Nina Hartley - Updated Dec 2023

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Nina Hartley

Nina Hartley is a Pornographic Actress, Author, Social Media Star, Model, and Director from California, the United States. Moreover, Nina Hartley is also a trainer, sex educator, and sex-positive.

Early Life and Education

Nina Hartley was born in Berkeley, California, USA on March 11, 1959. Nina’s zodiac sign is Pisces and she is currently 63 years old. Her real birth name is Marie Louise Hartman.

Her mother’s name is Blanche Hartman and her father’s name is Louis Hartman. Moreover, Nina’s father is Lutheran and her mother is Jewish.

Nina’s parents transformed into Buddhism and her father was backlisted in 1957. Furthermore, Nina has two brothers and two sisters but their identity is unavailable.

Nina Hartley studied at Berkley High School in Berkley, Michigan.

Moreover, Nina also did an undergraduate Nursing course at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California. Nina goes to the Manga Cum Laude for her graduation course.

Nina Hartley – Body Measurements

Nina stands at 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 60 Kg. Nina has blonde hair and brown eyes. Moreover, Nina has a bra size of 33B and her body measurements are 34-25-35.

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Caption: Nina Hartley body measurement (Source: Las Vegas Sun)

Nina Hartley – Social Media

Nina Hartley is pretty active on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. Her official Instagram account @miss_nina_hartley has over 196K followers.

Nina has over 389.4K followers on her Twitter account.

Nina Hartley – Relationship Status

Nina Hartley has openly revealed herself as a bisexual in her private life. Moreover, Nina has dated both males and females from 1981 to 2000.

Besides that, Nina married her husband David Arthur Carr in 1986 but divorced her husband in 2003. After her divorce in 2003, Nina married a director of porn films Ira Levine professional name Ernest Greene.

However, Nina and Ira divorced in the year 2018. Besides that, there is no information about Nina’s current relationship status.

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Caption: Nina with her ex-husband Ernest Greene (Source: Flickriver)

Talking about Hartley’s rumors and controversy, she’s not been a part of them until now. Besides that, Nina is focusing on her personal and professional life.

Moreover, Nina likes to keep a distance from rumors and controversy.

Professional Life

Nina was a registered nurse from the California Board of Registered Nursing but her license expired in the year 1986.

She saw the first film directed by a woman Sharon McNight called ‘The Autobiography of a Flea’ alone at a theater in San Francisco and decided to work and make porn.

During her sophomore year of nursing school, Nina started working as a stripper at the Sutter Cinema in 1982. Later, Nina also worked at the Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre.

During her junior year, Nina made her debut in the world of pornographic movies in 1984. Nina started at first in the photoshoot for Hustler and High Society.

Moreover, Nina’s debut performance as an adult actress was in the film Educating Nina which made her a protege of Juliet Anderson.

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Caption: Nina posing for a photo on the red carpet of Playboy TV (Source: Zimbio)

Nina starred in several of the Debbie Does film series spinoffs like Debbie Duz Dishes in 1986 and Debbie Does Wall Street in 1991. She directed her first movie titled “Nina Harley’s Book of Love” in 1992.

She considers herself a liberal and an outspoken sex-positive feminist, although she was a socialist activist. Moreover, Nina has been an advocate for the adult film industry’s right to exist.

Nina has also lectured at several universities like Harvard, Berkeley, Dartmouth, and the University of WisconsiWisconsin-Lase.

She played the role of  William H Macy’s character’s serially unfaithful wife in the film Boogie Nights in 1997 and appeared in the Canadian film Bubbles Galore in 1996.

Nina also appeared in the late Tupac Shakur’s music video for his 1996 single, “How Do U Want It?”.


Nina published her first book “Nina Hartley’s Guide to Total Sex” in 2006 and co-authored the book series “How to be Kinkier” beginning in 2012.

Moreover, Nina played the part of Hillary Clinton in the adult film “Who’s Nailin’ Paylin?”. The film was a pornographic parody of then-Vice President candidate Sarah Palin, with Lisa Ann playing the role of Palin.

Nina also appeared in the 2012 documentary “After Porn Ends” which is about life after being a porn actor.

Nina has worked with famous adult sites like Brazzers, Elegant Angel, Devil’s Film, Pornstar Platinum, Evil Angel, Naughty America, Vivid, Hustler, Dark X, and many more throughout her career.

Achievements and Net Worth

Nina has won several awards and honors for her career as an adult film actress. She won Best Actress and Best Couples Sex Scene awards in 1987 at the AVN Awards.

In 1989, Nina won Best Supporting Actress and Best Couples Sex Scene awards at the AVN Awards. In 1991, Nina again won Best Supporting Actress at the AVN Awards.

Nina won Best Specialty Tap awards in 2005 and Best Non-Sex Performance awards in 2009 at the AVN Awards. Moreover, Nina was also inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame.

She has also won Best Couple Sex Scene, Torrid Triad Scene, Female Performer Of The Year, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Girl-Girl Scene awards at the XRCO Awards.

In 1995, XRCO Awathe rds inducted Nina into their Hall of Fame. Besides that, Nina has won the Free Speech Coalition Lifetime Achievement Award, FOXE Female Fan Favorite,

Hot d’Or Lifetime Achievement Award, Ninfa Public – Lifetime Career Award, Fanny Lifetime Achievement Award, and XBIZ Award – Best Non-Sex Acting Performance Award.

Nina has appeared in several adult movies and made a huge amount of money as an adult film actress. The estimated net worth of Nina is $2 million US dollars.