Former Miss USA/Soap Star Shows Off Additional Talents in Vivid's 'Faithless'

LOS ANGELES — (Press Release) Former Miss USA Kelli McCarty, who starred as villainess Beth Wallace in the NBC daytime drama "Passions," has made the highly uncommon move of crossing over into adult (of the non-celebrity sex tape variety) with Vivid Entertainment's "Faithless," releasing February 4.

"I enjoy acting, and I really like sex," said McCarty, "so this was the perfect opportunity to combine two of my passions. I approached Vivid with the idea of shooting a film with a sexy but interesting storyline, and I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of control I was given throughout the production process.  I am very pleased with the final edit of Faithless, and I just may do another adult film."

This venture "marks the first time that a Miss USA, let alone an established TV actress, has made the reverse crossover into adult," said Vivid co-chairman Steven Hirsch.  "As it turns out, by any standard, Kelli's performance in Faithless is incredibly erotic.  She smolders sex from every pore of her body.  We've made some footage from the movie available at for the curious to judge for themselves."

Hirsch said the studio assigned acclaimed director Paul Thomas ("PT") to guide McCarty through the production of the big-budget feature shot in high-definition. The plot follows "Callie" (McCarty) at a tipping point in her marriage, during which she feels her husband has wandering eyes and she has lost control of the relationship. She seduces her stepdaughter's boyfriend and the sexual fireworks follow.

McCarty won the title of Miss Kansas in 1990 and was crowned Miss USA in 1991.  She placed fourth in the Miss Universe competition that same year.  Upon completion of her reign as Miss USA, McCarty appeared on several popular television programs, including "Melrose Place," "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Silk Stalkings," "Dream On," "Pacific Blue" and "Diagnosis Murder."  She landed the role of Beth Wallace on the NBC daytime drama "Passions" in 1999 and played the character through 2006. 

"I enjoyed the filming process very much and found PT's production team to be extremely professional and highly skilled," said McCarty.

"We've been credited with spearheading the transition of adult entertainment into the mainstream, but I was still surprised when Kelli approached us," said Hirsch. "As it turns out, she's a natural porn star."

Adult actors Daisy Marie, Jennifer Dark, Kelly Leigh, Voodoo, James Deen, Steven St. Croix and Herschel Savage are also featured in the movie.