7/08/2008

Whatever Happened to Kobe Tai?


Remember Kobe Tai ? She, along with the lovely Asia Carrera , was the biggest Asian porn star of the 90s. A former Vivid Girl Kobe made a big name for herself, and rightfully so.

Kobe was born in Taipei, Taiwan on January 20, 1972 of Taiwanese and Japanese heritage. She was adopted under the name Carla Carter by an American family from Arkansas.

She started in the porn biz in 1996 under the names Blake Young and Brooke Young but eventually took on the name of Kobe Tai. She got signed to Vivid Entertainment , and her first Vivid film was Vivid Raw #2. She was the first Asian Vivid girl and as such got a huge following . Though she worked with both men (including doing anal) and women, her best work, and possibly most popular work, was her lesbian stuff. As such, she frequently appeared in Vivid's highly successful and popular line of girl-girl films, Where the Boys Aren't through out the mid and late 90s, any of which are of the highest possible recommendation. In 1997 she got married to fellow porn act0r Mark Davis, however in 1999 they got divorced.

Aside from her hardcore work, Kobe also appeared on Playboy TV's The Helmetcam Show. Here is a clip with gorgeous Latin goddess Lola sucking her toes on the shoe:



Plus, she played the stripper who gets accidentally killed in the highly underrated but awesome gory, dark comedy Very Bad Things , as well as the skateboarding video The End made by Tony Hawk's production company. She was memorably featured on The Man Show. Here she shows how to pack up for travel:



And she even did background vocals for shock metal star Marilyn Manson on "New Model No. 15" off of the more glam sounding Mechanical Animals. Like most porn stars she has also done work on various porn mags like Cheri and High Society.

When she got pregnant in 2000, she left the biz, only to return in Decemeber 2001 to work with porn legend Jenna Jameson in the very hot Jenna Loves Kobe . This would be her swansong with the porn world. But, her scenes with Jenna are smolderingly hot and are a perfect way to close off an amazing career.

With her exquisite, exotic beauty and vivacious, raw sexuality and performances Kobe remains a legend and one of the most fondly remembered and beloved girls of 90s porn.







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