Addictions, sexually transmitted diseases and depression are among the most reported consequences. Bula has gathered in a list ten former porn actresses who regret having acted in adult films. From young Mia Khalifa to stars of the 1990s, these women had the courage to expose the secrets and backstage of the porn market.
Lebanese Mia Khalifa started her career in the porn industry in 2014 and that year she became the most searched actress on the Pornhub website. She was widely criticized for appearing in videos wearing an Islamic hijab, making herself the target of threats from extremists. Three months later, she said she was disillusioned and abandoned porn movies. She recently got a million subscriptions to take her videos off the web.
Between 2006 and 2011, American Bree Olson acted in more than 280 pornographic films. She is one of the most profitable actresses in this market, accumulating about 5 million dollars. Due to the situations of prejudice that she was experiencing, she decided to abandon her porn career in 2011. “I left because I wanted people to respect me. Respect has become more important than money,” Olson said in an interview.
Between 1993 and 1994, Shelley Lubben made more than 30 porn movies using the stage name Roxy. Expelled from home at 18, she worked as a dancer and prostitute until joining the porn industry years later, but her career was short-lived. After contracting herpes, she gave up and created an association to help people with pornography-related traumas. She died in 2019, at age 50. The cause of his death was not disclosed.
Jennifer “Jennie” Ketcham
Using the stage name Penny Flame, Jennie Ketcham has acted in more than 400 pornographic films, hired by the largest production companies in the field in the US. She left the industry in 2009 in pursuit of her dream of becoming a writer. “Using my sexuality to earn money, be respected and successful is not empowering. It’s like sleeping with the boss to get a raise,” said Jennie.
Model Bibi Jones, stage name of Britney Maclin, started working in the porn industry in 2010, at just 19 years old, and shot more than 50 films before announcing her retirement in 2012. She said she would withdraw from the market. for embarrassing his family. Despite having returned to porn some time later, she decided to stop permanently after getting pregnant.
Born in Goiânia, Brazil, and raised in the United States, Jessie Rogers entered the pornographic industry shortly after turning 18, acting in more than 100 films. “I wasn’t thinking about the consequences, I just wanted the money and validation people gave me,” Jessie said. She dropped out of her career in 2012, claiming she was raped by a veteran actor. According to Jessie, actresses don’t like what they do, they use drugs to look like they’re having fun.
American Crissy Moran started acting in porn movies in 1999, at 24 years of age. She has worked on over 50 films and reported earning about $15,000 a month. In 2006, she converted to Christianity and decided to give up her career in pornography. In addition to becoming a pastor, Crissy started to collaborate with the website XXXChurch, the biggest anti-porn page in the world.
Using the name Brittni Ruiz, Jenna Presley has appeared in over 300 porn movies throughout her career as an actress, which spanned from 18 to 25 years. In 2010, she was considered one of the biggest stars in the field. After meeting the religious organization XXXChurch, in 2013 she decided to leave the profession and convert to Christianity. “In the beginning, I felt beautiful, I thought I had found myself. After a while, I felt destroyed,” said the former actress.
With the artistic name of Alexa Cruz, Vanessa Belmond worked in the porn industry from 18 to 25 years old. She dropped out in 2013 and volunteered with organizations that militate against pornography. Vanessa told in interviews that she contracted sexually transmitted diseases and that she became addicted to painkillers due to the pain she felt recording the sex scenes. “When you take strong meds, it’s a lot easier to pretend you’re having fun,” Vanessa said.