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Tera Patrick Biography

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Birth Name: Tera Patrick

A gorgeous adult film actress, Tera Patrick became one of the savviest and most successful XXX entrepreneurs of all time. Born July 25, 1976 in Great Falls, MT, Linda Ann Hopkins was a multiracial beauty who grew up in San Francisco, CA. Her exotic looks helped her land an international modeling contract at 13, but she proved to be as intelligent as she was lovely, earning a bachelor's degree in microbiology as well as becoming a registered nurse. Perhaps it was her considerable mainstream professional experience and strong academic qualifications, but she was able to break into the adult film industry on her own terms, adopting the stage name "Tera Patrick," and choosing her scenes carefully. Quickly achieving superstar status, Patrick became so successful that she broke her adult film contract to start her own production company, Teravision, which helped her build her own multimedia XXX empire. The actress was also married to actor Evan Seinfeld, which helped her achieve even more popular exposure, and for a time, her mainstream name recognition was second only to Jenna Jameson's. Although Patrick and Seinfeld eventually split, they remained business partners and friends. Eventually reconciling with her mother who, decades earlier, had abandoned the family to move back to her native Thailand, Patrick also appeared in the Indonesian horror film, "Rintihan kuntilanak perawan" (2010) and published an autobiography, Sinner Takes All: A Memoir of Love and Porn.