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Sunday, August 06, 2006 

The Top Five Most Satisfying Pornstar Comebacks

Five ladies who changed the game at their peaks...then came back and did it again because they couldn't get enough the first time.

The word "comeback" tends to evoke a lot of emotion people regardless of the context. Most times we are happy and nostalgic that our heroes have decided to rise from the ashes like the proverbial phoenix one last time; to show us they still have "it" and haven't lost a step. But sometimes, the returns are ill-advised and ultimately disappointing (Baltimore Raven Deion Sanders, anyone?). Ginger Lynn returned briefly in Size Queens a few years ago and disappeared as quickly as she re-emerged. Nici Sterling surprised us all this year with a one-off in Manuel Ferrara's Evilution but was it the nasty Nici we all adored in her prime? Can either of these outings be considered successes? Or do we, as fans, set the bar too high and pine for the impossible?

To be fair, we don't want or need another Michael Jordan on the Wizards. That's an embarassment. We want more than a glimpse of past greatness, we deserve more than a shadow of your former selves. We expect the same as before, if not better. We expect magic. We expect excellence. The passage of time is not a forgivable excuse. If you can't cut the mustard, you should've stayed away. We won't accept you "quitting on the stool" like the recent Mike Tyson debacle in D.C. So thank God for those for whom that competitive fire still burns bright within and fuels an intense desire to please the ones who matter most - the fans.

What follows are my personal picks for the most satisfying returns in adult entertainment. These returns went beyond "successful." In every case, the performer matched or outdid their previous run in the business and gained the support of fans who likely didn't exist on their first go-'round. These five women proved that the porno comeback is no misunderstood folly or foolish misadventure. They all rose from the stool proudly, answered the bell like true champions and K.O.'d their competition. They deserve standing ovations for proving that you don't need to be an 18-year-old, 90-pound waif to be successful in today's marketplace and for that I thank them profusely. I'll now recognize them the only way I know how:

5. Rayveness

Known for her porcelain china doll complexion and natural 34D tits, 34-year-old Rayveness is an alabaster southern belle from North Carolina who has actually taken a few breaks over the course of her on-again, off-again career. After doing only a few scenes in '92, she took some time off to focus on her exotic dancing career and then returned in late '94 to do movies in earnest before disappearing again in '96. In '03 she was once again back with a vengeance, catching people's attention in Busty Beauties 9, Van Styles' I Like It Black 4 and Double Decker Sandwich 3. It was appearances in Mike John's POV Pervert 3 and her exemplary performance in his No Cum Dodging Allowed 4 that put milky-white Rayveness back on everyone's collective radar and allowed them to see that she was still a sexual force to be reckoned with. You can also find her in Boob Bangers 2, Boobaholics Anonymous, Swallow Me POV 3, MILF Squirters 2, Young Ripe Mellons 6, Titty Worship, Cheating Housewives 1 and Desperate Mothers and Wives 1.

4. Roxanne Hall

An Essex, England import, 30-year old Roxanne Hall's been in the adult industry since '94, getting the latest start of the five ladies mentioned here but turning out to be the most prolific with over 400 credits to her name. It's hard to imagine that the woman I recently saw in Sodomania 42 is the same girl I saw way back in Sodomania EIGHT. Time certainly flies. Believing herself to be HIV positive in '95, Hall returned to her native England. As luck would have it, her false-positive was the result of a testing error and she returned to the States to become Elegant Angel's Slutwoman. After falling off the map some time in '98, Roxanne returned in '03 in Elegant's Slutwoman's Revenge and has been putting on incendiary perfs ever since in the likes of Booty Duty 11, A Line, one helluva an outing with Cytherea in Squirtwoman 1 and Tails of Pervisity 11, all for Elegant Angel. She can also be seen in Double Decker Sandwich 4, Fishnets 2, Ass Wreckage 2, Busty Beauties 11, Cheating Housewives 1 and looking extra slender, super-fit and dynamically toned on the cover of Zero Tolerance's Grand Theft Anal 7.

3. Lisa Ann

Another passionate, busty (38DD) and tiny (5' 2") performer, 34-year-old Lisa Ann used to be an exclusive contract performer with Metro Home Video. Italian with dark hair and an exotic complexion, the Pennsylvania native left the business in '96 after being active for nearly two years. Lisa Ann, with that unmistakable smile spread wide across her face, returned just this year, citing that the girls of today just "weren't cutting it." Since her comeback, Lisa has been showing them all how it's done and being shot like crazy, most notably for Zero Tolerance. She's been in five of their titles since coming back: Double Decker Sandwich 8, Fishnets 4, Lick It Up 3, Wet Dreams Cum True 5 and Tits Ahoy 3. You can see more of Lisa Ann in Black Owned, Cheating Housewives 3, Desperate Mothers and Wives 4, Who's Your Momma, Porn Fidelity 5, Juicy Juggs, Slut Diaries, MILF Squirters 2, My First Sex Teacher, Housewife 1-on-1 and DD's & Derrieres.

2. Francesca Le'

I think the oft-used term "lusty latina" was coined specifically for 35-year-old Francesca Le. Always known as a notorious wildchild, Francesca's a high school dropout who soon found her way into stripping and hardcore performances and took to them both like a fish to water. After wowing the world with her innocent look yet absolutely filthy performances, in '93 she walked away from it all after only one year in the biz. Working as a sales manager for Extreme Associates she met her life and business partner, Mark Wood, and came back in '03 as a director/performer, performing only in her own Le'Wood-produced lines like Butt Quest, Double Dip'er, Flesh Fest, Negro Problem, Gringo Dicks in Latin Chicks and Juggies. It took nearly a decade for the rest of the porn world to catch up with Francesca's libido and vision of hardcore sex but we should all be thankful it did. Francesca's as hot as she ever was.

1. Tiffany Mynx

With over 400 movies to her credit over the span of a fourteen-plus year carer and about as fan-friendly as a performer can get, the now-34-year-old living legend Tiffany Mynx took a short break to concentrate on raising her children. When she resurfaced in Jules Jordan's Once You Go Black...2 in 2003, she was no longer the shy blonde who once considered herself too average-looking to make a mark in her chosen vocation. Mynx returned as a voluptuous and confident redhead ready to take on the world and silence the naysayers who doubted she could thrive in today's gonzo environment. She went on to prove them wrong and THEN some in Jordan's Ass Worship 5, Flesh Hunter 8 and Weapons of Ass Destruction 3. She shifted her focus over to another Evil Angel director, Jonni Darkko and then took part in his Boob Bangers, Bet Your Ass 2, Bodacious Booty and an all-Tiffany project entitled Tiffany & Cumpany. Mynx rustled up Brandon Iron with the help of Roxy Jezel in Evil Angel's Tales from the Crack before taking her show over to Van Styles' crib in Ass Appeal 2 and then Take It Black 2, where she meets the monster known as Mandingo for the very first time. Manuel Ferrara has had the honor of taking Tiffany to the limit a number of times, as well: Anal Romance 2, Ultimate Asses 5, Christophe Clark's Beautiful Girls 20, Slave Dolls 2 and Cumshitters. She didn't shy away from the preeminent interracial production houses, Evasive Angels and West Coast Productions, either, taking part in their Big White Wet Butts 2, Bomb Ass White Booty and Hittin' Dat White Azz 5.