|Died||November 3, 2009 38) (aged|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
Lorissa McComas (November 26, 1970 – November 3, 2009) was an American actress and glamour model.
McComas graduated from Princeton High School in Sharonville, Ohio in 1988. She was an education major at Miami University before she started stripping and modeling.
In 1990, McComas was arrested, along with another stripper, on charges of prostitution by Hamilton County, Ohio police. She had allowed a guest at a bachelor party to tuck a dollar bill into a garter just above her knee; this was treated as a form of prostitution under the very strict Cincinnati ordinances of that time.
By 1994, she was the owner of Extasy Entertainment, a company that provided strippers to clients in the Cincinnati area. Cincinnati had no strip bars during this time period.
McComas died on November 3, 2009.
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Ginger Lynn Allen, known professionally as Ginger Lynn, is an American pornographic actress and model who was a premier adult-entertainment star of the 1980s. She also had minor roles in various B movies. Adult Video News ranked her at #7 of the 50 greatest porn stars of all time in 2002. After ending her pornography career, she began using her full name and found work in a variety of B-movies. She had a late-career return to the adult industry and made a brief series of movies. Allen is a member of AVN, NightMoves Adult Entertainment, and XRCO Halls of Fame.
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