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Slideshow: From Porn To Pop Culture Icons

8/27/2008 4:30pm EDT
Jenna JamesonYears ago it was unthinkable for a porn star to be taken seriously in mainstream Hollywood or to be recognized outside of their inner circles. Times have changed. Many porn stars have gone mainstream and become a part of pop culture. Whether it's because they're dating someone famous or appearing on a VH1 reality show, the following adult stars have made names for themselves outside of pornography:

Perhaps one of the most recognizable faces of porn is Jenna Jameson. The winner of over 20 adult film awards, she also founded a pornographic entertainment company. She broke into the mainstream by appearing in Howard Stern's 1997 film "Private Parts" and has also appeared on E! television and on an NBC series called "Mister Sterling." She had an award-winning voice role in the video game "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City." Jameson dates mixed martial arts star Tito Ortiz and is expecting a baby with him.

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