Lisa Ann

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Lisa Ann
Lisa Ann AVN Awards 2013.jpg
Lisa Ann on the Red Carpet at AVN Awards 2013.
Born Lisa Anne Corpora[1]
(1972-05-09) May 9, 1972 (age 43)
Easton, Pennsylvania, U.S.[2][3]
Other names Zina Sunshine, Lisa, Leesa[4]
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)[4]
Weight 115 lb (52 kg)[4]
No. of adult films 522 as performer
53 as director
(per IAFD)[4]

Lisa Ann (born Lisa Anne Corpora;[1] May 9, 1972) is an American former pornographic actress best known for her appearances in the MILF genre having won eleven awards for this work.[5] She has also worked as a director, feature dancer, and talent agent.[6] She is a member of the AVN, XRCO, Legends of Erotica and Urban X Halls of Fame.[7][8][9][2][10]


Ann began stripping at age 16 by using a fake ID.[2] She entered the adult film industry with help from pornographic actresses she met while dancing at Al's Diamond Cabaret in Reading, Pennsylvania.[11][12] In July 1994, she became an adult actress, but quit in 1997 due to an AIDS scare.[13] During the first two years of her adult film career, she was under contract with Metro/Cal Vista and shot only once a month.[14] She owned a day spa for four years during her break from the adult film industry.[11] She spent several years touring as a feature dancer at strip clubs around the country, before returning to the adult industry as an agent, and later again as a performer.[13][15][16] She decided to resume performing in February 2006 after being asked to do a boy/girl photo shoot for Suze Randall.[17] In addition to her work as a performer, she also has credits as a director, producer, and for makeup.[18]

She was selected to co-host the XRCO Awards in April 2010.[19]

Because of her age, Ann is often described as a MILF, which stands for Mom I’d Like to Fuck, even though she doesn't actually have any children.[20] She prefers the term cougar.[20] On December 15, 2014, she announced her retirement from performing in adult films on Facebook.[5] She had a breast reduction surgery shortly after retiring as part of her return to a normal life.[3] Videos continue to be released with appearances by Lisa Ann based on unused or archive footage.[18][4]

Lisa Ann as Sarah Palin at the AVN Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada on January 8, 2010

Sarah Palin impersonation[edit]

In 2008, Ann starred as "Serra Paylin," a parody of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, in Hustler Video's Who's Nailin' Paylin?, which was released on Election Day.[21][22] Hustler contacted Ann to offer her the part on the day of the vice-presidential debate, which she viewed to learn Palin's mannerisms in preparation for the role.[23] She also prepared for the role by studying Tina Fey's impressions of Palin.[22] On October 31, 2008 Hustler announced that Lisa Ann was going to star in Obama is Nailin' Paylin, a scene that continued the adventures of Lisa as Sarah Paylin except this time Barack Obama would be lampooned as well.[24][25] This "bonus scene" was released on election eve November 3, 2008. On August 26, 2009, Hustler released Letterman is Nailin Palin.[26][27] Ann reprised her role as Palin in the music video for the song "We Made You" by Eminem.[28] She has also performed as Palin at strip clubs.[29] These appearances revived her on-screen career.[30]


Lisa Ann made her directorial debut with the film, Hung XXX,[7] released on September 22, 2009 by Justin Slayer International.[31]

In August 2013, she launched her own production company, Lisa Ann Productions, and signed a distribution deal with Jules Jordan Video.[32] Her directorial debut for the company, MILF Revolution, was released on August 5, 2013.[33] MILF Revolution won the 2014 AVN Award for "Best MILF Release".[34]

Other ventures[edit]

Ann worked as a talent agent for LA Direct Models between September 2005 and February 2006.[17] Her own talent agency, Clear Talent Management, formed in November 2006,[13] was later renamed Lisa Ann's Talent Management[35] and merged with Adam Glasser's Lighthouse Agency in 2007[36][37] and eventually closed in July 2010.[38]

In December 2009, it was announced that Lisa Ann had signed on to be the spokeswoman for RealTouch, a mechanised artificial vagina produced by AEBN.[7][39] She later had her own genitalia molded for Fleshlight in 2011.[40]

Lisa Ann also hosts a radio show called Lisa Ann Does Fantasy on Sirius/XM Fantasy Sports Radio. She states about the show, "I’m getting to go to a ton of games; I get to meet athletes; I get to go to training camps. … And it’s gotten me viewed on a different level, which is pretty cool." With regard to her appearances as men's clubs she says, "I’ve had guys buy [lap] dances just to get me to set their line-up."[41]


In March 2010, Lisa Ann appeared in a Public Service Announcement for the Free Speech Coalition on the topic of internet piracy of adult content, directed by Michael Whiteacre.[42][43]


In August 2014, Lisa Ann reached out to fellow porn actress Belle Knox, also known as the "Duke [University] porn star". Through her agent, who also represents Knox, she wanted to see "How’s she doing?". Lisa Ann has been mentoring an average of 10 to 15 girls since 2005.[41] In an interview conducted by XBIZ Lisa Ann said she could sympathize with the media attention that Knox had faced. She experienced a similar one in 2008 when she played former vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin. "I understand that being a new girl in the business can be a very lonely place... She’s already out on the road feature dancing, already has a million opportunities and I feel like if that all happened to me, if 'Palin' had happened to me at 19, I don’t know how I would’ve managed it," stated Lisa Ann. "So I reached out to her and we started just a little bit of mentoring by text, by phone, by Skype. And I enjoyed the bond when we talked."[44]

Mainstream appearances[edit]

Lisa Ann appeared on The Howard Stern Show as a "Snapple Girl", prior to the beginning of her adult entertainment career.[45]

Lisa Ann was ranked fifth on Complex Magazine's list of "The Top 100 Hottest Porn Stars (Right Now)" in 2011.[46] She was also placed on CNBC's yearly list "The Dirty Dozen: Porn's Most Popular Stars" in 2011,[47] 2012,[48] and 2014.[49] In April 2013, New York Post reported that she was "the most popular female porn star" according to data provided by Pornhub.[50]

Ann was among the sixteen pornographic actresses profiled in the 2013 documentary film Aroused.[51] In August 2013, she starred in the music video for the song "Dead Bite" by Hollywood Undead.[52] She voiced a character known as "Prostitute #2" in the video game Grand Theft Auto V, released in September 2013.[53]

Personal life[edit]

Lisa Ann was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, and resides in New York City.[54] She is a sports fan, her favorite sports being basketball and football.[55] She stated that if she hadn't worked in the adult film industry, she would have liked to become a sports agent or writer, blogger, and reporter.[56]

Due to her interest in sports and professional athletes along with her work as a sports reporter for the Sirius/XM network, Lisa Ann attends numerous games, which has led to interaction, sometimes publicly, with athletes.[57] In October 2014, speculation was raised whether Lisa Ann and 18-year-old Notre Dame football player Justin Brent were dating when the two appeared at a game together.[58] After their appearance at Madison Square Garden, personal photos of the two in bed together were then released online.[59][60] In November 2014, Lisa Ann commented via her Twitter account regarding requests made to her by former New York Rangers hockey player Michael Del Zotto.[61]

In a February 2014 interview with GQ magazine sports writer Myles Brown, Lisa Ann stated "...if dudes could be with Victoria's Secret models, that's how I look at athletes. I'm 42. I'm looking at 18, 19, 20 year old guys." and continued, "They're at the beginning of their lives, so they're still excited, naive and simple. They're not negative yet."[57] When asked how many athletes she had slept with, she replied, "In my life in the [adult] business for twenty-something years? A lot. Hundreds."[62] She later stated in the interview that her preference of athlete to interact with or have a relationship is NBA players. Lisa Ann stated that this can lead to awkward situations, for example, when players are traded and several athletes she is in contact with are on the same team, a situation she makes the effort to avoid. "I don't mess with multiple guys on a team at the same time. I don't want to be in any locker room talk."[57]

In March 2015, during the annual March Madness NCAA basketball tournament, there was media attention regarding a promotion she promoted in conjunction with the production studio Brazzers. The contest, "Win a Date with Lisa Ann", was co-sponsored by the studio and offered an all-expense-paid trip to the national championship game for the best trick shot video submitted. Unexpectedly, Brazzers withdrew the promotion via press release effectively shutting down the contest.[63]


Lisa Ann attending the XRCO Awards on April 16, 2009. Lisa Ann has won numerous awards within the adult entertainment industry, and is a member of the AVN, XRCO, Legends of Erotica and Urban X Halls of Fame.

See also[edit]


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