Popular Female Porn Stars That Raked In Millions!

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We all know that sex sells, something these women can attest to! These female porn stars have made big bucks by stripping naked and getting it on as the cameras rolled. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular and wealthiest porn stars to date!

Sunny Leone -$2.5 Million

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Sunny Leone, whose given name is Karenjit Kaur Vohr, definitely has a huge fan following. She began her career as a model and was the Penthouse Pet of the Year in 2003. Sunny began doing porn in 2009, but would only have sex on camera with her boyfriend until their split. Following their break-up, she went on to film with other male performers.

Sunny left the adult film industry in 2012 after deciding to become a Bollywood actress. She first starred in the erotic film Jism 2, according to The Times of India. It wasn’t long until Leone moved into mainstream acting.

Sasha Grey – $3 Million

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Sasha Grey, who was born Marina Ann Hantzis,  started her porn career at the age of 18.  Her first sex scene was actually an orgy with Italian porn star Rocco Siffredi for The Fashionistas 2 by John Stagliano.  In January 2007, Grey took home awards for Best Three Way Sex Scene and Best Group Scene at the AVN Adult Movie Awards. She became the youngest woman to win the AVN Female Performer of the Year award and Best Oral Sex Scene in 2008, reports LA Magazine.

Sasha had starred in over 150 adult films before she made her way into the mainstream by 2009, according to Rotten Tomatoes. She starred in Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience, on the seventh season of HBO’s Entourage, and many other small acting roles.

Jenna Haze – $3.5 Million

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Jenna Haze, born Jennifer Corrales, dropped out of high school at the age of 15-years-old to help help financially support her family. She worked several low-paying jobs for a few years. The Famous People reports she considered becoming a stripper at the age of 18, but quit after just one day on the job. She later came in contact with someone with ties to the porn industry and decided to give it a shot. She did her first porn scene two days later.

In 2009, she established the Jennaration X Studios for producing and directing her own adult-oriented content. She retired from doing porn in 2012, but continues to work behind the camera in the porn industry.

Katie Morgan- $4.5 Million

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Katie Morgan, born Sarah Lyn Carradine, became a porn star when she got into some legal trouble. She first began doing adult films in order to pay her bail and legal fees following her arrest in 2000 for transporting over 100 pounds of marijuana from Mexico into the United States.

The Lord of Porn reports that Katie’s first sex scene was in Ed Powers’ Dirty Debutantes 197 in 2001. Morgan retired from doing porn in 2008. IMDb reports Katie made her first mainstream feature film appearance in the 2008 comedy, Zack and Miri Make a Porno.

Bree Olson – $5 Million

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Bree Olson, who was born Rachel Marie Oberlin, truly looks like the girl next door.  Bree is best known as one of Charlie Sheen’s live-in “goddesses” that lived with him before his public meltdown in 2011.

According to Crave Online, She was actually a pre-med Biology major at Indiana University – Purdue University when she decided to pursue a career in porn in 2006.  She was the Penthouse Pet of the Month in 2008. Olson also won an AVN Award for Best New Starlet in 2008, as well as a second AVN Award for Best New Web Starlet in 2009.

Olson was raking in around $30,000 to $60,000 a month in the adult film industry before she gave up her career. However, Bree discovered that everything that glitters is not gold. She’s spoken out about how people judge her on her past as a porn star:

Jesse Jane – $8 Million

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Jesse Jane, who was born Cindy Taylor, was a Hawaiian Tropic bikini model that wanted to pursue acting. She read an article on adult film star, Tera Patrick, that stated she worked with Digital Playground. Jesse contacted the company and soon was signed. Her first porn film was No Limits with Devon.

Jesse is the recipient of numerous awards and nominations over her career in porn including induction into the AVN and XRCO Hall of Fame. Jane was also the Australian Penthouse magazine Pet of the Month for November 2010. She retired from the adult film industry in 2017. Jane also has her own line of tequila called Diosa, according to Love This City.

Tera Patrick – $15 Million

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Tera Patrick, who was born Linda Ann Hopkins, was signed by the Ford Modeling Agency at the tender age of 13-years-old. She halted her modeling career at the age of 18 to return to school, obtaining a degree in microbiology.

Tera was employed as a nurse, but became interested in nude modeling. It wasn’t long before Tera was featured in men’s magazines. Patrick moved on to starring in softcore porn films in the late 1990s, before moving into hardcore porn in 2000. She has appeared in more than seventy adult features.

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Boobpediastates that Tera was Penthouse magazine’s Pet of the Month for February 2000. Patrick also covered Playboy magazine’s March 2002 issue, including a pictorial. Tera, who was the first porn star to be named one of FHM’s 100 sexiest women, was the first porn star to appear on the cover. Tera was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2009. She went on to start her own production company, Teravision Inc.

Jenna Jameson – $30 Million

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Jenna Jameson, who was born Jenna Marie Massoli, is one of the most famous adult film stars, nicknamed the “The Queen of Porn”.

Jenna came from humble beginnings and was sexually abused, according to Revelist. She left home to live with her boyfriend when she was 16-years-old. A year later, Jenna used a pair of pliers to remove braces from her teeth and used a fake ID to work as a stripper. It wasn’t long before Jenna was discovered by a scout for Penthouse and she began nude modeling. She began doing porn in 1993 and obviously found her calling.

Jameson went on to land more than 35 awards in the porn industry. She was also inducted into the X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) and Adult Video News (AVN) Halls of Fame

The New York Daily News states that Jameson announced her retirement from pornography at the 2008 AVN Awards. Jenna started ClubJenna, Inc. in 2000, which began as a website and an an adult-themed production company.

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