|Biography: Samantha Strong (born Samona Susan Shields on June 9, 1967, in Seattle, Washington) is an American pornographic actress.
A common misconception is that her entry into adult film began as a Penthouse magazine pictorial in 1986, which she did only to spite and humiliate her ex-boyfriend. However, according to Luke Ford, her entry into pornography was through Ron Jeremy, who first met her at a Video Software Developers Association convention.
After entering the adult film industry at age 19, she was initially managed by John T. Bone, with whom she later developed a romantic relationship. However, this relationship fractured and she made many exits and entrances during her two decade career, despite winning the 1987 AVN Award for "Best New Starlet". She first left the industry in 1987, later reentering as a contract girl for Vivid Entertainment, though there was a contract dispute stemming from her refusal to perform with Jeff Stryker, which resulted in her second departure. During this two year lull, she supported herself through exotic dancing until 1989.
After her third reentry into the industry, she had entered a relationship with Randy Spears, but this dissolved, resulting in a move to Las Vegas to be closer to friends and family, though they apparently disowned her.
In 1992, she starred in a few films, notably the adult film Sin City: The Movie. She departed the industry for a year and a half following filming. In December 1992, she married and gave birth to a child. She returned, filming Starbangers 5, for which she garnered a best actress award from Cannes, as well as awarded for best box cover and film. She would later be the center of attention for films of her own theme, entitled Samantha's Private Fantasies.
Samantha Strong was inducted as a member of the AVN Hall of Fame.|