ART OF ADULT – Where Are They Now?? – Kimberly Carson

Kimberly Carson born in Norfolk VA. on September 27th 1962. She was part of a military family, so her early life was one of conservatism. But even in her younger years growing up it was obvious this stunning young lady was destined to do a lot more than working as a waitress or a clerk at local stores and establishments.

She arrived in Hollywood in the late 70s with dreams of making it big in mainstream films, like a lot of young girls. Under the Kimberly Carson name she was able to secure some modeling jobs and a couple of bit parts in movies, notably as a disco gal in a scene in Steve Martin’s ‘The Jerk.’ Small parts in TV shows like ‘BJ and the Bear’ and ‘Eight is Enough’ followed. Her biggest pre-porn hit was the 1979 sorority sex farce ‘H.O.T.S.,’ a bounce-and-jiggle fest that seemed to be in constant heavy rotation on Cinemax during the 80s.

By 1982, Kimberly Carson had given up on her hopes of mainstream stardom and made the switch to porn. She jumped right in and quickly became one of the most prolific and popular women on the scene. She starred in some of the classics of 80s hardcore, including the original ‘New Wave Hookers 1.’

In 1983’s ‘Summer Camp Girls,’ Kimberly let loose with one of her most passionate outings ever, taking on a couple of biker type dudes in a pool table threesome that ranked as the heated high point of the flick. In the film ‘Marina Vice’ she got it one with the one and only John Holmes. Other highlights include Kimberly’s ravenous romp with Herschel Savage in ‘Bodies in Heat’ and her blistering scenes with Tom Byron in ‘Loose Times at Ridley High.’

New Wave Hookers is a famous 1985 pornographic movie with a popular soundtrack and featured some great stars of the time, Ginger Lynn, Desiree Lane, Kristara Barrington, Gina Carrera, Jamie Gillis, Tom Byron, Steve Powers, Peter North, Steve Drake and Kimberly. It would be followed by several sequels and a remake.

Kimberly Carson left the porn scene in 1989, after appearing in close to140 videos. She remains one of the most recognizable starlets of any porn era, with her rosebud mouth, button nose and black poodle cut. Kimberly Carson is one of the most beloved porn stars in history, and a woman whose tight curves are synonymous with 80s-style sizzle.

For most porn followers Kimberly Carson’s name doesn’t really ring a bell, but to the porn aficionado the name sure does. She was a very under appreciated performer and actress, but was always the consummate pro on the set and popular with her co stars. She did win the Best Supporting Actress award from XRCO in 1985 for her stellar role in the film “Girls on Fire”. Since leaving the adult industry little is known of Ms. Carson and where she might be and what she is doing. The last known was several years ago and reported that she was happily married, raising a family and living somewhere in California. While it has been nearly 30 years since she was in front of the cameras, I am sure that even now at 60, she still has that dazzling look. If you want to have a treat from the past look for some of her titles along with “New Wave Hookers” and you will see why Kimberly Carson is still so well remembered.

Art Koch, National Features & DVD Editor, NightMoves Magazine and AAN

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