Tina Russell Net Worth

Tina Russell Net Worth is
$12 Million

Tina Russell Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Tina Russell (September 23, 1948 – May 18, 1981) was the stage name of an adult film actress active in New York City between about 1970 and 1975. She also performed in some of the earliest "live sex shows" to appear in New York in the early 1970s (the shows actually featured simulated sex).Tina Russell was born Linda Marie Mintzer in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to John H. and Margaret Ditzler Mintzer. She grew up in Williamsport and graduated from high school there in 1966. Her senior photo shows a mature brunette with a "Laura Petrie" hairstyle, looking more like a future nurse than a porn star. She became one of the best-known adult film performers of the "Golden Age" of porn, admired for her fresh looks and evident enthusiasm for her on-screen couplings. The Williamsport city directories of 1968–1970 show Russell living at home and listed as a student, but she moved to New York City to attend New York University shortly thereafter.In the late 1960s, she married photographer John Sanderson (later called Jason Russell - who was several years her senior), and the couple moved to New York City, where Russell enrolled in New York University. Under the pseudonyms Jason and Tina Russell, the couple began their film careers appearing in "loops", very short, plotless pornographic films which were shown in peepshows in New York's Times Square. They appeared in a number of "marriage manual" films during the early 1970s, and Tina Russell was a featured actress in some of the earliest hardcore pornographic feature films to be produced in New York. The two also modeled in sexually oriented photographs and performed in so-called "live sex shows" (the "sex" of the period was usually pantomimed). After appearing in 16mm "stag" loops, Russell began to take small roles in feature films during the early 1970s. Russell only really acquired star status, however, after the publication of her 1973 memoir, Porno Star, in which she described (in often glowing terms) her life in the New York adult film industry. She and Jason separated shortly thereafter, and Tina's star sank as quickly as it had risen. Rumors of alcohol abuse haunted her later years.Sometime in the mid-1970s, the Russells' relationship ended. Tina Russell became depressed and alcoholic. She was visiting her brother in San Diego in May 1981 when she collapsed and was hospitalized. She died several days later of renal failure. Russell is buried in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville, Pennsylvania, under her birth name.In 1985, Russell was posthumously inducted into the X-Rated Critics Organization Hall of Fame.
IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthSeptember 23, 1948
Place Of BirthWilliamsport, Pennsylvania, USA
Height5' 3½" (1.61 m)
ProfessionActress, Make Up Department, Editorial Department
Star SignLibra
Millie's Homecoming (1971)100
1[from a newspaper interview in the early 1970's] I do not feel that I am sexually sick because I have been made love to in the presence of as many as 20 or more people. I am not a dirty-minded pervert simply because I feel that sex and other natural and basic functions should be in the cinema.
1Had issues with anorexia and an addiction to pills later in her life.
2Both her parents were alcoholics.
3Originally planned on being a nurse.
4Was a member of the student council in high school. Moreover, Russell was a straight A student in grade school.
5Had a younger brother, John.
6Met her husband Jason Russell while attending college in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
7Husband Jason became involved with Jean Jennings. This broke up their marriage and Tina became a chronic alcoholic, which led to her early death.


Not Just Another Woman1974Sister Conception
Dutch Girls1973
The Birds and the Beads1973Cherry
Madame Zenobia1973Marcia (as Christina Russel)
All in the Sex Family1973Cousin Susan
Sleepy Head1973Tracy Wyatt (uncredited)
Whatever Happened to Miss September?1973Barbara 'Barbie' Hamilton
Honeymoon Suite1973Maryanne (uncredited)
Linda Can't Stop1973Linda (uncredited)
The Sexualist: A Voyage to the World of Forbidden Love1973Girl in Rocking Chair
The Erotic Memoirs of a Male Chauvinist Pig1973Susan
Hypnorotica1973Mrs. Smith
The New Comers1973
Joe Rock Superstar1973Rabbit (uncredited)
The Whistle Blowers1973
Bedroom Bedlam1973Sylvie (uncredited)
Devil's Due1973Cult Member
Filthiest Show in Town1973Doris (segment "Game Show")
Campus Girls1973Linda (as Dianna Baker)
The Hooker Convention1973
Big Thing1973Barbara Simpson
Keyholes Are for Peeping1972Blonde in 4-way (uncredited)
Meatball1972Miss Carridge (as Linda Sanderson)
Rivelazioni di un maniaco sessuale al capo della squadra mobile1972edited American version
Morning After...1972Girl on Stage (uncredited)
Sexual Customs in Scandinavia1972Mrs. Stenvig (as Judy Gringer)
A Time to Love1971Cathy (uncredited)
Is There Sex After Death?1971Magic Act Contestant
The Magical Ring1971Girl with Magical Ring (uncredited)
Millie's Homecoming1971The Maid
Dark Dreams1971Jill (as Lina Russell)
Sex USA1971First Girl Having Sex (uncredited)
Side Street Girls1971
The Girls in 7-C1970
The Oral Generation1970Hal's Wife (uncredited)
The Debauchers1970May (as Angela Snenck)
Bacchanale1970Hardcore inserts (uncredited)
Sensuous Vixens1976Photographer
The Presidential Peepers1975Haldebug (as Tina Russel)
The Blowhard1974Girl with Indian Maiden (uncredited)
The Hardy Girls1974Peep Show Performer (uncredited)
Doctor's Teenage Dilemma1974Girl Locked in Bathroom (uncredited)
A Touch of Genie1974Janet Geckel
Deep Throat Part II1974Aunt Juliet

Make Up Department

The Taking of Christina1976makeup artist
Expose Me, Lovely1976makeup artist
The Defiance of Good1975make-up assistant

Editorial Department

The Taking of Christina1976assistant editor


The Defiance of Good1975commissary


Personals1972DocumentarySwinger / Linda
All About Sex of All Nations1971DocumentaryHerself
Making the Blue Film1971Documentary

Archive Footage

42nd Street Forever: The Peep Show Collection Vol. 52014VideoGirl in Bath (segment "Wet Dream") / Threesome Girl (segment "Tina Russell Makes Friends") (uncredited)
Sleazy Stags from Dad's Secret Stash!2008VideoGirl in Shower (segment "The Plumber") (uncredited)
8mm Madness!2006Video
Inside Deep Throat2005DocumentaryMiss Carridge (uncredited)
Blue Vanities S-5601994Video
Blue Vanities S-5331993Video
True Legends of Adult Cinema: The Golden Age1992Video
Legends of Porn1987Video documentary
Loving Spoonfuls1987Video
A Night for Legends: First Annual XRCO Adult Film Awards1985Video
Sensuous Delights1984Video
Snow Honeys1983Video
Street Girls of New York1981VideoRita
Steam Heat1979Lovemaking Couple
French Wives1979Nicole (uncredited)
That's Erotic1979Girl with Necklace
Hollywood Goes Hard1978Girl with Window Washer
Girls in Passion1978Plaid Couch Girl in Black
French Postcard Girls1977Brunette with 'Cowboy' (uncredited)
French Schoolgirls1976Herself

Won Awards

1985XRCO Hall of FameX-Rated Critics' Organization, USA

Known for movies

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