LOS ANGELES—Bear Manor Media has just released an autobiography by top adult actress Seka, Inside Seka: The Platinum Princess of Porn, written with Kerry Zukus, a veteran of over 40 books.
All fans of classic adult films know who Seka was: The Virginia-born platinum blonde who entered the adult industry by running a chain of adult bookstores, but who in the early 1970s began doing nude modeling, gradually started acting in loops, and eventually graduated to hardcore features in 1977 when she and husband-to-be Ken Yontz moved to Los Angeles, which was not then quite the center of adult filming that it would become a decade later.
Seka starred in nearly 100 adult movies, the first of which with any information available about its contents being 1977's Love Notes, directed by Rik Taziner and also starring Rhonda Jo Petty. But the busty blonde quickly caught the attention of several major producers of the time, including Gourmet Video Collection, VCA, Caballero Home Video, Essex Video and Arrow Productions, as well as some of the industry's top directors.
Some of Seka's more popular titles have included Bob Chinn's Blonde Fire and Prisoner of Paradise, Svetlana's Ultraflesh, Anthony Spinelli's Between the Sheets, her self-directed Inside Seka (why does that name seem so familiar?), and her final film, Henri Pachard's American Garter (co-directed by Gloria Leonard).
"Seka’s real life story, though, is as enigmatic as her screen persona," reads the blurb on the Bear Manor website. "She was never a victim—on-screen or off. This is no tale of remorse, abuse, or self-destructive behavior. Seka was post-feminist before the term was born. Inside Seka is the story of a survivor, a trailblazer, and an icon—still one of the most popular and famous porn stars ever; the last of the natural beauties."
Several famous adult stars and personalities—including Bill Margold, who would place her on a "Mount Rushmore of Adult Entertainment"—have also praised the book.
"Before the Jennas, the Bree Olsons, or the Savannas, the undisputed blonde bombshell of XXX movies was Seka, which makes her story so important in the history of adult entertainment," said Ron Jeremy.
"From calling the shots in a film genre in the days when it was completely controlled by men, to standing and being heard at the infamous Meese Commission, Seka shatters the myth of the poor little victim who lost her way," assessed Candida Royalle. "Don’t expect excuses and apologies. This is one blonde bombshell who lives by her own rules."
Even Larry Flynt called her "one of the hottest girls in the XXX business, able to seduce any man she wanted."
Inside Seka can be purchased here, either in softcover or as an e-book.