Born October 27, 1956 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Birth Name Jane Esther Hamilton
Height 5′ 6″ (1.68 m)
Respected porn star of the 70s and 80s who went on to minor roles more mainstream movies. Awarded AFAA 1981/82 Best Actress, AFAA 1982 Best Supporting Actress, CAFA 1982 Best Actress.
Stan Clawson (3 January 2015 – present)
Michael Hunt (24 April 1982 – ?) ( divorced) ( 2 children)
Has two sons, Chris born in 1983 and Max born in 1985.
Nominated for Best Adult-film Director in 2001 by the AVN Award 2002 Show.
Has received numorous best actress awards for her work in the adult film industry.
Member of the AVN (Adult Video News) and XRCO (X-Rated Critics Organization) Hall of Fame.
Started directing adult movies in the mid 90s, most of the time for VCA Pictures.
Graduated from Western High School in Las Vegas, Navada.
Graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a B.A. in theater.
Before she started her career in adult movies, she worked as a model.
Retired from performing (sexually) in adult films in the mid-’80s.
Appeared in numerous “B” movies in the mid to late 1980s, many of them directed by Chuck Vincent, who had directed her in several porn films. Vincent has stated that, as a director, she was one of his favorite actresses.
The custodial problems faced by the character “Amber Waves” after her divorce in the film Boogie Nights (1997) were based on the custody battle over her son between Veronica and her ex-husband. In fact, Veronica played the judge in the scene where Amber and her husband are arguing in court about who should get custody of their son.
A photo of her talking on the phone with her husband at the time sitting in the background was featured in the coffee table photo book “A Day in the Life of America” in the late 1980s.
Had a relationship with producer Harold Lime whom she met during the casting for Amanda by Night (1981).
Profiled in the book “Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968-1985” by Jill C. Nelson.
As of May 2011, she was working at the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas, NV.
Her mother ran a television and appliance store while her father was a television repairman.
Lived the first six years of her life in a manufactured home.
Has three sisters.
Personal Quotes (5)
I’m not a dumb woman, but most people don’t have any guidelines when they first get into this business… Seka told me what I had to do, which is that no one has to do anything that they don’t want to do… The producers will try to get away with as much as they can. To get as much out of an actress for the least amount of money. And that’s strictly business.
Film is the illusion of truth. What might look good on film is not necessarily what feels good. Still, I believe that the hotter you are, the hotter it’s going to come across to the audience. A lot of girls in this business aren’t into sex, or they aren’t into making it with another girl. They play at it, and their coldness comes across on film. The more you can psych yourself up to be hot, the hotter it will appear on film.
I make pornography because I can… and because mainstream isn’t beating down my door.
Porn is one of the worst things an aspiring actress can do. What angers me is that if I were up for a straight part, and I was just as good as someone else, that I’ve done porn would stand in the way. It’s the kind of hypocrisy that prevails in America. Everybody loves to make love, but nobody wants to admit it. Everybody loves a girl who loves to be screwed, but they still think of her as a slut.
[Speaking on how her career affected her teenage sons] It’s horrible for them… I’m their loving mommy and nobody likes to think of their parents having sex and being famous for it. I’m not ashamed of what I do. I take responsibility for who I am. I chose. From the time they were kids, my stripping gear was washed and hanging in my bathtub. At the same time I apologize to my kids for how the choices in my life have affected them. They’re well adjusted and can joke with me about it: I know I’m going to spend the rest of my life on the couch.