Leslie Glass (adult model)
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October 4, 1963|
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Died||August 4, 2000
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Spouse(s)||Ghyslain Lacoste (1996—2000, her death; 6 children)|
According to an obituary, she was "...best known as a Penthouse Pet of the Year Runner-Up and Penthouse International Pet of the Year, model, exotic dancer, Vivid Films adult film star, and founder of Pet-4-Pets, an animal rescue and care organization."
Glass grew up in southwest Baltimore, graduated from Mercy High School, and attended the Maryland Institute College of Art. She modeled for Merry-Go-Round stores and Pimlico Race Course, and was a champion skateboarder who taught the sport to others.
In 1982, at the age of 19, Glass began working as a bartender at Hammerjack's Concert Hall and Nightclub, a famous rock and roll-oriented nightclub in Baltimore, and one of largest and most popular indoor bar venues on the east coast (since razed). Glass would frequently dress in sexy clothes, including lingerie, and dance on the bar; she quickly became one of the most popular bartenders. Throughout the 1980s, Glass manned the most prominent bar in front of the concert stage that frequently featured acts such as Kix, Joan Jett, Ted Nugent, and Guns N' Roses. Later, she founded and managed a women's lingerie and bikini dance troupe that was a regular feature. She became a feature dancer at Memories Strip Club in Dundalk, Maryland.
From 1988 to 1992, Glass travelled to Atlantic City to be a round card girl at boxing matches and was featured in a Playboy pictorial on the job. She attracted the notice of Penthouse magazine and became "Pet of the Month" in February 1992, was in the Penthouse Pet of the Year Playoffs in 1993, and in 1994, at the age of 31, became Penthouse Pet of the Year Runner-Up. Signing with Vivid Video, Glass filmed several girl-girl porn features with Janine, beginning with Vagablonde in 1994.
Glass was first diagnosed with colon cancer in 1998. After surgery to remove part of the colon and an ovary, she was given two weeks to live. When diagnosed, Glass was already at stage 4 of her cancer, as it had already metastazised to her liver and consumed an ovary. Glass was treated at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center.
She was the first person in the United States to receive a new experimental cocktail of chemotherapy drugs. This produced dramatic results. However, the cancer stopped responding to the drugs. Tumor ablation was used to "microwave" tumors on her liver, and she continued to try different chemotherapies throughout the two years she survived after her diagnosis. During this time she continued to work, and made appearances on television and elsewhere to discuss the disease. She fought for two years before succumbing on August 4, 2000, aged 36.
In 1996, Glass married Ghyslain Lacoste of Hollywood, Florida, who survives her.
- Julie Kay (2000-03-30). "A Touch of Glass". New Times Broward-Palm Beach. Retrieved 2009-03-17.
- "New Treatment Under Investigation At University Of Maryland Could Dramatically Reduce Colon Cancer Deaths". ScienceDaily. 1999-03-03. Retrieved 2009-03-17.