Who? Music video dancer, groupie, best-selling author.
Real? Yes, she shot one hardcore porn scene early in her career.
Karrine Steffans was a top music video backup dancer in the early 2000s. She was also a premier hiphop groupie, boasting sexual encounters with stars including Dr. Dre, Sean Combs, Ja Rule, Bobby Brown, Irv Gotti, DMX, Xzibit and Usher. Somewhere along the way she earned the nickname “Superhead”. In 2005 Karrine Steffans published the tell-all autobiography Confessions of a Video Vixen, which became a pop culture sensation and huge bestseller.
Back in 2000, before her music video dancing career took off, Karrine Steffans shot one hardcore porn scene. Her partner was longtime pornstar Mr. Marcus, and the scene was included on a Vivid VHS release called Mr. Marcus’ Cool Spot.
Once her first book hit the bestseller list, Mr. Marcus and Vivid decided to cash in on her fame by re-editing and re-releasing her one-and-only hardcore scene on DVD as Superhead. Steffans filed a lawsuit to block the DVD’s release, but a judge dismissed her claim. When that failed, she went on the Oprah Winfrey show to lament her “bad choices”, which Vivid brilliantly exploited with an “As Seen on Oprah” sticker on the Superhead DVD box cover.
In 2008, Mr. Marcus recalled Karrine Steffans in an interview. “She’s smart, funny, independent, intelligent, and she’s a cool girl. She said she didn’t want to do it, but she really needed the money. She was really open about that when she got to California. She was already experienced sexually, whereas a lot of girls weren’t – performing under the camera was nothing new for her. She got encouraged and came through like a natural performer.” He later said that Steffans could have become a big name porn star if she had chosen that route.
Check out Karrine Steffans: Superhead on DVD at GameLink.