Rayveness

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Rayveness
RayVeness 2010.jpg
Rayveness
Born(1972-06-19) June 19, 1972 (age 41)[1][2]
Jamestown, North Carolina[2]
Other namesGinger / Britney Noel / Britni Noel / Raveness / Ravenous / Raven / RayVeness / Rayvaness / Rayvenesse / Ray Veness
EthnicityCaucasian
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)[2]
Weight110 lb (50 kg; 7.9 st)[2]
No. of adult films361 + 64 compilations, 1 as director (per IAFD)
Website
http://www.rayveness.com/[dead link]
 
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Rayveness
RayVeness 2010.jpg
Rayveness
Born(1972-06-19) June 19, 1972 (age 41)[1][2]
Jamestown, North Carolina[2]
Other namesGinger / Britney Noel / Britni Noel / Raveness / Ravenous / Raven / RayVeness / Rayvaness / Rayvenesse / Ray Veness
EthnicityCaucasian
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)[2]
Weight110 lb (50 kg; 7.9 st)[2]
No. of adult films361 + 64 compilations, 1 as director (per IAFD)
Website
http://www.rayveness.com/[dead link]

Rayveness (born 19 June 1972[1] in Jamestown, North Carolina)[2] is a pornographic actress.

Biography[edit]

Rayveness grew up in the Quaker faith and married a year before she left high school. After she and her husband saw a show on amateur porn films on the Sally Jessy Raphael show, they proceeded to send one in.[3]

Career[edit]

She started in the porn industry at age 18 and initially performed only with her then-husband (who went by the pseudonym of Red Bone)[4] and other female stars.[2] Her stage name is of Indian origin and means "of the spirit".[1] In 1997, she divorced Red Bone and started working with other male performers.[2] By 2000, she had remarried, this time to porn actor Tod Alexander, but they divorced by 2003.[5]

In 2000, she took a break from the adult film business to try the mainstream film industry. She dyed her hair red and wore brown contact lenses to minimize the chance of someone recognizing her. She appeared in a speaking role on NYPD Blue and was in Path to War as LBJ's eldest daughter. She returned to the porn industry in 2003 after John Frankenheimer's death, as most of her connections had gone.[1]

In 2004, she filed a petition with Congressman Brad Sherman requesting that the age requirement for pornography performers be raised from 18 to 21, saying that "People right out of high school in this country don't seem to have the foresight to make such life-altering decisions."[6] In 2006, she was nominated at the XRCO Awards for "MILF of the year".[7]

RayVeness took a second break from the pornographic film industry — from June 2006 to August 2007 — to have a child by in vitro fertilization.[1]

In July 2009, she became the first contract star for the all-female studio Girlfriends Films, although the contract allowed her to continue boy-girl work elsewhere.[8] She has since left Girlfriends Films.[9]

In February 2011, she announced via Twitter that she had retired from the pornography industry.[10] In July 2012, she was back performing in a scene for Reality Kings, but retired again in December.[11]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Dan Miller (2010-06-22). "AVN - RayVeness Celebrates 20 Years". AVN. Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "My Bio". rayveness.com. Retrieved 2008-12-14. [dead link]
  3. ^ Don Kavanagh (2005-03-10). "Actress mixes porn and prayers". The Dominion Post. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  4. ^ "Profile: Rayveness". AVN. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  5. ^ "RayVeness Returns to Porn". AVN. 2003-07-25. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  6. ^ Gretchen Gallen (2004-04-20). "RayVeness Petitions Congressman". xbiz.com. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  7. ^ "XRCO Awards". XRCO. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  8. ^ "Girlfriends Films Makes RayVeness First-Ever Contract Girl". AVN. 2009-07-22. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 
  9. ^ Apache Warrior. "RayVeness interview". xcritic.com. Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  10. ^ http://twitter.com/RayVeness/status/32618121508429825[dead link]
  11. ^ https://twitter.com/rayveness2012/status/312085598561263616
  12. ^ a b "2009 AVN Adult Movie Awards Nominations" (PDF). AVN. Retrieved 2008-11-26. [dead link]
  13. ^ "2010 Nominees". AVN. Retrieved 2009-11-26. [dead link]
  14. ^ a b "XRCO Announces 2010 Nominees". AVN. 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  15. ^ a b "Nominations for the 2011 AVN Awards" (PDF). AVN. Retrieved 2010-11-23. 
  16. ^ Peter Warren (2011-02-22). "XRCO Announces 2011 Nominations". AVN. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 

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