A Guide to AVN's 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

December 23, 2015 | Posted in Pornstars by holly-kingstown


2016's AVN Hall of Famers Are the Best of the Best!

AVN has announced their 2016 AVN Hall of Fame members, and the Video Branch contains a group of performers and directors who have given us a ton of great porn to enjoy over the years. Here's a guide to them to acquaint (or reacquaint) yourself with their work.

Joanna Angel

Shown above looking luscious as she crawls across a bar top, Angel founded the alt girl revolution with her Burning Angel production company co-founder Mitch Fontaine. She has her own Fleshlight, her own BDSM line of products, and a ton of fun parodiescomedies, and all-sexers that we can enjoy for years to come. There is only one of her and she has inspired women everywhere to embrace their own unique beauty.

Nikki Benz


Shown above in Mike Adriano/Evil Angel's "Anal Dream Team" from 2013, Benz has been a Penthouse Pet of the Year and a contract performer for Jilly Kelly Productions and Pleasure Productions. She gained mainstream news attention when she ran for mayor of her city, Toronto and she has a very loyal fan following that enjoyed her appearance in the Mark Wahlberg movie "Pain & Gain".



Cypher has pretty much done everything in the adult industry, from performing to writing for publications such as AVN and for websites like Fleshbot. His work as a porn screenplay writer has been completely awesome, with him winning Best Screenplay back in 2002 for Wicked Pictures' "Breathless and this year's "Sisters of Anarchy" for Digital Playground. His work as a director was also excellent. He currently is the co-founder of Rising Star PR, an adult industry PR firm.

Jonni Darkko


Jonni Darkko started out in adult as a stills photographer and moved on to direct for New Sensations, where his most famous title, "Groupie Love" featured rapper 50 Cent. He joined Evil Angel and has made excellent ethnic and oral fare, with his star showcase "V For Vicki" starring Vicki Chase was an all-time hit with critics and fans alike. Darkko also composes his own original techno soundtracks for his filthy, gorgeous movies.  

Dana DeArmond


Shown above in 2007's "Anal Acrobats" (the first one in the series directed by Jay Sin for Evil Angel) DeArmond is "The Internet's Girlfriend". She has a hilarious Twitter feed and she shines equally in features or in the filthiest anal scene you will ever want to look at. DeArmond can do it all.

Nikita Denise


Nikita Denise, the 2003 AVN Female Performer of the Year, is shown above during a brief comeback in 2013 when she starred in Mike Adriano/Evil Angel's "MILF Anal Addiction". She is now back again, and she and her sexy Czech growl and her take-no-prisoners scenes have left fans begging for more of her for years.  

Tommy Gunnnull

Tommy Gunn, shown above with Kristina Rose in New Sensations's "Ashlynn Goes To College 3" in 2008, is a consistent, reliable leading man. He has won seven AVN Awards over the years, including one for Best Male Newcomer and another for Male Performer of the Year. He is best known for his award-winning performance in the Digital Playground "Pirates" series.

Kimberly Kanenull

Shown above in Vivid's "Wonder Woman XXX", Kimberly Kane is a true porn heroine. She has complete versatility, going from gonzo to features with ease. Her role as Scully in the New Sensations' Parody "The Sex Files" won her an AVN Award and made her a go-to for fans, and her new directorial work has been excellent.

Sascha Koch


German-born Sascha Koch was a workhorse performer for Red Light District and Anabolic/Diabolic back in the 2000s, doing as many as three scenes a day. He is shown above in Digital Sin's "Nice Round Ass" enjoying Tia Sweets on his cock back in 2008, and he plans to come back to performing this year.

Alex Ladd


Alex Ladd is a well-loved and respected cinematographer/videographer of many AVN-Award-winning releases, including 2013's "Underworld" for Wicked and most recently, Adam & Eve's "Marriage 2.0".

 Teagan Presley


Teagan Presley was a super popular contract star for Digital Playground and then Adam & Eve. She stopped performing back in 2013, but she is still on the road feature dancing.

 John Strong


John Strong is one of the most reliable performers/occasional directors that there is, and he has worked for every company shooting an all-sex release that exists in porn, pretty much. I dig him immensely. Here he is above at work with Jayden Lee and some balloons in Kevin Moore/Evil Angel's "Anal Corruption".

Shyla Stylez


Gorgeous blonde Shyla Stylez was a contract performer for Jill Kelly Productions and went on to do great hardcore scenes, including the one that this image above came from—"Anal Beach Buns 2" for Jay Sin/Evil Angel.

Dana Vespoli


Dana Vespoli is an amazing performer, and one of the best female directors in porn ever. She directs for Sweetheart Video and Evil Angel, and she still performs in scenes when she is moved. We adore her here at Fleshbot, and this image is from her scene in 2012's "Asian Anal Addiction" for Mike Adriano/Evil Angel.

Vicky Vette


Norwegian-born adult star Vicky Vette started her career in 2003 and has created a website empire via her first site VickyAt Home. Her voracious appetite was shown in Darkko/Evil Angel's "Suck It Dry 3" back in 2006.

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