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Jenna Jameson
Jenna Jameson
Inducted March 2008
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Born: 1974
Age: 35
Origin: Las Vegas, NV
Height: 5' 4
Eye color: Green
Hair color: Blonde
Measurements: 32DD-22-33
Best Feature: Big Tits
Specialty: Acting Skills

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Jenna Jameson (Jenna Marie Massoli April 9, 1974) had her last name legally changed to Jameson. Jenna is an American porn movie actress and has been called everything from 'the world's most famous porn star' and "The Queen of Porn" by her adoring fans to 'slut' and 'whore' by people who find her on camera fucking distasteful.

Jenna started out as a stripper and moved up to hardcore erotic films in 1993. By 1996, she had won the three top newcomer awards from the porn film industry. Since then, Jenna Jameson has won more than 20 adult film awards and has been inducted into both X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) and Adult Video News (AVN) Hall of Fame.

Jameson founded her own porn production company called 'Club Jenna' in 2000 with her husband Jay Grdina. It started out as one solo girl website starring Jenna but quickly expanded into managing websites for other big name pornstars as well. Eventually Club Jenna was producing porn films of its own. The first film they made was Briana Loves Jenna (with porn slut Briana Banks). It was the best-selling and most popular rental porn title for 2002.

By 2005, Club Jenna had revenue of more than $30 million dollars with profits estimated at half that. Advertisements for Jenna Jameson's porn site and fuck films have appeared everywhere, including a forty foot billboard in New York City's Times Square. Playboy TV hosted her Jenna's American Sex Star reality show where porn star wannabees compete for a Club Jenna contract.

Jenna Jameson also crossed over into mainstream celebrity, starring in a minor role in Howard Stern's 1997 film Private Parts. Her mainstream appearances continued with guest-hosting programs on E! Television, a gamer award-winning voice-over for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City in 2002, and a guest role in two episodes of the 2003 NBC television series Mister Sterling. Her 2004 autobiography is titled How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale and it spent six weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list. Jenna also is credited with creating a horror comic book with Virgin Comics entitled Jenna Jameson's Shadow Hunter, released in February 2008.

Before Porn:
Jenna Jameson was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her father is Lawrence Massoli, an Italian-American police officer and program director for KVBC-TV. Her mother was Judith Brooke Hunt Massoli, a Las Vegas showgirl who danced in the Folies Berg¨¨re show at the Tropicana Resort & Casino. Jenna's mother died on February 20, 1976 from complications arising from a bout with skin cancer before her daughter's second birthday. The high cost of cancer treatments bankrupted Jenna's family and they moved several times, including living in a trailer and moving in with her father's mother for a while. Her father spent most of the time at work at the Las Vegas Sheriff's Department and she became very close with her brother Tony. During that time Jenna was a frequent entrant in beauty pageants and she also took ballet classes.

In her autobiography, Jameson writes that in October 1990, while the family was living on a ranch in Fromberg, Montana, she was assaulted by four boys after a football game and forced to have sex with them. She alleges that it also happened a second time, while still 16, this time by her boyfriend Jack's biker-uncle, Preacher. (Preacher has denied this). Jenna left home and moved in with Jack during her first serious relationship. Jack was a tattoo artist, and gave her the first of a series of tattoos, including the one which would become her trademark tattoo, two hearts on her right ass cheek. According to E! her brother Tony, who later owned a tattoo parlor himself, added the inscription "Heart Breaker".

Starting In Porn:
Jenna Jameson tried to follow in her mother's footsteps by becoming a Las Vegas showgirl, but most shows rejected her for being too petite. She was hired at the Vegas World show, but she said she left after two months because the schedule was brutal and the money was terrible.

Jenna's boyfriend Jack encouraged her to apply for jobs as a stripper, and in 1991, she began dancing in Las Vegas strip clubs using a fake I.D. In one of her more wild stories Jenna claims that she was rejected from the Crazy Horse Too strip club because of the braces on her teeth, and she removed them herself with a pair of needle-nose pliers so that they would hire her. After six months, she was earning more than $2,000 per night, even before finishing high school.

Her first stage name as a stripper was "Jennasis", a name that she later used for incorporating as "Jennasis Entertainment." She chose the name "Jenna Jameson" to use as a model after browsing through a phone book for a last name that would match her first name well, before finally deciding on Jameson because of 'Jameson Whiskey', which she is known to drink.

Besides being a stripper, starting later in 1991, she posed for nude photographs for famous nude photographer Suze Randall in Los Angeles, with the intention of getting into Penthouse magazine. After her photos had appeared in several men's magazines under various names she stopped working for Randall, feeling Randall was "a shark" who had been taking advantage of her according to her book.

Jenna experimented with many kinds of illicit drugs. Her brother became addicted to heroin and her boyfriend Jack left her. She eventually stopped eating properly and became too thin to model. She weighed 76 pounds when a friend put her in a wheelchair and sent her to her father, who was then living in Redding, California, in order to detox; her father did not even recognize her when she got off the plane.

Porn Career Success
Jameson got her first breast implants on July 28, 1994, to enhance her stripping and movie careers. By 2004 she had had two different sets of breast implants and a chin implant.

At the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2007, January 12, 2007 Jameson says that she started acting in pornographic films to get back at her boyfriend, Jack, for cheating on her. She first appeared in an erotic film in 1993, a softcore movie by Andrew Blake, with girlfriend Nikki Tyler, whom she had met modeling for Suze Randall. Her first porno movie scenes were filmed by Randy West and appeared in 1994's Up and Cummers 10 and Up and Cummers 11. She quickly achieved notice and appeared in several other pornographic films while still living in Las Vegas. Jameson's first pornographic film appearances were lesbian scenes. She says: "Girl-on-girl was easy and natural. Then they offered me lots of money to do boy-girl." Her first heterosexual scene was in Up and Cummers 11 (1994).

At the beginning of her career, she promised herself never to do anal sex or double penetration scenes on film. She has also never done any interracial sex scenes with men. When asked about this on The Howard Stern Show on February 8, 2008, she said that she wasn't necessarily opposed to doing so, rather that "it never really came up" as there were few black men working in adult films when she started, none of whom worked for the same company she did. Instead, her "signature move" became oral sex and sloppy blowjobs lubricated with plenty of saliva.

In 1994 after overcoming her drug addiction by spending several weeks with her father and grandmother, Jameson relocated to Los Angeles to live with Nikki Tyler. She started modeling again, and in 1995 got her father's blessing to make a career out of porn film work. Her first movie after that was Silk Stockings. Later in 1995, Wicked Pictures, a then small porn film production company, signed her to an exclusive contract. She remembers telling Wicked Pictures founder Steve Orenstein: "The most important thing to me right now is to become the biggest star the industry has ever seen."

The contract earned Jameson $6,000 for each of eight movies in her first year, a huge payday for a new girl working in porn at that time. Her first big-budget production was Blue Movie (1995), where she played a reporter investigating a porn set; It won multiple Awards. In 1996, Jameson won top awards from three major industry organizations, the XRCO Best New Starlet award, the AVN Best New Starlet Award, and the Fans of X-Rated Entertainment (FOXE) Video Vixen award. She was the first entertainer to win all three awards! A stream of other awards soon followed.

By 2001, Jameson earned $60,000 for a day and a half of filming a single DVD and $8,000 per night dancing at strip clubs. She tried to restrict herself to five films per year and two weeks of dancing per month. Her husband Jay Grdina has said that she earned as much as $25,000 per night dancing.

Since November 2005, she has been the host of Playboy TV's Jenna's American Sex Star, where prospective porn stars compete in sexual performances for a contract with her company, ClubJenna. Winners of the contracts for the first two years were Brea Bennett and Roxy Jezel.

In August 2007, Jameson had her breast implants removed, reducing her from a D cup to a C cup; she also said she was finished with appearing on camera in pornographic films, though she would continue running ClubJenna, which was grossing $30 million per year. In January 2008, Jameson confirmed she was retired from fucking on film.

Main article: How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale

Jameson's best-selling autobiography, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale was published August 17, 2004. It was co-written with Neil Strauss, a contributor to The New York Times and Rolling Stone, and published by ReganBooks, a division of HarperCollins. It was an instant bestseller, spending six weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list.

The autobiography also won the 2004 "Mainstream's Adult Media Favorite" XRCO award in a tie with Seymore Butts's Family Business TV series. It was translated into German in November 2005 and Spanish as Como Hacer El Amor Igual Que Una Estrella Del Porno in January 2006.

The book covers her early career from her beginning in show business living with her tattoo artist boyfriend, through receiving the Hot d'Or award at Cannes, and wedding pictures from her second marriage. It does not omit sordid details, describing her two alleged forced sex experiences growing up, drug addictions, an unhappy first marriage, and numerous affairs with men and women. The first-person narrative is broken up by personal photos, diary entries, interviews, movie scripts, and comic panels.

The autobiography publisher, Judith Regan, who previously had worked with Howard Stern on his book Private Parts, also served as executive producer of a tie-in television news special, Jenna Jameson's Confessions airing on VH1 on August 16, 2004, one day before the book's launch. In April 2005, ReganBooks and Jameson filed lawsuits against each other. The point of contention was a proposed reality show about Jameson's everyday life, discussed between her then-husband, Jay Grdina, and the A&E Network.

ReganBooks maintained that any A&E deal was a breach of Jameson's contract, which indicated that ReganBooks had a stake in the profits generated by both the special based on her memoir and a reality-based series, as well as "any similar projects". Jameson's suit claimed that the A&E deal preceded the ReganBooks contract. The reality series had still not materialized, and the lawsuit was still being discussed, when HarperCollins fired Judith Regan on December 15, 2006 over an unrelated issue.

In January 2007, Jameson was reportedly in talks with producers on turning the autobiography into a movie, with Scarlett Johansson to play Jameson. In March 2007, Jameson was reportedly missing meetings with producers, thus endangering the movie, due to problems with a recent vaginoplasty.

While Jameson has stated in the past that she is bisexual and that she has slept with 100 women and 30 men off-screen in her life, she has also stated she is "totally hetero". She has also stated the best relationship she ever had was her lesbian relationship with porn actress Nikki Tyler, which she documents in her autobiography. They lived together at the start of her porn career and again before her second marriage. Famous male boyfriends discussed in her autobiography include Marilyn Manson and Tommy Lee.

On December 20, 1996, Jameson married porn star Brad Armstrong (real name Rodney Hopkins). They were together for only 10 weeks, informally separating in March 1997, though continuing to act together in pornographic films. They legally separated and divorced in March 2001, after Brad discovered her sexual affair with Jorge Araya Montoya whom she met in a visit to Costa Rica.

In the summer of 1998, Jameson met former porn studio owner Jay Grdina (born John G. Grdina), from a wealthy ranching family, who had entered porn film production after college. Since 1998, he has been Jameson's only on-screen male sex partner, acting under the name Justin Sterling. They were engaged in December 2000ˇ?before her divorce from Hopkins and married June 22, 2003.

The couple resided in Scottsdale, Arizona, in a 6,700-square-foot (620 m2) Spanish-style palace, bought for $2 million in 2002. In November 2004, Jameson was diagnosed with skin cancer. Though surgery successfully removed the cancer, she miscarried shortly after the diagnosis. She was unable to get pregnant again, even with in vitro fertilization. Jameson said the in vitro process "wasn't a good thing for me"; she gained weight and did not get pregnant. According to Jameson, the stress of the cancer and then being unable to conceive resulted in the collapse of her marriage. The cancer stress was made even worse by the fact that it was a similar illness to the one that caused her mother to pass away.

In August 2006, Star magazine and TMZ.com confirmed with Jameson's publicist that she and Grdina had separated, and that Jameson was dating musician Dave Navarro. In 2006, she began dating mixed martial artist and former UFC champion Tito Ortiz, whom she met on Myspace. Ortiz cancelled a November 12, 2006 appearance as the guest of honor at the United States Marine Corps birthday ball at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, when the Corps refused to let him bring Jameson as his guest.

On November 30, 2006, in an interview on The Howard Stern Show, Ortiz stated that he is in love with Jameson, that she is no longer acting in porn, and that they are in a monogamous relationship. On December 12, 2006, Jameson filed for divorce from Grdina. She introduced Ortiz and talked about their relationship at the 2008 AVN Adult Movie Awards while she was presenting an award. She also made brief appearances on two episodes of The Celebrity Apprentice to help Ortiz with the tasks assigned on those episodes.

In March 2007 at the AVN Awards, Jameson blamed her appearance on the divorce proceedings. Jameson announced in August 2008 that she and Ortiz are expecting twins together in April 2009.

Jameson and Grdina formed ClubJenna as an internet porn studio company in 2000. ClubJenna.com was one of the first pornographic sites to provide more than pictures and videos; it provided explicit diaries, relationship advice and even stock tips for paid members. The site reportedly was profitable in its third week. The business later diversified into multimedia porn entertainment, first by administering other porn stars' websites, then, in 2001, by production of pornographic films.

Early Club Jenna films starred Jameson, limiting herself to on-screen sex with other women or with Grdina, who appeared as Justin Sterling. The first ClubJenna film, Briana Loves Jenna (2001), co-produced with Vivid, cost $280,000 to make and grossed over $1 million in its first year. It was the best selling and most popular porn rental title of its year, winning twin AVN Awards. It was marketed as "Jenna. Her first boy/girl scene in over 2 years." referring to Jameson's abstention from heterosexual on-film intercourse. Grdina has said that Jameson's films averaged sales of 100,000 copies, compared with run-of-the-mill pornographic films, which did well to sell 5,000. On the other hand, he also said that their films took up to twelve days to film, compared with one day for other pornographic films.

In 2004, the Club Jenna films expanded to starring other actresses without Jameson ˇ? Krystal Steal, Jesse Capelli, McKenzie Lee, Ashton Moore and Sophia Rossi ˇ? as Jameson stepped back from starring roles. In 2005, Jameson directed her first film, The Provocateur, released as Jenna's Provocateur in September 2006. The films were distributed and marketed by Vivid Entertainment, which Forbes magazine once called "the world's largest adult film company." They made up a third of ClubJenna's revenues, but over half of the profits.

Club Jenna was run as a family business, with Grdina's sister, Kris, as Vice President in charge of merchandising. In 2005, Club Jenna had estimated revenues of $30 million, with profits of about half that.

Merchandising capitalized on Jameson herself. There is a line of sex toys licensed to Doc Johnson, and an "anatomically correct" Jenna Jameson action figure. She stars in her own sex simulation video game, Virtually Jenna, in which the goal is to bring a 3D model of her to orgasm. Jackson Guitars made a limited series of King V guitars with Jameson's likeness. Y-Tell, ClubJenna's wireless company, sells Jenna Jameson "moan tones" (telephone ringtones), chat services, and games in partnerships with 20 carriers around the world, mostly in Europe and South America. In 2006, New York City-based Wicked Cow Entertainment started to expand her brand to barware, perfume, handbags, lingerie, and footwear, sold through high end retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue and Colette boutiques. Her prominent merchandising and mainstream media coverage has been criticized as "obscene" by Morality in Media. In August 2005, Club Jenna launched Club Thrust, an interactive website for Jameson's gay male fans, which includes videos, galleries, sex advice, gossip, and downloads. The director of webmaster relations for Club Jenna said the straight site had always had a lot of gay traffic. By 2006, Club Jenna administered more than 150 official sites for other adult entertainment industry stars.

In August 2005, a partnership that included Jameson purchased Babes Cabaret, a strip club in Scottsdale, Arizona, intending to make it the first foray of ClubJenna into live entertainment. Soon after the purchase attracted attention, the Scottsdale City Council proposed a new ordinance banning nudity at adult-entertainment venues and requiring a four-foot divider restricting contact with dancers. Such a divider would have also effectively banned lap dances, the dancers' main source of revenue. Jameson argued strongly against the ordinance, and helped organize a petition against it. On September 12, 2006, in a referendum on the ordinance, voters struck down the stricter rules, allowing the club to continue to operate as before.

On February 3, 2006, Jameson hosted a "Vivid ClubJenna Super Bowl Party" with several other Club Jenna and Vivid Girls at the Zoo Club in Detroit, Michigan for a $500 to $1,000 ticket price. It featured a lingerie show, but no planned nudity or sex acts. When first announced, the party caused controversy with the National Football League, which did not sanction this as an official Super Bowl event. For 2007, Jameson signed up to play quarterback in the Lingerie Bowl, but retired due to her insurance company's damage concerns. She will instead act as commentator.

On June 22, 2006, Playboy Enterprises Inc. announced the acquisition of ClubJenna Inc., in conjunction with personal service agreements by both Jameson and Grdina. Playboy CEO Christie Hefner said that she expected to rapidly ramp up film production, producing about 30 features in the first year, and will expand the way they are sold, not only as DVDs but through TV channels, video-on-demand services and mobile phones. On November 1, 2006, Playboy renamed one of the Spice Network's pay-per-view channels from The Hot Network to ClubJenna.

In April 2007, Tera Patrick and her production company Teravision filed a lawsuit against Jameson and Playboy Enterprises for failing to properly account for and pay royalties on revenue earned by Patrick's website, clubtera.com.

Mainstream appearances
Jameson is also known for her success outside pornography, and even bringing pornography itself closer to the mainstream. She has said: "I've always embraced my hard-core roots, but becoming a household name was an important thing to me."

In 1995, Jameson sent photos of herself to radio host Howard Stern. She became a regular guest on his show, appearing more than 30 times, and played the role of "Mandy", the "First Nude Woman on Radio", in Stern's semi-autobiographical 1997 film Private Parts. This film appearance was the beginning of a series of roles outside pornography. In 1997, Jameson made an appearance for an Extreme Championship Wrestling PPV, Hardcore Heaven '97 as the valet for the Dudley family, another appearance at ECW Living Dangerously on March 1, 1998, followed by a few months where she was the ECW interviewer. In 1998, she filmed a vignette with Val Venis, a character in the WWF. In the late 1990s, Jameson guest hosted several episodes of the E! cable television series travel show Wild On!, appearing scantily clad in tropical locations.

Jameson voiced an animated version of herself in a July 2001 episode of Family Guy entitled "Brian Does Hollywood". Her character wins an award for acting in a porn film directed by Brian Griffin. In 2002, Jameson and Ron Jeremy played themselves in Comedy Central's first feature television movie Porn 'n Chicken, in the roles of speakers for a pornography viewing club. Also in 2002, she appeared in two video games, most notably voicing Candy Suxxx in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Her character begins as a prostitute, but goes on to success as a pornographic actress and is displayed on several billboards within the game. Her performance won the 2003 G-Phoria "Best Live Action/Voice Performance Award ¨C Female". She also provided both the appearance and the voice for "Daisy", a secret playable character for the video game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4, who performs provocative tricks with her clothing and skateboard. In 2003, Jameson appeared in two episodes of the NBC prime time television show Mister Sterling as the girlfriend of a political financier.

Jameson also appeared in a 2001 music video for the Eminem song "Without Me". She can be seen in bed with Eminem as one of the "two trailer park girls" that "go round the outside". Some of her mainstream appearances sparked controversy. An interview with Jameson contained in the 1999 Abercrombie & Fitch A&F Quarterly was part of the motivation for Michigan Attorney General Jennifer Granholm and Illinois Lieutenant Governor Corinne Wood to speak out against the hybrid magazine-catalog. The campaign was joined by parents and Christian conservative groups, and got the Quarterly removed from shelves and eventually canceled in 2003.

In November 2001, the Oxford Union debating society invited Jameson to come to Oxford to argue against the proposition "The House Believes that Porn is Harmful." She wrote in her diary at the time, "I feel like I am going to be out of my element, but, I could never pass this chance up... it's a once in a lifetime thing." In the end, her side won the debate 204 to 27.

In February 2003, Pony-International planned to feature her as one of several porn stars in advertisements for athletic shoes. This was attacked by Bill O'Reilly of Fox News in an editorial called "Using Quasi-Prostitutes to Sell Sneakers", calling porn stars inappropriate role models for teens. In response, The Harvard Crimson proposed a boycott of O'Reilly and Fox News. Jameson herself sent a sarcastic email to the show, writing:

"I hope Bill understands the difference between a pornstar and a hooker. I assume he has done some research on the subject because he requested some of my videos after we finished taping my appearance. I imagine he wanted them for professional reasons."

In the months following the publication of her autobiography, she was interviewed on NBC, CNBC, Fox News, and CNN, and the book was reviewed by The New York Times, Reuters, and other respected outlets.

Samhain, a 2002 low budget horror film in which she starred with other porn actresses including Ginger Lynn, had sat unreleased until 2005, when it was re-cut and released as Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain, with her featured prominently. She has another minor horror film role in Sin-Jin Smyth, delayed from release in late 2006, and a starring role in the comedy horror film Zombie Strippers, released in 2008. "Any time you mix really sexy girls and huge amounts of gore, it's gonna be a hit," she told Metromix.com

In February 2006, Comedy Central announced plans to feature Jameson as "P-Whip", in a starring role in its first animated mobile phone series, Samurai Love God. Mediaweek called her the biggest name attached to the project. In April 2006, Jameson was the star of a video podcast ad for Adidas, advertising Adicolor shoes by playing a provocative game of whack a mole. In July 2006, Jenna Jameson became the first pornographic actress to have a wax model at Madame Tussauds (in the Las Vegas museum).

Although not known to be politically active, after viewing undercover videos of food production, Jameson agreed to do a short video for PETA as part of their campaign against KFC's treatment of chickens. Jameson is a political liberal and supported Hillary Clinton in the 2008 presidential election.

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