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Christy Canyon

Christy Canyon
Canyon at the F.O.X.E. Awards in February 2006
Born (1966-06-17) June 17, 1966 [1]
Pasadena, California, United States
Other names Christie Canyon, Cristy Canyon, Missy, Tara White, Sara Wine, Tara Wine, Linda Daniel, DeeDee
Ethnicity American/Armenian/Italian[2]
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 130 lb (59 kg; 9.3 st)
Website .com.christycanyonwww
No. of adult films 119 (+149 compilations)[2]

Christy Canyon (born June 17, 1966)[1] is an American radio personality, AVN and XRCO Hall of Fame inductee, and retired pornographic actress.


  • Career 1
    • Retirement 1.1
  • Recognition 2
  • Personal life 3
  • Awards 4
  • Partial filmography 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Canyon has performed in over 100 adult films and effectively retired from performing in front of the camera three times, as she shot films from September 1984 to March 1985; June 1989 to December 1992; and, 1995 to 1997 (as an exclusive/contract performer for Vivid).

In her autobiography, Canyon stated that porn actor Greg Rome approached her while she was waiting for a ride in Hollywood, and told her that she would be a terrific figure model. He gave her the business card of adult magazine and film recruiter/agent Jim South, of World Modeling Agency.[3] After visiting South's office she posed for men's magazines and began her video career shortly thereafter. She has stated that her first on-screen performance was with Ronald "Ron" Jeremy (Hyatt) in 1984's "Swedish Erotica 57," and that Jeremy soon became a close friend in the business.

In a 2005 interview on Taylor Wane's radio show, Canyon stated that on-camera she had protected sex (with condoms) with all of her male co-stars during her time with Vivid Entertainment in the mid-1990s.[4]

From 2005 to March 2011, she was co-host of Sirius XM Satellite Radio's Playboy Radio show Night Calls.[5][6] As of April 2011 she became co-host of Sirius XM Satellite Radio's Spice Sex Circus with Ginger Lynn and sole host of Sirius XM Satellite Radio's weekly Legends of Porn.[7] She co-hosted Radio Sex You Porn on Sirius/XM Channel 102, until October 2013 when the channel went off the air. In December 2013, she became the host of The Christy Canyon Show on Vivid Radio on Sirius/XM Channel 102.


Canyon is retired from performing in adult films and dancing on the road, but she still has an adult-related career, concentrating on her web site, working as a host for Vivid Radio and selling merchandise on eBay and ABIBIDS. In 2003, she published her autobiography, titled Lights, Camera, Sex (ISBN 0-9727470-0-1), which is still in print. In November 2005, she appeared as a judge on the first season of Jenna's American Sex Star.

The ABC News show ABC News Nightline featured Canyon in a 2010 interview, in a segment titled Porn: When the Camera Stops as part of the series Modern Sex in America.[8]


Canyon has won several "best female performance"-type awards and is a member of both the XRCO and AVN Halls of Fame.

The music group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark mentions Canyon in the song "Heaven Is," from its 1993 album Liberator. [9]

Personal life

Canyon was born in California to an Armenian-American father and an Italian-American mother. She has been married and divorced three times and is the mother of two adopted children.[10]


Partial filmography

  • I Like To Be Watched (1984)
  • Hollywood Starlets (1985)
  • Educating Mandy (1985)
  • Black Throat (1985)
  • Holly Does Hollywood (1985)
  • Savage Fury (1985)
  • Star 90 (1990)
  • Passages 1-4 (1991)
  • Comeback (1995)
  • Oral Addiction (1996)
  • Domination Nation 1 and 2 (both 1997)
  • The Top 25 Adult Stars of All Time (1999)

See also


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  4. ^ Christy Canyon & Taylor Wane Swap Guy Yarns
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  7. ^ Spice Radio
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