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The Most Popular Porn Stars

Popularity in the porn industry is often fleeting. Some performers experience a meteoric rise and fall in the course of a year. Others connect with the audience on a different level and manage a multi-year ride at the top.

Though there is no real formula for success in this industry, these 12 performers have proven to be more than just a flash in the pan, with tremendous staying power over the past few years. What’s more there are no signs their careers are in danger of waning anytime soon.

So, with the industry's annual expo underway in Las Vegas Jan. 6-9, we've assembled porn's dirty dozen—the most popular porn stars, based on our reporting and analysis.

By Chris Morris, Special to CNBC.com
Posted 5 Jan 2011

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