An adult industry veteran, Lisa Ann has been working in porn since the early 1990s. And while most performers see their popularity wane over time, the exact opposite has proven true with Lisa Ann. Perhaps best known for her incredibly popular Who’s Nailin’ Paylin series of porn parodies, in which she plays a dead-on version of Sara Palin engaging in every sort of erotic encounter imaginable, Lisa Ann has secured a position as one of the most popular MILF performers in porn. And, in addition to her highly successful performance career, Lisa Ann has also established her as a powerful agent, owning her own adult entertainment talent agency. Without question, Lisa Ann is one of the most successful and influential personalities currently working in the adult industry.
A native of Easton, Pennsylvania, Lisa Ann moved out to California at age eighteen, where she eventually stated erotic dancing as a way to help pay her way through college. However, that dancing career soon turned into a full-fledged porn career. However, in 1997, as the HIV and AIDS scare swept through the adult industry, Lisa Ann stepped away from performing. It was during this time away from on-screen performance that Lisa Ann became involved with the management side of the business. Having worked for a time at LA Direct Models, one of the largest talent agencies in the business. Ann then parlayed this experience into founding and running her own talent agency, Lisa Ann’s Talent Management, which eventually merged with the Lighthouse Agency.
In a 2010 interview with XRentDVD, Lisa Ann was asked what advice she would give to young girls attempting to break into the porn industry. As an experienced performer and the owner of a successful adult talent agency, she obviously had a lot of wisdom to impart, saying…
“I think the most important thing that we all know is to do everything in your power to avoid getting involved in drugs. That’s the most important thing. Also I try to advise them to sexually try things they’ve already done in their personnel life. Don’t try something because somebody offered you a little bit more money to try it and you’ve never tried it. We’re supposed to be sexual beings that are sharing our experiences with the world. Things that we already love to do and not something that we decided to do just because someone on set said, “I’ll give you an extra $200 if you do this for your first time right now”. So I give them that advice and I also try to tell them to take time off and travel and not overwork themselves.
I tell them to not be shot out in a quick period of time. You know when you are 18, you don’t need a ton of money to live. When I came out to California at age 20, I took the summers off for the first 5 years I was here. I lived in Huntington Beach, where I still have a place, and I took every summer off and just went to the beach every day, worked out, hung out with my friends and watched sunsets. I was like, ‘I’m from Pennsylvania and I can come out here to make enough money to live and have some extra money to play with and I can just enjoy myself.’ So taking that step back and not being in a rush is so important because so many of the younger people that get in the business are just in a rush. They want to be famous overnight and it’s like, it’ll come to you, just enjoy it and have some fun. You know, the rest of the world would love to not have to work for the summer.”
When Lisa Ann finally made her return to the performance side of the porn industry, her timing couldn’t have been more perfect. The MILF genre was becoming an increasingly popular niche within the porn industry and Lisa Ann, with her previous performing experience and substantial connections built up through her talent management career, was ideally suited to take full advantage. Then, in 2008, Lisa Ann starred in Hustler’s Who’s Nalin’ Paylin and, with that performance, rocketed into adult super-stardom. In the middle of a presidential election, with the 24 hour news cycles going full throttle, the politically charged adult parody quickly gained mainstream notoriety. That first film was so successful that Hustler ended up releasing an entire line of Who’s Nalin’ Paylin films, including Who’s Nalin’ Paylin 2, Obama’s Nalin’ Paylin, and Hollywood’s Nalin’ Paylin.
Today, Lisa Ann stands as one of the most respected, beloved and successful stars in the porn industry. Her stunning good looks, grace, charm, and acting talents have helped her rank as one of the most elite personalities currently operating in the business.
Update: 11 April 2012 – Lisa Ann is keeping busy
Lisa Ann, one of the most popular pornstars currently working in adult entertainment, is a very busy woman. And while many of us think we’re busy, chances are you don’t have as much on you plate as she does. Lisa Ann started the month in Montreal, Canada. From there, she’ll be heading to Australia for the AdultX2012 Convention, then flying to Chicago for SexCon 2012, and from there going to Horsham, PA (just outside of Philadelphia) to perform two nights at the Double Visions strip club. For those keeping track, that’s more travel than most people do in their entire lives.
Since rocketing to fame after starring in the Who’s Nailin’ Paylin line of porn films, Lisa Ann has quickly become a fan favorite and shows no sign of taking her foot off of the gas pedal. In addition to her travel-filled month of April, Lisa Ann has also been keeping busy with her on-screen performances. She stars in several recent adult film releases, including 25 Sexiest Boobs Ever!, MILF Mania, Banging Busty Brunettes, Booty Shakers, Anal Invitation, and MILF Slam.
Update: 17 August 2012 – Lisa Ann’s fans can name her next porn movie
Lisa Ann is one of the most popular MILF pornstars currently working in the adult industry. Since her breakthrough performance in Who’s Nailin’ Paylin, Lisa Ann has skyrocketed into a level of fame and notoriety that very few pornstars ever achieve. And she’s not slowing down. This week, Lisa Ann is completing work on a new film for Wicked Pictures that sees her starring in every scene. And if that wasn’t exciting enough news for Lisa Ann’s legion of fans, Wicked is running a contest that gives them a chance to name the new movie.
To quote from the press release…
The project is currently untitled and the subject of a Twitter contest with fans tweeting their name ideas to @wickedpictures (include the hashtag #NameWickedsLisaAnnMovie). The contest ends midnight Aug. 20 with the winner receiving a title credit on the finished movie, a DVD/Blu-ray combo player, a Jonathan Morgan DVD bundle and autographed copies of Lisa Ann movies XXX Avengers, The Cougar Hunter, Busty House Calls, Butts 101 and Country Club Cougars.
In addition to all of that excitement, Lisa Ann is also getting quite a bit of attention for her recent announcement that she’ll be performing several strip shows in Tampa, FL during the same week as the Republican National Convention, which is scheduled to be held August 27 -30. During these shows, Lisa Ann will be performing in the guise of “Sara Paylin”, which is sure to get the attention of all sorts of people. In a recent interview with GQ Magazine about the upcoming performance, Lisa Ann described it like this…
The Dollhouse, which is a club that I’ll be featured at, reached out to my agency asked, “Hey, is Lisa Ann’s still doing the Palin thing? We’d like to invite her to the Republican convention.” This was, like, 4 months ago, and since then, I cannot believe how many interviews I’ve been doing. I think it’s kind of funny that Sarah Palin herself is not going. I feel like I’m her rep at this point. Like, “Hey, don’t worry, I’m your double. Just stay at home and relax with your family. I’ll take care of this convention thing.”
Update: 12 April 2013 – Lisa Ann named “Number 1 pornstar in the world” by NY Post
Today, the New York Post ran an article declaring Lisa Ann the top pornstar in the world. That’s a pretty bold statement. The paper said that after reviewing “exclusive data” from porn tube site PornHub, it has evidence that proves Lisa Ann is the most viewed pornstar on Earth. And while Lisa Ann is unquestionably one of the most popular women currently working in the adult industry, I think her being named the world’s number one adult performer took more than a few people by surprise.
To quote from the NY Post article…
Exclusive data obtained by The Post from Pornhub.com revealed Lisa Ann — who starred in the Sarah Palin-themed smutty parody “Who’s Nailin’ Paylin?” — carried the stars and stripes from DC to Tibet as the most popular female porn star.
The Post examined the porn-viewing habits of ten cities/countries from around the world: New York City; Albany; DC; Salt Lake City; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Reykjavik, Iceland; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Tibet; Abbottabad, Pakistan and Vatican City.
Taking nothing away from Lisa Ann, I do have to question the methodology used as part of the Post’s “study”. The paper says it reviewed porn viewing habits from ten cities around the world. Just ten? It would seem to me that in order to get a more accurate picture of what the world is watching, a larger number of cities would need to be included. Additionally, I think the specific cities that were used also raises some questions. Salt Lake City? Tibet? Vatican City? These are the cities that we’re using to determine the number one pornstar in the world? Really?
Again, Lisa Ann is an amazing performer and I have no problem accepting the possibility that maybe she really is the number one adult performer in the world. That being said, I’d take the legitimacy of this report by the New York Post with a heavy, heavy dose of skepticism.