Joanie Marie Laurer (aka “Chyna”) dead at age 46
Former WWE Superstar, XXX Actress, and Playboy Playmate Chyna was found dead in her apartment yesterday afternoon. She was found in her bed by a friend who had come to check on her after she hadn’t answered her phone in several days. The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the cause of death, but has said that there does not appear any signs of foul play.
Chyna was best known for her professional wrestling career, where her hulk-like physical build quickly helped her rise as one of the WWE’s most popular personalities. Unlike most other female WWE wrestlers, Chyna frequently went up against men in the ring. Calling herself “the 9th wonder of the world”, Chyna’s WWE career peaked when she won the Intercontinental Championship belt, the only woman to have ever accomplished that.
Chyna’s XXX career
This is a porn blog, so I’m gonna focus on Chyna’s hardcore smut career. Between 2004 and 2013, Chyna appeared in six porn movies and performed pretty much every type of on-camera sex act you can imagine; taking loads of jizz to the face, girl/girl, anal, and even a gangbang.
In 2015, Die-Screaming ranked the 25 best selling celebrity porn videos of all time. Four of them were Chyna movies; Backdoor to Chyna (2011), 1 Night in China (2004), Another Night in China (2009), and Chyna is Queen of the Ring (2012). Additionally, Joanie Laurer also was cast as She-Hulk in two porn parody films; Avengers XXX (2012) and She-Hulk XXX (2013).
Chyna also appeared in Playboy…twice. In 2000, the magazine featured her on the cover of its November issue, which featured several classy nudes of her within its pages. Then in January 2002, she was the focus of a second pictorial for the magazine. Laurer later said that her work with Playboy had cost her a run at the WWE Women’s Championship.
Rest in peace, Chyna
Joanie Laurer was arguably the most unlikely pornstar and Playboy model of all time. While her work in the porn industry was fairly brief, she absolutely made her mark. She will be missed.