Shauna Grant (AKA Callie Aimes, Shana Grant, Calie Ames, Colleen Applegate, Collie Aims, Callie Aims) and her tragic story have been retold several times in the adult and mainstream industry. She was born in California on May 30, 1963, but she grew up in Farmington, Minnesota. While she was going to school in her small town, she was a cheerleader and party girl. She had a tragic relationship with addiction, and after word spread about an overdose attempt, she left her family and friends behind, and moved to Los Angeles with her boyfriend at the time.
While she attempted to get work for a few months, she took to modeling when her boyfriend saw an ad in a trade magazine. The cameras always loved her innocent, girl-next-door look, and she graced the pages of magazines like Club, Hustler and Penthouse. When the promises of money came knocking on her door, she started shooting hardcore porno. Filming with legendary male performers like Ron Jeremy (in Shauna Grant Superstar and Dreams of Pleasure) and John Leslie (Sweethearts and Golden Girls) had her career, and paychecks, at an all-time high, but her addictions got the best of her in the end.
When her new boyfriend was arrested, Shauna fell into a sinking hole of depression and committed suicide nearly 2 months before her 21st birthday on March 23, 1984.