Veronica Hart

From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Jump to: navigation, search
For other people named Jane Hamilton, see Jane Hamilton (disambiguation).
Veronica Hart
Veronica Hart.png
Hart at the 2002 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, Las Vegas, NV
Born Jane Esther Hamilton[1]
(1956-10-27) October 27, 1956 (age 61)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Other names Veronica Heart, Randee Styles, Jane Hamilton, V. Hart, Victoria Holt, Veronica
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 122 lb (55 kg)
No. of adult films 158 as a performer
43 as a director
(per IAFD[2]

Jane Esther Hamilton (born October 27, 1956) is an American former pornographic film actress and current pornographic film director who performed under the stage name Veronica Hart[1] during the 1980s. She is sometimes credited as Jane Hamilton, V. Hart, Veronica Heart, Victoria Holt, Randee Styles or just Veronica. Hart is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame.[3][4] Director Paul Thomas Anderson has called her "the Meryl Streep of porn."[5]

Early life

Hart was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated from High School at age 16 and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas at age 19 with a degree in Theatrical Arts.[6]


Hart appeared in pornographic films from 1980 until 1982[7] and is best known for her performances in Amanda by Night, Wanda Whips Wall Street, Roommates and A Scent of Heather. Around 1984, she began directing segments on the Playboy TV series Electric Blue, appearing in B-Movies and working as a stripper.[6][7] In the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s she directs, edits, and produces pornographic films, while making occasional (non-sexual) cameos in both mainstream and adult productions.[6]

With the sale of VCA, her primary production company, to Hustler in 2003,[8] Hart moved on to other work.[9] Including working as a tour guide at the now-closed Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas.

She has acted in off broadway theater productions such as The House of Bernarda Alba,[6] The Dyke And The Porn Star,[10] and The Deep Throat Sex Scandal.[11]

Hart portrays a judge in the film Boogie Nights (1997), appearing in the scene where the characters of Amber and her husband are arguing during a hearing about their son. She would later appear in another Paul Thomas Anderson movie, Magnolia.[6]

As of 2014 Hart had become a sex educator in China. An article in AVN magazine stated that she has been instructing women through an arrangement with a chain of adult retail stores and clubs called Sediva Maison.[9]

Selected TV appearances



  • 1981

AFAA for Best Actress – Amanda by Night[12]

  • 1982

AFAA Award for Best Actress – Roommates[13]

AFAA Award for Best Supporting Actress – Foxtrot[12]

CAFA Award for Best Actress – Roommates[12]

  • 1996

AVN Award for Best Non-Sex Performance – Nylon[14]

  • 1999

XRCO Award for Best Video - Torn (directed and produced by Hart)[15]

  • 2004

XRCO Award for Best Comedy or Parody - Misty Beethoven: The Musical (directed, edited and produced by Hart)[16]


  • 2001

AVN Best Director – Video for White Lightning[20]

  • 2002

AVN Best Director – Film for Taken[21]

  • 2003

AVN Best Director – Video for Crime and Passion[22]

  • 2004

AVN Best Director – Film for Barbara Broadcast Too[23]

  • 2005

AVN Best Director – Film for Misty Beethoven: The Musical[24]

  • 2006

AVN Best Non-Sex Performance for Eternity[25]

  • 2007

AVN Best Non-Sex Performance for Sex Pix[26]

  • 2008

AVN Best Non-Sex Performance for Delilah[27]

  • 2009

AVN Best Non-Sex Performance for Roller Dollz[28]


  • Sam Frank (1986). Sex in the Movies. Citadel Press.  Dedicated to her, and one chapter covers Hart's early career.
  • Nicolas Barbano (1999). Verdens 25 hotteste pornostjerner. Rosinante.  Features a chapter on Hart.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Actress, the Producer and Their Porn Revolution". 6 January 2002. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  2. Veronica Hart at the Internet Adult Film Database
  3. 3.0 3.1 "AVN Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  4. 4.0 4.1
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 "Veronica Hart interview at". Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 Rich, Frank. "Naked Capitalists". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  8. Staff. "LFP From A to Z: 40 Years of Hustler Landmarks". Adult Video News. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 Kernes, Mark. "So ... What's Veronica Hart Up To These Days?". Adult Video News. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  10. Monji, Jana J. "New Steps in Dance Toward Romance". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  11. Morris, Steven Leigh. "The Deep Throat Sex Scandal Celebrates a Famous First Amendment Victory But Ignores the Bigger Issue". Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 "Rame awards list". Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  13. "Rame awards list". Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  14. "Past AVN Award Winners". Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  15. "PREVIOUS WINNERS and NOMS - 2002 & Before)". Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  16. "XRCO 2004 Winners". Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  17. "AVN - Hart, Edwards Set for Hustler Walk of Fame Induction". 2006-03-09. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
  18. "Legends of Erotica". Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  19. "XRCO Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  20. "AVN 2001 Nominations". Archived from the original on 2001-03-09. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  21. "AVN 2002 Nominations". Archived from the original on 2001-12-08. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  22. "AVN 2003 Nominations". Archived from the original on 2002-11-27. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  23. "AVN 2004 Nominations" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2003-12-03. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  24. "AVN 2005 Nominations". Archived from the original on 2004-12-10. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  25. "AVN 2006 Nominations" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-11-29. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  26. "AVN 2007 Nominations". Archived from the original on 2006-12-20. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  27. "AVN 2008 Nominations" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  28. "Nominations 2009 AVN Adult Movie Awards" (PDF). 2008-11-25. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 3, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 

External links