Serenity (born October 29, 1969) is an American former pornographic actress . [4]

Early life

Serenity was born in Fort Leonard Wood , Missouri , raised "everywhere from Maine to Mississippi ", and moved to Las Vegas in the early 1990s. [3] She holds a degree in Journalism . [6] She was a ballet dancer and waitress prior to entering the adult entertainment industry. [8] [10]

Career

Serenity started out stripping and modeling for men's magazines. [8] [10] Her first scene was with Alexis DeVell and PJ Sparxx in Jennifer Ate for Wicked Pictures in 1993. [3] Her first boy/girl scene was in The Temptation of Serenity . [10] She was a contract performer for Wicked Pictures between 1996 and December 31, 2001. [12] In September 2002, she signed a one-year, multi-picture deal with Hollywood Video. [14] She announced her retirement on September 22, 2004. [15] With the exception of her first boy-girl scene, she always shot with condoms . [16] AVN ranked her 36th on their list of "The Top 50 Porn Stars of All Time". [18] She was also the first performer to win back-to-back AVN Awards for Best Actress - Video . [15]

Mainstream media appearances

Serenity worked as a correspondent on E! during her porn career. [20] She appeared in over twenty specials for Wild On! . [10] [15] In 1999, she appeared alongside Julia Ann in a skit for The Man Show . [22] That same year, she appeared on Good Day L.A. reporting from Erotica LA. alongside Stephanie Swift . [24] She made another appearance on the show shortly after. [26] In 2000, she made appearances in Action and Frank Chindamo's The Dalai Camel . [28] The Dalai Camel is part of an anthology titled Love Bytes . [30]

Other ventures

In June 1999, Serenity launched Las Vegas Novelties, a sex toy manufacturer. [32] She co-founded it with Mark Goodman. [34] In 2001, she purchased Goodman's half of the company and became its sole proprietor. [34] Las Vegas Novelties was acquired by Pipedream Products in March 2005. [35]

In November 2002, Serenity, Peter Chan, and Steve Lane launched C & L Wholesalers, a Canberra , Australia -based company that sold adult products such as condoms, personal lubricants , and sex toys. [36]

In May 2000, Serenity began reviewing pornographic films for Adult DVD Empire. [6] She was also the publisher, as well as a columnist , for Showgirls magazine. [8]

Advocacy

Serenity is a strong supporter of PETA . [20] She has done fundraising auctions for PETA as well as radio and television interviews on their behalf. [37] A photo of her wearing fake snakeskin chaps and a pleather corset was featured in PETA's Shopping Guide to Nonleather Products , which was released in October 2001. [39] She's been an outspoken proponent of vegetarianism and received a nomination by PETA for Sexiest Vegetarian in 2003, five years after she became a vegetarian. [37]

Personal life

Serenity identifies as bisexual . [3] She is also a feminist . She married her business partner, Steve Lane. [35] In September 2004, she was in her third trimester of pregnancy with their first child. [15]

Awards and nominations

AVN Awards
Year Result Award Film
1997 [43] Nominated Best Couples Sex Scene (with Colt Steele) Time Machine
1998 [45] Nominated Best All Girl Sex Scene (with Missy ) Crazed
Nominated Best Actress
Nominated Best Couples Sex Scene (with Alex Sanders ) Lost Angels
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Sindee Coxx & Alex Sanders )
Nominated Female Performer of the Year N/A
1999 [47] Nominated Best Actress Date From Hell
Nominated Best All-Girl Sex Scene (with Ruby ) Wicked Covergirls
Nominated Female Performer of the Year N/A
2000 [34] [5] Won Best Actress, Video Double Feature!
Nominated Female Performer of the Year N/A
2001 [7] [54] Nominated Female Performer of the Year N/A
Won Best Actress - Video M Caught in the Act
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene - Video (with Brittany Andrews & Kyle Stone ) Wickedgirl.com
2002 [56] Nominated Female Performer of the Year N/A
Nominated Best Actress - Video XXX Training
Nominated Best Couples Sex Scene - Video (with Ian Daniels) Jack & Jill
2005 [15] Won AVN Hall of Fame N/A
NightMoves Awards
Year Result Award
1997 [59] Nominated Best New Starlet
1998 [11] Won Best Actress (Fan’s Choice)
1999 [62] Nominated Best Actress
2000 [11] Won Best Actress (Fan’s Choice)
2001 [64] Nominated Best Actress
2002 [66] Nominated Best Actress
2007 [10] Won NightMoves Hall of Fame
XRCO Awards
Year Result Award Film
1998 [69] Nominated Female Performer of the Year N/A
2000 [9] Nominated Female Performer of the Year N/A
2001 [72] Nominated Female Performer of the Year N/A
Nominated Single Performance, Actress M Caught In The Act
2002 [74] Nominated Single Performance, Actress XXX Training
2007 [10] Won XRCO Hall of Fame N/A