Jenna Jameson - Biography & Career
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.
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.
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.