#1: Traci Lords

Other aliases: Tracy Lords, Rita

Origin: Steubenville, OH

Born: May 7, 1968 as Norma Louise Kuzma

Years active: 1984–1986

Similar actresses: Christy Canyon, Ginger Lynn, Nina Hartley, Vanessa Del Rio, Seka, Hyapatia Lee, Lisa De Leeuw, Sibel Kekilli, Catherine Ringer, Marilyn Jess, Olinka Hardiman, Tiny Tove, Candye Kane, Tiffany Walker, Brittany O’Connell

We’ve finally reached the number one spot of this installment of “50 Greatest Pornstars” and thus this deserves some extra introduction for more than one reason. First of all, the decision to include this particular pornstar was probably one of the hardest I ever had to make in this context: on the one hand due to the controversial nature of the subject at hand, on the other hand because we’re definitely talking about one of the biggest and most notorious legends in all of porn history, and one of the three greatest pornstars in my own porn canon. Seriously, my view on porn would positively not be the same without this woman. So this being said, enter Norma Louise Kuzma, much better known under her alias – and by now her actual name – Traci Elizabeth Lords.

I can’t exactly remember when I saw her for the first time – it might have been a magazine, a digital picture or a video tape. What I definitely do remember is how very much I was struck by her. She wasn’t even as physically perfect as for example Ebony Ayes (my other perennial favorite pornstar ever), as her boobs had this peculiar quality that made them look kinda weirdly V-shaped when they were hanging but looked absolutely perfectly puffy.-nippled and big when she was laying on her back or on her side. I hadn’t quite fully realized how much I loved a nice big ass on a woman back then – Traci’s wasn’t flat, that did it for me. Even her hair, especially that Aquanet-teased variant she would sport in most of her scenes, was anything but an automatic turn-on. No, what drew me into Traci Lords and never let me go was first of all *that face*. Slightly almond-shaped big dark blue eyes that exuded seductiveness as much as (pseudo) innocence. Her ruby-red lips could pout like none other and in the next moment reveal a set of brilliantly white teeth as her mouth turned into a grimace of sexual arousal and aggression. All of these features were found in a perfectly rounded doll-like face, making Traci Lords one of the most beautiful women I had ever seen then. And the rest of her body – some likable natural flaws notwithstanding – completed the physique of the horniest, sexiest and most desirable pornstar I had ever seen.

What I also very clearly remember is the first movie I ever saw Traci perform in. From a hidden video stash I picked up a tape called “Educating Mandy”. Although this was years after the legal case that would end her career in porn (and shake up the industry as a whole, see more about that below) this movie was legally available where I lived. It featured some of the late Golden Age of Porn’s biggest stars (and also introduced me to Christy Canyon who instantly became another favorite of mine) and had the classic pre-video quality of that era’s big budget productions. Traci played a young housewife who accidentally witnesses her husband (Harry Reems, the second hairiest male talent after Ron Jeremy) cheating on her and, after getting some verbal (and physical) support from her girlfriends, decides to pay him back the same way.

The first scene of that movie remains one of my most watched porn moments ever. The way this beautiful young woman undresses for her husband in front of the fireplace to reveal her fantaastic body, to then get carried away to the big bed and then getting fucked really good instantly became one of my defining porn moments. (In fact, I am taking a break from typing right now to watch it once more.)

(Thanks for your patience, hehe.) What makes this scene so memorable is the way Reems takes Traci, her body glistening with sweat, her boobs bouncing and her face distorted in ecstasy. It may not stray too far from a classic porn setting but it surely was enough for me to never forget it.

From here it was a continuing story of typical pornstar pic-hunting-and-gathering from my discovery of Traci Lords until today, basically. (This is probably also the moment to give some shout outs to the “TraciOfLords” blog who probably has the biggest collection of Traci hardcore pics and gifs on tumblr and who thankfully let me use his archive for additional illustrations in this article.) The problem here was and to some extent still is that due to the critical legal status of some of Traci’s movies many sites who hosted Traci related stuff in the past disappeared later. Only today many pictures and films can be obtained on a host of sites dedicated to Traci’s hardcore work, although it may vary from country to country whether or not it’s fully legal to watch it. (Disclaimer: Should your country be part of that list, please leave this entry now and read one of the 199 others on this blog instead.)

So if you bothered reading up to here you now know how big an impact Traci Lords made on me during my formative years as a porn fan. Much of her own biography is pretty much public domain, so let’s keep it short: Traci was born Norma Louise Kuzma in Steubenville, OH, into a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic, abusive father and her parents divorcing when she was seven years old. That broken biography would get worse when Norma – whose body developed very early – got raped at age ten (by her sixteen-year-old then boyfriend) and became pregnant and subsequently had an abortion at fourteen. By then her mother was living with a new partner who molested Norma and also got her a fake ID (now calling herself Kristie Elizabeth Nussbaum and faking an age of 22), supporting the girl’s rebellious attitude towards her parents who didn’t want her daughter to have sex yet. In early 1984, at the age of fifteen, Norma finally moved to LA with him (he posed as her stepfather) to start a career in adult entertainment.

The notorious couple managed to get Norma signed for the infamous Jim South modelling agency which led to her first nude modelling session for – of all publications – Penthouse magazine. Here the career of “Traci Lords” started officially as she not only chose the name as her pornstar pseudonym but ended up being the September 1984 issue’s centerfold. (The issue’s then popularity, however, was largely based on then Miss America Vanessa Williams’ nude pictorial. After the discoveries of Traci’s underage the issue has since been pulled from the market and remains illegal to be owned with the centerfold intact.)

This greatly heightened Traci’s profile and she shot her first porn movie “What Gets Me Hot!” soon after. Initially she only had a non-sex role but a hardcore scene (with her later boyfriend Tom Byron) was added afterwards. More movies followed in the course of 1984 and 1985, all greatly expanding and cementing Traci’s status as America’s new porn sensation and one of the industry’s top-grossing and top-earning performers. She would even receive her first porn award for the Tom Hanks/Darryl Hannah fantasy comedy “Splash” spoof “Talk Dirty to Me III”.

Traci’s annoucement to retire from porn in late 1985 thus came somewhat surprisingly, although in early 1986 she returned with her own production company to shoot what would be some of her last three XXX films, “Traci Takes Tokyo”, “Beverly Hills Copulator” (your guess which box office hit this was a take on) and “Screamer”. The final porn movie Traci would star in was “Traci, I Love You” – shot in France just two days after her 18th birthday with Euro porn luminaries like Marilyn Jess and Gabriel Pontello and released into the wake of the biggest scandal ever to hit the porn industry and followed by a maelstrom of court cases, accusations and empty video store shelves.

In a nutshell, “Traci’s” fake identity was unveiled just weeks after her 18th birthday and subsequently all of her movies shot prior to that date – effectively her complete fimlography save “Traci, I Love You” – were ruled child pornography by US law (they remain legally available in many other countries though to this day). This had a devastating effect on the porn industry as a whole and their video store “subcontractors” in particular. Millions of dollars of industry profit were lost as tapes had to be pulled from the shelves overnight while some movies were re-edited without Traci’s scenes or even re-shot with a new actress instead of Traci (the very recently featured Lisa De Leeuw taking her predecessor’s place in “Talk Dirty to Me III”). It was hell on a plate for the adult industry who only fully recovered years after the scandal had exploded, plus the Reagan government felt urged to crack down on porn productions, criminalizing the industry and the artform as a whole.

“Traci” meanwhile tried to break free from her porn past by selling the rights to her final XXX film (and drawing accusations from within the industry that her move had long been planned to profit from it) and trying to get some mainstream acting slots. She remains one of the most heavily criticized ex-pornstars from her former co-worker’s point of view as she herself claimed to have been drugged and forced to do porn while former colleagues like Christy Canyon stated that Traci had never made the impression of not knowing what she wanted and didn’t want to do.

Either way, Traci kept her porn alias and even made it her official name (as a gesture to embrace her past), getting a role in John Waters’s pre-global fame Johnny Depp movie “Cry-Baby”, guested in “Roseanne” and later starred alongsides Wesley Snipes in “Blade” as well as Kevin Smith’s “Zack and Miri Make a Porno”. Apart from that most of her cinematic or television work has been in the horror or sci-fi field. She also released a techno record called “1000 Fires” whose single “Control” even became a minor hit in the dance charts.

Her autobiography “Underneath it All” became a best-seller in 2003, she got married, had a baby, started her own fashion line… Basically, Traci Lords did what most if not all former pornstars hope to achieve: start a career where she didn’t have to bare her boobs anymore. Whatever you think of her stance on the porn industry, she managed to establish herself as a not-just-former-pornstar performer and person and you friggin’ have to give her that.

So whatever controversy remains, she gets my number one spot of all Classic Pornstars. Thank you for reading and following. I’m gonna take a break from writing new articles for the time being, cleaning up older entries and fixing some stuff here or there. But rest assured: there will be a new “Top 50″ list on this tumblr in the future – this time maybe more about recent than classic performers…

#5: Moana Pozzi

Other aliases: Linda Heveret, Margaux Robert

Origin: Genoa, Italy

Born: 27 April, 1961 as Anna Moana Rosa Pozzi

Died:
15 September 1994 (aged 33)

Years active: 1981–1994

Similar actresses: Cicciolina, Angelica Bella, Karin Schubert, Sibylle Rauch, Catherine Ringer, Marilyn Jess, Olinka Hardiman, Dolly Buster, Lolo Ferrari, Sarah Louise Young, Anita Cannibal, Baby Pozzi

It goes without saying that writing about an adult actress who already left us is a sadder affair than your usual pornstar profile post. This is also the case with Moana Pozzi, an actress, activist, politician, TV personality and star in her own animated film. During her short stay on this planet she managed to become one of the most revered – and controversial – celebrities in 1980′s and 1990′s Italian popular culture. Moana’s rise to fame, ended by a sudden illness-related death that struck her when she was only 33, has become the stuff of XXX lore and definitely contributed to her status as a tragic icon of porn.

I first saw Moana in on of those softcore “entertainment” magazines at some point in the early nineties. She posed nude on some stairs, presenting her wonderful big natural boobs, perfectly rounded thighs and her really beautiful face. But even then I could see that this woman had more to offer than just naughty poses and further investigation would prove me right.

The late eighties and early nineties were a time in Italy when porn, showbiz, pop culture and politics were perhaps closer than ever before or after. Hungarian expatriate Ilona Staller – better known under the alias Cicciolina – was but the forerunner of this phenomenon, feeling equally at ease on TV and in hardcore shootings as well as grabbing the megaphone to promote a (sexually) liberal policy. Anna Moana Rosa Pozzi – her second given name was Hawaiian for “where the sea is deepest” – had spent her youth all over the globe, growing up in the Great White North of Canada as well as the hot and humid parts of Brazil until her family finally settled down in France. At age 19 she decided to go back to her native Italy and start a modelling and TV career. Even then she wasn’t shy to appear in her first hardcore porn movie, “Valentina – Girls in Heat” which came out in 1981 and featured her under the alias Linda Heveret. A media scandal ensued as her then current employer, a television production company for which Moana presented – of all things – a children’s show, found out about her venture into the fucking-for-the-cameras genre and had her fired.

Nevertheless this gave Moana her first taste of notoriety, something she quickly expanded when signing up with one of the biggest porn production companies in Italy in 1986. Moana quickly became Italy’s biggest adult film star next to Cicciolina with whom she would often share appearances on TV as well as in porn movies. By about 1990, Moana’s fame was said to have eclipsed Ilona Staller’s and she even helped her sister Maria enter the XXX industry (she would make a number of movies under the moniker Baby Pozzi). 

It took me a while to catch up with Moana’s hardcore porn work since it wasn’t as readily available as other stuff at the time. Once again it took the advent of the internet to grant me access to horny masterpieces such as 1990′s “Rise of the Roman Empire” where she once again paired with Cicciolina as well as my personal eternal favorite Ebony Ayes. Another great find was “Visioni Orgasmiche” where Moana teamed up with the next rising star in Italian hardcore, Angelica Bella. Or, to finally prove this woman knew who to have sex on camera with, mainstream-actress-gone-porn legend Karin Schubert in “More Than Before”. But whoever she worked with, Moana always exuded a special kind of sexy – well-articulated, witty, no taboos, mature in the horniest sense of the word, a commanding presence of whatever scene she appeared in.

Moreover, Moana’s charm wasn’t limited to the good old in-and-out game since – again much like her sister in spirit Ilona Staller – she went into politics and co-founded the Love Party with Cicciolina to fight for the liberalization of gay marriage, the legalization of prostitution and the protection of the environment. She even ran for the office of Rome’s mayor and garnered around one percent of all votes!

When she wasn’t busy making scandalous TV appearances or trying to make more room for love in politics, Moana also cultivated connections to well-known politicians, authors, philosophers, musicians and other celebrities and she even put out a book in which she rated a bunch of public figures she had slept with (among them famous football players like Falcao, Hollywood actors such as Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel and even the Italian prime minister Bettino Craxi). All this while still shooting more hardcore porn movies, all in all racking up about a hundred scenes where she showed her impressive capabilities in assfucking, cocksucking and kinky stuff.

In other words, Moana Pozzi was well on the way to be one of the few pornstars to cross over to lasting mainstream fame – or at least to turn herself into a piece of popular culture – when tragedy struck. In mid-1994, she started losing weight and suffering from general malaise – as it later turned out she was experiencing the effects of liver cancer. Her condition worsened in a measure of weeks and finally Moana Pozzi died on the 15th of September, 1994. As it became known years after her death, she had asked her husband Antonio to assist her with euthanizing her, to which he complied.

Moana Pozzi’s death wasn’t the only one in those days when pornstars became topics for the mainstream media – the notorious Savannah had committed suicide after a car crah just a few months earlier, and mega-bimbo Lolo Ferrari would die in 2000 after trying to scandalize herself into the welcoming arms of a trash-loving public. Since Moana had become such an icon of Italian pop scandals, her unexpected passing was seen as a public tragedy that went beyond the yellow press and also kept resurfacing years later. In 1999 the movie “Guardami” (”Look at Me”) came out which was loosely based on Moana’s life, followed by a miniseries in 2009 and another film entitled “The Secrets of Moana” in 2010. More yellow press fodder was created when in 2006 Moana’s “brother” Simone unveiled that he was in fact her son. And even as late as 2016 – more than twenty years after her death – Moana Pozzi’s name was still strong enough to make pop culture juggernaut Disney change the title of their then latest animated movie “Moana” (about a Hawaiian princess) to “Oceania” so people in Italy wouldn’t be confused about its protagonist…

So as you can see, there has hardly been a person from the world of porn that had an impact on the non-porn plane of existence – at least in Italy – the way Moana Pozzi did. To me, she will always be one of the most beautiful and, yes, inspiring pornstars ever, somebody who passed away far too early but will live on forever in her work and her spirit.

#7: Gerlinde Bödeker

Other aliases: Gerlinde Bodecker, Gerlinde

Origin: Germany

Years active: mid-1980′s

Similar actresses: Titanic Toni, Teresa Orlowski, Sybille Rauch, Karin Schubert, Helga Sven, Uschi Karnat, Candy Samples, Chessie Moore, Olinka Hardiman, Katja Kassin

I hesitated just a wee tiny little bit to include this next woman in this list, mainly because I don’t like to write an article about a person I can’t find much out about. Even the internet with its vast possibilities of obtaining information about the most far-fetched concepts kind of let me down in this case. But then again, Gerlinde Bödeker is one of my most beloved German porn actresses of the 1980′s, even though she never made it to star status. However, if you take a look at her you might see why I not only had to feature her here but also give this woman a place among the goddamn top ten:

Gerlinde was one of the first (and best) examples of that powerful concept known as PAWG, whooty or simply big fucking ass goddess. She had the face and stature of a stereotypical German MILF housewive but boy oh boy, in front of the cameras she did all those things you probably wouldn’t expect a German housewife to do!

With her pretty round natural tits, curvy body, meaty pussy and that great ass of hers, Gerlinde wasn’t shy in the least to put dildos, bottles and other assorted objects up her ass (and other orifices). She also really seemed to love assfucking and DP as you could see in many of her photosets.

She did some great lesbian scenes as well, and really the only thing that might distract from her horny performances may be the awful eighties hairstyles and fashion (plus the blokes she shot scenes with often were really fugly guys, but then again, that’s 1980′s German porn for you…)

Ultimately, Gerlinde was more a magazine than a movie kind of porn actress, her only notable film performances being shot for the Godmother of German Porn Teresa Orlowski’s Foxy Lady series. At least for one scene she finally got to make out with a good-looking guy (the notorious French porn casanova Gabriel Pontello who also made many films with the divine Olinka Hardiman) while also displaying her anal kink skills:

Gerlinde’s combination of somewhat mature looks, 1980′s appearance, a damn phat ass and her completely uninhibited way of getting fucked was what turned her into one of my favourite pornstars ever, even though her appearances were rather rare compared to other starlets of her time.

Even if her stint in porn only lasted a few years in the mid-1980′s, to me Gerlinde Bödeker is definitely German 1980′s porn’s most underrated treasure, predating insatiable whooty/MILF starlets like Katja Kassin by a good two decades but still being incredibly hot and horny to watch. And don’t get me started on that ass again…

#9: Sibylle Rauch

Other aliases: Sybille Rauch, Sybille Musch

Origin: Munich, Germany

Born: 14 June 1960 as Erika Roswitha Rauch

Years active:

Similar actresses: Teresa Orlowski, Karin Schubert, Helga Sven, Uschi Karnat, Dolly Buster, Gina Wild, Kelly Trump, Sibel Kekilli, Sylvie Rauch, Lolo Ferrari

Germany’s porn history – just like any really – is pretty ripe with life stories between fame, fortune and tragedy, of actresses that struggled to find post-XXX fame and prevailed (like Sibel Kekilli) but also (and maybe moreso) former mainstream performers who resorted to doing porn in order to save their careers but ultimately couldn’t (like Karin Schubert). Probably the prime example for the latter case must be the biggest pornstar Germany had to offer in the late 1980′s, an actress who made hundreds of thousands of Deutschmarks during her heyday, who was part of the high society and lived the dream only to succumb to this lifestyle’s fallacies shortly afterwards: Sibylle Rauch.

Much like Karin Schubert (who was more than a decade her senior), Sibylle started doing nude modelling at the age of nineteen and had her pictures sold to Playboy in 1979. It’s always a little unfair to compare youthful beauty to its mature counterpart but Sibylle truly was a stunner in her early days.

This kickstarted her career in B movies like the “Lemon Popsicle” sex comedy series but also other German productions that had her cast as a typical blonde bombshell (she was a natural brunette though as you can see in her early pictorials). She also appeared in numerous softcore magazines, still in the prime of her (mostly) natural beauty.

These movies and publications earned her enough money and recognition for the early to mid eighties to make her a household name in German eroticism, and she even released a country pop single with the title “So Long, Goodbye” in 1982.

By 1986, however, Sibylle’s career seemed to be faltering. Again like Karin Schubert, Sibylle one day decided to answer a call by Germany’s godmother of porn, Teresa Orlowski who was slowly shifting from working in front of the camera to producing porn movies with her own company VTO.

With both Sibylle and Karin signing up for historically large sums, Teresa’s plan came to fruition when “Born for Love”, both actresses’ first XXX movie, came to the cinemas and made millions of Deutschmarks. It also launched Sibylle’s second career as a bona fide pornstar although she limited herself to only a handful of more movies until the early nineties. Still this was enough profile for her to once again quickly becoming a darling of the talk show circuit as well as a part of Munich’s high society (the “Schickeria”).

Unfortunately Sibylle blew most of her royalties on cocaine, alcohol and big parties, so her career once again was about to tank by the early nineties. With younger performers entering the market, Ms Rauch – now in her mid-thirties – tried to fend the competition off by having her breasts enlarged as well as doing more kinky things like assfucking and watersports. A particular favorite among fans were her incestuous scenes with her sister Sylvie Rauch:

While some of my personal favorite scenes (like the “Dirty Woman” series) came to be in that period it didn’t prove to be the way out that Sibylle had envisioned. In 1997, the actress made an attempt at killing herself but was resuscitated. Her career in adult entertainment had come to an end.

Since then, Sibylle Rauch has become a symbol for the perennial struggle of former pornstars between addiction, depression, (often futile) attempts at establishing themselves as mainstream stars but mostly only maintaining trash celeb status. While other German porn legends such as Dolly Buster, Kelly Trump, Gina Wild or Mia Magma somehow managed to avoid a complete fall from grace, Sibylle just barely evaded the fate of Lolo Ferrari, another tragic case of a high profile pornstar.

In 2001, a two-part German television movie based on Sibylle’s life called “The Sinful Girl” aired while the actual former pornstar since has worked in a Viennese brothel and as a callgirl. On a lighter note, Sibylle married her girlfriend Nadja in 2012 and also avoided ending up in the jungle celeb gulag show “I’m a Star – Get Me Out of Here!”, so there may still be hope for her to find her peace. 

Personally, Sibylle Rauch was one of my first pornstar experiences, first in her softcore sex comedies and then in her thrilling hardcore performances. At the same time, however, her tragic life story was also one of my first experiences with the dark side of the porn industry, what it could do to people and that its glammy sheen didn’t keep what it promised. At the risk of sounding corny, I do hope that Sibylle can one day look back at her life as a long and winding road that ultimately led her to at least some kind of happiness.

#11: Uschi Karnat

Other aliases: Sandra Nova

Born: March 3, 1949

Origin: Castrop-Rauxel, Germany

Years active: 1972–1999

Similar actresses: Brigitte Maier,
Karin Schubert, Teresa Orlowski, Sibylle Rauch, Gerlinde Bödeker, Dolly Buster, Olinka Hardiman, Marilyn Jess, Brigitte Lahaie, Catherine Ringer

As eclectic as the lists on this blog may appear to some of my readers/viewers, there is always the very banal fact of each article being about a woman fucking in front of a camera that ties them together. However, some entries may be more about the historical significance of a certain pornstar while others are fueled rather by personal taste. And then, there are just some pornstars who – regardless of whether they are considered beautiful in the classical sense or “broke big” with a mainstream audience – I would just like to plain fuck until the lights go out because they appeal to my dirtiest desires. Uschi Karnat is a perfect example of this.

When you look at her, at first her kind of rough features may turn you off and make you look for the pretty kind of pornstars like it’s so common to do. But look at her face again and you see the most lustful eyes, the most recklessly red lips and a body that’s ready and willing to go all the way no matter what. German porn has always had the flavor of perversion and Uschi Karnat definitely contributed to this.

Born Ursula Karnat in 1949, she grew up in the Ruhr area and came of age just as the late sixties with their liberalisation of sex and porn kicked into gear. A natural dark haired girl, Uschi started out as a dancer and a part time model, soon also did nude shots and finally went full-on hardcore in 1972. She was a regular on the covers of both softcore and hardcore magazines and also did her fair share of XXX loops, developing her other alias Sandra Nova in the process.

As was the case in many branches of European cinema in the seventies, Germany developed a blooming soft sex industry in whose most famous installment – the so called “report” genre kickstarted by the immensely successful “Schoolgirl Report” series – Uschi would go on to play a significant role. This would finally lead to her big break in porn cinema in the early eighties when she starred in big productions like “Rasputin” or “Josefine Mutzenbacher”, making clear that she didn’t really have any inhibitions worth mentioning.

Uschi could also be seen in international productions like “Inside Olinka” (alongsides my perennial Euro porn goddess Olinka Hardiman) but at the same time managed to maintain – albeit low-key – a career in mainstream television where she played numerous small roles in series and made-for-TV movies.

Her hardcore work more and more included kinkier stuff like BDSM and golden shower stuff (quite exactly what you would associate with German porn, really) which she kept doing until the early nineties. Whether it was conviction or the money, she delivered some smoking hot scenes either way!

After her 40th birthday, Uschi limited her XXX stints to presenting video compilations and basically worked with whatever was offered to her. Her last media appearance dates back to 2012 when the “Bild” tabloid used her for a report on hearing losses. The article referred to her as “Ursula Karnat, photographer” and listed her being 63 years old at the time.

Uschi Karnat’s significance in German porn may be underestimated today but she definitely was a forerunner to the big pornstars of the 1980s and 1990s like Teresa Orlowski, Sibylle Rauch, Dolly Buster, Gina Wild or Kelly Trump, although Uschi herself never achieved the latter’s level of mainstream success or at least notoriety. To me, like I said in the beginning, Uschi is the epitome of unlimited porn lust, appealing to the dirtiest fantasies a guy could have and always a reason to whip out my cock and dream of fucking her in all her great holes. Here’s to her hopefully living long and having a good life!

#12: Jeanette Littledove

Other aliases: Janette Little Dove and numerous other variations of her first and last name

Origin: Cache, OK

Born: September 4, 1966

Years active: 1985–1991

Similar actresses: Hyapatia Lee, Christy Canyon, Tori Wells, Racquel Darrian, Nikki Randall

For much of the 80s, mainstream porn was a pretty Caucasian affair in the states. Preferring blondes or brunettes was the biggest choice one could make among the majority of pornstars back then, with the odd Asian or black performer gaining a bit more than niche recognition. This made a pornstar like Jeanette Littledove, a full-blooded Cherokee, even more of a freak hit, although in all fairness the legendary Hyapatia Lee had established the Native American pornstar trope before.

The busty and curvy Jeanette entered the porn scene in 1985 when she was only 19, starring in 1985′s “Angel of the Night”. Initially she would only perform b/g scenes with Buck Adams, a man to whom she was allegedly married to (although a website quotes Littledove with that only having been a press stunt). This period also spawned my own first encounter with the lustful Jeanette in the aptly titled “With Love, Littledove”:

http://www.tubepornclassic.com/videos/2797/exotic-anal-vintage-clip-with-jeanette-littledove-and-kirian-minelli-963/

She was quite the bombshell with her big 80′s hair, those incredibly pouty lips and those super-seductive eyes of hers that I became an instant fan. Her boobs seemed enhanced (which I really didn’t like back then, not that I’m a huge fan of that today) but her well-rounded ass and fiery fucking made up well for that. She teased her flatnosed “husband” Buck Adams for not fucking her manly enough and then went on to find satisfaction otherwhere until – everybody loves a happy ending – the couple’s marriage was magically saved by just screwing around! Ta-dah!

Anyway, that’s how Jeanette entered my personal porn system and even though it was hard to find other movies in those pre- to early-Internet times (she did make about 40 films in the years after her debut) she always stayed a favorite of mine. It most definitely helped that she loved to do anal sex with that great butt of hers, and that the whole marriage thing was dropped after a while certainly didn’t hurt either.

Her looks – mostly her hair – changed a little over the years until Littledove decided that she had enough of porn and switched to feature dancing in the early nineties. (To wrap up that pornstar marriage story: Buck Adams, himself a former boxer, finally took the final beating in the shape of numerous heart attacks, the last of which killed him in 2005. May he rest in peace.)

After that stint had become unsatisfying as well Jeanette retired from the nude business as a whole, resettled to her native (!) Cache, OK to “settle down in local business” (whatever that means). After years had passed, new pictures of her emerged on newsgroups, showing her with tattooed boobs but overall still in good shape.

Today, she has passed the big five o but – not just to me – remains one of the greatest exotic pornstars the eighties had to offer. Here’s to that great Native American porn sorceress!