|Birthday:||July 22, 1962|
|Birth location:||Encino, CA, U.S.|
|Birth name:||Dana Alper|
|Years Active:||1982-1988, 2009-present|
|Height:||5 feet, 3 inches (160 cm)|
|Alias(es):||Karen Summers, Maria Johnson, Karen Sommers, Michelle Lee, Michel Lee, Michel Leigh, Rickie Lane, Karen Sommars|
|No. of films:||163 per IAFD|
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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 Hazard from 1983-85 - for the last three years that show was on the air. 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.
Starring in her maiden hardcore film during that year, 1982, Karen became a household name on the tip of every fan’s tongue until her hiatus from XXX in 1993. Since that time she has experienced life to the fullest, becoming a paralegal and a healthcare entrepreneur, and getting married (then divorced ten years later) but she always felt a strong urge to return to the glitz and glamor of Los Angeles to pick up with her fans right where she left off – reentering the adult film world in 2009, and then launching her website (KarenSummerXXX.com) to reconnect with everyone who adored her unique sexual style back then, and also garnering a new wave of admirers interested in exploring the depths of her libido as a modern starlet straddling the line between the innocent MILF next door and the totally uninhibited golden girl of porn hot on the cum-back trail!
Strengths & Weaknesses
Early on in her career in porn, her first stint, Karen specialized in woman-next-door type roles, and played them to the hilt. Her average looks and energetic sexing made for an appealing combo and always made her performances totally convincing.
Karen Summer Filmography
- Karen Summer at the Internet Adult Film Database (IAFD)
- Karen Summer at the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
- Karen Summer at the Adult Film Database (AFDB)
- Karen Summer at Excalibur Films
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