Most Popular Vintage Porn Stars We Still Love

These most popular vintage porn stars prove that our parents had good taste in skin flicks.

If there's one thing that we all can agree upon, it's that porn stars definitely do work hard for a living. It takes a Herculean amount of effort to look great naked on camera, and a single professional porn shoot can mean hours upon hours of sex in difficult positions. 

The modern porn industry, though, is one that has its issues. If you ask many people who critique porn, there's a je ne sais quoi that most modern porn shoots just don't have. That's often why so many critics prefer vintage porn to modern porn.

Maybe it's the plastic-surgery free era they enjoy, or the fact that porn stars from back in the day really put everything on the line when they joined the industry, but whatever it is, they're right to enjoy vintage porn. 

Vintage porn is more than just vintage sex magazine logos, cigars, and 60s Warhol shots. This list is dedicated to the most famous vintage porn stars in X-rated history—and why we still love them today. 

Ron Jeremy

Ron Jeremy is one of the biggest names in porn, and yes, he counts among vintage porn stars. When the former schoolteacher first got into porn during the 70s, he was just an average guy who really needed money. 

With the dearth of male porn stars back then, it ended up that Ron Jeremy got booked for just about every major skin flick that was released in the decade. He became a mainstay, and was known for being one of the roughest lovers in the industry for quite some time. 

That being said, Ron Jeremy still remains one of the nicest guys in porn today. He's now a pop culture icon—and literally the X-rated version of every guy's American dream. 

I mean, aside from having his own movie, sleeping with thousands of women, and also recreating Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball" video, the guy's just all-around known as a good guy. You really can't get more love in the industry than Ron Jeremy did.

People may make fun of male vitnage porn stars for the mustache, but they really shouldn't. If you've ever wondered what he looked like in his heyday, I'll tell you right now: gorgeous

Nina Hartley

Nina Hartley is one of the most famous vintage porn stars still working in the industry today. After having seen one of the first porn films directed by a woman, Nina Hartley became inspired to get into the adult film industry. 

Her first film, produced during the early 80s, was Educating Nina—it was an instant hit. Almost immediately, the porn world fell for Nina's beautiful blue eyes, a tiny waist, and round booty. Since then, Hartley has been in hundreds of films, including a number of the infamous "Debbie Does" scenes. 

Along with being incredibly prolific, she's won dozens of awards and attained mainstream recognition for her work. Today, she's a highly respected sex educator, activist, and author.

As of 2017, she's still doing porn—mostly in the form of educational videos that teach how to do wilder sex acts safely, sanely, and consensually. They're definitely worth a look, if you love learning how to be a better partner in bed. 

Kay Parker

We honestly couldn't have a list about the hottest vintage porn stars without talking about the beautiful and busty vixen known as Kay Parker. A simple look at some of her snapshots says everything, doesn't it?

In her time, Kay Parker was one of the biggest names among female porn stars in the world. The British beauty was known for having a very slender frame, piercing eyes, and for being one of the first women to break the "MILF" taboo. 

During the 1970s, Parker became infamous for being "the man eating mama" that every young guy secretly fantasized about. Though she retired in the 80s, the fact is that Kay Parker is the mother of MILF porn—and that her legacy lives on in the adult film industry in ways that still have to be fully recognized yet. 

Peter North

One of the other major vintage porn stars you'll still hear about is Peter North, who still stays strong in the industry at 60 years old. When he first entered the industry, he was known for his modelesque face, his excellent acting, and for being a "one man bukkake party."

When Peter was first discovered, he was an underwear model for athletic wear. Since his first film, it became clear he had a lot of talent. Over the decades, North has been in over 2,500 adult films as either an actor, a director, or a producer. Surprisingly, both he and his adult actress wife both still are active in the industry. 

Peter North is now a high-end adult film director who's happily married and enjoying la vida loca with Nina North. This goes to show that vintage porn stars always will have it goin' on—and that they're still capable of delivering great content, on and off screen.

Blake Mitchell

Blake Mitchell is one of the hottest vintage porn stars of the 90s era, and her claim to fame was the fact that she was a striking Raquel Welch lookalike. During her time on the scene, she was known for producing lots of fetish porn alongside more mainstream MILF films. 

Though she's done catfighting videos and other such things, Blake Mitchell's hottest fetish work had to be her large breast films. (At a bra size of 36FF, she definitely fit the "well-endowed" bill.) 

Her porn was known for having a very sensual, mature, and seductive vibe—even when she was showing her badass side of things. It's easy to see why so many people love to fall in love with Blake, even today. 

Ginger Lynn

Ginger Lynn is one of the very first vintage porn stars to gain mainstream fame and non-pornographic roles thanks to her forays into the adult film industry. 

When she got into the industry, it didn't take her too long to become the top female performer of the 80s. Without a doubt, she had what it took. Her blue eyes, bangin' body, and sexy persona took the world by storm. 

Her porn career is as legendary as it gets. She ended up being the ultimate vintage Penthouse pet, worked with all the biggest names, and was cited as #7 of the top porn stars of all time by the AVN. 

Once her stint as a porn star was done, she started to receive movie roles—including roles in films like The Devil's Rejects and Young Guns II. She also dated Charlie Sheen, had animated segments in computer games, and got her own podcast. 

Basically, she was the first female performer to really gain mainstream appreciation, and that's worth celebrating. 

Christy Canyon

Back before you knew her as an awesome Night Calls radio personality, Christy Canyon was known as one of the hottest porn stars of the 80s. (Yes, she regularly starred alongside Ginger Lynn as a result.)

Brunette, petite, and incredibly innocent-looking, Christy Canyon was infamous for her wide-eyed charm and her strikingly long legs and her massive bust. To date, many consider her to be one of the hottest brunette vintage stars out there. 

Much like her friend and radio co-host, Ginger Lynn, she has been inducted into multiple halls of fame for her contribution in the porn industry. That alone tells you tons about why she's one of the hottest vintage porn stars of all time. 

Linda Lovelace

If you read history books a bit, you may already recognize Linda Lovelace's name. This is because she made history as being the star of the notorious film Deep Throat—the very same pornographic film that was used as a codename during the Watergate reveal. 

For that reason alone, her name will probably be the one that remains historic for centuries to come. However, she's a porn star who did quite a few movies during the early 70s. So, it's worth pointing out that there's more to Linda than just Deep Throat and having a sexy 70s celebrity booty.

Her story is actually a rather sad one. After having made several movies, including some sex-positive biographies, Linda openly admitted that she was coerced into making the movies by her abusive husband.

After her divorce, Linda Lovelace had an immediate change of heart. She ended up becoming one of the rare vintage porn stars on this list to turn into a born-again Christian and an anti-pornography activist. 

That being said, her legacy as one of the best vintage stars out there still remains, and has even extended into the world of computer programming as a result

John Holmes

Most people know John Holmes's name, even if they don't really watch vintage porn. This is because he was famous for two things: the size of his penis, and the fact that he was one of the first adult actors to die from AIDS. 

Along with being known for having the longest penis in the industry, John Holmes was recognized as being one of the most prolific porn stars of the 80s. Scandals were constantly swirling around him, including accusations of hard drug use and even being involved in a murder. 

But, there was a lot to Holmes that most people didn't see, including his activism in Greenpeace and the many rounds of door-to-door campaigning he did for Save the Whales. 

With the way Hollywood rumors work, it's hard to tell what Holmes really was like. All we know is that he's one of the greatest vintage porn stars of his time, and that he's very sorely missed by those who knew him.

Juliet Anderson

Perhaps the most vintage of all the vintage porn stars on this list is Juliet Anderson, also known as "Aunt Peg" by fans. Though she was born in 1938, Anderson's name continues to be one of the most searched vintage names on Pornhub—and it's easy to see why. 

Juliet Anderson entered the porn industry at 39 years of age, and quickly rose to fame for being the naughty aunt who just so happened to seduce everyone in sight. She was mature, sexy, and sensual at a time when it was just never done. 

She was a brave woman who helped bring about the sex revolution. She's been a mail order owner, a phone sex operator, a stage actress, and a sex-positive feminist. Simply put, porn wouldn't be the same without Aunt Peg helping bring it to the mainstream. 

As a result of her sex positivity and her contribution, she earned an honorary Doctor of the Arts from The Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. Considering her lifetime of learning, it's easy to see why she earned that honor and why it's so well-deserved.

Now Reading
Most Popular Vintage Porn Stars We Still Love