Jessica Jaymes in 2009
March 8, 1979
Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.
|Died||September 17, 2019[A] (aged 40)|
|Other names||Jessica James|
|Education||Rio Salado College|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||53 kg (117 lb)|
Jessica Jaymes (March 8, 1979 – September 17, 2019) was an American pornographic actress. She was Hustler's first contract model and the "Hustler Honey of the Year" in 2004 and the August 2008 Penthouse Pet of the Month, as well as the co-founder of Spizoo, a pornographic film studio.
Jaymes was born as Jessica Redding in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 8, 1979, to a mother of Czech/French descent and a father who worked as an undercover agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration. She attended the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell before graduating from Rio Salado College in Arizona. She then worked as a fourth- through sixth-grade teacher for three years. Her website also claimed she held an art degree and could play classical piano.
Jaymes' adult film career began in the summer of 2002. Her stage name was a combination of her real first name and the first name of her then-lover, James. In 2004 she became Hustler Video's first contract model and the "Hustler Honey of the Year". She did exclusively all-female work until 2005 when she began appearing alongside male performers. In August 2008 she was the Penthouse Pet of the Month. She co-founded the pornographic film studio Spizoo in 2008.
Jaymes played a small role in two episodes of the television series Weeds in 2006 and 2007, in which she portrayed herself, and made appearances on various reality shows such as VH1's Celebrity Rehab Sober House and HBO's Vivid Valley as well as The Howard Stern Show.
She was credited with in excess of 300 appearances in both mainstream material and pornography.
Jaymes was found unconscious at her residence in North Hills near Los Angeles on September 17, 2019, and pronounced dead at the scene. She was found by her ex-husband and Spizoo business partner when he went to check on her after she had been inactive online and not responding to messages for nearly a week. Jaymes had a history of seizures, but the cause of her death was not immediately known. An autopsy was performed after which her body was released to her family, but a cause of death was deferred pending toxicology results.
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