Tina Tyler (born July 16, 1965 [2] on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada) is the stage name of a former Canadian pornographic actress and director.

Career

Tyler started working as a feature dancer for eight years before entering the adult film industry. [5] She filmed her first scene in September 1992 with Sean Michaels and Jake Steed. [2] She created her stage name by combining the first name of actress Tina Louise and the last name of Aerosmith's lead singer Steven Tyler. [5]

In 2009 Tyler started appearing again as a performer for limited number of scenes that she directed. [6] Tyler said of the scenes, "There's a rush knowing that you are going to be everyone's object of desire and that people you've never met are going to be aroused by what you do." "It's a very powerful feeling, and it's something I'm looking forward to regaining during my brief stint back on camera."

Over her career Tyler has worked for a number of production studios that include Adam & Eve, Legend Video, Leisure Time Entertainment, Sin City, VCA Pictures, Vivid Entertainment, and Wicked Pictures. [3]

Appearances

Besides appearing in adult films, Tyler was an extra in the movie Star 80.

Awards

Wins

Nominations

  • 1995 AVN Award – Best Supporting Actress – Video for Bigtown [8]
  • 2000 AVN Award – Best Supporting Actress – Video for The Devil in Miss Jones 6 [10]
  • 2000 AVN Award – Best Oral-Themed Feature for Tina Tyler's Favorites 1: Blow Jobs [10]
  • 2001 AVN Award – Best All Girl Sex Scene – Video for Chloe's I Came, Did You? [12]
  • 2004 AVN Award – Best Non-Sex Performance for The Ozporns go to Hell [14]

Personal life

Tyler grew up with her mother's family in Germany for the first three years of her life. She has said she was "painfully shy" and a bookworm in her childhood. She worked as a shoe salesperson and a receptionist at a modelling agency before becoming a stripper at age 19.

She was previously married from 1984 to 1985 and later married fellow porn star Tony Tedeschi from 1993 to 1994. [2] She remarried in October 1999. [15]

Tyler was diagnosed with skin and breast cancer in the late 2000s, and she later reflected upon her experiences via a blog. [16] In 2009, after a brief return to the porn industry, [17] Tyler returned to her native Canada to undergo treatments for the cancer. "The prognosis is excellent," she said. [18]