Ashlyn Gere was the queen of early 90's porn. A former cheerleader in high school, she struggled for years as a mainstream actress. She was discovered by adult director Paul Thomas, who cast her in the second part of his Masseuse series after he had seen her in a Penthouse spread. Ashlyn's most successful years were 1992 and 1993, during which she also starred in John Leslie's legendary adult movie "Chameleons." According to some industry sources Ashlyn starred in 40% of all porn movies produced in the U.S. from 1990 to 1994. No wonder, then, that Ashlyn's current filmography lists close to 250 hardcore titles!
In 1995 Ashlyn turned her back on the adult industry for two years and worked as a stripper. Surprisingly, her mainstream acting career finally seemed to happen: Ashley starred in several low budget gore flicks, TV bit-parts, and a regular role on "Space: Above and Beyond." She appeared as Ms. Leach in the 2003 remake of "Willard." Ashlyn has never explicitly stated that she won't perform in adult flicks anymore. Her future as one of porndom's most desirable females remains uncertain.