Today two retired adult actresses celebrate their birthday. Born a year apart, Jenna Haze and Jennifer Ketcham aka 'Penny Flame' were born on February 22.  The retired actresses decided to take their acting to the mattress, until they got tired of all the hard work. There's a lot more to learn about these two former porn stars.

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Jenna Haze

Jenna Haze began her career in porn in 2001 at 19. She 'retired' from porn in 2012 , but is still a model and director. Jenna Haze was born on February 22, 1982 in Fullerton, California. She grew up mainly in different parts of California, as well as Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota.

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Early on in school she was a good student, until she entered junior high and realized boys and sex existed. Jenna dropped out of school at 15 and was homeschooled. The future porn star also found jobs changing oil and stocking Christmas toys. When she was 18 she tried stripping for a day, but didn't like it.

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Jenna wasn't into pretending to like men at the strip club and giving 20 dollar lap dances. Her boyfriend introduced her to his friend who knew porn director Peter North and porn producer Craven Moorehead. She accepted an offer to do a porn film a couple of days later. A day after that she did another scene.

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In 2002 she impressed Jill Kelly and decided to sign a contract in April 2002. She began dating a cameraman in the business and only worked with women for three years. In 2004 she took part in the six-part HBO documentary Pornucopia. A year later, in 2005, her contract with Jill Kelly Productions ended and she was able to again work freely. In April 2006 she did her first scene with a male in three years. In 2011 CNBC listed her as one of the top 12 porn stars calling her, "Arguably the most popular performer in porn today."


She 'retired' via YouTube in 2012, although she left the door open to directing and producing adult films. Jenna Haze has appeared in FHM Magazine, the music video for The Pretty Reckless' song "My Medicine" and began dating Greg Puciato from The Dillinger Escape Plan.

Jenna Haze and her Jennaration X Studios have received over 40 adult industry awards. You can wish Jenna a happy birthday on Facebook and Twitter.

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Jennifer Ketcham aka 'Penny Flame'

Adult actress Jennifer Ketcham was born in Aurora, Colorado on February 22, 1983. When she was 18 she decided she needed a change from being a waitress and serving coffee. So Jennifer answered an ad in a San Diego newspaper, which began her career in porn.

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Jennifer chose the name Penny Flame, to combine her love for the Beatles and marijuana. She appeared in over 200 films between 2002 and 2009. She released her own 'instructional video' in 2005 and a series in 2008. In 2009 she decided to retire to enroll in college. She is also an illustrator and writer.

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Wish Penny Flame a happy birthday on Facebook and Twitter!