Dyanna Lauren

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Dyanna Lauren
Dyanna Lauren 2009.jpg
Lauren attending the 25th Anniversary XRCO Awards in Hollywood, CA, April 2009
Born (1965-03-18) March 18, 1965 (age 52)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names Diana Lauren, Dyanna Lawson, Dyanna Whyte, Diana White, Dyanna Gray
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)
Spouse(s) John Gray (divorced)[1][2]
No. of adult films
  • 272 as actress
  • 59 as director
  • (per IAFD as of April 2015)[3]

Dyanna Lauren (born March 18, 1965) is an American erotic dancer, pornographic actress, singer and director.

Career[edit]

She has appeared in over 200 movies between 1989 and 2000; in the years since, she has shifted away from acting and towards directing, even though she has remained an active onscreen performer into the 2010s.

Lauren was a singer before entering the adult industry. She explained her career change by saying, "I decided that if I was going to get screwed, I would at least get paid for it".[4] Lauren has also composed a song called Psycho Magnet, a hard-rock ballad about being a porn star and being constantly stalked and harassed by "mentally ill mooks". Lauren's performance of the song, however, has been criticized by David Foster Wallace as having an argumentation that "strikes yr and a bit uneven" while also criticizing Lauren's singing as sounding like a "scalded cat".[5] She performed Silent Night/Feliz Navidad" with Moby on the 2003 album of the 2001 film Moby Presents: Alien Sex Party.[6]

Lauren started out in porn appearing on box-covers for films that she was not in. Later, before deciding on going all the way on film, she would often make brief appearances in non-sexual roles, but would still front the film's cover nonetheless.[7] Lauren was the Penthouse Pet of the Month in July 1995,[8] and has been a contract performer with Vivid Entertainment.[9] She was the first to appear as a single guest on Playboy TV's The Helmetcam Show. This appearance was broadcast live on August 21, 1996.[10]

In addition to her work in adult films, Lauren also sang and appeared on the Marilyn Manson album Mechanical Animals, along with fellow porn star Kobe Tai.[11] She also sang in the rock band Thousand Year Itch, who released one album in 2000.[citation needed]

In 2007 she became the CEO and spokesperson of Ninn Worx_SR, a film production company which is owned by her ex-husband, John Gray.[12] Lauren was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame at ceremonies held on January 12, 2008.[13] In April 2009 she began filming for her first feature appearance in over ten years.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Lauren identifies as bisexual.[15] She is of English, German, Irish, Australian and Native American descent.[16] She was married to John Grey, founder of the Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen's Club chain.[2]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wade Garrett (2007-07-30). "Ninn, Gray Discuss Ninn Worx_SR Inc.". Adult Video News. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  2. ^ a b Ross, Scott (2009-04-22). "Dyanna Lauren Returns to Screen in New Wicked Feature". Business AVN. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  3. ^ Dyanna Lauren at the Internet Adult Film Database
  4. ^ Mayhem, Monica (2010). Absolute Mayhem: Secret Confessions of a Porn Star. Skyhorse Publishing. ISBN 9781616080914. 
  5. ^ Wallace, David Foster (2006). Consider the Lobster: Essays and Arguments. Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 9780316013321. 
  6. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Various-Moby-Presents-Alien-Sex-Party/release/967159
  7. ^ O'Toole, Laurence (1999). Pornocopia: porn, sex, technology and desire. Serpent's Tail. ISBN 9781852427207. 
  8. ^ "Complete Penthouse Pets Listing". PENTHOUSE PETS dot NET. Retrieved 2007-11-28. 
  9. ^ Jared Rutter (2009-09-30). "Vivid's 25th Anniversary: How Steven Hirsch's Company Thrust Porn Into Mainstream America". AVN.com. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  10. ^ The Helmetcam Show - 96-08B at the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-11-28.
  11. ^ "PORN STARS GET MIXED REVIEWS FOR ROCK VID WORK". Adult Video News. 1999-12-16. Retrieved 2007-11-28. 
  12. ^ Wade Garrett (2007-07-30). "Ninn, Gray Discuss Ninn Worx_SR Inc.". Adult Video News. Retrieved 2007-11-28. 
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ "AVN - Dyanna Lauren Returns to Screen in New Wicked Feature". Business.avn.com. 2009-04-22. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  15. ^ "Pornstar Data - Dyanna Lauren". Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  16. ^ http://www.iafd.com/person.rme/perfid=DLauren/gender=f/Dyanna-Lauren.htm
  17. ^ "THE BEST OF 1997". Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "AVN Awards Past Winners". Archived from the original on 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2007-11-28. 
  19. ^ 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. 
  20. ^ Lyla Katz (2010-02-11). "XBIZ Awards 2010 Winners Announced". XBiz.com. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 

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