Tera Wray

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Tera Wray
Tera Wray.jpg
Born Tera Elizabeth Lents[1]
(1982-04-14)April 14, 1982
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Died January 13, 2016(2016-01-13) (aged 33)
Joshua Tree, California, U.S.
Other names Tera Wray Static
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[2]
Weight 110 lb (50 kg)[2]
Spouse(s) Wayne Static (m. 2008; d. 2014)

Tera Wray (born Tera Elizabeth Lents; April 14, 1982 – January 13, 2016) was a pornographic actress, originally from Louisville, Kentucky.[2] In his biography of Wray, performing arts researcher Harris M. Lentz III referred to the actress as "a star of alternative pornography".[3]

Performing arts career[edit]

Her stage name is derived from her real first name, Tera, and her best friend's middle name, Wray.[4] She has said "I've wanted to do porn since I was in the fourth grade. I would always tell people that I wanted to be a porn star."[5]

In summer 2006, Pleasure Productions signed her as their first contract performer in two years.[6] Her first scene was with Lee Stone in Naughty Auditions, the second of her films to be released. Her first film released was Sweet Smokin' Hotties, on March 8, 2007. Her first lesbian scene was with Nicki Hunter.[7]

Wray was a fan of heavy metal music, and hosted Matt Zane's[8] adult-oriented music series, Radium, during which she interviewed bands and attended concerts, as well as performing in sex scenes.[9][10] She traveled with Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzfest Summer Tour 2007 (as a model for the tour's sponsors, Hustler Lingerie).[11][12] In 2009, she appeared in the music video for "Stingwray".[13]

Personal and death[edit]

When she was 17, she had ovarian cancer, which was able to be removed by lasers and without chemotherapy.[4]

During the 2007 Ozzfest tour, Wray began dating Static-X frontman Wayne Static,[10][14][15] On January 10, 2008 the couple wed in Las Vegas.[16][17] She announced her retirement from the industry in August 2008.[18] Wray reported quitting drugs in 2009.[19] In 2009, Static-X released their sixth studio album, Cult of Static. This album features two tracks entitled "Tera-Fied", followed by "Stingwray", which is a reference to Tera's stage name, as well as the latter song being a reference to her Corvette Stingray.

Wray was widowed after Wayne Static died on November 1, 2014.[20] She committed suicide on January 13, 2016 at her home in Joshua Tree, California.[21] Wray was 33 years old. Her body was discovered by her roommate and friend, Jay'e Jones, when she returned home from her tattoo studio that evening. A note was left by Wray, instructing Jones to call Wray's mother, her attorney, and several others.[21]

Awards[edit]

  • 2008 F.A.M.E. Award Finalist – Favorite Rookie Starlet[22]
  • 2008 AVN Award nominee – Best New Starlet[citation needed]
  • 2008 AVN Award nominee – Most Outrageous Sex Scene (Tattooed & Tight) with Mark Zane[23][24][8][10][25]
  • 2008 XBIZ Award nominee – New Starlet of the Year[26]
  • 2009 AVN Award nominee – Best All-Girl Couples Sex Scene (The Orifice)
  • 2009 AVN Award nominee – Most Outrageous Sex Scene (Tattooed & Tight 3)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WAYNE STATIC's Widow TERA WRAY STATIC Found Dead". Blabbermouth.net. January 14, 2016. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Tera Wray biodata". IAFD.com. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  3. ^ Lentz, Harris M. III (2017). "Wray, Tera". Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2016 (Encyclopedia). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. p. 429–430. ISBN 9781476670317. ISSN 1087-9617. Retrieved 2018-07-12 – via Google Books. 
  4. ^ a b Ross, Gene (February 17, 2007). "Pleasure Productions Contract Girl Tera Wray Visits KSEX". adultfyi.com. Archived from the original on December 11, 2007. Retrieved January 10, 2008. 
  5. ^ Mikey Fresh (June 11, 2008). "Tera Wray Interview". adultstarsmagazine.com. Retrieved July 15, 2008. 
  6. ^ Sullivan, David (2006-12-28). "Tera Wray Stars in Runaway Brat for Pleasure Productions". avn.com. Archived from the original on 2008-01-18. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  7. ^ "20 Question E-Mail Fun With: Tera Wray". qlimax.com. March 7, 2007. Retrieved January 10, 2008. 
  8. ^ a b Matt and Mark Zane are brothers.
  9. ^ "Heavy Metal & Hardcore Sex Collide". thegauntlet.com. March 12, 2007. Retrieved January 10, 2008. 
  10. ^ a b c "Society 1 Interview with Matt Zane". The Gauntlet. Retrieved October 22, 2007. 
  11. ^ "Tera Wray Tours With Hustler Lingerie at Ozzfest". ainews.com. July 24, 2007. Retrieved January 10, 2008. 
  12. ^ Adams, Gregory (January 15, 2016). "Wayne Static's Widow Found Dead of Apparent Suicide". Exclaim!. Toronto: 1059434 Ontario. Retrieved July 14, 2018. Tera Wray Static was born Tera Lents and had met Wayne Static during the 2007 Ozzfest. At the time, she had been modelling lingerie for Hustler, but she retired from the industry when she and Static were married in 2008. 
  13. ^ Static-X "Stingwray" Official Video, October 7, 2009, retrieved February 3, 2016 
  14. ^ "Static-x Vocalist Drops By Metal Skool". thegauntlet.com. September 26, 2007. Retrieved January 10, 2008. 
  15. ^ On his blog Archived 2012-02-12 at the Wayback Machine. on November 9, 2007, Static said: "I met Tera Wray during Ozzfest and we have been together since then."
  16. ^ The article "Wayne Static Gets Hitched to Adult Starlet", January 14, 2008, states: "The pair tied the knot in Las Vegas before the AVN Awards which took place on Saturday, Jan 12."
  17. ^ David Sullivan (January 17, 2008). "Tera Wray Weds Static-X Frontman". AVN. Archived from the original on April 24, 2008. Retrieved January 18, 2008. 
  18. ^ Tod Hunter. "Performer Tera Wray Announces Retirement". XBIZ. Archived from the original on February 8, 2009. Retrieved August 14, 2008. 
  19. ^ Thomsen, Dante (15 January 2016). "Porrstjärnan död efter tragedin med artisten" [Porn star dead after tragedy with artist]. Expressen (in Swedish). Stockholm. Retrieved 14 July 2018. Tera Wray har tidigare berättat att hon och Wayne Static brukade missbruka kokain och ecstasy men att de hade slutat använda droger 2009. [Tera Wray has previously reported that she and Wayne Static used to abuse cocaine and ecstasy but that they had stopped using drugs in 2009.] 
  20. ^ "Static-X Founder Wayne Static Passed Away At Age 49". Mad Mimi. Retrieved September 9, 2015. 
  21. ^ a b "Wayne Static's Widow Tera Wray Found Dead". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  22. ^ "2008 F.A.M.E. Awards Finalists Announced". AVN. April 25, 2008. Retrieved August 11, 2009. 
  23. ^ Loftus, Cindi (August 15, 2007). "Ouch! Damn That Looks Like It Hurts!!!!". xcitement.com. Archived from the original on December 28, 2007. Retrieved January 10, 2008. 
  24. ^ Homicide, Johnny. "Tattooed & Tight". eros-la.com. Retrieved January 10, 2008. 
  25. ^ "AVN Award Nominees". Retrieved December 18, 2007. 
  26. ^ Javors, Steve (January 4, 2008). "2008 XBIZ Awards Official Nominees Announced". xbiz.com. Retrieved January 10, 2008. 

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