Shyla Stylez

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Shyla Stylez
Shyla Stylez 2009.jpg
Stylez in 2009
Born
Amanda Hardy

(1982-09-23)September 23, 1982
DiedNovember 9, 2017(2017-11-09) (aged 35)
Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Other namesShyla, Amanda Auclair, Shyla Styles, Shyla Stylex, Amanda Friedland
Height5 ft 3 in (160 cm)[1]
Websiteshyla.puba.com

Shyla Stylez (September 23, 1982 – November 9, 2017) was a Canadian pornographic actress.[2]

Career[edit]

Shyla Stylez at AVN 2010

Shyla Stylez became interested in entering the pornography industry in her teens, and later moved to Vancouver where she worked as both a stripper and a webcam model, and appeared in nude pictorials in adult magazines such as Hustler and Swank. In her off-time, she would contact studios by email and phone to find out how to appear in films.[3] She received her first AVN Award nomination as Best New Starlet in 2003.

Stylez was involved in a sex scandal with former Orange County assistant-sheriff George Jaramillo, where she was noted as having had several sexual encounters with him.[2]

Stylez signed on as exclusive contract performer for Jill Kelly Productions and later married its CEO, Bob Friedland, on October 25, 2002. The couple divorced in August 2003,[4] but Friedland held Stylez to her contract, making it impossible for her to shoot hardcore scenes for anyone else.[5] In September 2004, she met Michael Whiteacre, who cast her in a series of softcore late-night films in 2004 and 2005.[5] In August 2005, Jill Kelly Productions filed for bankruptcy.[6]

Stylez was nominated at the 2009 XRCO Awards for the Best Comeback. Stylez hosted the Los Angeles independent TV show Un-Wired TV in 2007.[7][8]

In 2008, she was nominated for more AVN Awards, including Best Supporting Actress, for Best Tease Performance, and for her performances in My Plaything: Shyla Stylez and Pirates II. In 2010, she was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top female stars in porn.[9] Shyla Stylez was inducted into the Halls of Fame of the Urban X Awards and the AVN in 2011 and 2016, respectively.

Death[edit]

On November 9, 2017, Stylez was found unresponsive in her bed at her mother's house in Armstrong. She was pronounced dead shortly after , aged 35.[4][10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2003 AVN Award nominee – Best New Starlet[11]
  • 2007 XRCO Award nominee – Best Cumback[12]
  • 2007 AVN Award nominee – Best All-Girl Sex Scene, Video – Girlvana 2, Zero Tolerance Entertainment with Sammie Rhodes and Jenaveve Jolie[13]
  • 2008 AVN Award nominee – Best Supporting Actress, Video – Coming Home, Wicked Pictures[14]
  • 2008 AVN Award nominee – Best Interactive DVD – My Plaything: Shyla Stylez, Digital Sin[14]
  • 2009 AVN Award nominee – Best Tease Performance – Curvy Girls[15]
  • 2009 AVN Award nominee – Best POV Sex Scene – Full Streams Ahead[15]
  • 2009 AVN Award nominee – Best Group Sex Scene – Pirates II[15]
  • 2010 AVN Award nominee – Best POV Sex Scene – Jack's POV 12[16]
  • 2011 Urban X Awards Hall of Fame[17]
  • 2016 AVN Hall of Fame[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Dan (May 29, 2010). "Cybersiren of the Month: Shyla Stylez". AVN. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Moxley, R. Scott (May 26, 2005). "Internal Affairs". OC Weekly. Archived from the original on September 22, 2008. Retrieved April 11, 2007.
  3. ^ "Q & A with ZT Doll Shyla Stylez". YouTube. April 21, 2011. Retrieved January 9, 2012.[dead link]
  4. ^ a b Pardon, Rhett (November 10, 2017). "Adult Star Shyla Stylez Passes Away". XBIZ. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Whiteacre, Michael (November 10, 2017). "Last Thoughts On Shyla Stylez". The Real Porn WikiLeaks. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  6. ^ "Jill Kelly Productions". AVN. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  7. ^ "UN Wire Television". February 25, 2008. Retrieved March 15, 2008.[dead link]
  8. ^ "Latest Shyla Stylez News". ShylaStylez.ca. Archived from the original on May 29, 2008.
  9. ^ "Maxim U.K. Names Top 12 Porn Stars". AVN. June 18, 2010. Retrieved January 9, 2012.
  10. ^ Miller, Dan (November 11, 2017). "Shyla Stylez Passes Away". AVN. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  11. ^ "This Year's Nominees". AVN Awards. Archived from the original on November 27, 2002. Retrieved January 9, 2012.
  12. ^ "Shyla Stylez - Awards". IMDb. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  13. ^ "Adult Video News Nominations for 2007". Excalibur Films. Archived from the original on May 30, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2012.
  14. ^ a b Rutter, Jared (November 27, 2007). "Nominations for 25th Anniversary AVN Awards Announced". AVN. Archived from the original on August 9, 2009. Retrieved February 18, 2008.
  15. ^ a b c "Nominations 2009 AVN Adult Movie Awards" (PDF). AVN Awards. November 25, 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 27, 2009. Retrieved November 26, 2008.
  16. ^ "2010 Nominees". AVN. Archived from the original on October 26, 2009. Retrieved November 26, 2009.
  17. ^ "Urban X Awards Hall of Fame 2011". Urban X Awards. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved July 23, 2011.
  18. ^ Blocks, Iris (December 18, 2015). "Class of 2016: The AVN Hall of Fame Inductees". AVN. Retrieved December 19, 2015.

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