What happens to porn stars who try to find different jobs

Greg Evans
Saturday 02 September 2017 13:30
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The life of a female porn star can be a strange one.

Not only are they recognisable to a section of society who have watched their scenes, they've also seen them do some of the most intimate things possible.

Once they quit their line of work though, they can often be treated like outcasts or with resentment.

The previous line of work and the sentiments surrounding it can linger on, but some have managed to find a way beyond that stigma and have crafted successful careers after the world of pornography.

Here are a few examples.

Jenna Jameson

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Arguably one of the most famous porn stars ever, Jameson was a huge star in the 90s and 00s.

In 2003 she showed that she had intentions beyond that field, and published a book How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale.

The autobiography became a best-seller and she has since followed that up with an erotic novel called Sugar, which was published in 2013.

She has also used her fame to appear in several movies, TV shows, music videos and video games including Family Guy and Grand Theft Auto.

Lisa Ann

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Ann shot to mainstream attention during the 2008 Presidental campaign, where she appeared as Sarah Palin in a porn parody.

She retired from the industry in 2014 and has begun mentoring and advising young actresses through her consulting firm, Porn Stars Boot Camp.

Beyond that she now hosts a radio based fantasy sports show and has also published a memoir titled The Life.

Much like Jameson, Ann has also appeared in a number of movies, music videos and in the Grand Theft Auto series.

Sasha Grey

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When she first entered the porn industry Sasha Grey was tipped to be it's next biggest star, but by 21 she had already left it behind.

She is now a successful actress appearing in The Girlfriend Experience and the hit series Entourage.

Grey has also worked as a model and dabbled in the world of music too, providing vocals to a Current 93 album as well as DJ'ing.

The 29-year-old has published two books Neu Sex, a photo book, and the erotic novel, The Juliette Society.

Sunny Leone

Leone was born to Sikh Punjabi parents in Canada and her real name is Karenjit Kaur Vohra,

Her stage persona quickly became a big star in the porn world but in 2012 she decided to switch to Bollywood.

After she annoucing her retirement from porn she starred in over 20 Bollywood films.

She has also featured in ad campaigns for PETA and published an e-book of love stories called Sweet Dreams.

Traci Lords

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Lords immediately caused controversy after her debut after it was discovered by authorities that she had underage in a photoshoot..

Despite this troubling fact, her career went from strength to strength, and she appeared in a number of Hollywood movies.

Now 49, her filmography includes movies such as Blade, Cry-Baby and Zack and Miri Make a Porno.

She also released an album in 1995 called 1000 Fires and published her autobiography, Traci Lords: Underneath it All, in 2003.

Sibel Kekilli

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If you are a fan of Games of Thrones (who isn't?) then you might recognise Sibel Kekilli as Shae from the epic series.

What you probably didn't know is that the German actress was once a porn star who only worked in the industry to support her family.

However, she was forced to defend herself after a German tabloid discovered her past.

Luckily it doesn't appear to have effected her career, and as well as acting is also an activist against violence towards women.

Mia Khalifa

Mia Khalifa, who is of Lebanese American descent, is now a big name in world of social media.

She regularly posts about sports on Twitter and hosts her own YouTube channel, which has over 15,000 subscribers.

The 24-year-old had a brief but very successful stint in porn, and after only two years she became one of the most popular actresses online.

Her involvement in the industry drew widespread criticism in her home country, and she has recently claimed to have been threatened by ISIS.

HT news.com.au The Chive

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