Arguably the most famous, most vocal and most popular mature pornstar of the 80's, Nina Hartley was in a class by herself. She made her foray into the world of pornographic movies during her junior year of nursing school, in 1984. Her debut performance was in the film Educating Nina, which was produced by the veteran porn star Juliet Anderson (better known as Aunt Peg), and this proved to be a massive hit. Since then she has gone on to feature in over 400 first-run adult films, and has become one of the most enduring and recognizable performers in the industry. In 1987, AVN awarded her the Best Actress for the film Debbie Duz Dishes. The immediate predecessor of the current Queen of porn videos, Jenna Jameson, Nina was an outspoken, articulate defender and advocate for the porn industry and would regularly appear in the mainstream media, including notable appearances on Oprah, defending the values of porn and its participants. Considered by many to have the best ass ever seen in the business (a title now possibly challenged by Krystal Steal), Nina Hartley appeared in over 500 porn videos before finally, and much to the dismay of her innumerable fans, announcing her retirement. Porn actor Lexington Steele is quoted as saying in an interview in 2001 that sex with Nina Hartley was undoubtedly the best sex he has ever had.