Christy Canyon

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Christy Canyon

Christy Canyon at the FOXE Awards in February 2006.
Born(1966-06-17) June 17, 1966 (age 46)[1]
California, United States
Other namesChristie Canyon, Cristy Canyon, Missy, Tara White, Sara Wine, Tara Wine, Linda Daniel, DeeDee
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight130 lb (59 kg; 9.3 st)
Website
http://www.christycanyon.com/
 
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Christy Canyon

Christy Canyon at the FOXE Awards in February 2006.
Born(1966-06-17) June 17, 1966 (age 46)[1]
California, United States
Other namesChristie Canyon, Cristy Canyon, Missy, Tara White, Sara Wine, Tara Wine, Linda Daniel, DeeDee
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight130 lb (59 kg; 9.3 st)
Website
http://www.christycanyon.com/

Christy Canyon (born on June 17, 1966) is the stage name of an American radio personality and retired pornographic actress.[1]

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Adult film career

Canyon was born in California and appeared in nearly 200 adult films. She has won several "best female performance" awards and is a member of the XRCO and AVN Halls of Fame. She retired from (and returned to) the adult-film business several times. In 1999 AVN rated her as one of the top 25 adult stars of all time. Canyon is best known for her large natural breasts,[2] voluptuous body and natural beauty. During her career, her measurements were reportedly 36DD-24-36.[3] On screen, she engaged in standard adult fare consisting of vaginal intercourse, oral sex, and facials, sex with women, and group sex in small groups. She retired from appearing in films several times only to return. Her first stint in films was September 1984 to March 1985, the second June 1989 to December 1992 and the third (and final) from 1995 to 1997.

In her autobiography Canyon stated that adult performer Greg Rome approached her while she was waiting for a ride in Hollywood and told her that she would be a terrific figure model. He gave her the business card of porn recruiter and agent Jim South of World Modeling Agency.[4] After visiting South's office she posed for men's magazines and began her video career shortly thereafter. She has stated that her first on-screen performance was with Ron Jeremy in 1984's "Swedish Erotica 57," and that Jeremy soon became a close friend in the business. Jeremy remains a close personal friend and the duo still appear together at various publicity events. Her pictures appeared in Celebrity Sleuth magazine, as well as Penthouse, Hustler and dozens of other men's magazines.

The music group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark mentions Canyon in the song "Heaven Is" from 1993's Liberator. The lyrics are: "Heaven is Christy Canyon falling in love with me." [5]

In a 2005 interview on Taylor Wane's radio show, Canyon stated that although on-camera she had protected sex (with condoms) with all of her male co-stars during her time with Vivid Entertainment in the mid-1990s, this was not something she practiced in her private life. Canyon stated that she engaged in unprotected sex with each of her male co-stars off camera, prior to their filmed sex scenes.[6] In her personal life, Canyon has dated directors John Frankenheimer and Adam Rifkin.[7] From 2005 to March 2011 she was co-host of Sirius XM Satellite Radio's Playboy Radio show Night Calls.[8][9] As of April 2011 she became co-host of Sirius XM Satellite Radio's Spice Sex Circus with Ginger Lynn and sole host of Sirius XM Satellite Radio's weekly Legends of Porn.[10]

Partial filmography

Retirement

Canyon is retired from performing in adult films and dancing on the road, but still has an adult-related career, concentrating on her web site, working as a host for Spice Radio and selling merchandise on eBay and ABIBIDS. In 2003 she published her autobiography: Lights, Camera, Sex (ISBN 0-9727470-0-1) which is still in print. In November 2005 she appeared as a judge on the first season of Jenna's American Sex Star.[11]

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