AVN’s 1988 Best New Starlet winner Samantha Strong also carries the more unsettling distinction of being the favorite actress of Richard Ramirez, the serial killer known as the Night Stalker who murdered 14 people between 1984 and 1985. At 19 the striking 36-24-34 blonde lit up the screen in titles like Girls Girls Girls 2 (1986) and All Hands on Dick (1986). Strong’s subsequent performances in Starship Intercourse (1987), Gidget Goes Bi (1992), Nightmare on Dyke Street (1992) and Silence of the Buns (1992) were legendary, but so was her off-screen behavior. Reportedly she once demanded up-front cash and a limo for a gig at a strip club, then had sex with the driver and took off to Mexico without setting foot on the stage. At the height of the AIDS panic in the late 1980s, she got into a contract dispute when she refused to do a scene with gay porn legend Jeff Stryker. After retiring and returning to porn several times, Samantha began working as an escort in NYC in 2001. Now that’s fan appreciation!