20 Astonishing Images of Porn Stars With and Without Makeup

In 2013 makeup artist and hairstylist Melisa Murphy brought out an intimate photographic project featuring famous porn stars’ before-and-after shots. And – shock, horror – it turns out adult entertainers are just like everybody else when they’re stripped of the magic of makeup. Here are our 20 favorite images from the revealing series.

20. Kristina Rose

Californian Kristina Rose made her entrance into the world of porn movies in 2007 when she was 23 years old. Since then she has shown up in almost 500 adult titles. “When you do an amazing scene the feeling in the air is like a drug,” she has explained.

19. Akira Raine

Tattooed porn star Akira Raine was born in Alaska in 1986. Explaining what she likes about featuring in adult films, the actress told Queer Porn Tv, “Honestly, I like having sex with strangers. It’s really exciting.”

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18. Riley Reid

According to Riley Reid, involvement in the porn industry gives women “a strong voice.” The twenty-something Floridian – who says a goal of hers is to “promote natural beauty and intelligence” – made her first porn film in 2011.

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17. Draven Star

Macabre model and actress Draven Star calls herself “The Doom Doll.” The tattooed and pierced 25-year-old lists her interests as “serial killers, Death Eaters, Disney, horror movies and glitter.”

16. Dani Daniels

Explaining her attitude toward those who may frown at her profession, porn star Dani Daniels told Adult DVD Talk’s Captain Jack, “I’m having way too much fun to care.” The 25-year-old Orange County native is also a former Penthouse Pet.

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15. Puma Swede

As her stage name suggests, leggy blonde Puma Swede was born in Stockholm, Sweden. The striking 38-year-old star relocated to California in 2004 and began making porn the following year.

14. Rilee Marks

Brown-eyed brunette Rilee Marks was born in San Francisco in 1991, and today her “turn-ons” include beaches and mountains. The Californian made her porn debut in 2011.

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13. Yasmine De Leon

Yasmine De Leon’s website describes her as a “Filipina hybrid porn star.” Born in California in 1983, the exotic-looking actress starred in her first porn movie in 2009.

12. Alena Croft

Attractive 33-year-old Alena Croft got into the porn game relatively late, making her first adult film in 2012. The Arizona native is known for her “enhanced” cleavage and long, platinum blonde locks.

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11. Tatiyana Foxx

Curvy tattoo model and porn actress Tatiyana Foxx was working as an exotic dancer in Las Vegas when she was approached by production company BangBros through her SexyJobs profile. “The rest,” the 24-year-old has said, “is pretty much history.”

10. Chanel Preston

Attractive 29-year-old Alaskan Chanel Preston began her adult film entertainment career in 2010. Since then, the much-admired actress – and former wrestler – has starred in porn spoofs like Tomb Raider XXX: An Exquisite Films Parody and Rezervoir Doggs.

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9. Proxy Paige

Before she made her porn debut in 2010, 26-year-old North Dakota native Proxy Paige was employed at Zorba’s Adult Shop in Scottsdale, Arizona. “I like pervs,” said the actress, explaining her former role.

8. Krysta Kaos

Californian porn star and avid stoner Krysta Kaos made her first adult film in 2010. The inked 25-year-old pinup got her first tattoo at the age of 12, and she now describes her body art as a combination of “professional pieces” and the work of her friends.

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7. Nikki Benz

Veteran Ukrainian-Canadian porn star Nikki Benz has been in the business since 2002. Since then, the popular 33-year-old – whose fans are known as the Benz Mafia – has been nominated for a number of AVN and XBIZ Awards.

6. Cassandra Nix

Cassandra Nix graduated from webcam model to hardcore porn star in 2011 when she was only 19 years old. Just two years later, the popular Ohioan performer was shortlisted for a Best New Starlet AVN Award.

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5. Rachel Starr

Texan adult actress and fan favorite Rachel Starr was working as a stripper in California when she was “discovered.” The 31-year-old made her first adult film soon afterward, in 2007.

4. Tori Black

Seattle native and big-time porn star Tori Black shot her first adult film in 2007. Since then, the 26-year-old former journalism student and Penthouse Pet has made in excess of 200 films, also racking up a number of awards along the way.

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3. Anissa Kate

Born in the French city of Lyon in 1987, model and porn actress Anissa Kate boasts beautiful exotic looks thanks to her Algerian roots. Kate made her first adult film in 2011.

2. Veruca James

Before she got into hardcore porn in 2011, now 26-year-old Veruca James was an accounting manager. The Chicago native has two bachelor of arts degrees – one in finance and the other in accounting.

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1. Madison Ivy

Before she shot her first adult film in 2008, curvy Madison Ivy was employed as a bowling alley mechanic, a tiler and at an In-N-Out Burger in Sacramento. It was during her time as a dancer at a strip club, however, that the German-born, Texas-raised 26-year-old made the contacts she needed to get into the porn industry.

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