AVN Hall of Fame Inductee
XRCO Hall of Fame Inductee
Legends of Erotica Hall of Fame Inductee
AVN 1988 Best Couples Sex Scene – Video for Made In Germany
AVN 1990 Best Tease Performance for Adventures of Buttman
- Tracey Adams (born Deborah Blaisdell
on June 7, 1959, in Severna Park, Maryland, USA) is an American
Adams attended community college near Baltimore, Maryland
and became a radio disc jockey. Uninterested in sex with men
as a teenager, she did not lose her virginity until age twenty.
She moved to the West Coast in 1981, where she attended broadcasting
school. Adams worked briefly at several small radio stations,
including a midnight to six AM shift at the University of
California at San Diego station. Unable to make ends meet
in radio, Adams began 'straight' acting in 1983, and continued
her schooling. Later she did various topless roles in B films
like Lost Empire. Unable to pay her final semester tuition
at the Musician's Institute in Hollywood, she first posed
nude in many adult magazines and then entered the adult industry.
Adams first performed sex in 1985's Make My Night for which
she appears on the box cover.
was active in the pornographic film industry for sixteen years,
from 1983 until 1999. She performed in over 200 films, with
many of the most famous pornographic performers of the time.
Porn director John Stagliano (a.k.a Buttman) has stated that
a scene showing Adams' buttocks inspired him to make the Buttman
series of films.
clip shows Adams on her hands and knees with her butt stuck
high in the air. "The shot only lasted a couple of seconds,"
says Stagliano, "but I knew then what I wanted to do." Adams
was known for her acting ability and intelligence as well
as for her voluptuous, carnal charms. As Adam Film World wrote
about her in 1987, Adams can "handle characters that few porn
actresses dare attempt: she is convincing as a woman of education,
culture, breeding; she can play a successful author (Lust
on the Orient Express); a rich socialite (Sins of the Wealthy
2); an Indian princess (Soft, Warm Rain); mother to a college-age
lad (2002: A Sex Odyssey); a slick hooker (Jacqueline)." Adams
left the pornography business in the late 1980s to try to
break into the world of mainstream R-rated B-movies, but her
attempted leap into a 'straight' career didn't pan out. Adams
soon returned to the hard core arena where she was a star.
In 1991, Adams was the subject of an article in the Los Angeles
Times. "Although she is free-thinking, Adams is anything but
the free-spirited sexual athlete her fans like to imagine.
She worries about crime and overpopulation and drinks two
vodkas medicinally each night to help her sleep. She sponsors
two poverty-stricken children in foreign countries. Her rented
bungalow in West Los Angeles might be the home of any anxious,
PBS-watching, middle-level executive except for the catalog
of her sex tapes hidden behind a wood plank on an upper shelf
in a back room." Adams is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame.