Aurora Snow

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Aurora Snow
Aurora Snow 2011.jpg
Snow at the XRCO Awards in Hollywood, California, April 2011
Born (1981-11-26) November 26, 1981 (age 34)[1]
Santa Maria, California, USA[1]
Other names Victoria, Angel, Aurora & Kim[1]
Ethnicity Irish/Jewish/Native American[1]
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)[2][3]
Weight 118 lb (54 kg; 8.4 st)[1]
No. of adult films 684 as a performer & 13 as a director (per IAFD)[1]

Aurora Snow (born November 26, 1981)[4] is the stage name of an American former pornographic actress and director.[5]

Early life[edit]

Snow was born and raised in Santa Maria, California but also spent time in Albuquerque, New Mexico.[2] She is of Irish, Jewish, and Native American descent.[1] She was raised by a single mother and was the oldest of three siblings.[6] She began performing in community and regional theater at age 12.[2] At age 13, she started working as a cashier at a pizza parlor, where she was promoted to manager at age 15.[6] At age 17, Snow enrolled at the University of California, Irvine, where she also worked the information desk at one of its libraries.[6] She initially chose theatre as her major before changing it to business.[2] Later on, she took business law classes at Glendale Community College.[3]



Snow entered the adult entertainment industry in May 2000 after answering a nude modeling newspaper ad[7] from World Modeling.[3] After doing three still shoots, she began performing in pornographic films.[2] She was 18 years old at the time.[2]

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 later 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.[2] Her stage name derives from her two favorite childhood fairy tale characters, Princess Aurora and Snow White.[4]

Snow was a contract performer and director for Sin City between May 2003 and May 2005.[8][9][10] She made her directorial debut for the company with the film Assploitations.[11]

Snow hosted Private Calls on Playboy TV.[12]

In 2009,[13] Snow's biography was released in comic book form[7] by Carnal Comics in Aurora Snow: True Stories of Adult Film Stars.[14]

In July 2010, she reported on the obscenity case against John Stagliano for AVN.[15][16]

Snow left the adult film industry in 2011 and moved from Los Angeles to Macon, Missouri.[6] She spent over ten years in the industry, even though she initially planned on doing porn for only a year when she first started.[17] She also worked as a stripper and webcam model during her career.[7] Despite not using condoms during most of her scenes, she 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.[18]

Mainstream media[edit]

Snow appeared in a cameo in the Judd Apatow film Superbad.[19] 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.[20]

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.[21]

Snow is currently a contributor for The Daily Beast (since 2010)[7] and Glammonitor and usually writes articles about the porn industry and women's issues.[22][23]

On March 6, 2014 Snow spoke at Harvard Law School on the topic of "Sex, Drugs, and Rolling Dice: The Regulation of Vice."[24] On March 19, 2015 Snow spoke at the University of South Carolina School of Law on "Vice, Porn and American Culture."[25]

Personal life[edit]

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. ^ a b c d e f g Aurora Snow at the Internet Adult Film Database
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Aurora Snow Interview". RogReviews. July 2001. Archived from the original on October 16, 2002. Retrieved July 28, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "Aurora Snow Interview". December 17, 2003. Archived from the original on February 15, 2004. Retrieved March 22, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Rick Ryan. "Interview with Aurora Snow". Archived from the original on 2007-07-10. 
  5. ^ Aurora Snow (2013-06-18). "How a Porn Star Retires: Aurora Snow on Life After Porn". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  6. ^ a b c d Carla Cain Walther (September 20, 2014). "Mom Used To Be A Porn Star: Aurora Snow Shares Her Story". Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c d Aurora Snow (1 May 2013). Interview with porn star and writer Aurora Snow. (Interview). RockItReports. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Sin City Entertainment Signs Aurora Snow". AVN. 2003-05-21. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  9. ^ "Aurora Snow Signs New Two-Year Deal With Sin City/Mayhem". AVN. 2004-05-26. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  10. ^ Acme Andersson (2005-05-31). "Sin City Terminates Aurora Snow Contract". AVN. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  11. ^ Acme Andersson (2004-02-04). "Aurora Snow's Assploitations 2 In Stores". AVN. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  12. ^ Snow, Aurora, (2010-08-09) "Confessions of a Porn MILF", The Daily Beast
  13. ^ "Carnal Comics". Carnal Comics. Archived from the original on 26 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  14. ^ Haberfelner, Mike (June 2010). "An Interview with Aurora Snow, Porn Star Turned Comicbook-Character". Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  15. ^ "Aurora Snow Blogs for AVN from Stagliano Trial". AVN. 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  16. ^ "Aurora Snow: Trial and Error in the Nation's Capital". AVN.
  17. ^ Adam Wilcox (March 22, 2012). "XXX Wasteland Exclusive Interview: Aurora Snow". XXX Wasteland. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Condoms in Porn: One Adult Star Says Yes to Measure B", The Daily Beast, October 18, 2012
  19. ^ "Aurora Snow". The New York Times. 
  20. ^ "Death On Arrival - Episode 201". Spike. 2010-01-06. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  21. ^ "Adult film actress Aurora Snow: 'I think that racism actually does still exist [in porn]'". Current TV. 2013-03-12. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  22. ^ "Aurora Snow". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  23. ^ "Aurora Snow". Glammonitor. Retrieved 2015-06-02. 
  24. ^ "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. 
  25. ^ "Aurora Snow speaks at USC School of Law on Porn Industry". YouTube. 2014-03-22. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  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". AVN. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  36. ^ Peter Warren (2011-02-22). "XRCO Announces 2011 Nominations". AVN. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 

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