Barbara Dare (born February 27, 1963) is the stage name of an American former pornographic actress. She was one of the industry's initial contract performers with Essex Video and Vivid Entertainment and is an AVN and XRCO Hall of Fame inductee.
February 27, 1963|
Wayne, New Jersey, USA
|Other names||Kimberly Dare, Kim Wilde, Stacey Nixx, Stacey Nix|
|Height||5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)|
Dare began appearing in adult films in the mid-1980s after meeting people who were involved in the adult film industry at Plato's Retreat and also made appearances in magazines such as Hustler, Swank, and High Society. In 1989, she joined fellow adult film actress Stephanie Rage as authors of a monthly article for Swank.
Dare was one of the top adult film stars of the 1980s. She appeared in scenes with several (at the time) top adult films stars, including Tracey Adams and Ginger Lynn. She became one of the first women in the industry to sign an exclusivity contract with Essex Video for 10 movies a year and an annual salary of $150,000 and would later leave that studio to sign with Vivid Entertainment and become one of the earliest Vivid Girls. Dare appeared in her last film in 1994.
She also had minor roles in mainstream productions such as the Roy Scheider and Ann-Margret film 52 Pick-Up in 1986 and the live-action/animated Comedy-Horror B-movie Evil Toons (where she was credited as "Stacey Nix") in 1992.
- Slippery When Wet (1986)
- Blame it on Ginger (1986)
- Barbara the Barbarian (1987)
- Ginger and Spice (1987)
- Girls who Dig Girls 8 (1988)
- Barbara Dare's Bad (1988)
- Angela Baron Takes a Dare (1988)
- Sex in Dangerous Places (1988)
- For Her Pleasure Only (1989)
- Ginger then and Now (1990)
- Where the Boys Aren't 2 (1990)
- Bratgirls (1992)
- Hannah Does Her Sisters (1986)
- Barbara Dare at the Internet Adult Film Database
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- Swank Magazine, March 1990
- Jennings, David (2000). Skinflicks : the inside story of the x-rated video industry. Bloomington, IN.: Distributed by 1st Books Library. ISBN 978-1587211843.
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- Stars Shine For Vivid, Matt O'Conner, 2006-03-17, Accessed 2011-07-13
- Butler, Jerry (1990). Raw Talent: The Adult Film Industry as Seen by Its Most Popular Male Star. Prometheus Books. p. 147. ISBN 978-0879756253.
- "Frontline: Season 5, Episode 13 - Death of a Porn Queen". IMDb. 8 June 1987. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
- "52 Pick-Up (1986) Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
- "Evil Toons (1992)". IMDb. 26 November 1993. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
- "Past Winners". Archived from the original on 18 January 2014. Retrieved 2007-09-22.
- "AVN Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 20 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-29.
- "XRCO Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved 2007-11-29.