Seka

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Seka
Seka, 2007.JPG
Seka at the 2007 AVN Awards
Born Dorothiea Ivonniea Hundley
(1954-04-15) April 15, 1954 (age 61)
Radford, Virginia, U.S.
Nationality American[1]
Other names Sweet Alice,[1] Platinum Princess, Dottie
Ethnicity Cherokee/Irish
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 118 lb (54 kg; 8.4 st)[1]
Spouse(s) married 1972; divorced, date n.a.
No. of adult films 251 as a performer & 2 as a director (per IAFD)[1]
Website
http://www.seka.com

Seka (born Dorothiea Ivonniea Hundley,[2][3] April 15, 1954[1]) also known as Dorothea Hundley Patton,[3] is an American pornographic actress who starting at the age of 23 appeared in pornographic films from 1977 to 1993.[1]

Early life[edit]

Seka was born and raised in Radford, Virginia,[1] having, she recalled, "a plain, normal childhood" alongside a brother and sister.[4] She describes her ancestry as Cherokee and Irish.[3] Nicknamed "Dottie," she won a high-school beauty pageant, being named Ms. Hopewell High School[5] or Miss Hopewell High School[2] (accounts vary) and became Miss Southside Virginia.[2]

Seka got married on April 21, 1972, a week after her 18th birthday, and divorced before beginning her pornographic career in 1977.[3] She worked for Reynolds Metals Company, maker of Reynolds Wrap household aluminum, and later became a clerk at an adult bookstore and began dating the married owner.[3]

Career[edit]

As she described her entry into pornographic film, following her moving from the East Coast to first Las Vegas and then to Los Angeles,[2]

I had seven adult bookstores in Virginia and Maryland that I owned. In the back of the stores at that time, you had the movies and you would have to loop the movies. So I would have to fix the movies when they broke and of course, I ended up watching a lot of movies. Well, I saw these ladies doing Adult Films back then and felt that was a nasty representation of women. I thought to myself that I can do it and do it better than that. That is how I came into the industry.[6]

Seka's early pornographic pseudonyms included Linda Grasser.[7] She eventually adopted the screen name Seka, after a female blackjack dealer she knew in Las Vegas.[8] She went on to star in more than 200 adult videos[1] with a "break" in 1982, when she stopped shooting sex movies, claiming "they wouldn't pay her what she wanted,"[8] and turned to stripping and nude modeling while also running her own fan club. Subsequently, she admitted that the HIV[9] epidemic in the mid-1980s contributed to her decision to avoid the hardcore sex scene, saying "That's why I don't make movies any more...I like to live."[10] By the early 1990s, she had returned to the porn industry to perform in a few final movies, her last being American Garter.[11]

Jamie Gillis, who performed with Seka numerous times, considered her to be "a bit above porn," describing her as a "white trash queen."[12] Of her fellow performers, she listed her favorite male screen partners as Gillis, John C. Holmes, Mike Ranger, and Paul Thomas.[10] In terms of female screen partners, she rated her favorites as Veronica Hart, Aunt Peg, Kay Parker, and Candida Royalle.[10]

Other ventures[edit]

In 1997, she hosted a radio talk show in Chicago called Let's Talk About Sex on Saturday nights from 10pm-2am on 97.9FM, The Loop; she hosted it for approximately three years.[6]

In 2005, Seka moved from Chicago to Kansas City, operating her fan club through her own website.[13] In February 2007, she stated she had just shot her first hardcore scene in nearly 15 years, available as online pay-per-view.[13]

Appearances[edit]

She has appeared on various talk shows such as those hosted by Alan Thicke, Montel B. Williams, Oprah G. Winfrey, Larry King, Philip J. "Phil" Donahue, and Morton Downey Jr.,[14][15] as well as an appearance on the variety show Saturday Night Live.[16] Seka was also in the 2010 documentary After Porn Ends, which is about life after being a porn actor.

Personal life[edit]

In the mid-1980s, she dated comedian Sam Kinison, whom she credits for arranging an appearance with him on Saturday Night Live.[3]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Seka is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame,[2] and the X-Rated Critics Organization Hall of Fame.[17]

Partial filmography[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Seka at the Internet Adult Film Database
  2. ^ a b c d e "Seka Recalls Salad Days of Porn in Autobiography". AVN. May 24, 2006. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f John Reed (July 26, 2012). "Seka, Raising Penises For Three Generations". Vice Media. Archived from the original on July 28, 2012. Retrieved 2014-10-04. 
  4. ^ Seka, in Skerchock, John. "Seka, A Chiller Theatre Interview". OfficialSeka.com. Archived from the original on May 14, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Seka releases a new book about the pornography industry and her experiences in it". Daily News (New York City). September 15, 2013. Archived from the original on March 12, 2014. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Berkwitt, Brad (April 11, 2010). "Legendary Adult Movie Star Seka Sits Down with RSR to Talk about Her Career and Love for the Sport of Boxing Part I". RingsideReport.com. Archived from the original on October 7, 2014. Retrieved July 22, 2010. 
  7. ^ Gibron, Bill (March 31, 2005). "Review: Desperately Seeking Seka". PopMatters.com. Archived from the original on August 21, 2009. 
  8. ^ a b Seka, interviewed in Cachapero, Joanne (December 11, 2007). "Seka". Eros-NY.com. Archived from the original on December 13, 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-15. 
  9. ^ Google Ngram Viewer: hiv
  10. ^ a b c Full-on clothing
  11. ^ N/A. "Biography of Seka". classicseka.com. classic porn movie archive. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  12. ^ McNeil, Legs; Osborne, Jennifer (2006). The Other Hollywood: The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industry. Regan Books / Harper Collins. p. 231. ISBN 0-06-009659-4. 
  13. ^ a b Rugg, Peter (2007-02-08). "Hardcore at 52". The Pitch. Archived from the original on 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2007-06-26. 
  14. ^ "Adult film actress walks off TV talk show after being insulted by the host". youtube. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  15. ^ Saxon, Wolfgang (14 March 2001), "Morton Downey Jr., 67, Combative TV Host", New York Times (New York), archived from the original on 2014-08-19 
  16. ^ N/A. "SEKA SKETCHES". NBC. NBCUniversal. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  17. ^ "The XRCO Hall of Fame," Adam Film World Guide 1992 Directory of Adult Films, pp. 284–85

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