Karen Summer

About Karen Summer

Who is it?: Actress, Miscellaneous Crew
Birth Day: July 22, 1962
Birth Place:  Los Angeles, California, United States
Other names: Karin Summers, Dana Alpher, Karin Sommers, Karren Summers, Ricky Lane, Karen Summers, Maria Johnson, Karen Sommers, Michelle Lee, Michel Lee, Michel Leigh, Rickie Lane & Karen Sommars
Years active: 1982-1993 2014–present
Height: 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Website: karensummerxxx.com

Karen Summer

Karen Summer was born on July 22, 1962 in  Los Angeles, California, United States, is Actress, Miscellaneous Crew. Karen Summer was born on July 22, 1962 in Los Angeles, California. An only child, Summer grew up in both Tarzana and Encino, California. Karen began her career in show business doing a lot of extra, photo double, and stand-in work for the mainstream movie industry; she worked as a stand-in and production assistant for the hit TV series The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) for three years. After meeting noted adult industry casting director Jim South at an El Torito restaurant on Ventura Boulevard, Summer started out in the adult entertainment industry as a nude model and made her hardcore film debut at age twenty in 1982.Karen appeared in a slew of adult movies made throughout the 1980's for such top directors as Larry Revene, John Stagliano, Bruce Seven, Kirdy Stevens (Stevens was Summer's all-time favorite director), Svetlana, and Jack Remy. After retiring from the adult film industry in the 1990's, Summer continued to work for a while as a feature dancer and burlesque performer before moving to Florida, getting married, and becoming a paralegal. In the wake of divorcing her husband in 2000, Karen went on to work in the health care field.Summer decided to return to the adult entertainment industry in 2014 after running into good friend and fellow adult film actress Nina Hartley in Las Vegas. Karen hosts her own show XXX Porn Star Radio as well as runs her own official interactive website. Summer was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame, the XRCO Hall of Fame, and Legends of Erotica in 2015.
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Popular As Karen Summer
Occupation Actress
Age 58 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born July 22, 1962 ( Los Angeles, California, United States)
Birthday July 22
Town/City  Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality United States

🌙 Zodiac

Karen Summer’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Karen Summer was born in the Year of the Tiger. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Tiger are authoritative, self-possessed, have strong leadership qualities, are charming, ambitious, courageous, warm-hearted, highly seductive, moody, intense, and they’re ready to pounce at any time. Compatible with Horse or Dog.

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Summer was introduced to the adult film industry by Jim South, whom she met at an El Torito. She did her first nude photo shoot with Bobby Hollander in the summer of 1982, four days before her 20th birthday. Her first scene was in the film Shades of Ecstasy. She initially used the stage name Ricky Lane before changing it to her current stage name after approximately six months in the Business. She quit performing in adult films in 1993. For the most part, she spent the last five years of her career working as a feature Dancer and burlesque performer.


Summer lived in Florida for twenty years during her hiatus from porn. She was married for ten years and got divorced in 2000. She has an associate's degree in law and used to work as a paralegal, and also used to work as a medical assistant and certified nursing assistant. She moved back to Los Angeles in February 2014.


In 2014, Summer returned to the industry after she ran into Nina Hartley, who encouraged her to resume her adult film career. She currently hosts her own show on XXX Porn Star Radio.

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