19 Pornstars With College Degrees or Higher
We all know you don't need a college degree to become a pornstar. Many highly-paid pornstars didn't go to college. In fact, a lot of men and women in the adult entertainment business never even got to finish high school. But before you dismiss them all as uneducated people who only have sex, sex, sex on their minds, be aware than some of them actually have college degrees. Some may even have higher educational achievements than many of us.
Here's a list of 19 porn stars who have college or higher degrees tucked under their belt. If you know of any more similarly-educated porn stars, please don't hesitate to send them in through your comments.
1. Tera Patrick - BS in Biology and an AAS degree in nursing from Boise State University.
2. Gen Padova – A UCLA graduate, with Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts.
3. Calli Cox – Has a degree in middle level education from Eastern Illinois University, and was teaching 8th grade English before getting into porn.
4. TJ Hart – Graduated with a triple major in psychology, sociology and art, with a minor in early childhood education from the University of Colorado. She was also member of the 1988 US Olympic swim team.
5. Ron Jeremy – Used to be a teacher, making good use of his bachelor's degree in education and theatre and a master's degree in special education from Queens College in New York.
6. Nina Hartley – Graduated magna cum laude from San Francisco State University's nursing school, and is a registered nurse.
7. Juli Ashton – A Colorado State University graduate, with a degree in Spanish and History. She subsequently taught Spanish at a junior high school before she caught the porn bug
8. Joanna Angel – has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature with a minor in Film Studies from Rutgers University.
9. Audrey Hollander - Graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in Elementary Education.
10. Lexington Steele – Earned a double degree in History and African-American studies from Syracuse University.
11. Bobbi Starr - Holds a music degree from San Jose State University. She is currently a pre-med student, aiming to become a gynecologist.
12. Laurie Wallace – Not only did she graduate summa cum laude with a double major in German and political science from Loyola College in Maryland, she also attended law school at George Washington University.
13. Lisa Sparxxx – This pornstar who holds a world record for having sex with 919 men in the space of a day has a Master of Arts degree in Multimedia with a minor in Business from the University of Kentucky.
14. Mika Tan - She studied at the San Diego State University en route to a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and an Associate's degree in Psychology.
15. Dave Cummings – Currently laying claim to the title "oldest active male pornstar", Cummings has both a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Masters Degree in Public Administration. To top it of, he also used to be a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army.
16. Shy Love – A certified public accountant, having earned both a bachelor's and a master's degree in accounting.
17. Careena Collins - Graduated with a law degree
18. Selena Silver – finished university with a degree in Marine Science
19. Mandingo - has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.
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