Stephanie Swift

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Stephanie Swift
Stephanie Swift at AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2008 1.jpg Stephanie Swift at AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2008 1.jpg
Swift at AVN Expo 2008
BornLouisiana, United States[1]
China Cat, Melody[1]
💼 Occupation
Height5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)[1]

Stephanie Swift (born 1972) is an American former pornographic actress who starred in over 300 adult movies between 1995 and 2009, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and left the industry. She is a member of both the AVN[2] and XRCO Halls of Fame.[3] Swift now works with XXXchurch.com, a Christian outreach group that offers to help pornographic actors leave the industry and help compulsive porn users overcome their porn addiction.[4][5]

Early life[edit]

Swift spent her childhood in Louisiana. She is Norwegian Irish English French Spanish Filipino.[6] Between the ages of one and fourteen, she suffered sexual abuse at the hands of family members.[5] At the age of about 13, she lived in San Diego, California and attended Bonita Vista Junior High and Bonita Vista High School in Chula Vista, California. At about 19, she worked as a stripper for six months at a club called The Body Shop.[7]

Career[edit]

Stephanie Swift at AVN Expo 2001
Stephanie Swift at a party in 2006

After earning her degree, she posed in nude modelling photographs for five years and was featured in Club International and Hustler magazine.[7][8] Swift segued from nude model work to Southern California's adult film industry, where she began her career in 1995.[7] Her first softcore scene was in Playboy TV's Up Close and Dangerous.[7] Her first hardcore sex scene was in Space Sirens.[7] She went on to win several awards, including the AVN Female Performer of the Year Award in 1998.[9] She was, for a period, a contract girl with Wicked Pictures.[7]

She has made appearances on the exotic dancing circuit as a featured performer.[10] In 2004, she launched her own production company called Swift Entertainment, in which she was a director, screenwriter and producer.[7]

Swift was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame[2] in 2006 and the XRCO Hall of Fame in 2008.[3]

In 2011, Swift released a video filmed for XXXchurch.com in which she said her cancer had been in remission since March 2010, and she explained her decision to quit the adult film industry. She said the industry gives a "false sense of accomplishment." She is currently working with the church in their efforts to reach out to pornographic film actors.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

An August 2009 XBIZ press release announced that Swift had been diagnosed with breast cancer in her left breast and asked for donations to help with her medical bills.[11] Later that month, she had a double mastectomy.[12] By March 2010, she had completed chemotherapy and scheduled lymph node surgery.[13]

Awards[edit]

  • 1997 F.O.X.E Award – Video Vixen[14]
  • 1998 F.O.X.E. Award – Female Fan Favorite[14]
  • 1998 AVN Award – Female Performer of the Year[9]
  • 1998 AVN Award – Best Actress, Video (Miscreants – Extreme Video/Elegant Angel Productions)[9]
  • 1998 XRCO Award – Best Girl-Girl Scene (Miscreants) with Tiffany Mynx & Jeanna Fine[3]
  • 1999 AVN Award – Best Couples Sex Scene, Film (Shipwreck – Vivid Entertainment Group) with Mickey G.[15]
  • 2006 AVN Hall of Fame[2]
  • 2008 XRCO Hall of Fame[3]
  • 2009 Legends of Erotica Hall of Fame[16]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Pornstar Profile – Stephanie Swift". AVN. Archived from the original on June 19, 2009. Retrieved February 14, 2010. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "AVN Awards Past Winners – HALL OF FAME". Archived from the original on April 15, 2009. Retrieved September 15, 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO)". XRCO. Archived from the original on May 14, 2011. Retrieved February 14, 2010. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Stephanie Swift". xxxchurch.com. Fireproof Ministries. 2011. Retrieved March 15, 2011.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Stephanie Swift (2011). Stephanie Swift: Cancer Saved My Life. XXXchurch via Subsplash. Archived from the original on September 16, 2014. Retrieved September 15, 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)[dead link]
  6. Lim, Gerrie (2006). In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema. Monsoon Books. p. 99. ISBN 978-981-05-5302-9. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 "Stephanie Swift: About Me". Official Site of Stephanie Swift. Archived from the original on February 28, 2009. Retrieved February 14, 2010. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. "Wicked Pictures bio". Wicked Pictures. Archived from the original on February 12, 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2010. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "1998 AVN Awards Show – History". Archived from the original on January 15, 2014. Retrieved September 15, 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  10. "The 2004 Exotic Dancer Fan Fair Review". Las Vegas Strippers. Retrieved February 14, 2010.[dead link]
  11. Hunter, Tod (August 13, 2009). "Performer Stephanie Swift Diagnosed With Breast Cancer" (Press release). New York: Adnet Media. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  12. Rodriguez, Ariana (October 9, 2009). "'Sex at the Shore' Benefit Set for Tomorrow" (Press release). Long Beach, CA: Adnet Media. Retrieved October 22, 2009.
  13. Garrett, Wade (March 3, 2010). "Mile High's Nica Noelle to Host Stephanie Swift Cancer Benefit" (Press release). Los Angeles: AVN Media Network. Retrieved March 10, 2010.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Adult Video Awards". CanBest.com. Archived from the original on May 19, 2007. Retrieved April 19, 2007. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  15. "1999 AVN Awards Show – History". Archived from the original on December 30, 2013. Retrieved September 15, 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  16. "Legends of Erotica Announces 2009 Hall of Fame Inductees AVN".

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