Erica Boyer , legal name Amanda Margaret Jensen ( née Gantt ) (December 22, 1956 in Andalusia, Alabama - December 31, 2009 in Panama City Beach, Florida) [2] was an American pornographic actress. She is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame, and the XRCO Hall of Fame. [6]

Early life

Her father Joseph Breckenridge Gantt ( Joe Breck Gantt), son of a Covington County, Alabama sheriff, had in May 1965 as Assistant Attorney General been prosecutor in the mistrial against Collie Wilkens for the murder of civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo on March 25, 1965. [7]

Career

Prior to her porn debut, she worked at Mitchell brothers O'Farrell Theater in San Francisco dancing and doing live sex shows. Erica Boyer appeared in 184 features after starting her porn career with Beyond De Sade . She came out of retirement to work with Marilyn Chambers again in the XXX Dark Chambers . After her retirement, she had her own massage therapy business in Cocoa Beach and did volunteer work as a clown and face painter.

Personal life

She was married to Rand Gauthier (nomme de porn: Austin Moore) in the late 80s. The marriage was short-lived. Her second husband was former NFL player Derrick Jensen. They had one son, Davis, who was 12 years old at the time of her death. [11] Boyer was described by those who knew her as a lesbian-leaning bisexual. [3] Her personal friend Nina Hartley named Erica Boyer as one of a couple of true lesbian performers in the industry but stated that Boyer then had "recently got married to a man", adding that Boyer was "basically bisexual". [24] In a 1989 Hustler Magazine special Issue interview, Boyer said she was exclusively lesbian off the set and just did the boy-girl scenes for the money.

Death

She died in a pedestrian accident on New Year's Eve, 2009, aged 53. [3] [12] At the time she was married and had a son. [2] She reportedly died instantly when she was struck by an individual driving a 2001 4-door Hyundai.

Award

  • 1985 XRCO Award for Lascivious Lesbian - Body Girls (with Robin Everett)