Kagney Linn Karter (March 28, 1987 – February 15, 2024) was an American pornographic film actress and singer. After becoming an exotic dancer, she entered the pornography industry in 2008.

Kagney Linn Karter
Karter in 2010
Born(1987-03-28)March 28, 1987[1]
Died (aged 36)
Other namesKagney Necessary
Kagney Linn Necessary
Occupations
  • Pornographic actress
  • singer

Early life edit

Karter was born in Harris County, Texas, in 1987, and raised in St. Joseph, Missouri, and Ridgway, Pennsylvania.[2]

Career edit

Karter began erotic dancing while in Missouri and was named the state's Déjà Vu Showgirl of the Year in 2007.[3][4]

She later moved to California to pursue an acting and singing career. Karter fell out with her manager when he discovered she was also working as an exotic dancer.[2] While continuing to dance, she eventually moved into modeling and, after signing with the agency LA Direct Models, posed for shoots with erotic photographer Holly Randall.[2]

Karter entered the adult film industry in September 2008.[5] Her first scene was with Johnny Sins for Naughty America.[2] In 2009, she was chosen as the Penthouse Pet of the Month for June,[2] and appeared on the covers of Hustler in April and Adult Video News, also in June.[2][5][6] Karter was also featured on the cover of Holly Randall's photo book Erotic Dream Girls published in October 2009.[7] In January 2010, she signed an exclusive performing contract with the production company Zero Tolerance Entertainment.[8]

In 2012, Karter took part in Louis Theroux's Twilight of the Porn Stars, a BBC documentary film about the porn industry, its struggle to compete with free internet alternatives, and the lives of famous porn stars.[9]

Karter (under the name Kagney Necessary) released an extended play (EP) recording entitled The Crossover in 2018.[10] In 2022, Karter released her debut studio album, titled The Take Over.[11][third-party source needed]

Death edit

Karter died by suicide at age 36 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, on February 15, 2024.[12]

Awards edit

List of accolades received by Kagney Linn Karter
Total number of wins and nominations
Totals 7 37
Year Ceremony Category Work
2010 AVN Award Best New Starlet
Best POV Sex Scene[13] Pound the Round POV[14]
XBIZ Award New Starlet of the Year[15][16]
XRCO Award Best New Starlet[17]
2012 Urban X Award Best Anal Sex Scene (with Prince Yahshua)[18] Prince the Penetrator (2012)[19]
2014 AVN Award Best Boobs (Fan Award)[20]
2018 NightMoves Award Best Boobs (Editor's Choice)[21]

References edit

  1. ^ Sharma, Anoushka (February 20, 2024). "Kagney Linn Karter: All About Adult Film Star Who Died By Suicide". NDTV. Retrieved February 26, 2024.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Miller, Dan (May 17, 2009). "Kagney Linn Karter: An AVN Interview". AVN. Retrieved March 29, 2023.
  3. ^ "Rising Star PR Signs Kagney Linn Karter". AVN (Press release). February 27, 2009. Retrieved March 29, 2023.
  4. ^ "AboutMe". Kagney Linn Karter Official Website. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Fresh Girls". Adult Video News. Vol. 25/6, no. 319. June 2009. pp. 82–88. ISSN 0883-7090.
  6. ^ "Kagney Linn Karter Has Industry Covered". AVN (Press release). June 24, 2009. Retrieved March 29, 2023.
  7. ^ Javors, Steve (September 5, 2009). "Holly Randall Photo Book Set for Dec. Release". XBIZ. Retrieved March 29, 2023.
  8. ^ Warren, Peter (January 6, 2010). "Kagney Linn Karter Goes Exclusive With Zero Tolerance". AVN. Retrieved March 29, 2023.
  9. ^ "Louis Theroux on porn: The decline of an industry". BBC News. June 8, 2012. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  10. ^ "Kagney Necessary – The Crossover". Discogs. October 4, 2018. Retrieved January 7, 2023.
  11. ^ Necessary, Kagney (2022). "The Take Over". YouTube Music. Retrieved January 7, 2023.
  12. ^ Warren, Peter (February 20, 2024). "Kagney Linn Karter Dies in Cleveland Home". AVN. Retrieved February 21, 2024.
  13. ^ "2010 Nominees". 2011 AVN Awards Show. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011.
  14. ^ Roland, John (January 13, 2010). "2010 AVN Award Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved March 29, 2023.
  15. ^ Javors, Steve (December 16, 2009). "XBIZ Announces Finalist Nominees for 2010 XBIZ Awards". XBIZ. Retrieved March 29, 2023.
  16. ^ Katz, Lyla (February 11, 2010). "XBIZ Awards 2010 Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved March 29, 2023.
  17. ^ Warren, Peter (April 30, 2010). "2010 XRCO Award Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved March 29, 2023.
  18. ^ "2012 Urban X Awards Nominations". Urban X Awards. June 27, 2012. Archived from the original on April 28, 2013.
  19. ^ "Urban X Awards Announces 2012 Winners". AVN. July 22, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2023.
  20. ^ Neuwave, Robert (January 21, 2014). "AVN Announces the Winners of the 2014 AVN Awards". AVN. Retrieved March 29, 2023.
  21. ^ Neuwave, Robert (October 8, 2018). "NightMoves Awards Announces Winners of 2018 Show". AVN. Retrieved March 29, 2023.

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