Erica Boyer

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Erica Boyer
Boyer in early 1980s
Born Amanda Margaret Gantt[1]
(1956-12-22)December 22, 1956[1]
Andalusia, Alabama, U.S.[1]
Died December 31, 2009(2009-12-31) (aged 53)[2]
Panama City Beach, Florida, U.S.
Cause of death Auto accident
Other names Carol Christy, Erica Bee, Joanne McRay
Ethnicity Caucasian
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Spouse(s) Rand Gauthier (m.1980s, Divorced),
Derrick Jensen m. ?-2009 (her death)
No. of adult films 329 including compilations (per IAFD)

Erica Boyer, legal name Amanda Margaret Jensen (née Gantt) (December 22, 1956 in Andalusia, Alabama - December 31, 2009 in Panama City Beach, Florida)[1] was an American pornographic actress. She is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame,[3] Legends of Erotica[4] and the XRCO Hall of Fame.[5]


Her father Joseph Breckenridge Gantt (Joe Breck Gantt), son of a Covington County, Alabama sheriff, had in May 1965 as Assistant Attorney General been prosecutor in the mistrial against Collie Wilkens for the murder of civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo on March 25, 1965.[6][7]

Prior to her porn debut, she worked at Mitchell brothers O'Farrell Theater in San Francisco dancing and doing live sex shows.[8]

Erica Boyer appeared in 184 features after starting her porn career with Beyond De Sade. She came out of retirement to work with Marilyn Chambers again in the XXX Dark Chambers.[8]

After her retirement, she had her own massage therapy business and did volunteer work as a clown and face painter.[8]

She died in a pedestrian accident on New Year's Eve, 2009, aged 53.[2][9] At the time she was married and had a son.[1] She reportedly died instantly when she was struck by an off-duty Florida Highway Patrol officer driving a 2001 4-door Hyundai.[10]

She was married to Rand Gauthier (nomme de porn: Austin Moore) in the late 80s. The marriage was short-lived.[11]

Her second husband was former NFL player Derrick Jensen.[11]

Boyer was described by those who knew her as a lesbian-leaning bisexual.[12]


  • 1985 XRCO Award for Lascivious Lesbian - Body Girls (with Robin Everett)[13]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Amanda Jensen Obituary in Panama City News Herald". January 7, 2010. Retrieved January 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Kernes, Mark (January 12, 2010). "Erica Boyer Killed in Traffic Accident". Retrieved January 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ "AVN Hall of Fame". Adult Video News. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Legends of Erotica". Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ "XRCO Hall of Fame". Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ TIME 14. Mai 1965
  7. ^ From Selma to Sorrow: The Life and Death of Viola Liuzzo by Mary Stanton. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1998. p. 112
  8. ^ a b c "Porn Legends Erica's Body & Soul". August 8, 2004. Retrieved January 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ S. Brady Calhoun (January 1, 2010). "Pedestrian killed on New Year's Eve". Panama City News Herald. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 
  10. ^ Foster, Jessica (January 1, 2010). "Pedestrian Fatality in Panama City Beach". News. Retrieved February 12, 2010. 
  11. ^ a b Chicago Lewis, Amanda. "Pam and Tommy: The Untold Story of the World's Most Infamous Sex Tape". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "AVN - Erica Boyer Killed in Traffic Accident". Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  13. ^ MayorDefacto. "Transcript of the video A Night of Legends: First Annual XRCO Adult Film Awards". Retrieved August 9, 2008. 

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