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Jessica Jaymes
Jessica Jaymes 2014.jpg
Jaymes in 2014
Jessica Redding[1]

(1979-03-08)March 8, 1979
DiedSeptember 17, 2019(2019-09-17) (aged 40)[A]
Other namesJessica James[3]
EducationRio Salado College
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[4]

Jessica Redding (March 8, 1979 – September 17, 2019), known by her stage name Jessica Jaymes, was an American actress and pornographic actress. She was Hustler's first contract model and the "Hustler Honey of the Year" in 2004, the August 2008 Penthouse Pet of the Month, and the co-founder of Spizoo, a pornographic film studio.

Early life

Jessica Redding was born in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 8, 1979[4] to Deborah and Michael Redding (1950–2003). Her mother is of Czech and French descent, and her father worked as an undercover agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration and fought in the Vietnam War. She had a younger sister, Bonnie. Redding attended the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico before graduating from Rio Salado College in Arizona. She then worked as a fourth- through sixth-grade teacher for three years.[5] Her website states she held an art degree and could play classical piano.[6]


Jaymes' adult film career began in the summer of 2002.[3] Her stage name was a combination of her real first name and the first name of her then-lover, James.[7] In 2004, she became Hustler Video's first contract model and the "Hustler Honey of the Year".[8] She did exclusively all-female work until 2005, when she began appearing alongside male performers.[9] In August 2008, she was the Penthouse Pet of the Month. That same year, she co-founded the pornographic film studio Spizoo.[9]

Jaymes played a small role in two episodes of the television series Weeds in 2006 and 2007,[10] in which she portrayed herself.[6] She also made appearances on various reality shows such as VH1's Celebrity Rehab Sober House,[11] HBO's Vivid Valley, and The Howard Stern Show.[12]

She was credited with more than 300 appearances in both mainstream material and pornography.[9]


Redding was found unconscious at her residence in North Hills, Los Angeles, on September 17, 2019, and pronounced dead at the scene.[1][13] Her ex-husband and Spizoo business partner found her when he went to check on her after she had been inactive online and unresponsive to messages for nearly a week.[9][14] Jaymes had a history of seizures, but the cause of her death was not immediately known.[1] An autopsy was performed after which her body was released to her family, but a cause of death was deferred pending toxicology results.[14] The Los Angeles County Coroner's report later listed her causes of death as a seizure and chronic alcohol abuse.[2][15]



  1. ^ a b c "Porn star Jessica Jaymes dead at 40". BNO News. September 18, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner: Case Detail". Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Personal Bio: Jessica Jaymes". Retrieved October 12, 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Jessica Jaymes XXX - Blog - My Biography". JessicaJaymesXXX. Archived from the original on April 10, 2017.
  5. ^ "Porn star Jessica Jaymes dies". TMZ. September 18, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Porn star Jessica Jaymes found dead at 40". BBC. September 19, 2019. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  7. ^ Nieratko, Chris (September 2005). "Sleaze Interview: Jessica Jaymes". Bizarre. Retrieved January 16, 2008.
  8. ^ Berg, Jeff (November 9, 2004). "Jessica Jaymes Named First-Ever Hustler Contract Girl". XBiz.
  9. ^ a b c d "AVN Hall of Famer Jessica Jaymes Dies". AVN Media Network. September 18, 2019.
  10. ^ "Jessica Jaymes Official Site", entries of June 6, 2007 through September 3, 2007. Retrieved September 30, 2007.
  11. ^ "jessicajaymesxxx". xxxpwnage. Archived from the original on November 4, 2011. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
  12. ^ Jessica Jaymes at IMDb
  13. ^ Young, Julius (September 18, 2019). "Porn star Jessica Jaymes dead at 40". Fox News.
  14. ^ a b Schonter, Alison (September 23, 2019). "Jessica Jaymes Cause of Death Deferred Following Adult Film Star's Autopsy". Celebrity.
  15. ^ "Jessica Jaymes Died from Seizure and Chronic Alcohol Abuse: Coroner |".
  16. ^ "Complete List of Delta di Venere Award Winners Announced". Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  17. ^ "Class of 2018: Meet the New AVN Hall of Famers". Adult Video News. January 6, 2018. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  1. ^ Jaymes' age was inaccurately reported at the time of her death. The Los Angeles County Coroner confirmed that she was 40 years old.[2]

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