Unfortunately for student Alyssa Funke, who found herself in a similar situation, the bullying became too much for her to handle and she took her own life.
In a particularly high-profile example of the changing tide, it was recently revealed that a student of the prestigious Duke University in the U.
Fielers went into the industry to help pay for medical school as well as to support her child as a single mother.
She eventually segued into film and photography when she became an overnight sensation.
Can all these deaths be attributed to the influence of the adult entertainment industry on performers' lives, or does it merely take a backseat as other circumstances contribute to the tragic way in which these actors' lives ended? Around the late eighties, she began to abuse drugs, however, which is the decisive factor that's believed to have led to Leigh's suicide.
It's hard to say, but it seems the pressure of establishing a legitimate career in Hollywood along with apparent Christian guilt were just some of the things tormenting this young adult performer, to the point that she took her own life in 1991, at age 33.
Largely Funke's former fellow high school students from her hometown.
Below, we've recounted ten tales of adult entertainers who have met tragic endings to not only their careers, but also their lives.