Jenna Jameson was born Jenna Marie Massoli on April 9, 1974. Her father was a Las Vegas cop and her mother was a Vegas showgirl, who died of cancer when Jenna was 3. As a young girl, Jenna took ballet, developing a skill which would later come in handy at her first job. She was always attractive, and was a frequent entrant in local beauty pageants. At an early age, Jenna's sexuality started developing, and she began taking frequent peeks at her father's adult magazines.
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Jenna got her start in adult entertainment at age 17, when she landed a job as a dancer at Las Vegas' Crazy Horse Too strip club. Although the club rejected her at first because she was still wearing braces, they relented after she removed them herself with a pair of pliers.
It was Jenna's first boyfriend, a Las Vegas tattoo artist, who introduced her to the world of porn. While one imagines that stripping couldn't have come easy to the underage Jenna (who landed her first dancing gigs with the help of a fake I.D.), within a few months she had become an expert, often pulling in as much as $2,000 a night.
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Sadly, most of the time Jenna spent working in Las Vegas was a blur for her. What began as recreational drug use became a full-blown addiction, and soon Jenna was into everything from acid to speed to methamphetamine.
At 18, Jenna moved to California to reunite with her father, who helped her get clean and sober. She began taking steps towards her career and by age 20, with her father's blessing, she had appeared in men's magazines such as Hustler,Penthouse and Cheri.
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Jenna Jameson began her career as an adult film star in 1993, again with her father's consent. Her first appearances were in girl-girl scenes. Her first onscreen sex scene with a woman occurred in 1994's Up and Cummers 11.
Jenna was involved in her first coed project, Cherry Pie, later that same year. By 1995, Jenna was becoming a force to be reckoned with in the porn industry. That year, she made her first big budget film, Blue Movie, in which she played a reporter sent to uncover the realities of a porn set.
By 1996, the woman who had taken her stage name from a phone book had become a star, earning the triple crown of the porn industry: the XRCO Best New Starlet, The AVN Best New Starlet and the F.O.X.E Video Vixen. She was the first entertainer to have won all three awards.
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In 1996, Jenna Jameson married porn star Brad Armstrong (n Rodney Hopkins). They separated after ten weeks. By this time, the clean and sober Jenna Jameson had drawn the attention of Howard Stern, who cast her in Private Parts (1997). At the premiere of the movie, Jenna met singer Marilyn Manson, who she would later date. In 2000, she moved in with female porn star Nikki Tyler. Despite a willingness to work with females and even a few alleged lesbian relationships, Jenna Jameson has always maintained that she is heterosexual.
In 2002, five years after her mainstream debut in Private Parts, Jenna Jameson appeared on MTV in the video for Eminem's "Without Me." With the world wanting more and more of Jenna Jameson, she signed a reported six-figure book deal for her autobiography, How To Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale, which was released in 2004.
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Jenna was at the top of her game in 2003, by this time both a household name and a mainstream commodity. She signed an exclusive 7-year deal with Vivid Entertainment Group (a company known for classy adult features with sexy women and storylines) to star in at least 15 films.
Seven years after separating from Brad Armstrong, Jenna finally obtained a divorce and married her boyfriend, studio owner Jay Grdina, in 2003.
In the world of porn, Jenna Jameson has come to define success. With over 80 movies on her resume, she's pitched in her fair share towards building this billion-dollar industry. While her exact net worth is unknown, her film career and own entertainment management company, ClubJenna, have certainly garnered her millions. But that's to be expected; after all, sex sells.