Every year, there's a flood of new actresses who enter the porn world.
Most wash out quickly, but those who quickly amass a fan base can find some longevity. Those fans are the key to success, as studios look for sure bets and tend to invest more in films starring those actresses.
With the industry's annual expo in Las Vegas running Jan. 21-24, we've once again assembled a list of the most popular porn stars. This year, however, we've switched up our methodology to incorporate not just the industry's opinion of them but the fans', as well.
We began, as we always do, by determining who has earned the most nominations in the annual AVN and Xbiz awards (the industry's two highest-profile awards shows). From that list, we looked at a three-month average of the stars' Google Trends ranking, taking our "dirty dozen" from the top scoring personalities. Here's who came out on top, and when you're done with this list you can check out the Dozen from 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011, too.
—By Chris Morris