Jenna Jamesons' real name is Jennifer Massoli. Jenna was born and raised in Las Vegas by her father, and by the age of 18, the bright lights were already drawing her in. She studied ballet as a student, but it was stripping that started Jenna on her road to superstardom. Dancing led to nude modeling, and by her 20th birthday Jenna had appeared in dozens of top men's mags, including Penthouse, Hustler, High Society and Cheri. A visit to a porn set piqued Jenna's interest in a hardcore career, and Wicked Pictures signed her to an exclusive contract after a bidding war.
It took only a few releases for Jenna to become the most popular young starlet around. She catapulted to the top of the porn heap, and in 1996 she scored an unprecedented triple crown by taking home the XRCO Best New Starlet, the F.O.X.E. Video Vixen and the AVN Best New Starlet award s. Jenna has been branching out into more mainstream projects lately, including a featured role in Howard Stern's "Private Parts" film. She remains one of the most popular pornstresses in the industry today.
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Jenna Jameson has been recognized as the top female adult star of all time by the erotic industry's leading trade journal (Adult Video News, January 2002).
Perhaps more important for the long haul than this recognition is that 27-year-old Jenna Jameson is also CEO of ClubJenna, Inc., a company that is rapidly emerging as a powerful force in adult entertainment. Through ClubJenna, Jameson has taken control of her own acting career -- most recently through an output deal with industry-leader Vivid Entertainment Group for a series of new films in which she stars with other leading adult actresses. The first film, “Briana Loves Jenna” immediately soared to the top of both sales and rental charts when it was released in December 2001, and the release this year of “I Dream of Jenna” is eagerly anticipated.
Beyond films, ClubJenna is also an Internet content provider with marketing clout. Jameson had a hands-on role in the creation of her own highly profitable Website, www.clubjenna.com, as well as those for other adult stars she manages. ClubJenna.com has thousands of subscribers who pay $24.95 for its robust content – a candid personal diary, sex tips, film clips of Jenna and a bevy of very sexy friends, erotic stories and tens of thousands of photos taken of her to whom she has retained all rights. Members get the chance to chat personally with Jenna when she drops in for frequent live-online appearances or for regular weekly gossip sessions with members. Jenna's constant involvement with the site and her fans are prime reasons for its success.
Under Jameson's direction, ClubJenna, Inc. began a licensing program, launched with a major deal with Plastic Fantasy, Inc., for a “Jenna Doll” action figure modeled after Jameson. Over half of the first limited edition production run of 10,000 units was sold in the first week. The licensing division also created and marketed a glossy 2002 calendar. Next up will be her clothing line, Jenna Jeans.
Jameson has made regular appearances on mainstream television shows, from hosting E!'s “Wild On” and stints on other E! Channel specials to “The Man Show,” “Fox Magazine,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” HBO and many others. Her stunning beauty has fascinated magazine editors from the start, and so far she has graced over 300 magazine covers and appeared in nearly 1,000 magazine articles or pictorials, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, and Jane to Esquire, Playboy, Penthouse and FHM, which consistently ranks her as one of the 100 Most Beautiful Girls in the World.
Born April 9, 1974, she danced ballet as a child and was a self-described nerd in high school. And, while she was a cheerleader, she didn't have a date to the prom. But by her senior year in high school, she had blossomed into a tall, blonde, voluptuous and sultry stunner with an innocent look. She had no trouble getting jobs as a model and topless dancer on the Vegas strip. She quickly moved on to the world-famous Crazy Horse II and began stripping.
Within a year Penthouse and Hustler photographed Jameson, and soon the offers to do adult movies appeared. She consulted with her father, who encouraged her to follow her conscience, but added, “You know, Jenna, this is a big step. You can't erase this.” She decided to go ahead with it, and at age 19, began making adult films. She was an instant success and was voted the “Best New Starlet” by AVN, XRCO and FOXE – the only actress ever to win the award from all three groups in the same year. Since then, she has won virtually every honor the adult industry bestows.
During a two-year hiatus from adult films, she did more mainstream work and was featured in Howard Stern"s film hit “Private Parts.” In late 2001, she returned to adult film work, signing on for exclusive work with Vivid Video, which named her a “Vivid Girl.” More important, she formed ClubJenna, which has a joint venture with Vivid Entertainment Group for film production and distribution and Jameson has a major role in both creative and distribution decisions.
“I have always had strong ideas about creative issues, but it was difficult to get people to listen to me when I was just an actress,” Jameson says. “Now I have a structure with a track record of success that gives me credibility and authority. It's the way to go, and as far as I'm concerned it's about time women in this industry assumed a more powerful role in its direction.”
The magazine Revolver says (March 2002), “Jenna is well on her way to joining the Hootchie Hall of Fame," but it then makes the larger point that "Jameson has managed to crossover into the mainstream." Adds Swung Magazine: “Don't worry, Jenna will still be Jenna Jameson, Queen of the Adult World, even if she's wearing more hats than usual.” Jenna has helped bring Adult into mainstream entertainment and has successfully become an icon in both industries.