At twelve, she fled from her abusive alcoholic father to Lawndale, California, with her mother and three sisters. In , she began attending Redondo Union High School. She eventually had an abortion, which she paid for herself; went through a nervous breakdown, and ran away from home. Porn career At age 15, she was living with her mother's ex-boyfriend, Roger. Posing as her stepfather, he helped her respond to classified ads requesting models. Shortly after, she was modeling for widely distributed adult magazines, most notably Penthouse, in the same September issue that exposed Miss America , Vanessa Williams. She quickly ventured into adult movies.