Who says porn can’t lead to bigger and brighter things? These five women certainly took an unconventional route, but all of them started in adult films and ended up starring in music videos. Even more surprising, their rise in fame didn’t stop there. Each used her spot as a video vixen to take her career a step further, as recording artists.
Aylar starred in only 10 adult films between 2002 and 2003, a relatively low amount compared to others on the list. Then in 2010, she participated in the 6th season of Skal vi danse?, the Norwegian version of the British series Strictly Come Dancing. As her past accomplishments had already made her a big celebrity in Norway, Aylar decided to extended her fame throughout the rest of Europe when she was featured in a few videos by Swedish DJ Basshunter. They included “Angel in the Night” and the 2009 take on “Jingle Bells“.
After her appearance in numerous videos, Aylar was offered her own recording contract with Dance Nation (known as Hard2Beat Records at the time of her signing) in 2010. Later that year she starred in her own video for her breakout single “Some People,” partnering with the duo Ocean Drive on the track.
Since starting her career as an adult actress in 2007, Rose has appeared in over 540 titles. In 2010, she caught the eye of a casting director, and ended up being featured in King Fantastic’s music video for his track “Why? Where? What?.”
In the video, Rose poses as a maid for a well-off couple in Los Angeles. As soon as she’s left alone, she goes around destroying the house. Eventually needing to clean herself up after the destruction, with about half of the video focusing on her fully nude getting in and out of the shower. She then writes “Welcome to L.A.” on the mirror before passing the woman of the house on her way out.
While she hasn’t had her own single as of yet, she did provide guest vocals on the mixtape Zero Heroes by XV.
Starting when she was just 20 years old, India participated in over 200 adult films between 1998-2008. In 2006, she released her first solo album Role Play, after forming her own record company, Black Widow Entertainment. Other than that the star has been relatively quiet the last few years.
She also hosts her own adult site, Indias Playhouse, but visiting it only gives browsers a notification that it’s currently undergoing a “major face-lift.”
Known for her voluptuous backside that rivals the likes of Nicki Minaj, Pinky XXX has starred in around 100 adult videos since 2006.
Her time as a video vixen intertwined with her the release of her solo album Fuck You! Pay Me! in 2010. In 2012, she appeared in E-Dubb’s music video for “Make it Clap,” using her ass to do pretty much just what
you think. From there she went on to do vocals on rapper Turf Talk’s single “Kryptonight,” Kadillac N PeeWee’s “Work The Middle,” and Parlae’s “She Nasty.”
Diamond also did things a little out of order from others on the list. In 2013 she released a music video for her first single “Sex in a Slaughterhouse,” which she wrote herself.
Then, in 2014 she was featured in B.o.B’s video for his song “John Doe” alongside adult actress Allie Haze.
She hasn’t shied away from the adult industry however. Earlier this year she was featured on the Performers Of The Year 2014 DVD. According to Adam and Eve, this video serves a compilation of the top pornographic actresses of 2014 as decided by the AVN (Adult Video News) committee.
Maybe every porn star doesn’t have a recording contract in their future, but these stars sure give hope to the ones that haven’t hit it big yet. I’m just not sure if that’s a good thing or not.