Serenity (actress)

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Serenity
Actress Serenity.jpg
Serenity at the 2001 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo
Born (1969-10-29) October 29, 1969 (age 47)[1]
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, U.S.[1]
Other names Serenity Wilde[2]
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[1]
Weight 121 lb (55 kg; 8.6 st)[2]
No. of adult films 128 (per IAFD, as of May 2016)[2]

Serenity (born October 29, 1969) is an American former pornographic actress.[2]

Early life[edit]

Serenity was born in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, raised "everywhere from Maine to Mississippi", and moved to Las Vegas in the early 1990s.[1] She holds a degree in Journalism.[3] She was a ballet dancer and waitress prior to entering the adult entertainment industry.[4][5]

Career[edit]

Serenity started out stripping and modeling for men's magazines.[4][5] Her first scene was with Alexis DeVell and PJ Sparxx in Jennifer Ate for Wicked Pictures in 1993.[1] Her first boy/girl scene was in The Temptation of Serenity.[5] She was a contract performer for Wicked Pictures between 1996 and December 31, 2001.[6] In September 2002, she signed a one-year, multi-picture deal with Hollywood Video.[7] She announced her retirement on September 22, 2004.[8] With the exception of her first boy-girl scene, she always shot with condoms.[9] AVN ranked her 36th on their list of "The Top 50 Porn Stars of All Time".[10] She was also the first performer to win back-to-back AVN Awards for Best Actress - Video.[8]

Mainstream media appearances[edit]

Serenity worked as a correspondent on E! during her porn career.[11] She appeared in over twenty specials for Wild On!.[5][8] In 1999, she appeared alongside Julia Ann in a skit for The Man Show.[12] That same year, she appeared on Good Day L.A. reporting from Erotica LA. alongside Stephanie Swift.[13] She made another appearance on the show shortly after.[14] In 2000, she made appearances in Action and Frank Chindamo's The Dalai Camel.[15] The Dalai Camel is part of an anthology titled Love Bytes.[16]

Other ventures[edit]

In June 1999, Serenity launched Las Vegas Novelties, a sex toy manufacturer.[17] She co-founded it with Mark Goodman.[18] In 2001, she purchased Goodman's half of the company and became its sole proprietor.[18] Las Vegas Novelties was acquired by Pipedream Products in March 2005.[19]

In November 2002, Serenity, Peter Chan, and Steve Lane launched C & L Wholesalers, a Canberra, Australia-based company that sold adult products such as condoms, personal lubricants, and sex toys.[20]

In May 2000, Serenity began reviewing pornographic films for Adult DVD Empire.[3] She was also the publisher, as well as a columnist, for Showgirls magazine.[4]

Advocacy[edit]

Serenity is a strong supporter of PETA.[11] She has done fundraising auctions for PETA as well as radio and television interviews on their behalf.[21] A photo of her wearing fake snakeskin chaps and a pleather corset was featured in PETA's Shopping Guide to Nonleather Products, which was released in October 2001.[22] She's been an outspoken proponent of vegetarianism and received a nomination by PETA for Sexiest Vegetarian in 2003, five years after she became a vegetarian.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Serenity identifies as bisexual.[1] She is also a feminist.[23] She married her business partner, Steve Lane.[19] In September 2004, she was in her third trimester of pregnancy with their first child.[8]

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of accolades received by Serenity
Total number of wins and nominations
Totals 7 24
Serenity accepting her AVN Award for Best Actress, Video on January 8, 2000
AVN Awards
Year Result Award Film
1997[24] Nominated Best Couples Sex Scene (with Colt Steele) Time Machine
1998[25] Nominated Best All Girl Sex Scene (with Missy) Crazed
Nominated Best Actress
Nominated Best Couples Sex Scene (with Alex Sanders) Lost Angels
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Sindee Coxx & Alex Sanders)
Nominated Female Performer of the Year N/A
1999[26] Nominated Best Actress Date From Hell
Nominated Best All-Girl Sex Scene (with Ruby) Wicked Covergirls
Nominated Female Performer of the Year N/A
2000[27][28] Won Best Actress, Video Double Feature!
Nominated Female Performer of the Year N/A
2001[29][30] Nominated Female Performer of the Year N/A
Won Best Actress - Video M Caught in the Act
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene - Video (with Brittany Andrews & Kyle Stone) Wickedgirl.com
2002[31] Nominated Female Performer of the Year N/A
Nominated Best Actress - Video XXX Training
Nominated Best Couples Sex Scene - Video (with Ian Daniels) Jack & Jill
2005[32] Won AVN Hall of Fame N/A
NightMoves Awards
Year Result Award
1997[33] Nominated Best New Starlet
1998[34] Won Best Actress (Fan’s Choice)
1999[35] Nominated Best Actress
2000[34] Won Best Actress (Fan’s Choice)
2001[36] Nominated Best Actress
2002[37] Nominated Best Actress
2007[38] Won NightMoves Hall of Fame
XRCO Awards
Year Result Award Film
1998[39] Nominated Female Performer of the Year N/A
2000[40] Nominated Female Performer of the Year N/A
2001[41] Nominated Female Performer of the Year N/A
Nominated Single Performance, Actress M Caught In The Act
2002[42] Nominated Single Performance, Actress XXX Training
2007[43] Won XRCO Hall of Fame N/A

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d Serenity at the Internet Adult Film Database
  3. ^ a b Humphrey Pennyworth (May 9, 2000). "Serenity Reviews, Tara Chats Live". AVN. Archived from the original on May 10, 2001. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c Molly Brown & Lola Brown (February 8, 2001). "Feel like making love? Need some Sin City kink?". Las Vegas Weekly. Archived from the original on April 17, 2001. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d Tod Hunter (July 2001). "SERENITY - AVN's First Back-to-Back Best Actress Just Takes It As It Comes". AVN. Archived from the original on October 21, 2001. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  6. ^ Tod Hunter (May 2002). "Serenity, Wicked Pictures Part Company". AVN. Archived from the original on August 13, 2002. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  7. ^ Scott Ross & Tod Hunter (October 2002). "Under New Ownership, Hollywood Video To Release Classics and Rare Loops Footage". AVN. Archived from the original on November 12, 2002. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Serenity Makes It Official: She's Retired From Performing". AVN. September 22, 2004. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  9. ^ Richard Abowitz (April 22, 2004). "Risky Business". Las Vegas Weekly. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  10. ^ "The Top 50 Porn Stars of All Time". AVN. January 2002. Archived from the original on February 5, 2002. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Serenity". Xcitement. Archived from the original on March 31, 2001. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  12. ^ Gene Ross (August 1999). "Loose Lips". AVN. Archived from the original on October 6, 2000. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  13. ^ Tod Hunter (September 1999). "Media Circus...". AVN. Archived from the original on October 26, 2000. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  14. ^ Tod Hunter (November 1999). "Media Circus". AVN. Archived from the original on October 20, 2000. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  15. ^ Humphrey Pennyworth (October 17, 2000). "Newsex Roundup: Serenity Does Role In Mainstream Film Comedy". AVN. Archived from the original on October 27, 2000. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Loose Lips: Serenity In The Dalai Camel". AVN. December 2000. Archived from the original on February 8, 2001. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  17. ^ Scott Batson (January 6, 2000). "So Far, So Good For Serenity's Novelty Company - Wicked Star's Sex Toy Line Picking Up Steady Steam". AVN. Archived from the original on March 2, 2000. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  18. ^ a b Eli Dapolonia (September 2001). "Serenity Acquires 100% of Las Vegas Novelties". AVN. Archived from the original on October 20, 2001. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  19. ^ a b Chip Baker (April 5, 2005). "Pipedream Products Acquires Las Vegas Novelties". AVN. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  20. ^ Trent Brown (July 13, 2003). "C & L Wholesalers Take Vivid Condoms Down Under". AVN. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  21. ^ a b "Serenity And Jacklyn Lick Up For Sexiest Vegetarian". AVN. June 27, 2003. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  22. ^ Tod Hunter (October 8, 2001). "Serenity Debuts In PETA Pamphlet". AVN. Archived from the original on May 9, 2002. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  23. ^ Michael Idato (July 31, 2003). "Pop porn - the plots thicken and cinema sheds its layers". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Serenity Is Signed To An Exclusive, One Year Contract With Wicked Pictures". Wicked Pictures. January 24, 1997. Archived from the original on February 10, 1999. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  25. ^ "An Absolutely Outstanding Year For: Wicked Pictures, Jenna Jameson & Serenity". Wicked Pictures. Archived from the original on May 21, 1998. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  26. ^ "Another Outstanding Year For Wicked Pictures!". Wicked Pictures. Archived from the original on April 23, 1999. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
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  33. ^ "Sex Kitten Serenity Blazes A Trail Across America On Latest Store Signing And Dance Tours". Wicked Pictures. September 15, 1997. Archived from the original on February 18, 1999. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  34. ^ a b "Past Winner History". NightMoves. Archived from the original on December 19, 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  35. ^ "Serenity Makes Everything Wicked". AVN. October 4, 1999. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  36. ^ "Adult Entertainment Awards - National Ballot". NightMoves. Archived from the original on October 29, 2001. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  37. ^ "Adult Entertainment Awards - National Ballot". NightMoves. Archived from the original on August 10, 2002. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
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  39. ^ Jack Point (April 1998). "Wicked: Where There's Smoke". Wicked Pictures. Archived from the original on February 19, 1999. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  40. ^ "Xrco nominations". AVN. March 14, 2000. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
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