Lisa De Leeuw (born July 3, 1958 in Moline, Illinois – reportedly died on November 11, 1993) was the stage name of an American former pornographic actress, of the so-called Golden Age of Porn. She has been widely reported to be deceased, but due to the underground nature of the adult industry in the era in which she was active, her true identity and current status are not verifiable.

Career

She appeared in over 200 films and was inducted into both the X-Rated Critics' Organization Hall of Fame and the AVN Hall of Fame.

Alleged death

Some time after she left the adult industry, a book cast doubt on widespread rumors surrounding the fate of De Leeuw. In the book Skinflicks: The Inside Story of the X-Rated Video Industry, writer and porn producer David Jennings, describing the stigma and rumors surrounding AIDS in the porn community in the late 1980s and early 1990s, wrote: "Reputed to be dead of AIDS, Lisa DeLeeuw and Brandy Alexandre, now out of the industry, proclaimed themselves alive and healthy." However, another publication known as Headpress 25 claimed in 2003 that DeLeeuw died of complications from AIDS on November 11, 1993.

Awards

  • 1981 CAFA Award for Best Supporting Actress – Amanda by Night
  • 1982 CAFA Award for Best Supporting Actress – Blonde Heat
  • 1985 AVN Award for Best Supporting Actress—FilmDixie Ray, Hollywood Star
  • 1986 AVN Award for Best Supporting Actress—Film – Raw Talent