For many who fondly remember the "golden age" of adult video in the early 1980s, one star stands out above all: Ginger Lynn. An excellent actress, Lynn made just 75 features, several as the first Vivid Girl, working for the company she helped found. Lynn was the quintessential "girl next door;" a beauty whose sexuality smoldered just below the surface until it exploded on-screen with such famous partners as John Holmes, Jerry Butler, Jamie Gillis and John Leslie, for directors like Bruce Seven, Henri Pachard, Alex deRenzy and Gregory Dark, and most recently, Veronica Hart. "I never thought of myself as a star in general," Ginger said in a 1999 interview. "So to say I am a living legend - I think of myself as Ginger Lynn Allen from Rockford, Illinois; I made some movies, had a great time, and so, the whole star status, the whole 'legend' thing is kind of a surprise to me." In 1986, Ginger moved on to Hollywood, where she had starring roles in the Vice Academy series, in Bound & Gagged: A Love Story, and had lesser parts in a variety of TV shows and movies. But without mega-star status, mainstream work was always hit-and-miss, so in 1999, she decided to return to the industry that still idolized her. "Just because I fuck on film doesn't mean I can not act," she said in response to charges that she couldn't make the grade in Hollywood. "But let's be realistic here: If Hollywood would have given me Meg Ryan roles, I would not be doing porn again."