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Sharon Mitchell
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Birthdate January 18, 1956 (1956-01-18) (age 54)
Birth location New Jersey, United States
Measurements 34-24-35
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Eye colour Hazel
Hair colour Brown
Skin colour White
Ethnicity Caucasian
No. of films 643 films and 29 as director (IAFD)
Sharon Mitchell at IMDb
Sharon Mitchell at IAFD
Sharon Mitchell at AFDB

Sharon Mitchell (born January 18, 1956) is the Director of the Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation, which she set up in 1998. She used to be an erotic actress, with a pornographic career spanning over two decades.


Adult film career

An adopted only child, raised Catholic, and briefly married at age 17, she was an Off-Broadway actress and dancer who toured with the Martha Graham company, before becoming an adult actress in the mid 1970s.[1]

During her career in hardcore pornography, she appeared in over 200 movies and directed 38. She made many appearances as a bondage model in underground magazines and, in the 1990s, made the transition from sex films to bondage and S&M videos, nearly always playing the role of a tough dominatrix.

She is a member of the AVN Awards Hall of Fame,[2] Legends of Erotica[3] and XRCO Hall of Fame.[4]

As an erotic performer, Miss Mitchell was a soft butch lesbian. She also performed sex scenes with men (often as part of a bisexual threesome with another female performer), but this was usually in her early career. She contracted herpes, chlamydia and trichomoniasis during her career.[5]

During her adult work, Mitchell was addicted to heroin for about two decades,[1] a habit which she eventually overcame. She contracted hepatitis from needle use.[5] She subsequently referred to her 16-year addiction to heroin as her "blackout years."[6]

Mitchell had a relationship with production assistant and adult actress Tigr Mennett that was the basis of the 1986 movie Kamikaze Hearts.[7]

On March 30, 1996, she was attacked and raped by a stalker who almost killed her. After that incident, she left the sex industry.[1] and went to university to finally earn a Ph.D. in Sexology.


  • 1982 CAFA Best Supporting Actress for Blue Jeans (Tied with Lisa De Leeuw)[8]
  • 1983 CAFA Best Actress for Sexcapades[8]
  • 1983 CAFA Best Supporting Actress for Night Hunger[8]
  • 1984 AVN Best Actress - Film for Sexcapades[9]

Partial Filmography

  • Joy (1977)
  • Debbie Does Dallas : The Next Generation (1997)
  • 9to5 – Days in Porn (2009)

Partial list of magazine appearances

  • 1990: Tight Ropes 2/04 (House of Milan|HOM)
  • 1991: Motorcycle Mistress Mamas #1 (Lyndon Distributors Limited|LDL)
  • 1991: Special Request #2 (HOM)
  • 1992: Boss Bitch in Bondage #1 (LDL)
  • 1992: The Taming of June Bauer #1" (LDL)
  • 1994: Punished (bondage magazine)|Punished 3/10 (HOM)
  • 1995: Tied & Tickled 2/009

Sex worker health work

After the end of her adult career, Mitchell obtained a Ph.D. degree in human sexuality from the San Francisco-based Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality an unaccredited degree-granting institution.

In 1998, she founded the Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation, an organization which provides information and STD testing to workers in adult entertainment.


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