Belladonna retires from performing

BelladonnaAdult superstar Belladonna announced her retirement from performing on her MySpace page late last night, informing fans of her decision in a post labelled ‘The end of an era…’ detailing how in the last week events have led to her making this decision and what she plans to do in the future. Famed her anal scenes as well as videos in the ‘extreme niche’, Belladonna has performed in 226 titles and directed 27 according to the IAFD, who have now listed her peforming career as ended. Due to her profile on the social networking site being set to private, we bring you snippets of what was said in order to give a clearer picture.

Anyway, here’s the kicker. I started shooting the Vivid feature, The Devil in Miss Jones: Lost Paradise and everything was going well…. The night of the 23rd, after my shower, I was putting some lotion on and felt what I thought was a rash on my upper butt cheek. I was like, what the hell is this? and kept trying to think of how I could have gotten it and from where, or was it a bug bite or something? I could not seem to pin point it. I left it alone and thought, well, it will be gone in a couple of days, no worries. But it has only gotten worse. I had to cancel my sex scenes for today and I went to the doctor, only to find that he thinks it Herpes.

I will no longer be performing with other people. I’ll still be doing solo scenes for extras on my movies and also directing, dancing and signings.

This is really a big decision for me and it hurts me in some ways, but the way I look at… it’s time to let me body relax. I just don’t want to risk getting Herpes all over my body, or in my eyes, or genital warts or even HIV Don’t worry, I’m not leaving the business, I’m just not going to be performing in front of the camera anymore. I know that is why a lot of you are my fans, but I hope you continue to be a fan of my work directing and behind the camera in the years to come. I can’t thank you all enough for supporting my career throughout the years! And I’ll still be here telling you all about my adventures in life and all of the other really hot guys and girls I’ve been shooting. So don’t go anywhere yet, I have much more in store for you.

It is a great shame to see one of the great pornstars (as well as one of those who were the first to embrace the internet and help gain popularity for adult website owners by creating a fanbase for her) of our generation exit the business and we wish Belladonna the best in the future, whatever it may be that she chooses to do.

Image courtesy of For more information and updates as time passes, you can visit her official myspace page (a link is provided at the top of this article) or visit her official website at

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