Home > News > Playboy Names Jameson, Lovelace Among Most Influential in Sex • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


Playboy Names Jameson, Lovelace Among Most Influential in Sex

Playboy Names Jameson, Lovelace Among Most Influential in Sex
Get XBIZ News
Dec 18, 2008 10:00 AM PST    Text size: 
CHICAGO – In its January 2009 issue, Playboy magazine celebrated its 55th anniversary by including adult entertainment icons Jenna Jameson, Linda Lovelace, celebrity sex tape star Pamela Anderson and others among its list of the 55 Most Important People in Sex.

Anderson, who came in at No. 29, is, as Playboy writes, “a global sex symbol.” Since getting discovered at a Canadian football game, she has appeared on 12 Playboy covers and a Playboy centerfold, as well as on “Baywatch” and a number of other television shows.

“More notable,” writes Playboy, “she was the first celebrity to be seen in a sexually explicit home movie and not have it destroy her career.”

Like Anderson, Jameson has crossed the bridge from adult entertainment to mainstream entertainment. “Although many adult performers have made the attempt,” writes Playboy, “Jameson is the first to become a mainstream icon.” She has served as a spokeswoman for Adidas, appeared on numerous television shows, radio shows such as “The Howard Stern Show,” and written a best-selling autobiography. She is Playboy’s choice for No. 32.

Lovelace, who is most famous for work in “Deep Throat” (1972), placed No. 41. Although telling Playboy she had “absolutely no taboos” in 1973, she later turned against the adult entertainment industry, claiming to have been forced at gunpoint to perform. Shortly before her death in 2002, she posed nude for the “Leg Show” because “there’s nothing wrong with looking sexy as long as it’s done with taste.”

Other honorees included Marilyn Monroe, the Rolling Stones, director Mike Nichols, “Sex and the City” creator Candace Bushnell and Playboy founder and editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


WIA Profile: Kate Hodgson-Egan

Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of... More »

Q&A: Holiday Products Founder Moe Levy Reflects on Decades of Career Accomplishments

Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., as an only child, Moe Levy learned to become business savvy at an early age from his parents. Even more importantly, Levy says his parents instilled in him their people-oriented... More »

AWSummit’s Alexandru Gheorghe Has Eyes Set on Growth

The AWSummit has quickly made its mark and has become a top draw for chat hosts, studios and cam sites from all over the world. Founded by CEO Alexandru Gheorghe just two years ago, the cam-centric AW... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.


XBIZ 2017

Jan 09 - Jan 13
Hollywood, CA

XBIZ Awards 2017

Jan 12 - Jan 12
Los Angeles, CA

ANME Founders Show

Jan 14 - Jan 15
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport

Everything To Do With Sex Show

Jan 20 - Jan 22
Montréal, Québec
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!