Many people might not think much of the adult film industry, but for some of the entertainers, it was the only way they could put food on the table. Some proved that they had some level of greatness in them by completely turning their lives around and becoming positive influences in society.
As you know, at some point in our lives, even the most popular people in the world see a drop in their popularity. That's not out of the ordinary. It's just nature taking its course.
However, even after stepping away from the limelight, these popular figures continue to inspire their fans with their past and present endeavors.
Of course, it's never easy saying goodbye to a career that gets you admiration and lots of cash to live a lavish life. However, for one reason or another, these people decided it was time to take a break and probably give something else a shot.
What is interesting is that even though they took a break from public life, they still remain in the hearts of many. Here they are.
1. Jessie Rogers
For over a year, Jessie was a popular name in the entertainment industry. Today, she has a YouTube channel which she keeps updated with unique content.
2. Rachel Cox
After she had a child, Rachel did not want to be part of the industry anymore. All she wanted was to focus on her family.
3. Sunny Leone
These days, Sunny Leone is among Bollywood's most famous actresses. That's quite the career progression.
4. Sasha Grey
After leaving the adult film industry, Sasha appeared in movies like The Girlfriend Experience, Open Windows, Would You Rather, and Smash Cut. She also made an appearance in the HBO comedy show, Entourage.
5. Mia Khalifa
Mia Khalifa was actually part of the industry for a very brief period. However, within the time she was an actress, she amassed a lot of fans and grew very popular.
Even today, her name is very popular in the industry, and she is one of the most famous people on the internet.
6. Jenna Jameson
Jenna enjoys the reputation of being the queen of the industry. She is also known as the most popular entertainer with a career that began in '93 and pretty much changed the direction of the industry.
Today, she is a rich entrepreneur. She also managed to become a popular model and television star after leaving the industry.
7. Tera Patrick
Linda Ann Hopkins, who used the name "Tera Patrick" to perform, was born in Montana. She ended up becoming one of the most successful actresses of all time.
She made her debut in the industry with her first film in 1999, and she grew in popularity until she became one of the most recognizable people in the industry. She is also quite famous outside the adult film industry.
8. Bree Olson
Bree quit the industry before she turned 30. She was born in Houston, Texas.
However, even though she is no longer active in the industry, she left an unforgettable legacy.
9. Amber Lynn
Amber Lynn has been part of the adult entertainment industry for a long time. It all started when she got into a partnership with her director brother, Buck Adams.
That was back in 1983. She made her debut in the industry by making a film known as Personal Touch.
After that, she took part in 405 films before she retired.
10. Mary Carey
Mary was one of the most attractive stars in the industry, and she was always aware of this fact. However, her beginnings were not easy for her, as she had a problem being in front of people.
However, she overcame her fear and eventually became one of the most popular stars in the industry. She has since retired.
As you can see, even though much of society does not think much of the adult film industry, it has given us a lot of popular people who have gone on to inspire several people with their lives.