Whether you’re a rock star or a rap star, you have your must-haves for your music videos. Sexy women? Check. Fancy cars? Check. Moody lighting? Check. But if you want to take things to the next level with your video hottie, why hire a random aspiring actress when you can hire a woman who has sex for a living? Porn stars are the cherry on the music video cake.
Here are eight music videos featuring porn star cameos.
Slim Shady Does Sasha Grey
Eminem is the king of casting porn stars in his videos. In 2010′s “Space Bound,” the artist birthed Marshall Mathers sought out porn starlet Sasha Grey to play his on-screen girlfriend. Grey got her start in adult videos like “Squirt Facials” and “House of Ass 3″ but managed to go mainstream with roles in “Entourage” and “The Girlfriend Experience.” Eminem takes on the role of jealous boyfriend to Grey’s maybe-cheating girlfriend, and Em seemingly splits into two people from the strain of her possible adultering. In the end, he blows his brains out. How very Shady.
Shake Your Moneymaker
The now defunct Rilo Kiley was fronted by former child star Jenny Lewis, whose credits include “Baywatch” and “Roseanne.” Before the indie band’s breakup, they released “The Moneymaker,” an homage to shaking your butt to get what you want. The video includes not one but three porn stars: Faye Runaway, Hailey Young and Tommy Gunn. The trio pontificate on their chosen occupation, then hump one another while Rilo Kiley jams in a sex shop.
The Hedgehog and the Cowboy
Kid Rock was never one to shy away from porn stars. In fact, he dated porn star Midori; after they parted ways, he referred to her as “a complete psycho.” With this fondness for those who couple for cash in his heart, he enlisted the legendary Ron Jeremy for a bit part in “Cowboy.” Jeremy is the one playing the piano who gets knocked out by Gary Coleman.
Charlie Sheen’s Ex Strips for Metallica
Metallica’s 1998 track “Turn the Page,” a cover of a Bob Seger song, was one of the first music videos to employ porn star talent. In this case, Ginger Lynn, also known as Charlie Sheen’s ex-girlfriend, plays a stripper and prostitute who takes off her clothes and turns tricks in order to care for her young daughter. The result is a phenomenally depressing but pretty awesome look at how hard it is to do hardcore.
Janine Dons a Glove
In 1999, porn star Janine Lindemulder appeared in Blink-182′s “What’s My Age Again?” — the song that you couldn’t get out of your head. For the video, the boys stripped down and streaked through Los Angeles, crossing paths with Janine dressed as a sexy nurse along the way. The album cover for Enema of the State boasted Janine in nurse garb and strapping on a glove as if preparing to give this country the enema it so desperately needed.
Traci Lords Wants to Control Your Mind
Born Nora Louise Kuzma, Traci Lords scored national headlines when it was revealed she was underage in her early adult videos. Later, she parlayed her infamy into something approximating stardom. After hooking up with weirdo indie director John Waters, she appeared in “Cry-Baby” opposite Johnny Depp. Eventually, she launched a short-lived music career; “Control” became a dance club sensation. For the video, Lords painted herself gold, dragged Waters into the mess, and pretended to be Madonna doing 007.
Vanessa del Rio Gets Money
Junior M.A.F.I.A. featuring the late Notorious B.I.G. gave the world a hip-hop classic with “Get Money.” The video boasts big rappers and one porn star: Vanessa del Rio. Alongside Salt-n-Pepa, Lil’ Kim and Mary J. Blige, the ’80s porn star enjoys the baller lifestyle. More recently, a del Rio biography of her raunchy life was released: Vanessa del Rio: Fifty Years of Slightly Slutty Behavior.
Superman Meets Superfreak
“Superman” is yet another Eminem video, this one costarring adult actress Gina Lynn (not to be confused with Ginger Lynn). Supposedly, Shannon Elizabeth was going to star in the video, but for reasons one can surmise watching the video, she didn’t sign on the dotted line. Released in 2003, “Superman” is a systematic take down of groupies, females in general, and Mariah Carey. Supposedly, the song is about Carey — Eminem claims they dated, while Carey denies it — and prompted an ongoing feud between the diva and the rapper.