Porn Star Gloria Leonard (28 August 1940) is one of the most highly respected pornstresses in hardcore history. Gloria Leonard's a woman who has truly done it all in the sex industry, from acting to publishing to public speaking. A tireless crusader for free speech issues, Gloria Leonard has long been one of the most outspoken defenders of porn.
A hard-charging native of the Bronx, she first hit hardcore screen in 1975 at the age of 35, and her lusciously curvaceous and leggy figure got her plenty of notice. Gloria Leonard performed in some of the true classics of early porn, including 'The Trouble With Young Stuff' and 'The Opening Of Misty Beethoven.'
In addition to her work in front of the cameras, Gloria Leonard served as publisher of 'High Society' for 14 years. While helming the magazine, Gloria Leonard innovated such ideas as nude celebrity features and phone sex. In fact, Gloria Leonard took her fight to legalize phone sex all the way to the Supreme Court, where she eventually won her case. Gloria Leonard's also hosted a number of cable TV shows and appeared virtually anywhere free speech rights have been threatened.
Gloria Leonard continued to perform in hardcore throughout the 80's, finally retiring from the screen in the early 90's. Gloria Leonard's carnal career was just one of many irons she had in the fire, but Gloria Leonard never turned in a performance that was anything less than sensual and utterly passionate. Gloria Leonard continues to speak out on behalf of the porn industry whenever she gets a chance. Gloria Leonard currently spends most of her time living near the beach on the secluded tropical island where she resides. Gloria Leonard's a member of both the XRCO and AVN Halls of Fame.