|Also known as:||Gayle Leonard, Gail Leonard, Aria Ola, Gale Klinetsky|
|Born:||August 28, 1940|
The Bronx, New York, US
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Shown:||Topless, Bush, Full frontal|
|Boy/girl:||Blowjob, Vaginal, Anal|
Gloria Leonard (1940–2014) was a former pornographic actress whose best known for her role in the controversial 1984 adult film mini-series Taboo: American Style, the very first of its kind. Leonard later became the co-founder and publisher of the adult magazine High Society, which originally catered to fans of the mature, sophisticated female.
Early life and career
Leonard was born and raised in The Bronx, New York to a Jewish family. She worked on Wall Street as a representative of Schweickart and Company for three years. She also worked for several PR companies, was a copywriter for Elektra Records, and worked for Johnny Carson's publicist.
Adult film career
She began appearing in hardcore pornography in 1976, in films including The Trouble With Young Stuff, All About Gloria Leonard (both of which were written and directed by Joseph W. Sarno), The Opening of Misty Beethoven (directed by Radley Metzger), Fortune Smiles and Taboo: American Style. She worked with actresses Constance Money, Leslie Bovee, Sharon Mitchell, Jennifer Welles, and Samantha Fox before retiring from the screen in the 1984. She also directed several porn films, and was formerly married to Bobby Hollander. After moving to Hawaii in 1993, she returned to Los Angeles in 1997 to work for Private Media Group.
She performed her only anal scene, a DP, in her movie All About Gloria Leonard with Marc Stevens and Jamie Gillis.
After her adult film career, for 14 years Leonard served as "publisher" of High Society magazine, which pioneered such novelties as nude celebrity photos and phone sex lines. She was hired by the magazine's publisher Carl Ruderman, who wanted a female publisher of a men's magazine. Margot Kidder, Ann-Margret and Barbra Streisand all attempted to sue the magazine after it published nude photos of them. Leonard established the first phone-sex lines in 1983, and the magazine fought a legal case over them in the Supreme Court. She was in charge of High Society from 1977 to 1991. In the early 1980s, Leonard almost clinched a deal for Norman Mailer to write a porn film; however, the plan never came to fruition.
She served as administrative director of the Adult Film Association, the adult film industry trade association, from 1989 to 1992, until that organization merged with the Free Speech Coalition. In 1998, she was elected president of the F.S.C. She was also president of the American Film and Video Association.
She won the Best Actress award for Taboo, American Style from the AFVA .Leonard is a member of the X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) and (AVN) Halls of Fame.
Leonard suffered a massive stroke in her home in Waimea, Hawaii on January 31, 2014 or early hours of February 1. She wasn't found until about 24 hours later and transported to a nearby hospital. She was left with extensive brain damage as a result of the stroke and died February 3, 2014 after being taken off life support.
Big tit movies / pictures of Gloria Leonard<protect>
- (retro pornstar movies & pictures)
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- Kernes, Mark. . Adult Video News. Retrieved on 4 February 2014.