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The landscape of adult entertainment is ever-changing in the digital age, and as such, what it means to be a true "porn star" has become increasingly more difficult to define. Nowadays, anyone with a phone camera or a webcam-equipped laptop can record their sexual escapades for an internet audience. However, it takes exceptional skill, dedication, and drive to parlay internet sex performances into a loyal fanbase. The following starlets were webcam girls with their own fans and following before ever stepping foot on a professional porn set. These are the webcam-stars-turned-porn-stars of HotMovies:

Ginger Banks & Jenny Blighe for 'Cam Girls The Movie'

Ginger Banks & Jenny Blighe in 'Cam Girls The Movie' from Evil Angel

Kendra Sunderland

Kendra Sunderland Kendra Sunderland

Probably one of the most notorious cam girls of all time, Kendra Sunderland began her porn career with quite a reputation preceding her from her camming days. Kendra was was a student at Oregon State University, but enjoyed webcamming on the side to feed into her exhibitionist nature. Perhaps ill-advised, Kendra decided to do a solo masturbation show inside the OSU school library for her audience one day. Word quickly got out about Kendra's performance, and she dropped out of OSU to pursue her newfound notoriety in the world of professional pornography. Kendra quickly became a favorite of Greg Lansky, appearing in a number of titles for his popular studios Vixen and Blacked.

Kendra Sunderland

Dakota Skye

Dakota Skye Dakota Skye

Blonde spinner Dakota (or "Kota") Skye is a fan-favorite for those who love "teen" scenes, but if you're a true fan of Skye's, you know that she got her start in the adult industry appearing before a webcam audience first. It wasn't long before her webcam following crossed paths with some XXX talent-scouts, and Skye's career as a porn star took off.

Dakota Skye

Elena Koshka

Elena Koshka Elena Koshka

Elena Koshka's ethereal beauty first graced the screens of webcam fans before she joined the pornography in 2016. She used her first official porn scenes as constructive criticism for herself to improve her performances and become the sensual star we know her as today.

Elena Koshka

Jezabel Vessir

Jezabel Vessir Jezabel Vessir

Jezabel Vessir was a popular webcam star whose fans were over-the-moon excited when, after two years of camming, she decided to take the leap to performing professionally. I think we can all agree that her fabulous, all-natural 28Fs look even better in her XXX scenes. Don't believe me? Check her out in Stacked 6 and tell me she wasn't destined for a career as a porn star.

Jezabel Vessir

Abigail Mac

Abigail Mac Abigail Mac

Abigail Mac is one of the most recognizable faces working in porn today, but prior to her induction to the film side of the industry in 2012, the showstopping star found her love of sharing her sexuality through webcam shows. She'd been freelance modeling and webcamming for a little while before receiving an offer to come out to L.A. She initially only filmed girl/girl scenes, moving on to appear in her first hardcore boy/girl scene for Digital Playground's #PornstarFantasy2.

Abigail Mac

Lena Paul

Lena Paul Lena Paul

Outrageously adorable, all-natural star Lena Paul retained her fanbase by working first as a webcam model before her first hardcore scene in April of 2016. Known for her curvaceous figure and genuine enthusiasm for sex, it was clear that Lena Paul was meant for XXX superstardom. It didn't take long for her to achieve recognition in porn, either; she was listed in Complex magazine's "100 Hottest Pornstars (Right Now)" list in 2017.

Lena Paul

Cadence Lux

Cadence Lux Cadence Lux

Cadence Lux began webcamming shortly after graduating from high school and was not ashamed to let the people in her life know of the 'adult' path her career was taking. With the support of her friends and family, Cadence made the decision to shoot the first porn scenes of her career in 2013 for Mofos, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Cadence Lux

Karlee Grey

Karlee Grey Karlee Grey

All-natural phenom Karlee Grey decided to capitalize on her always-high sex drive by webcamming after high school. She enjoyed the experience, but knew she could go even further in making a name for herself if she joined the XXX side of the industry. Hundreds of scenes later, Karlee cemented herself as an enigmatic and unforgettable performer for all time.

Karlee Grey

Jenny Blighe

Jenny Blighe Jenny Blighe

Lithe, redheaded beauty Jenny Blighe became a brief XXX sensation with the release of 2018's Cam Girls: The Movie from Evil Angel Films. While this was her first and only professional pornography release, Jenny's immense webcam following made her momentary foray into porn all the more remarkable: how had this girl not gone gonzo sooner?

Jenny Blighe

Adria Rae

Adria Rae Adria Rae

Adria Rae has been seen everywhere since her debut in 2015, but prior to appearing in her first porn scene, Adria cultivated her adult persona through webcam performances. Adria has described her parents in interviews as "laid-back hippies," so while they weren't thrilled with their daughter joining porn (at first), they quickly learned to support her as she became one of the most popular new stars in recent years.

Adria Rae

Jade Kush

Jade Kush Jade Kush

Buxom Asian stunner Jade Kush was actually discovered by her porn agent through her camming presence, and was flown out to LA to begin her XXX career shortly thereafter. Jade's all-natural 32DDs combined with her sultry look made her an instant hit when the 19 year-old appeared in her first scenes in 2017.

Jade Kush

Alex Grey

Alex Grey Alex Grey

Alex Grey began webcamming casually one day when she quickly amassed an astounding 100,000 monthly followers on her cam channel. Having never considered the adult industry as a serious career path before, Alex realized that there was a demand for her in the world of XXX and decided to give it a go in 2015. Almost immediately upon joining the industry, Alex Grey was named the newest contract star for high-end glamour studio, X-Art, and has yet to slow her stream of adult industry successes. In 2016, Alex Grey's first anal scene for Anal Beauty III became so popular on Greg Lansky's site, that he signed her on as an anal-exclusive contract star for Tushy.

Alex Grey

Noemie Bilas

Noemie Bilas Noemie Bilas

Industry newcomer Noemie Bilas chose to take her charms to the adult industry after gaining a large following on her webcam channel as well. Noemie's debut in 2017 was met with much fanfare, as was the addition of anal scenes to Noemie's filmography shortly after. Fans tout her Butthole Whores 6 scene as a star-making moment for the camgirl-turned-porn-star.

Noemie Bilas

Anna Bell Peaks

Anna Bell Peaks Anna Bell Peaks

Anna Bell Peaks is a tattooed temptress who fell into the adult industry largely by accident. Saddled with student debt like so many of us are, Anna Bell Peaks began performing on webcam to earn some money to pay her loans. Anna Bell was working as an accountant as well at the time, and began doing some numbers thinking about what kind of revenue the porn industry could bring her. It didn't take long for Anna Bell Peaks to make the fiscal decision to appear in her first scene alongside Lexington Steele in Lex's Tattooed Vixens.

Anna Bell Peaks

Ginger Banks

Ginger Banks Ginger Banks

Ginger Banks was a name many in the adult industry were familiar with long before she appeared in Evil Angel's Cam Girls: The Movie. She'd made a name for herself both as a popular webcam starlet, as well as being an outspoken advocate for performers' treatment at industry conventions. Before Ginger Banks had ever stepped foot on a professional porn set, the ambitious cam girl had already been quoted by mainstream news outlets like The New York Post about her views on the industry. Since her official XXX debut in 2018, fans hope to see the feisty headline-grabber in plenty more adult features.

Ginger Banks

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