Meghan Wren , better known by her stage name Amber Rayne (September 19, 1984 – April 2, 2016), [4] was an American pornographic actress. [3]

Early life

Rayne was born in Detroit, Michigan, and raised in Northern California. [5] She was of Italian, Scottish and Native American descent. [3] She attended California State University, Los Angeles, and majored in theatre arts and dance and minored in art history. [7] She worked as an extra in mainstream films and television shows prior to her porn career. [7]

Career

Rayne entered the adult film industry in 2005. [2] In April 2015 she announced her official retirement from adult films. [8]

She came out of retirement to shoot her final adult film, Wanted , later that year. [9] She had already promised the film's director, Stormy Daniels, that she would be part of the film six years prior to shooting it. [8] Besides performing, she had also worked in the adult-film industry as a director, producer, and editor. [8]

Personal life

Rayne was a BDSM lifestyler both on-screen and in her personal life. [10]

She resided in Santa Monica, California, early in her porn career. [7] She owned a horse farm and was a riding instructor. [8] [9]

She also held several other jobs, including horse care, assistant tour manager, camera operator and designing characters for video games. [9] She had battled both non-Hodgkin lymphoma and uterine cancer. [2]

Death

Rayne collapsed and died at her home in Los Angeles, California on April 2, 2016. Her death was initially reported as "a possible accident or overdose", according to an assistant chief of the L.A. coroner's office. [11] Results of an autopsy and toxicology report were pending after her death was announced. [12] In late June 2016, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office announced that her death was caused by an accidental cocaine overdose. [13]

Awards and nominations

Year Ceremony Result Category Film
2007 AVN Award [15] Nominated Most Outrageous Sex Scene American Gokkun
2008 AVN Award [17] Nominated Unsung Starlet of the Year N/A
2009 AVN Award [19] [20] Nominated Best All-Girl 3-Way Sex Scene (with Kissy Kapri & Trinity Post) Bitch & Moan 2
Nominated Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Penny Flame, Ariel X, Louisa Lanewood, Holly West, Rachel Roxxx, Aline, Lexi Belle & Deena Daniels) Bad News Bitches 3
Nominated Best Threeway Sex Scene (with Lexi Belle & Sergio)
Nominated Most Outrageous Sex Scene (with Dick James & Johnny Thrust) Cuckold 3
Won Unsung Starlet of the Year N/A
FAME Award [22] Finalist Favorite Underrated Star N/A
XRCO Award [23] Won Unsung Siren N/A
2010 AVN Award [25] Nominated Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Megan Jones, Adriana Deville, Allison Pierce, Jaelyn Fox, Mason Moore, Janet Mason & Nikki Sexx) Big Toy Orgy
Nominated Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Kylie Ireland, Sammie Rhodes, Keanni Lei, Bobbi Starr & Heather Starlet) The Violation of Kylie Ireland
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Darryl Hanah, Trinity Post, Jerry & Tyler Knight) The 8th Day
Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Nominated Female Performer of the Year N/A
Nominated Most Outrageous Sex Scene (with Mya Nichole & Will Steiger) Deep Anal Abyss 2
2012 AVN Award [27] Nominated Best All-Girl Group Scene (with Tara Lynn Foxx & Zoey Holloway) Rezervoir Doggs: An Exquisite Films Parody
Nominated Most Outrageous Sex Scene (with Johnny Thrust) Saw: A Hardcore Parody
2013 AVN Award [29] Nominated Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Ash Hollywood & April O'Neil) Buffy the Vampire Slayer XXX: A Parody
XBIZ Award [31] Nominated Best Scene - All-Girl (with Ash Hollywood & April O'Neil)
2016 AVN Award [32] Nominated Best Supporting Actress Wanted
XBIZ Award Nominated
XRCO Award [33] Pending Unsung Siren N/A