Porn Stars are frequently criticized for being unintelligent and shallow, but let’s be truthful, they were smart enough to make a living and earn well over 1 million; Jenna Jameson earns $30 million. These stars have been successful academically as well as financially, forming successful enterprises outside of the porn industry and participating in Oxford debate team and leading them to victory. These top 10 porn stars have proven well beyond the doubt that they have big brains to match their large LARGE assets.
1. Annie Sprinkle
Sprinkle, born in 1954, is the first porn star to have earned a Ph.D. She earned her doctorate in Human Sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco, California. She now is a renowned performing artist and sex educator, using her experience as a porn star to educate others about sex and porn.
One of her well-known theater and performance art pieces is her Public Cervix Announcement, in which she invited the audience to “celebrate the female body” and view her cervix with a speculum and a flashlight. She also performed in The Legend of the Ancient Sacred Prostitute, in which she did a “sex magic” masturbation ritual right on stage. WOW!
She got herself the name “Annie” when she started working in porn industry. One night she had an epiphany, as if from the goddess herself. She thought the name was appropriate because she was attracted to the sprinkles over ice cones and because she loves waterfalls, urine, vaginal fluids, sweat and anything that is wet. So the name ‘Annie Sprinkle’ was a perfect fit for her.
2. Sasha Grey
Sasha Grey is arguably one the most famous porn star in the world right now. At age 24, she is an actress, model, musician and pornographic actress. Throughout her adult film career, she was profiled by several pop culture magazines and had won several AVA Awards between 2007 and 2010.
Although she has no academic background, she regularly espouses concepts you would find in upper division undergraduate courses like existentialism, German expressionism, and French New Wave; with this, Grey has built a brand around herself as being a bit brainier than your average porn star.
If you want to meet Sasha Grey and have a piece of her, buy her photo book – was released on May 29, 2011. Her second book, The Juliette Society, an erotic novel, will soon be released as well.
3. Lisa Sparxxx
This very popular porn star holds the world record for having sex with 919 men in just one day. She has a Master of Arts degree in Multimedia with a minor in Business from the University of Kentucky.
She even started her own affiliate program via her personal website which receives tens of thousands of visits a day. This program she developed allows her to keep over 50-65% of initial sales from the ads/sites. She runs the website and her own production company with her husband.
On her official site, she describes herself as the all-natural country girl and slut wife who turned herself into a porn star. She got into the porn business because she loved being very sexual. She claims to have had sex for the first time when she was 16 and got married at 18, right out of high school.
If you’re wondering what her cup size is? She is a 36DD.
4. Ron Jeremy
Ron Jeremy earned a bachelor’s degree in Education and Theater and a master’s degree in Special Education from Queens College. He later went on to teach special education classes in the New York City area. Being the most distinguished and celebrated male porn star in the industry, Jeremy has gone on to take part in lectures and debates around the world that defend and support the pornographic industry. He has even visited various university across the United States and Canada as part of his porn debate tour in 2006.
5. Asia Carrera
Asia Carrera was born in New York City in 1973 to a Japanese father and a German mother. She studied piano as a child which is perhaps where she gets her fast fingers. She was so talented that she performed at Carnegie Hall twice before she had turned 15.
Throughout her adult film career, she starred in over 275 adult films and also has the IQ of 156. She attended Rutgers University from where she earned herself a full a full scholarship and double-majored in Business and Japanese. She never quite finished her full degree, though, because she made more money at the stripping job she had during college and according to her just “had more fun”. She’s now gone on to own the rights to some of her most loved films, especially “A is for Asia”, and has become one of the most well-known adult film stars of all time. She has even proclaimed herself the “nerd of porn” and is an avid player of Unreal Tournament.
Her personal life has not been the greatest. In September 1995, Carrera married adult film director Bud Lee, who she later divorced. She then married a nutritionist and author Don Lemmon in 2003 and moved to Utah. Lemmon, however, was killed in a car accident in 2006 in Las Vegas. Carrera was 8 months pregnant with their second child. After growing tired of impostors claiming to be her on MySpace, she posted her own authentic profile.
On April 14, 2010, Carrera confessed on her blog that she became an alcoholic after the death of her husband, Donald, and that she had joined Alcoholics Anonymous, and was in her third week of sobriety. She emphasized that she still did not believe in God.
Memorable Quote: “Religion is silly. When you’re dead, you turn into a source for future flowers and plants . . . I don’t know what’s on the other side of death and it scares me. Darkness and nothingness scare me. I’d rather face the miseries of my day-to-day life than turn into darkness.”