Born in 1977 as Candy Rene Preto, Aria Giovanni is one of our favourite adult film stars and we know a lot of our readers are huge fans of her. Not only has she starred in erotic films, but is also known for artistic nude art, pinup modelling, fetish and glamour shoots.
She has a troubled childhood and teen years, with marriage at just 16 that only lasted a few months and issues with alcohol and drug addiction. Thankfully, her family stepped in and she spent some time in a private rehabilitation clinic. Deemed the ‘shy’ girl at school, she a self-confessed ‘ugly duckling’ and classmates deemed it unlikely she would make money from her look.
Like many adult film stars, she began her career with conventional modelling in 1999. Within 6 months, she was Penthouse Magazine’s Pet of the Month and her career skyrocketed.
She has also been in Playboy’s 2007 calendar and was hailed by Complex Magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful stars of all time. Her porn films have been praised by many and are deemed as some of the most enjoyable for female audiences.
She has since starred in numerous television shows and films as a professional actress, both adult and otherwise. While she hasn’t starred in adult films in many years, her acting career continues to grow.
As of 2021, she is estimated to have a net worth of $1.5 million. She is proof that even a difficult start in life can be turned around into a successful career that encapsulates something we enjoy.
She stated in an interview that what she loved most about her career was the freedom to be her own boss and making decisions for herself. It wasn’t just about having photos taken, she created her own brand and therefore, a business.