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

Aurora Snow is an American retired 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][5] planning to work in porn for only a year.[6][5] 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.[7][8][9] She made her directorial debut for the company with the film Assploitations.[3][10] Snow hosted Private Calls on Playboy TV.[5]

In July 2010, she reported on the obscenity case against John Stagliano for Adult Video News.[11][12]

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] Snow left the pornographic film industry after ten years in 2011 and moved from Los Angeles to Macon, Missouri.[4]

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]

In September 2013, Snow wrote an article for 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 Snow, Aurora (April 11, 2017). "Retired Porn Star's Bittersweet Return to the Spotlight". The Daily Beast.
  2. ^ Snow, Aurora (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 Street, Sharan (December 28, 2016). "Class of 2017: The AVN Hall of Fame's Newest Inductees". Adult Video News. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Walther, Carla Cain (September 20, 2014). "Mom Used To Be A Porn Star: Aurora Snow Shares Her Story". wewomen.com. Archived from the original on May 31, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Snow, Aurora (August 9, 2010). "Porn Star Aurora Snow Goes from Barely Legal to MILF". The Daily Beast.
  6. ^ Snow, Aurora (November 7, 2021). "The Porn Stars Giving the Middle Finger to Father Time". The Daily Beast.
  7. ^ "Sin City Entertainment Signs Aurora Snow". Adult Video News. May 21, 2003. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  8. ^ "Aurora Snow Signs New Two-Year Deal With Sin City/Mayhem". Adult Video News. May 26, 2004. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  9. ^ Andersson, Acme (May 31, 2005). "Sin City Terminates Aurora Snow Contract". Adult Video News. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  10. ^ Andersson, Acme (February 4, 2004). "Aurora Snow's Assploitations 2 In Stores". Adult Video News. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  11. ^ Snow, Aurora (July 14, 2010). "Aurora Snow Blogs for AVN from Stagliano Trial". Adult Video News. Retrieved June 2, 2013.
  12. ^ Snow, Aurora (July 15, 2010). "Aurora Snow: Trial and Error in the Nation's Capital". Adult Video News.
  13. ^ Snow, Aurora (October 18, 2012). "Condoms in Porn: One Adult Star Says Yes to Measure B". The Daily Beast.
  14. ^ "Aurora Snow". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2008. Archived from the original on February 25, 2008.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  15. ^ "Death On Arrival - Episode 201". Spike. January 6, 2010. Archived from the original on August 12, 2013. 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.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  17. ^ "Aurora Snow". The Daily Beast. Retrieved November 26, 2021.
  18. ^ "Aurora Snow". Glammonitor. Archived from the original on June 2, 2015.
  19. ^ Dickson, EJ (March 4, 2014). "Retired porn star Aurora Snow hits Harvard to talk about the new politics of porn". The Daily Dot. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  20. ^ "Aurora Snow speaks at USC School of Law on Porn Industry". March 22, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2015 – via YouTube.[dead YouTube link]
  21. ^ Snow, Aurora (September 30, 2013). "A Porn Star's Letter to Her Unborn Son". The Daily Beast. Retrieved January 2, 2014.
  22. ^ Berry, Latonya (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.
  23. ^ Williams, Lachlan (October 1, 2013). "Porn star's touching letter to her unborn son". Ninemsn. Archived from the original on February 6, 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  24. ^ Soto, Roxana A. (October 8, 2013). "Porn star writes brutally honest letter to her unborn son". Mamás Latinas. Retrieved November 26, 2021.
  25. ^ Snow, Aurora (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 (May 30, 2017). "My Daughter the Porn Star". The Daily Beast. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  27. ^ a b c Nelson, Steve (April 13, 2002). "The 18th Annual Awards of the X-Rated Critics Organization". Adult Industry News. Archived from the original on March 8, 2003.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  28. ^ Pike-Johnson, Heidi (April 4, 2003). "Evil Angel's The Fashionistas Big Winner At XRCOs Thursday Night". Adult Video News. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
  29. ^ Heidi Pike-Johnson (January 21, 2003). "2003 AVN Awards Winners Announced: Awards Presented Big Year for Evil Angel..." Adult Video News. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  30. ^ Warren, Peter (February 22, 2011). "XRCO Announces 2011 Nominations". Adult Video News. Retrieved February 26, 2011.

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