The drop-dead gorgeous and sexually adventurous Tera Patrick shot to the top of the porn world almost as soon as she appeared. One glance at this luscious, exotic beauty will tell you why. Tera's one of the best-looking women ever to have strutted her stuff in hardcore adult film, a voluptuous vixen whose 36D-25-36 curves are wonderfully distributed along her 5'9" frame.
Tera was born in Montana on July 25, 1976, the daughter of a Thai mother and English father. The family soon moved to San Francisco, where Tera did the bulk of her growing up. Tera traveled the world modeling for several international agencies and grew into a stunning woman, but still found work hard to come by for someone with her exotic features and mixed ethnicity. She quit modeling and devoted herself to school, attaining a degree in biology. Tera got a job as a nurse, but soon found herself pining for her days in front of the camera. She'd always been curious about nude modeling and began baring all for magazine spreads and ads. As often happens, nude modeling led to film and by early 1999, Tera felt ready to take the porno plunge.
After appearing in numerous foot fetish and bondage tapes as Brooke Thomas, Tera took the next step in Andrew Blake's stunningly shot softcore feature "Aroused." Tera's breathtaking looks had her climbing the ladder of lascivious success as one blistering role led to another. Her first boy/girl scene was in "Fire & Ice," and from then on there was no stopping her. Tera's curvaceous figure and exotic looks were what audiences and producers wanted. She became a Penthouse Pet and a Hustler Honey in February of 2000, which led to covers and layouts in virtually every men's magazine.
Tera began freelancing in hardcore, appearing in dozens of features, and her hot and nasty, yet classy and refined manners rocketed her to the top of the porn heap! Tera's go-getter attitude landed her the Hot d'Or award during the Cannes Erotic Film Festival as the Best New American Starlet. Tera received cases' worth of awards over her career, including AVN Best New Starlet, XRCO Fan Favorite, and Best American Actress. As Tera became selective about her films to keep demand over supply, Tera-mania was born! Her interactive videos, like "My Plaything" from New Sensations, were all #1 bestsellers and are still selling today. Tera's strategy made her a huge star in hardcore and helped her cross over into mainstream with TV, music video, and video game appearances. She performed until 2009, winning awards and selling in big numbers with every new release.
At the end of 2009, Tera's life was a whirlwind of changes. She and husband Evan Seinfeld announced their split in September, but chose to remain business partners. In December, Tera's memoir Sinner Takes All hit bookstore shelves. Though Tera is no longer performing, she remains a legend of the XXX world.