Angel Kelly

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Angel Kelly
Other names Sugar Brown
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)

Angel Kelly is a retired pornographic actress. With Jeannie Pepper and Heather Hunter, Kelly was among the first African-American women to "cross over" into mainstream porn video.[2] She is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame.[3]


Kelly began her film career in 1985. During the period in which she was most active, 1986 through 1988, she made more than 100 original films — 53 in 1987 alone — but by the early-1990s she was appearing in fewer than five films a year. Kelly's final performance in an original film was in 1991.[1]

She was the African American female star to receive a contract in the Adult Film Industry, when she signed with Fantasy Home Video.[4]

Kelly was inducted into the Adult Video News Hall of Fame at ceremonies held on January 12, 2008.[3]

She was inducted into the XRCO Hall of Fame on April 16, 2009.[5]

Mainstream appearances[edit]

In 1996, Kelly and Heather Hunter appeared in the music video of Tupac Shakur's How Do U Want It. [6][7]


  1. ^ a b Angel Kelly at the Internet Adult Film Database. Retrieved on 2009-07-30.
  2. ^ Mireille Miller-Young, "Hardcore Desire: Black Women Laboring in Porn — Is It Just Another Job?", Colorlines Magazine: Race, Action, Culture, Winter 2005. Retrieved on 2007-10-03.
  3. ^ a b Jared Rutter (2008-01-12). "2008 AVN Award Winners Announced". Adult Video News. Archived from the original on 2008-04-04. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 
  4. ^ Miller-Young, Mireille. A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women in Pornography. Duke University Press Books. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "2009 XRCO Winners". Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  6. ^ Woulard, Byron (2011). The Pawn Queen. Woulard Media Distribution. pp. 57–58. ISBN 978-0982937518. 
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