Aurora Snow

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Aurora Snow
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Snow at the XRCO Awards in Hollywood, California, April 2011

Aurora Snow is a former pornographic actress,[1] director, and columnist.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Snow was raised by a single mother and was the oldest of three siblings.[4]


Adult films[edit]

Snow entered the pornographic entertainment industry when she was 18 years old.[3] One of her first professionally made and distributed movies was More Dirty Debutantes 152, produced by Ed Powers.[3]

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.[3][8] Snow hosted Private Calls on Playboy TV.[9]

In July 2010, she reported on the obscenity case against John Stagliano for AVN.[10][11]

Snow left the pornographic film industry in 2011 and moved from Los Angeles to Macon, Missouri.[4] She spent over ten years in the industry, even though she initially planned on doing porn for only a year when she first started.[12] She also worked as a webcam model during her career. 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 pornographic movie scenes.[13]

Mainstream media appearances[edit]

Snow appeared in the 2002 feature film The Rules of Attraction as Masked Naked Girl at Party.

Snow appeared in a cameo in the Judd Apatow film Superbad.[14] 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.[15]

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.[16]

Snow has been a contributor for The Daily Beast[3] and Glammonitor, writing articles about the porn industry and women's issues.[17][18]

On March 6, 2014, Snow spoke at Harvard Law School[3] on the topic of "Sex, Drugs, and Rolling Dice: The Regulation of Vice."[19] On March 19, 2015, Snow spoke at the University of South Carolina School of Law on "Vice, Porn and American Culture."[20]

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 porn industry to her son once he is older.[21] The letter quickly went viral on the Internet.[22][23][24] She gave birth to her son in December 2013.[25] Her father stated that he was "proud" upon finding out about her occupation.[26]



  1. ^ a b "Retired Porn Star's Bittersweet Return to the Spotlight". The Daily Beast. April 11, 2017.
  2. ^ Aurora Snow (June 18, 2013). "How a Porn Star Retires: Aurora Snow on Life After Porn". The Daily Beast. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Class of 2017: The AVN Hall of Fame's Newest Inductees". AVN. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Carla Cain Walther (September 20, 2014). "Mom Used To Be A Porn Star: Aurora Snow Shares Her Story". Archived from the original on May 31, 2018. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  5. ^ "Sin City Entertainment Signs Aurora Snow". AVN. May 21, 2003. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  6. ^ "Aurora Snow Signs New Two-Year Deal With Sin City/Mayhem". AVN. May 26, 2004. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  7. ^ Acme Andersson (May 31, 2005). "Sin City Terminates Aurora Snow Contract". AVN. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  8. ^ Acme Andersson (February 4, 2004). "Aurora Snow's Assploitations 2 In Stores". AVN. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  9. ^ Snow, Aurora, (August 9, 2010) "Confessions of a Porn MILF" Archived March 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, The Daily Beast
  10. ^ "Aurora Snow Blogs for AVN from Stagliano Trial". AVN. July 14, 2010. Retrieved June 2, 2013.
  11. ^ "Aurora Snow: Trial and Error in the Nation's Capital". AVN.
  12. ^ Adam Wilcox (March 22, 2012). "XXX Wasteland Exclusive Interview: Aurora Snow". XXX Wasteland. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  13. ^ "Condoms in Porn: One Adult Star Says Yes to Measure B", The Daily Beast, October 18, 2012
  14. ^ "Aurora Snow". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-02-25.
  15. ^ "Death On Arrival - Episode 201". Spike. January 6, 2010. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  16. ^ "Adult film actress Aurora Snow: 'I think that racism actually does still exist [in porn]'". Current TV. March 12, 2013. Archived from the original on July 11, 2013. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  17. ^ "Aurora Snow". The Daily Beast. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  18. ^ "Aurora Snow". Glammonitor. Archived from the original on June 2, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  19. ^ "Retired porn star Aurora Snow hits Harvard to talk about the new politics of porn". The Daily Dot. March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  20. ^ "Aurora Snow speaks at USC School of Law on Porn Industry". YouTube. March 22, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  21. ^ Aurora Snow (September 30, 2013). "A Porn Star's Letter to Her Unborn Son". The Daily Beast. Retrieved January 2, 2014.
  22. ^ Latonya Berry (October 2, 2013). "Retired Porn Star Writes a Letter to Her Unborn Child". Metro Parent Publishing Group. Archived from the original on January 3, 2014. Retrieved January 2, 2014.
  23. ^ Lachlan Williams (October 1, 2013). "Porn star's touching letter to her unborn son". ninemsn. Retrieved January 2, 2014.
  24. ^ Roxana A. Soto (October 8, 2013). "Porn star writes brutally honest letter to her unborn son". ¿Qué más?. Retrieved January 2, 2014.
  25. ^ Aurora Snow (December 27, 2013). "No Sex For Six Weeks After Giving Birth? It's Too Long!". The Daily Beast. Retrieved January 2, 2014.
  26. ^ Snow, Aurora (January 30, 2017). "My Daughter the Porn Star". The Daily Beast. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  27. ^ a b c Steve Nelson (April 13, 2002). "The 18th Annual Awards of the X-Rated Critics Organization". Adult Industry News. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
  28. ^ Heidi Pike-Johnson (April 4, 2003). "Evil Angel's The Fashionistas Big Winner At XRCOs Thursday Night". AVN. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
  29. ^ Heidi Pike-Johnson (January 21, 2003). "2003 AVN Awards Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  30. ^ Peter Warren (February 22, 2011). "XRCO Announces 2011 Nominations". AVN. Retrieved February 26, 2011.

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