Jennifer Welles

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Jennifer Welles
Born March 15, 1937
New Jersey, USA[1]
Other names Lisa Duran
Ethnicity Caucasian
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)[1]

Jennifer Welles (born {March 15, 1937} is an American former pornographic actress in films of the 1970s, although she began her acting career in the late 1960s in the softcore sexploitation genre films produced in New York. Some of these include: Sex by Advertisement (1967), Career Bed, Submission, and This Sporting House, by pornographic film director Henri Pachard (all from 1969).[citation needed]


Welles was also a fetish magazine model for such magazines as Bizarre while using the stage name "Lisa Duran".[citation needed]

Welles appeared in many films, the best known being Inside Jennifer Welles (1977), which she is also credited with having directed (although the film was actually anonymously directed by sex-exploitation veteran Joseph W. Sarno).[1][2] She also appeared in some mainstream films, most notably The Groove Tube opposite Chevy Chase.[citation needed]


Welles won the Erotica Award for Best Actress in 1977 for the film Little Orphan Sammy, and she was the editor of Eros, The Magazine of Decadent Sophistication in that same year.[citation needed] She became a member of the AVN Hall of Fame in 1996.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Welles left the industry abruptly in 1978 after she married a wealthy fan.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "The Rialto Report: "Jennifer Welles: The Lady Vanishes"". Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Wiktor Ericsson (director) (2013). A Life in Dirty Movies (Motion picture). Anagram Produktion. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Adult Video News Award Winners - 1995". Retrieved 10 September 2014. 

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