Hailing from the Bronx, New York, Gloria Leonard is a legend who proved that a woman in her 30s can become one of the world's best-loved porn stars. She made her debut in 1974 and appeared in some of the adult industry's best known flicks, including All About Gloria Leonard, Roommates, Maraschino Cherry, The Opening of Misty Beethoven, and the Taboo American Style series. Gloria gave us at least 70 steamy, sexually charged performances in porn films until her retirement in 1984. She also directed All About Gloria Leonard and Two Hearts. In recognition of her sexual talents and her historic status as a Golden Age adult film star, Gloria was inducted into the Halls of Fame for both AVN and XRCO.
When she wasn't in front of the cameras, Gloria was busy running the magazine High Society and she is credited with being the creator of phone sex. Gloria was the director of The Adult Film Association in its last years and became president of the Free Speech Coalition in 1998.
Gloria Leonard is counted among the most beloved and respected members of the porn world. Sadly she passed away in February 2014, but there is no doubt that her erotic performances will keep her alive in the minds of adult film fans.