Years Active: 1974 -
Born: August 28th 1940 / Virgo
Birth Place: Bronx, NY, US United States
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Height: 5ft 8in
Breast Size: 40D
Typical Hair Color: Brunette
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Gloria Leonard
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Gloria Leonard

Gloria Leonard's Porn Star Biography

Gloria Leonard was born and raised in the Bronx where she entered the adult film industry in 1974 at the age of 34. Her maturity and business savvy enabled her to become one of the more recognized and prolific adult stars of the Golden Age of Porn. She made her debut performance in the timeless classic Opening of Misty Beethoven, directed by Henry Paris (Radley Metzger's pseudonym.) She would go on to star in other notable films like VCX's Trouble with Young Stuff, directed by Joe Sarno (under the pseudonym Otis Hamlin) and the wildly popular Taboo American-Style series for which she won the AVN Best Actress award.

Directorial Debut and Projects

In 1978, four years after her film debut, Leonard made her directorial debut. She directed films for studios such as VCA, Adam & Eve, Video-X-Pix, Visual Entertainment, and Vivid. Notable directorial projects include Vivid's Two Hearts and American Garter, which she co-directed with Henri Pachard. Leonard is famously quoted as saying, "The difference between pornography and erotica is the lighting." It was observations like this and her prolific performances in the adult film industry that landed her in both the XRCO and the AVN Halls of Fame.

Entrepreneurship and Advocacy

Leonard is more than just a XXX film star and director; she's a pioneer and an ambassador for the industry. Not content to simply perform and direct adult films, she was also the publisher of High Society magazine from 1977 to 1991. The magazine famously published nude photos of celebrities Margot Kidder, Ann-Margret, and Barbra Streisand. She is also credited with starting phone sex as an industry via her purchasing of two "dial-it" phone numbers in New York. The numbers started as a way for Leonard and other performers to leave sexy voice recordings for High Society readers. These recordings became so popular that Leonard purchased an additional phone line for live calls, and the phone sex industry was officially in business. In addition to her innovative business skills, Leonard was also an advocate for feminist ideals and worked hard to create spaces and dialogues for women in he industry. created a support group for women in the adult industry called Club 90, where fellow performers/workers would meet at her apartment at 90 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan and talk about issues pertaining to their jobs. Fellow members were pioneers, Candida Royalle and Annie Sprinkle. She was also the administrative director of the Adult Film and Video Association of America. Leonard is a devout feminist and a huge supporter of the First Amendment. She's debated topics dealing with the business, censorship issues, and women's empowerment at many colleges and universities. Gloria was one of the 25 women from the golden age to be featured in the 2012 book Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968-1985, authored by Jill C. Nelson.

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Release Year: 1980

Cumming Attractions 1980

Original XXX Theatrical Film Trailers from the 1980s. Twelve original trailers included. . . .

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Release Year: 1984

Cumming Attractions 1984

Original XXX Theatrical Film Trailers from 1984! 20 original trailers included: Burle . . .

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Release Year: 1975

Young And Lonely - Cindy

An Erotic Study of Female Masturbation Cindy and Mary are sitting on Cindy's bed . . .

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Release Year: 1982

Dirty Looks

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Flesh In Ecstacy 15

Gourmet Video gives us an opportunity to watch one of the best episodes of "Flesh . . .

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Release Year: 1978

The Legend Of Lady Blue

Legend of Lady Blue is an erotic film about real people. Iris and Casey are childhood . . .

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Release Year: 1974

Executive Secretary

This feature stars Bobby Astyr as a Sex Maniac. Of course, virtually the entire cast . . .

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Release Year: 1977

The Godfather's Heat Wave

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Dante, a real-life Times Square Magician in the 70s, offers the narration as Scratchit- . . .

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Release Year: 1976

Virgin Dreams

Jean Jennings was one of the most gorgeous early porn starlets, a youthful stunner . . .

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Flaming Films 509 - A Better Plaything

Flaming Films #509 is A Better Plaything We open up as she is working herself over . . .

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Release Year: 1979

Legend of Lady Blue

Legend of Lady Blue is an erotic film about real people. Iris and Casey are childhood . . .

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Comments and Reviews for Gloria Leonard

Bon2 says:
 She's from the "Boogie Down " how can you not love her ? A true pro
Phillyfireman says:
 You are the sexiest women in Porno. You are 73 and still sexy. I would love to meet you one day.
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