Kelli McCarty (born September 6, 1969) is an American model, actress and adult film performer who was crowned Miss USA in 1991.
McCarty won the Miss USA beauty contest in 1991, competing as Miss Kansas USA. A student at Wichita State University and a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority, her victory was celebrated because it took place in Wichita, her home state, and because it marked the first time a contestant from Kansas had won the title. She was later a finalist in the Miss Universe pageant.
In the mid-1990s, McCarty went on to pursue a career in acting. She appeared as the maniacal Beth Wallace on NBC Daytime's Passions from 1999 until her character was killed off in a train explosion in 2006. She also had a recurring role as Ms. Lovelson in the Disney Channel Original Series Even Stevens and also guest starred on Dream On, Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, Phil of the Future, That's So Raven and Beyond the Break. She appeared on an episode of the dating show Baggage.
McCarty also appeared in a number of softcore adult films during her career.
Adult film career
In 2008 she signed with adult entertainment company Vivid Entertainment. Her first hardcore film, Faithless, featured her in explicit, non-simulated sex scenes and was released on February 4, 2009. McCarty also appeared on The Howard Stern Show, KROQ-FM's Kevin and Bean, and FM Talk's Frosty, Heidi & Frank Show to promote the film.
Awards and nominations
- 2010 AVN Award nominee – Best Actress – Faithless
- 2010 XBIZ Award nominee – Acting Performance of the Year (Female) – Faithless