Porn Star Birthdays: What a Draghixa it is getting old—or not

Draghixa with Daisy

Draghixa with Daisy

It’s interesting how age can be both the reason to leave porn and the reason to stay in it. Milves and swingers alike can trade on their ages to justify porn scenarios, but it is just as likely that ingenue porn performers reach a certain age and bow out gracefully.

This week’s Porn Star Birthdays find a few examples of each, as well as a mortifying story about how I might be losing my mind.

Magdalene St. Michaels with Juelz Ventura

Magdalene St. Michaels with Juelz Ventura

Magdalene St, Michaels turns 56 this week. The British performer is a mainstay in lesbian fare and is the only porn performer in recent memory about whom a non-adult industry friend has asked me, sheepishly, if this cougar is “available.”

Adult performers are not prostitutes,” I say, loudly, over the phone, in case there’s a third-party listening, grateful that the technology does not yet exist that registers winks.

Magdalene St. Michaels was a bright point in this otherwise-abysmal movie.

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Draghixa with Daisy

Draghixa with Daisy

Appearing opposite, under, athwart, and on top of a woman named Daisy in 1993’s “Elements of Desire,” Croatian performer Draghixa was impressive for both her lithe grace and her curls. She turns 40 this week. After their gauzy, fluttering curtain lesbo romp was filmed, Daisy changed her name to Jenna Jameson.

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Nikki Nine

Nikki Nine

A woman once known as Nikki Nine turns 25 this week. In 2006 Nine was part of the death of Hustler’s contract girl program, which had also featured Memphis Monroe and Mya Luanna, among others.

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She had just turned 18, she said, and had not shot porn for anyone else, she said. But after shooting two movies for Hustler in the course of a week, it was discovered that Nine had, in fact, shot for another company (as Mia Moore, in a parody called “The Sex ‘Friends’ Forgot”), and Hustler’s brief relationship with Nine ended, the contract girl program was phased out, and Nine herself receded from view.

Unless she is pulling some kind of Tom Joad and performing under a different name each time, whenever a porn scene needs help, or whenever there’s a cop beating off a guy.

That is, of course, possible, even if it would be a 2257 documentation nightmare.

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Ana Nova

Ana Nova


I met Ana Nova on one of Cousin Stevie’s glorious “Pussy Party” sets in 2006
. She was intense, hard-edged, and German. She turns 38 this week.

Back then I thought she was older, but it’s probably because she seemed so focused.

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Jenaveve Jolie

Jenaveve Jolie

Now for a mortifying moment that, given the context of porn stardom and the nature of this job, is as understandable as it is embarrassing.

At this year’s Adult Entertainment Expo I bumped into Jenaveve Jolie, who turns 29 this week. Jolie is and was beautiful, and that day she wore a flattering blue dress.

I told her that I thought her cover photo and spread in Ed Fox’s “Glamour from the Ground Up” made that coffeetable book among the most stolen in my office, and people would ask me about the juicy woman with the dirty feet.

Jelena Jensen

Jelena Jensen

As the photographs were shot more than five years ago, as Jolie and I had only met once—on the set of the 2006 effort “Britney Rears 2: I Wanna Get Laid,” as Jolie would talk with thousands of fans that weekend, each of whom remembered her work better than she did—this is true of all porn performers, because they can’t possibly keep track of the places they’ve been seen naked—and as, most importantly, I am an idiot, I had to remind her of some of the specifics.

“You were in a dirty hallway sitting on an old office chair, and you posed with one dirty foot facing the camera,” I said.

“Oh!” Jolie said.

“Could you do that pose again now,” I said, “except, you know, clothed?”

“Sure,” she said.

Try as I might, I could not get her to recapture this iconic moment.

It was days later that I realized that it was not Jolie at all in Fox’s book, of course, but Jelena Jensen.

This is the problem with alliteration and feet. I’m sorry Jenaveve, but Happy Birthday anyway.

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Francesca Le and Remy La Croix (photo: Mark Wood)

Francesca Le and Remy La Croix (photo: Mark Wood)

Mark Wood turns 35 this week, and I hope he and his wife Francesca Le have an event planned that rivals their trip to Cabo St. Lucas with Remy LaCroix.

It is very easy in this part of the world to meet swingers, but less easy to meet ones who aren’t predatory and creepy, no matter how hard they try not to be.

Recently I had this conversation:

Me (to swinger couple putting moves on my date): This is not why I bought you a beer.

Swinger Dude: Your girlfriend is beautiful.

Me: We know she is.

Swinger Lady
: We’re both sex educators. We should go out and get to know each other.

(The Swinger Dude moves toward my date, she edges back, I step in)

Me: This is very flattering, but you have to know how to read the signals. You have to know by this point, right?

Swinger Dude: Some people are really into creepy. I embrace that role.

My date
: Well I don’t. Jesus Christ.

Swinger Lady: We love your blog.

Me: “Blog“? It’s a web site. Jesus Christ.

Anyway, I don’t get the impression that Mark Wood behaves this way at all. Instead he just seems to act like he won the lottery all weekend, and I think that is wholly appropriate.

2 thoughts on “Porn Star Birthdays: What a Draghixa it is getting old—or not

  1. If it’s any consolation, when I first saw the picture above of Ms. Jolie, I thought to myself “Ah, Jelena Jensen, good times!” In fact, the more I look at that picture, the more I disbelieve that it is in fact Jenaveve Jolie. What in the actual hell? Ms. Jolie has a tattoo on her right-arm at breast-level that should be visible in that picture as it encircles her upper-arm. I suspect you’re fucking with my head, Gram.

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