Wicked Signs Kirsten Price, Carmen Hart

Wicked Pictures has signed Kirsten Price and Carmen Hart to exclusive performance contracts.

Price and Hart each agreed to two-year deals with options for renewal.

Price is a 23-year-old former model who has already performed in Wicked’s Between the Sheets and The Visitors. While most of her work in the past year has been girl/girl, except for working with husband Barrett Blade, she will be performing with other male co-stars for Wicked. Price recently starred in Zero Tolerance's splashy all-girl title Girlvana.

The 21-year-old Hart is of Native American descent and has only performed in two hardcore scenes so far. She has maintained a strong presence on the Web with carmenhart.com, in addition to feature dancing and magazine work. The North Carolina native is also a Miss Hawaiian Tropic regional winner in 2004.

Wicked Pictures president Steve Orenstein told AVN.com that both girls exhibited the qualities he looks for when he considers a performer for an exclusive deal.

“It's hard to pinpoint, but you just know when you know," Orenstein said. "I think both of these girls are very different from each other and both will be great additions. Stormy [Daniels] and Jessica [Drake] are already top performers and Keri [Sable] is already a rising star. Both Kirsten and Carmen, with their looks and attitude, really seem to have what it takes to become stars themselves.”

Hart’s only two scenes have been for Adam & Eve and Digital Sin.

“I think she’s going to surprise some people,” Orenstein said. “... She’s very sweet and very much into it.”

It was actually director Brad Armstrong who originally spoke to Price about joining Wicked.

“He was impressed by her,” Orenstein said. “Kirsten will be doing scenes not just with Barrett, but with other guys and girls.”

Orenstein said that when he talks to prospective girls that he really looks for “the whole package."

“I look for personality and drive, what they’re looking to accomplish and how into this they are,” he said. “These girls really seem to be up to the challenge.”

Orenstein said that longtime Wicked Girl Julia Ann was finishing up a few movies for the company, and that Kaylani Lei had stepped away from the business to pursue a relationship.

Photos of Carmen Hart and Kirsten Price courtesy of carmenhart.com and Matrix Content.