Taylor Wane

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Taylor Wane
Taylor Wane 2014 (cropped).jpg
Wane in Las Vegas, Nevada, 2014
Born (1968-08-27) 27 August 1968 (age 49)[1]
Gateshead, England, United Kingdom[1]
Other names Farran Hytes, Miss Faren Heights, Taylor Wave, Zoey Miles, Taylor Wayne, Joanna, Joanna G, Fayrin Heitz, Farran Heights[1]
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)[1]
Weight 108 lb (49 kg; 7.7 st)
Website taylorwane.com

Taylor Wane (born 27 August 1968) is the stage name of a British pornographic actress, director, model, and serial entrepreneur. She was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2005 and the XRCO Hall of Fame in 2014.[2][3] Wane was also the Penthouse Pet of the Month for June 1994.[4]

Career[edit]

Wane initially wanted to be a teacher.[5] However, at age 18, her mother entered her into a calendar girl competition, which she won.[5] This led her to an interest in becoming a model and she was soon signed by an agency.[5] After moving to London, she began working as a topless model.[5] Next, she moved to Los Angeles, where she spent more than a year working as model for men's magazines.[5] Wane began performing in the adult video industry in 1989.[6]

Wane was the Penthouse Pet of the Month in June 1994[4] and appeared several more times in Penthouse after that.[7] In addition to Penthouse, she has been featured in several other publications, including Celebrity Skin, Bizarre Magazine, Gent, and Busty Beauties.[citation needed] In the latter, she had a monthly column[8] as a Celebrity Editor, and she was the November 2005 cover girl and centerfold, in addition to her regular features that included columns such as My Personal Diary, Tits and Bits and sex toy reviews.[9] In 2005 alone, Wane made sixteen appearances in photo spreads in men's magazines, including Genesis, Swank, and Oui.[9] She also became a columnist for Adult Video News magazine that same year with a monthly column entitled Wane's World.[10]

Over the course of her career, Wane has worked for production companies such as Brazzers, Caballero Home Video, Elegant Angel, Evil Angel, Gourmet Video Collection, Jules Jordan Video, Playboy, Prestige Video, Sin City, VCA Pictures, Vivid Entertainment, Wicked Pictures, Zane Entertainment Group, and Zero Tolerance Entertainment.[1] In addition to being a performer and director, she also has writer, producer, and other crew credits to her name.[11]

Appearances[edit]

In May 2005, Wane hosted a special event at The Concorde in Hollywood. The event was a private showing of the artist Olivia's original art that featured Wane.[8] Later that year she was a special guest on Playboy Night Calls hosted by Christy Canyon and Tiffany Granath.

Wane has appeared in minor roles in a variety of mainstream television and feature film productions. These appearances include roles in the 2000 Adam Sandler comedy Little Nicky[12] and episodes in the comedy television series The Mind of the Married Man (HBO, 2002)[13] and Burning Hollywood (2009).[14] Wane has also been seen in episodes of TV shows such as Gene Simmons' Family Jewels, the Fox Reality Channel series My Bare Lady, and the FX channel's original series Nip/Tuck.[15]

In 2009, Wane was cast in several feature films. In the Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe, and Rachel McAdams political thriller State of Play, Wane was cast as the head mistress of a sex club that was part of a murder investigation. The movie is based on a BBC mini-series.[15] In the Ron Howard directed political drama Frost/Nixon, she was cast as a Playboy Playmate in a scene with a Hugh Hefner look-alike.[15] Wane was cast as a dancer in both A Beautiful Life starring Dana Delaney, Bai Ling, and Debi Mazar, and in The Girl From The Naked Eye starring Jason Yee.[15] In the latter, she was cast along with fellow adult film actress Sasha Grey.

Other ventures[edit]

Wane has her own production company called Taylor Wane Entertainment[8] started in the mid 1990s.[6] She has also been the host of radio shows on Spice Radio, which is on Sirius XM channel 103,[16] and on KSEX Radio with a weekly night time talk radio show called The British Are Cumming.[9]

In 2003, Wane launched her own limited edition, X-rated quarterly comic book series in association with H Bomb Comics called Vamptrix. The design of the main character is based on Wane.[17]

Wane and her husband also own and operate several websites, including TaylorWane.com, TaylorWane.net, PlanetPorno.com, and MoBooty.com.[18] They also own an independent photo agency, Laurien Photographic, that licenses photos of Wane and other porn stars to stock agencies and magazines such as Hustler, Gallery, and Jugs.[18]

In 2005, Wane launched her own line of sex toys called the "Taylor Wane Collection".[19][20]

Recognition[edit]

Wane was honored by a platoon of U.S. Navy SEALs stationed in Iraq in 2007. An American flag was flown for twenty-four hours in honor of Wane as thanks for autographed pictures and correspondence she sent to them. Wane later received the actual flag framed with a Flag Citation. Few others were honored as it is customary for the platoon to vote on a list of people to be honored which typically include family and other service members. The platoon also voted to include actor Kevin Costner and professional golfer Tiger Woods.[21]

Philanthropy[edit]

Wane has hosted events to benefit breast cancer awareness as well as to raise funds for cancer, leukemia, and AIDS research for groups such as Breast Cancer Awareness Benefits Everyone (B.A.B.E.) and the T.J. Martell Foundation.[22]

In 2007, after being honored by U.S. Navy SEALs, Wane and her husband created a poster that featured her wearing authentic Navy Seal combat gear. Autographed copies of the poster were sold with the proceeds going to the Disabled American Veterans foundation (DAV). The combat gear was auctioned off as well for an additional donation.[21] Wane stated in 2008, "I support a lot of charities, and DAV is very close to my heart." "I could never be grateful enough or thankful enough for what the servicemen sacrifice for our freedom. They have courage like most of us will never know."[15]

Also in 2008, Wane recorded and contributed a cover version of the holiday favorite "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" to the Rock 4 X-Mas charity fundraising album. The album also featured works by Rick Derringer, Spencer Davis, Gary Hoey & Joe Lynn Turner, John Ford, JK Northrup & Michael Vescera, and others.[15]

Awards[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Wane was born in Gateshead, England.[citation needed] She is married.[21] Wane is also a graduate of the Joe Blasco School of Makeup Artistry.[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Taylor Wane at the Internet Adult Film Database
  2. ^ a b "2005 AVN Awards Show Winners Announced". AVN. 2005-01-08. 
  3. ^ a b John Sanford (2014-02-18). "XRCO Announces 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees". XBIZ. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  4. ^ a b Victoria Zdrok (January 8, 2008), Dr. Z on Scoring: How to Pick Up, Seduce and Hook Up with Hot Women, Touchstone, p. 10, ISBN 978-1-4165-6463-8, retrieved May 2, 2013 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Taylor Wane AVN autobiographical essay". AVN.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 2008-09-14. 
  6. ^ a b Ramone, Mike. "AVN.COM BUSINESS PROFILE - Taylor Wane Entertainment: Glamour's Not Dead – Popularity of Chesty Icon's New Company Refutes Naysayers". Adult Video News. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Complete Penthouse Pets List". penthousepets.net. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c Baker, Chip. "Taylor Wane to Host Olivia Viewing". Adult Video News. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c Baker, Chip. "Taylor Wane Kicks Off Busy August Tonight on Playboy Radio". Adult Video News. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  10. ^ Ochs, Stephen. "Meet AVNInsider's Newest Columnist: Taylor Wane". Adult Video News. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  11. ^ Staff. "Taylor Wayne Actress, Director, Writer". Amazon via IMDb. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  12. ^ Little Nicky on IMDb
  13. ^ "The Pony Ride" on IMDb
  14. ^ "The Porn Star" on IMDb
  15. ^ a b c d e f Kernes, Mark. "Taylor Wane Wraps Mainstream Movie Roles Busty XXX star featured in Ron Howard's 'Frost/Nixon' and more". Adult Video News. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  16. ^ Staff. "Sienna Sinclaire on Taylor Wane Spice Radio Show Tonight". Adult Video News. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  17. ^ Staff. "Taylor Wane Creates X-Rated Vampire Comic Book". Adult Video News. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  18. ^ a b c Meyer, Frank. "Taylor Wane: A Porn Vampire's Bloodlust For Branding". Adult Video News. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  19. ^ "Taylor Wane to Launch New Toys". Adult Video News. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  20. ^ Stokes, Chip. "Taylor Wane Brings New Toys to AVN Adult Novelty Expo". Adult Video News. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  21. ^ a b c Warren, Peter. "Navy Seals Fly The Flag For Taylor Wane Iraq Troops Thank AVN Hall of Famer". Adult Video News. Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  22. ^ Martinez, Carlos. "Taylor Wane Hosts Breast Cancer Benefit Starlet helps out local charity". Adult Video News. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  23. ^ "AVN Awards Past Winners". Archived from the original on 2013-12-31. 
  24. ^ Peter Warren. "KSEX Marks Fifth Anniversary of Listeners' Choice Awards". AVN. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 

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