Luca Ferrero and Martina Smeraldi. Both pictures courtesy of the interviewees. When it comes to the average actor's salary, though, the figure is harder to pin down. On one hand, the explosion of free porn sites has squeezed profits ; on the other, social media has allowed performers to build a following, produce content and go out on their own. To understand how much porn stars are really making, I got in touch with four Italian adult actors who've had very different careers — some have worked in the US, others in Europe, while one has been working since the s, which was supposedly the golden age of porn. VICE: Do you think people have the wrong idea about how much porn stars really make? Valentina Nappi: Think about it: how many people pay to watch porn online?
Maitland Ward found fame on Boys Meets World, but now she makes much more money starring in adult films and selling X-rated pics. Former Boy Meets World actress Maitland Ward has revealed she now earns much more as a porn star than she did as a Hollywood actress. She now sells X-rated photos on OnlyFans and has starred in adult films - earning herself awards including best supporting actress and best three-way sex scene. Maitland told The Daily Beast her publicist tried to stop her from posting "sexy" photos online in case it stopped her from getting acting jobs. He advised her to start auditioning for "Disney mom" roles, but she felt she was being typecast. When she retired from acting, Maitland first start engaging in Cosplay, dressing up as characters such as a slave Princess Leia at conventions. She then began posting naughty photos on Snapchat and Instagram , and then went on to star in pornographic film Drive. She told In Touch Weekly: "They asked me to be a part of this, and I thought, 'I never knew there was anything in adults or porn or whatever that was this well done'.
These are super well-known actors, it's shockin'!
She is an actress and producer. She was previously married to Sascha Alexander. Actress Sky Sharks. She was previously married to Michael Wanhoff and Axel Schaffrath.
We decided to write about the well-known actors out there that started off their careers in the porn industry, and we have to say, we are surprised by a few of them. Hollywood is tough to kickstart a career in. Actors struggle, anyone in the arts industry struggles and sometimes you just give up. You need money, have bills to pay, maybe even a family to support. The gigs are tough to get, you're not doing what you want to do in life so what's next? Porn, that's what.