Regardless of the economic times, scores of women not only flock to Porn Valley but also make quite a go of it, ending up in dozens and sometimes even hundreds of movies in their first few years. The sheer volume of performers entering the business sometimes makes it easier to forget old favorites that have left or those that have been so selective that they are out of the limelight most of the time. In tough times, growing numbers seem to be hiring a new breed of agents and/or public relations experts to obtain more work and keep them in the news. A few ladies took the year by surprise and upped their games or joined the ranks of the industry in such a manner that few would argue their popularity, their performances among the best of the best, so in no particular order, here they are:
Alexis Texas: The attractive blond babe from the Lone Star State has been around for a few years but it was in 2009 that she really began to move away from being known just as "the hot chick with the great ass" and truly become a standard bearer for solid performances. Often paired with her real life lover Mr. Pete, Alexis improved on her tease and active sexual performances thanks in large part to her work with Elegant Angel. The critics at Xcritic and other online avenues all seemed to get the point to, Alexis Texas combined looks, talent, and yes, a great big ass as she tore through many gonzo titles and some of the popular sitcums as well. Her notable works included: Buttwoman Returns, Battle of the Asses, Scrubs, 2040, and Deviance.
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Phoenix Marie: While not a spring chicken seen in most teenager flicks, Phoenix was a sexual animal in her great many performances, becoming the "go to girl" for any producer needing anal sex and needing a woman that looked as though she enjoyed every blazing second of it too. As the type of outgoing and attractive lady many fans were seeking, Phoenix proved to be capable of handling anyone, male or female, that came into her realm and getting them off so well that Muffia even commissioned a series for the internet that propelled this vixen into the hearts and pants of many of us. Those that appreciate some curves on a gal balanced by the lean hard body kept fit with continual exercise can see her starring in movies such as My Sexy Life #1, Ass Worship 11, The AJ Bailey Experiment, Jack's Big Ass Show #9, and Oil Overload #2.
Asa Akira: Asian women have always held an exotic appeal for many men but most of them in porn seem to stick to a submissive role where they just don't stand out from the crowd. Not so Asa Akira, the young newcomer thrusting herself into the spotlight with driven performances, her beautiful face, and her lean body made for speed over comfort. Some have mentioned her work in Evil Angel's "Pure" to prove her acting chops but her sexual performances were consistently strong, the performer managing to elevate entire titles based on her seductive mannerisms and force of will. Here are a few of her better titles, noting that we expect even more from the lady in the future:Sweet Cheeks #11, Beyond the Call of Booty #3, Fornicasian, Shot Glasses, and Self Service.
London Keys: It doesn't surprise our team but we also had another Asian hotty competing for a spot on our list of breakout performers for the year, London Keys seemingly everywhere as the lady broke stereotypes and worked herself into all sorts of genres. Some of the fetish material was a bit surprising but this fragile little doll was anything but, proving as capable of dishing out the punishment as taking it, all to the sexual satisfaction of her partners and fans. Her beauty did nothing to slow her down either, allowing her to slip into a broad variety of movies not usually thought of in terms of ethnic stomping grounds. Her notable works included titles such as Seinfeld: A XXX Parody, Me Luv U Long Time #13, Fetish Fuck Dolls #3, Bounce, and Deliciously Round #2.
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