Marc Stevens (actor)

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Marc Stevens
Born(1943-09-02)September 2, 1943[1]
Brooklyn, New York[1]
DiedJanuary 28, 1989(1989-01-28) (aged 45)[1]
Cause of deathAIDS
Other namesMr. 10-1/2
Years active1971-1988
Height6 ft (183 cm)
Spouse(s)Jill Monroe (?-1979)
Miranda Stevens

Marc Stevens (September 2, 1943 – January 28, 1989),[1] was an American erotic performer.[2] He is sometimes credited as Mark '10½' Stevens or Mark Stevens.

Early life[edit]

Marc Stevens was born Mark Kuttner in Brooklyn in 1943. He was the third of four children born to first generation Jewish parents Walter and Hannah. He attended Midwood High School in Brooklyn.[3]


Stevens was a pioneering sex industry figure during the 1970s, in New York City. He appeared in over 80 pornographic movies; he also led an erotic dance troupe called Le Clique[4] and performed in live sex shows. He was bisexual, and while he predominantly appeared in heterosexual films and porn loops, he made a number of gay films as well. He was a close associate of leading sex industry figures such as Jason and Tina Russell, Annie Sprinkle, who was also his neighbor for a time, Sharon Mitchell, Jamie Gillis, Georgina Spelvin, and Gloria Leonard. Tall and lean with a well-defined musculature, he had the nickname "10½" because of the supposed size of his circumcised penis. He was famously photographed by Robert Mapplethorpe.[5]

Notable films[edit]

Notable films featuring Marc Stevens include:

Honorable recognition[edit]

Stevens was posthumously inducted into the XRCO Hall of Fame on April 30, 2008.[6] He was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame on January 26, 2019.[7]


Stevens died of AIDS[8] in 1989, aged 45.[citation needed]

Despite his prominence in the 1970s and the fact he produced two memoirs (long out of print and allegedly ghost-written by his mother), entitled 10½! and Making It Big,[9] Stevens has attracted relatively little attention since.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Marc Stevens at". Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  2. ^ Walentis, Al (1976-06-18). "Porn Field Leader: He Promotes Himself". Reading Eagle. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Marc Stevens: 'Mr. 10 ½' – The Wild Life and Tragic Fall of the New York Porno Party King – Part 1". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  4. ^ NYC Sex: How New York Transformed Sex in America. Scala Publishers. 2002. p. 205. ISBN 1857592778.
  5. ^ Skinflicks: The Inside Story of the X-Rated Video Industry - David Jennings - Google Boeken. Retrieved 2013-09-25.
  6. ^ "XRCO Announces 2008 Award Winners". Archived from the original on 2008-05-02. Retrieved 2008-05-01.
  7. ^ "Meet the 2019 AVN Hall of Fame Inductees". Adult Video News. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  8. ^ Skinflicks: The Inside Story of the X-Rated Video Industry - David Jennings - Google Boeken. Retrieved 2013-12-03.
  9. ^ Sullivan, Rebecca (2014). Bonnie Sherr Klein's 'Not a Love Story'. University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division. p. 59.

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