Aurora Snow

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Aurora Snow
Aurora Snow 2011.jpg
Snow at the XRCO Awards Show on April 13, 2011
Born (1981-11-26) November 26, 1981 (age 33)
Santa Maria, California, U.S
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
No. of adult films 661 as performer
13 as director[1]

Aurora Snow (born November 26, 1981)[2] is the stage name of an American former pornographic actress and director.[3]

Early life[edit]

Snow was born and raised in Santa Maria, California, but also spent time in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She started acting at the age of 12, performing in local community and regional theater.[4]



Snow entered college at the University of California, Irvine.[4] After her first year of college, she answered an employment advertisement for nude modeling. From there she moved on to pornography. She continued her education but changed her major to business.[4]

Despite her choice of career, she was initially very inexperienced sexually. She had performed in several smaller gonzo porn scenes and pro-am films featured online when she first started, but she has recently[when?] focused more on traditional, plot-based feature films. One of her first professionally made and distributed movies was titled More Dirty Debutantes 152, produced by Ed Powers.[4] Her stage name derives from her two favorite childhood fairy tale characters, Princess Aurora and Snow White.[2]

Snow was a contract performer and director for Sin City between May 2003 and May 2005.[5][6][7] She made her directorial debut for the company with the film Assploitations.[8]

Snow hosted Private Calls on Playboy TV.[9]

In 2008, Snow played Jan Brady in the spoof Not the Bradys XXX.

In 2009,[10] Snow's biography was released in comic book form by Carnal Comics in Aurora Snow: True Stories of Adult Film Stars.[11]

In July 2010, she reported on the obscenity case against John Stagliano for AVN.[12][13]

Despite not using condoms during most of her scenes, Snow came out as one of the few performers in favor of the 2012 Measure B vote in Los Angeles, mandating the use of condoms for all adult movie scenes.[14]

Mainstream media[edit]

Snow appeared in a cameo in the Judd Apatow film Superbad[15] with fellow pornographic actress Jenna Haze.[16]

She also made an uncredited masked cameo in the film The Rules of Attraction.[17]

On January 6, 2010, Snow appeared in an episode of 1000 Ways to Die titled "Death On Arrival" to discuss edible underwear during the "Way to Die #444: Deadliest Munch" segment of the episode.[18]

On March 12, 2013, Snow appeared on The Young Turks to discuss racism in pornography and the reasons why some Caucasian pornographic actresses refuse to do interracial sex scenes.[19]

Snow is currently a contributor for The Daily Beast and usually writes articles about the porn industry.[20]

On March 6, 2014 Snow spoke at Harvard Law School on the topic of “Sex, Drugs, and Rolling Dice: The Regulation of Vice.” [21] On March 19th, 2015 Snow spoke at the University of South Carolina School of Law on "Vice, Porn and American Culture." [22]

Personal life[edit]

Snow had a relationship with fellow pornographic actor Jay Ashley.[23] In June 2008, she was reported to be seeing writer Richard Abowitz.[24] On April 13, 2012, Snow announced on her official website that she was engaged to an unnamed man who is not former boyfriend Richard Abowitz.[25]

On September 30, 2013, Snow posted an article on The Daily Beast titled "A Porn Star’s Letter to Her Unborn Son" in which she announced she was pregnant with her first child and stated how she would explain her choice to work in the adult film industry to her son once he is older.[26] The letter quickly went viral on the internet.[27][28][29][30] She gave birth to her son, Quentin, on December 10, 2013.[31] Snow announced her marriage on February 15, 2015. [32]



  1. ^ Aurora Snow at the Internet Adult Film Database
  2. ^ a b Rick Ryan. "Interview with Aurora Snow". 
  3. ^ Aurora Snow (2013-06-18). "How a Porn Star Retires: Aurora Snow on Life After Porn". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  4. ^ a b c d Rog (July 2001). "Aurora Snow Interview (July 2001)". Rogreviews. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  5. ^ "Sin City Entertainment Signs Aurora Snow". AVN. 2003-05-21. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  6. ^ "Aurora Snow Signs New Two-Year Deal With Sin City/Mayhem". AVN. 2004-05-26. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  7. ^ Acme Andersson (2005-05-31). "Sin City Terminates Aurora Snow Contract". AVN. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  8. ^ Acme Andersson (2004-02-04). "Aurora Snow's Assploitations 2 In Stores". AVN. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  9. ^ Snow, Aurora (2010-08-09). "Confessions of a Porn MILF" The Daily Beast.
  10. ^ "Carnal Comics - Home of Demi, Classic Porn Stars & other Adult Comics". Carnal Comics. Archived from the original on 26 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  11. ^ Haberfelner, Mike (June 2010). "An Interview with Aurora Snow, Porn Star Turned Comicbook-Character". Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  12. ^ "Aurora Snow Blogs for AVN from Stagliano Trial". AVN. 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  13. ^ "Aurora Snow: Trial and Error in the Nation's Capital". AVN.
  14. ^ "Condoms in Porn: One Adult Star Says Yes to Measure B" The Daily Beast October 18, 2012
  15. ^ "Aurora Snow". The New York Times. 
  16. ^ "Jenna Haze". The New York Times. 
  17. ^ Rog (January 2003). "Aurora Snow Interview (Jan 2003)". Rogreviews. Archived from the original on August 31, 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-08. 
  18. ^ "Death On Arrival - Episode 201". Spike. 2010-01-06. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  19. ^ "Adult film actress Aurora Snow: ‘I think that racism actually does still exist [in porn]’". Current TV. 2013-03-12. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  20. ^ "Aurora Snow". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  21. ^ "Retired porn star Aurora Snow hits Harvard to talk about the new politics of porn". The Daily Dot. 2014-03-04. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  22. ^ "Aurora Snow speaks at USC School of Law on Porn Industry". YouTube. 2014-03-22. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  23. ^ Scott Ross (2005-05-07). "Jay Ashley Deceives Talent in Czech Republic; Breaks Quarantine". AVN. Archived from the original on June 8, 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-25. Ashley traveled to the Czech Republic with Sin City contract performer Aurora Snow, his girlfriend. 
  24. ^ Richard Abowitz (2008-06-04). "A reality show starring me and a porn star? Help me decide". Las Vegas Weekly. Retrieved 2008-06-05. 
  25. ^ "PODCAST: Extreme Sex Talk – Episode #1". Aurora Snow. 2012-04-12. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  26. ^ Aurora Snow (2013-09-30). "A Porn Star’s Letter to Her Unborn Son". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  27. ^ Sadie Whitelocks (2013-10-07). "Ex-porn star pens open letter to her unborn son over her X-rated past". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  28. ^ Latonya Berry (2013-10-02). "Retired Porn Star Writes a Letter to Her Unborn Child". Metro Parent Publishing Group. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  29. ^ Lachlan Williams (2013-10-01). "Porn star's touching letter to her unborn son". ninemsn. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  30. ^ Roxana A. Soto (2013-10-08). "Porn star writes brutally honest letter to her unborn son". ¿Qué más?. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  31. ^ Aurora Snow (2013-12-27). "No Sex For Six Weeks After Giving Birth? It’s Too Long!". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  32. ^ Aurora Snow (2015-02-17). "#beachwedding #reception #fun with my little family". Twitter. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  33. ^ a b c Steve Nelson (2002-04-13). "The 18th Annual Awards of the X-Rated Critics Organization". Adult Industry News. Retrieved 2014-09-28. 
  34. ^ Heidi Pike-Johnson (2003-04-04). "Evil Angel's The Fashionistas Big Winner At XRCOs Thursday Night". AVN. Retrieved 2014-09-28. 
  35. ^ Heidi Pike-Johnson (2003-01-21). "2003 AVN Awards Winners Announced: Awards Presented Big Year for Evil Angel...". AVN. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  36. ^ Roger T. Pipe (2003-01-13). "2003 Rog Reviews Critic’s Choice Winners!!!!". RogReviews. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  37. ^ "9th Annual CAVR Winners". CAVR. Retrieved 2015-01-23. 
  38. ^ Roger T. Pipe (2004-01-07). "Rog Reviews Critic’s Choice Awards". RogReviews. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  39. ^ Roger T. Pipe (2005-01-04). "Rog Reviews Critic’s Choice Awards For 2004". RogReviews. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  40. ^ Peter Warren (2011-02-22). "XRCO Announces 2011 Nominations". Retrieved 2011-02-26. 

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