RIP Victoria Paris: Her hottest career moments
It’s been a sad few weeks for Victoria Paris fans; the American porn legend died on August 10th, 2021, after battling breast cancer at age sixty.
Paris, whose birth name was Sheila Young, starred in over 100 productions and became one of the most well-known stars in the adult entertainment industry. Movies like New Barbarians, Mischief in the Mansion, and Stairway to Paradise are just a few notable mentions Paris became well-known for.
She’ll remain in fans’ memories as being one of the best in the industry for her work and the overall way she carried herself during her time in the industry.
Victoria Paris, porn star legend of the '80s and '90s, dead at 60 https://t.co/vF8HhBIk5m pic.twitter.com/UDnRDkwUQj
— New York Post (@nypost) August 16, 2021
Looking back on her career
As far as those who worked with and knew Victoria Paris, they had nothing but kind words for her. Axel Braun, who worked with Paris in the 1990 film Fantasy Nights, mentioned she was above the rest because of her on-screen & off-screen persona.
“I wrote the lead specifically for her because she was very classy and had an aura of innocence that fit perfectly with the story I wanted to tell.” Braun memorialized, continuing:
“When I first met her at the table reading, she told me that, just like myself, she didn’t smoke, drink or do drugs, which was very unusual for the times, and I immediately noticed that she was extremely professional, personable, and meticulously prepared, which is something that definitely helped make that production smooth and pleasant.”
Fans also took to Twitter after hearing about her passing, and they had nothing but good memories and words for Paris. @RobNYNova1 tweeted, “She was part of my young adulthood & my introduction into the world of adult entertainment. Although there are stigmas associated with her profession, she still emitted a sense of class . . . Condolences to her family & friend and those who will miss her dearly.”
Sheila Young was from Great Falls, MT, and was born on November 22nd, 1960. She studied nutrition at Montana State University before making her way to Los Angeles, CA, in 1987.
Her career first took place under Victoria Paris when she modeled nude for high-profile magazines like Hustler, High Society, and Penthouse in 1988. She made her pornography debut in the 1989 film, Girls of Double D 7.
During her time in the porn industry, Paris won several awards, like the AVN Award for Best New Starlet, and was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 1997. She’s also known for the films Night Trips, Pretty Peaches 3: The Quest, Strange Curves, The Chameleon, and Live in Love In.
Other porn actresses who’ve passed away
Unfortunately, Victoria Paris isn’t the only porn star who’s passed away recently. Kristina Lisina, a famous actress on sites such as Pornhub and OnlyFans, died on July 29th, 2021, after a fatal fall in St. Petersburg, Russia. She was only twenty-nine years old at the time.
Dakota Skye, a twenty-seven-year-old adult film star, was also found dead in Los Angeles after struggling with addiction. In an interview with AVN Magazine, porn industry insider & friend James Barthlot mentioned, “She still had so much more to give to the world and to the industry, and I’m just very saddened and at a loss for words.”
American porn star Dahlia Sky was found in her car unresponsive on June 30th, 2021. She was recently diagnosed with terminal breast cancer and was struggling with depression at her death. Loved ones described her as a “beautiful soul” and “warm-hearted.”
Note: Victoria Paris is not to be confused with TikTok star and influencer Victoria Pris.
We offer our condolences to Victoria Paris’s friends & family at this time.