Born as Jenna Marie Massoli on April 9, 1974, to Larry Massoli and Judith Brooke Massoli, a former Las Vegas showgirl. Jenna’s mother died on February 20, 1976, of skin cancer when Jenna was only two years old. Heartbroken and devastated Jenna’s father, a police officer struggled to raise his two children. Due to her mother’s death, Jenna and her older brother Tony became very close but it also resulted in Jenna’s insecurity issues. Jenna always felt alone and always wanted everyone to love her. And boy did she get her wish.
Rolling Stone captured the essence of Jenna Jameson when it said she`s the woman who put the star in porn star. AVN, the adult industry`s leading trade journal, concluded that Jenna was the top female adult star of all time. (AVN, January 2002).
Of course, a lot has changed since then. Looking back at Jenna’s career, she was from a different era. In total, she did no more than 220 movies during the entire span of her career (1993 to about 2010) That’s a 17-year long career – to only do the same number of movies stars today can get through in a year or two. In today’s terms, it’s unheard of to only do about 1 month a month and be the biggest start in the industry. But then again back then the industry was very different. In Jenna Jameson’s time in porn, they made “movies” and that isn’t the case today at all, they make “scenes”, that sometimes get packaged up with others of a similar theme and released as a whole movie but even then, that’s still rare.
Jenna Jameson set out to be a star. She always said if she was going to do this she was going to be the biggest star in the world and through her own sheer determination and hard work she made that a reality. During her time in porn, she was without a doubt the biggest porn star in the entire world.
Jenna Jameson has won the following adult industry awards ….
- 1995 Nightmoves Best New Starlet
- 1996 AVN Best Actress (Video) Wicked One, Wicked Pictures
- 1996 AVN Best Couples Sex Scene (Film) Blue Movie, Wicked Pictures
- 1996 AVN Best New Starlet
- 1996 Nightmoves Best Actress
- 1996 XRCO Starlet Of The Year
- 1997 AVN Best Couples Sex Scene (Film)
Jenna Loves Rocco, Wave Film, Vivid Entertainment
- 1997 AVN Best Couples Sex Scene (Video) Conquest, Wicked Pictures
- 1997 Nightmoves Best Actress
- 1998 AVN Best All-Girl Sex Scene (Film) Satyr, Wicked Pictures
- 2003 AVN Best All-Girl Sex Scene (Video) I Dream Of Jenna, Club Jenna
- 2004 XRCO Best Girl-Girl Scene – My Plaything: Jenna Jameson 2, Digital Sin
- 2005 AVN Best Actress (Film) The Masseuse, Vivid Entertainment Group
- 2005 AVN Best All-Girl Sex Scene (Film) The Masseuse, Vivid Entertainment Group
- 2005 AVN Best Couples Sex Scene (Film) The Masseuse, Vivid Entertainment Group
- 2005 XRCO Mainstream’s Adult Media Favorite
- 2005 XRCO XRCO Hall Of Fame
- 2006 AVN Best All-Girl Sex Scene (Film) The New Devil In Miss Jones, Vivid Entertainment Group
- 2006 AVN Best Supporting Actress (Film) The New Devil In Miss Jones, Vivid Entertainment Group
- 2006 AVN Crossover Star Of The Year
- 2006 AVN Hall Of Fame
- 2007 Nightmoves Nightmoves Hall Of Fame
- 2007 AVN Crossover Star Of The Year