Tera Patrick is an American glamour model and adult film actor. In February 2000, she was the “Penthouse Pet of the Month.” In 2002, she finished second in the “Penthouse Pet of the Year” competition. Patrick started her modeling career when she was 14 years old after being discovered by the “Morning Sun” and moving to Tokyo. At age 16, she moved back to the US where she began studying microbiology. Patrick turned down a position as a nurse in favor of a career in modeling. She then made appearances in a number of well-known men’s magazines. She debuted in the adult film industry in 1999 with the Bondage and Domination tapes but quickly moved into more popular adult flicks. Patrick quickly ascended to the top spot because of her stunning body. In Complex magazine’s 2011 list of the top adult cinema stars, she took second place. Tera Patrick ceased acting in adult films in 2008, but she is still involved in the sector through a number of her business ventures.
Early Childhood & Life
Thai mother and American Army doctor David Hopkins welcomed Tera Patrick into the world on July 25, 1976. Her stage name is Tera Patrick, but she was born Linda Ann Hopkins. When Patrick was 10 years old, her mother left for Thailand, thus she was raised in San Francisco by her father.
At the age of 14, she relocated to Tokyo to pursue her modeling career after signing a contract with the famed “Ford Modeling Agency’s” international division “Morning Sun.” Patrick developed an alcohol and drug problem during this time and was ultimately transferred back to the US by her agency due to her addiction.
Boise State University awarded Tera Patrick an undergraduate degree in microbiology. Additionally, she has training as an EMT from the American Institute of Health Technology.
The career of Tera Patrick
In 1999, Tera Patrick made her debut in the mainstream adult film industry. She has starred in 118 pornographic movies and posed for practically all of the leading adult publications. She started “The Tera Patrick Show” in 1999, an online chat show where celebrities from the adult film industry and other members of the industry discuss their own fields of work.
‘Last Call with Carson Daly,’ ‘Chelsea Lately,’ ‘The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch,’ ‘FOX News,’ ‘MSNBC,’ and ‘Telemundo’ are just a few of the TV shows where she frequently makes an appearance. Along with her then-husband Evan Seinfeld, she also appeared in the E! Channel series “True Hollywood Story,” “Rock Star Wives.”
She made her debut in popular movies in 2010 when she appeared in the Indonesian horror movie “Rintihan Kuntilanak Perawan” (Moaning of Virgin Ghost). She is also a playable character in the well-known video game “Backyard Wrestling 2.”
She was featured in both the US and UK editions of FHM magazine as well as other well-known major men’s publications like Corpses and Maxim Girls. She also had a successful feature column in the UK edition of FHM from 2003 to 2008 where she gave advise on sexual issues.
‘Teravision INC,’ ‘The Tera Patrick Agency,’ ‘Mistress Couture,’ and ‘TITS’ brand are a few of Patrick’s prosperous commercial endeavors. She has also introduced herbal products with the names Python and Naughty for men and women, respectively. All Things Tera Patrick is the name of the shop she owns on eBay.
Bigger Works of Tera Patrick
She appeared with Salma Hayek in an entertainment presentation for officers in 2001 at the Edwards Air Force Base in California. In 2002, she continued on by hosting the second “Empire Awards Show.” In 2003, she was appointed the masthead publisher of “Genesis.”
She was listed as number 57 in the FHM magazine supplement titled “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006.”
She appeared in a few popular films in 2014, such as “Angel of Darkness: The Legend of Lilith.”
Her memoir was released in 2010 by the Penguin subsidiary Gotham Books with co-author Carrie Borzillo. Her existence as an adult film star is graphically described in the memoir.
Recognition & Achievements
Tera In 2000, Patrick won the Hot d’Or Award for “Best American Starlet” and the Night Moves Award for “Best New Starlet (Editor’s Choice)” in the same year.
She won “Best American Actress” for “Forbidden Tales” at the 2002 “Venus Awards” and “Fan Favorite” for three straight years at the “F.O.X.E” from 2004 to 2006. She won the ‘Best Female Starlet’ prize at the ‘F.A.M.E’ awards in 2007 and each 2008 and 2009.
At the Adam Film World Guide Award event, she was named “Crossover Female Performer of the Year,” and at the Eroticline Awards, she was named “Successful Performing Businesswoman of the Year (USA).” At the ‘XBIZ Award’ ceremony in 2009, she won the ‘ASACP Service Recognition Award.
Private Life of Tera
In 2004, Patrick and Evan Seinfeld wed following a three-year courtship. Together, they appeared in 10 films made by Teravision INC and five films made by Vivid Video, where Seinfeld was given the name Spyder Jonez. She remains Teravision INC’s sole owner since divorcing Seinfeld in 2009.
Since 2010, Tony Acosta, a well-known Hollywood special effects artist who has worked on films like “300” and “Dawn of the Dead,” has been dating Patrick. She gave birth to Sophia Acosta, their daughter, in 2012. She resides in Los Angeles with Acosta, Sofia, her daughter, and Chopper, a pet dog.
She is currently writing her second book, which is probably a sequel to her first book, “Sinner Takes All,” and she has plans to pursue public speaking and a career in education.
Work in Humanitarian
A portion of the sales from her eBay business, “All Things Tera Patrick,” are donated to the fight against human trafficking.
Tera Patrick is the only woman to appear on the covers of Playboy and Penthouse magazines at the same time.
She valiantly battled alcoholism and drug addiction during her early adolescence to finish her undergraduate education.
She says that she is not bisexual in real life, despite the fact that she has starred in multiple adult films with lesbians.
She was given the opportunity to work with Suze Randall during her post-college modeling career, which led to her being featured in Penthouse and Hustler. She describes this as a crucial turning point in her development as an adult movie star.