Veronica Hart

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Veronica Hart
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Hart at the 2002 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, Las Vegas, NV
Born Jane Esther Hamilton[1]
(1956-10-27) October 27, 1956 (age 59)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Other names Veronica Heart, Randee Styles, Jane Hamilton, V. Hart, Victoria Holt, Veronica
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 122 lb (55 kg)
No. of adult films 158 as a performer
43 as a director
(per IAFD[2]

Jane Esther Hamilton (born October 27, 1956) is an American former pornographic film performer and current adult video director who performed under the stage name Veronica Hart[1] during the 1980s. She is sometimes credited as Jane Hamilton, V. Hart, Veronica Heart, Victoria Holt, Randee Styles or just Veronica. Hart is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame.[3][4] Director Paul Thomas has called her "the Meryl Streep of porn."[5]

Early life[edit]

Hart was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated from High School at age 16 and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas at age 19 with a degree in theatrical arts.[6] After school she worked in England before returning to the United States and moving to New York City.[7]

Career[edit]

Hart appeared in pornographic films from 1980 until 1982[8] and is best known for her performances in Amanda by Night, Wanda Whips Wall Street, Roommates and A Scent of Heather. Around 1984, she began directing segments on the Playboy TV series Electric Blue, appearing in B-Movies and working as a stripper.[6][8] During the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s she directed, edited, and produced pornographic films, while making occasional (non-sexual) cameos in both mainstream and adult productions.[6]

With the sale of VCA, her primary production company, to Hustler in 2003,[9] Hart moved on to other work, including working as a tour guide at the now-closed Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas.[10]

Hart has acted in off-Broadway theater productions such as The House of Bernarda Alba,[6] The Dyke And The Porn Star,[11] and The Deep Throat Sex Scandal.[12]

Hart portrays a judge in the film Boogie Nights and also appears in another Paul Thomas Anderson movie, Magnolia.[6]

As of 2014 Hart had become a sex educator in China. An article in AVN magazine stated that she has been instructing women through an arrangement with a chain of adult retail stores and clubs called Sediva Maison.[10]

Selected TV appearances[edit]

Awards[edit]

Wins

  • 1981

AFAA for Best Actress – Amanda by Night[13]

  • 1982

AFAA Award for Best Actress – Roommates[14]

AFAA Award for Best Supporting Actress – Foxtrot[13]

CAFA Award for Best Actress – Roommates[13]

  • 1996

AVN Award for Best Non-Sex Performance – Nylon[15]

  • 1999

XRCO Award for Best Video - Torn (directed and produced by Hart)[16]

  • 2004

XRCO Award for Best Comedy or Parody - Misty Beethoven: The Musical (directed, edited and produced by Hart)[17]

Nominations

  • 2001

AVN Best Director – Video for White Lightning[21]

  • 2002

AVN Best Director – Film for Taken[22]

  • 2003

AVN Best Director – Video for Crime and Passion[23]

  • 2004

AVN Best Director – Film for Barbara Broadcast Too[24]

  • 2005

AVN Best Director – Film for Misty Beethoven: The Musical[25]

  • 2006

AVN Best Non-Sex Performance for Eternity[26]

  • 2007

AVN Best Non-Sex Performance for Sex Pix[27]

  • 2008

AVN Best Non-Sex Performance for Delilah[28]

  • 2009

AVN Best Non-Sex Performance for Roller Dollz[29]

Literature[edit]

  • Sam Frank (1986). Sex in the Movies. Citadel Press.  Dedicated to her, and one chapter covers Hart's early career.
  • Nicolas Barbano (1999). Verdens 25 hotteste pornostjerner. Rosinante.  Features a chapter on Hart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Actress, the Producer and Their Porn Revolution". 6 January 2002. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Veronica Hart at the Internet Adult Film Database
  3. ^ a b "AVN Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on October 2, 2008. Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  4. ^ a b http://web.archive.org/web/20090415212412/http://www.avnawards.com/halloffame.php
  5. ^ http://cigsandredvines.blogspot.com/1998/02/interview-20-questions.html
  6. ^ a b c d e "Veronica Hart interview at kaos2000.net". Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  7. ^ "Veronica Hart: Hart to HeartPodcast 60". The Rialto Report. Retrieved 2016-04-14. 
  8. ^ a b Rich, Frank. "Naked Capitalists". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  9. ^ Staff. "LFP From A to Z: 40 Years of Hustler Landmarks". AVN.com. Adult Video News. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Kernes, Mark. "So ... What's Veronica Hart Up To These Days?". AVN.com. Adult Video News. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  11. ^ Monji, Jana J. "New Steps in Dance Toward Romance". latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  12. ^ Morris, Steven Leigh. "The Deep Throat Sex Scandal Celebrates a Famous First Amendment Victory But Ignores the Bigger Issue". laweekly.com. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  13. ^ a b c "Rame awards list". Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  14. ^ "Rame awards list". Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  15. ^ "Past AVN Award Winners". Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  16. ^ "PREVIOUS WINNERS and NOMS - 2002 & Before)". Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  17. ^ "XRCO 2004 Winners". Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  18. ^ "AVN - Hart, Edwards Set for Hustler Walk of Fame Induction". Business.avn.com. 2006-03-09. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
  19. ^ "Legends of Erotica". Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  20. ^ "XRCO Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  21. ^ "AVN 2001 Nominations". Archived from the original on 2001-03-09. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  22. ^ "AVN 2002 Nominations". Archived from the original on 2001-12-08. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  23. ^ "AVN 2003 Nominations". Archived from the original on 2002-11-27. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  24. ^ "AVN 2004 Nominations" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2003-12-03. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  25. ^ "AVN 2005 Nominations". Archived from the original on 2004-12-10. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  26. ^ "AVN 2006 Nominations" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-11-29. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  27. ^ "AVN 2007 Nominations". Archived from the original on 2006-12-20. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  28. ^ "AVN 2008 Nominations" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  29. ^ "Nominations 2009 AVN Adult Movie Awards" (PDF). AVNAwards.com. 2008-11-25. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 3, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 

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