Raylene

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Raylene
Raylene AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2013.jpg
Raylene at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2013
Born Stacey Bernstein[1]
(1977-02-12) February 12, 1977 (age 40)[2]
Glendora, California, U.S.[3]
Other names Alexis Fontaine[2]
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[2]
Weight 131 lb (59 kg; 9.4 st)[2]
Spouse(s) Brad Hirsch (divorced)
Children 1 son
No. of adult films 492 (per IAFD, as of May 2016)[2]

Raylene (born Stacey Bernstein; February 12, 1977) is a retired American pornographic actress.

Early life[edit]

Raylene was born and raised in Glendora, California.[4] She is of Italian and Mexican descent on her mother's side.[4] Her father is Jewish of Polish and Austrian descent.[1][4]

As a child, Raylene chose to attend Christian schools.[4] She was an honors student in high school and graduated at age 16, two years early.[4] She wanted to pursue Christian studies at Azusa Pacific University and become a Christian high school teacher, but did not have enough money or time to do so.[4]

Raylene began acting when she was 5 years old.[5] With help from her uncle, who is a producer, she appeared on Hunter and 21 Jump Street.[4]

Career[edit]

Raylene entered the adult film industry in 1996 and did her first scene with Mark Davis in Shane’s World #4.[6][7] She was a contract performer for Vivid Entertainment between May 1998 and November 2001.[8]

Raylene has retired from the adult film industry several times - first in 2001 to become a real estate agent and then from dancing in 2004.[1] As documented in the movie After Porn Ends, in response to financial hardship in 2009, she made a comeback with the movie Raylene's Dirty Work.[9] In January 2014, she announced via her Twitter account that she had retired from the industry.[10]

Appearances[edit]

At the 2000 Grammy Awards, Raylene was featured cage dancing with Kobe Tai during a performance by Kid Rock.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Raylene was briefly married to Brad Hirsch and later divorced.[1]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Gila Morgan (2006-10-22). "Stacey Hirsch". XBIZ.com. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Raylene at the Internet Adult Film Database. Retrieved on 2007-11-27.
  3. ^ Dan Miller (June 27, 2005). "Former Vivid Girl Finds Home in Real Estate". Adult Video News. Retrieved 2014-08-03. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Leif Rock (April 1998). "Raylene". AVN. Archived from the original on June 1, 2000. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ Mark Kernes (March 2001). "Best Actress - Film (Tie): Raylene, Artemesia, Vivid Film & Taylor Hayes, Jekyll And Hyde, Vivid Film". AVN. Archived from the original on April 11, 2001. Retrieved August 20, 2015. 
  6. ^ Billy Watson (February 6, 2010). "Interview with a Porn Star (#73) — Raylene". I Shoot Porn. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  7. ^ http://www.iafd.com/title.rme/title=shane's+world+4%3A+wet+and+wild+1/year=1996/shane's_world_4%3A_wet_and_wild_1.htm
  8. ^ Heidi Pike-Johnson (November 12, 2001). "Vivid Girl Raylene Retires". AVN. Archived from the original on September 24, 2002. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Vivid to Unveil Raylene's Comeback Movie Next Week". AVN.com. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  10. ^ "Twitter announcement". twitter.com. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  11. ^ "Jenna Jameson Cut From Kid Rock's Show at the Grammys". Adult Industry News. 2000-02-24. Retrieved 2007-11-28. 
  12. ^ "Masseuse 3 and Café Flesh 2 Top XRCO Awards". AVN. 1999-03-05. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 
  13. ^ Steve Nelson (2001-01-09). "The AVN Awards Show a Night to Remember". Adult Industry News. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 
  14. ^ Jared Rutter (2008-01-12). "2008 AVN Awards Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved 2014-09-02. 

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