronista a trombista". After 51 movies he left the industry to marry the decayed actress Nadia Cassini.

24. Teri Weigel

Actress | Predator 2

Teri Weigel was born on February 24, 1962 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA as Teresa Susan Weigel. She is an actress, known for Predator 2 (1990), Savage Beach (1989) and The Banker (1989). She was previously married to Murrill Maglio.

She appeared on Playboy and Penthouse and in a number of Playboy videos. She subsequently had several minor roles in mainstream film, including "Predator 2" and "Marked for Death", and made several appearances as Jade on "Married... with Children". Later she went broke and turned to adult films as a means to earn money: her first film was "Inferno" in 1991.

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