Which of these celebrities went through the entire ‘sex-scandal’ trend? Whether it was slip up or on purpose, they did make a few bucks from it too. Some of these celebrities were surprising, some of them… not so much.
1. Paris Hilton
Everyone remembers the infamous sex tape that this Hotel heiress filmed. It was a sex tape that included a night-visioned Paris and her then-boyfriend, Rick Salomon. But you can say that this ‘1 Night In Paris’ sex tape that hit the tabloids and the outside world in 2004 – was a definitely push in her career. She went from small time socialite to as huge reality TV star, singer, model, fashion designer and even an author at some point.
As for the other participant in the video, Rick Salomon then tied the knot to another sex-tape queen – Pamela Anderson. But that marriage only lasted 10 weeks.
2. Kim Kardashian
Back in 2007, the newly wedded Kim Kardashian decided to tape their romantic night with her then beau, Ray J and that was just a tape that turned out to be a huge hit on the internet. Despite her efforts to keep the 39-minute clip private, Kim’s video had already been viewed by millions around the world.
Not to say it didn’t give her any benefits either – in fact, she made a fair amount of profit through the tapes after striking the right deals with the current rights holders.
3. Pamela Anderson
It can easily be said that Pamela Anderson is the queen of sex tapes. This Baywatch star not only has one sex tape, but she has TWO.
Her first one tape was the one to kick-start the entire internet celebrity sex tape trend. This was the tape that featured her then-hubby Tommy Lee and their ‘steamy’ honeymoon antics following their 1998 wedding.
Then in 2005, the next tape was released and that included her and Bret Michaels from the band Poison. Though this was a tape that didn’t get THAT much recognition as her first one.
4. Jennifer Lopez
This is a sex tape we didn’t see coming. Jennifer Lopez and her then-husband Ojani Noa shot a very steamy footage on their honeymoon back in 1997, but thanks to Ojani’s best efforts – it will no longer reach daylight. Only snippets have appeared on the internet – but nothing too exclusive. The judge ordered for the entire film to be handed over to court to be locked up in a safe deposit.
5. Colin Farrell
This Irish bad-boy and ex-Playboy Playmate, Nicole Narain documented 13 minutes of a naughty moment back in 2006. Colin then sued Nicole over the tape’s release, insisting that the pair had agreed to keep the footage to themselves.
Of course, Colin won over the case and successfully blocked the tape from distribution but leaked copies were found on the internet none the less.
6. Fred Durst
This Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst made million from his sex tape! Footage of him and an unknown woman having sex was stolen from his personal computer and spread all over the internet. He then sued a number websites who published it without his permission and bagged millions worth of damages. So, it may have been a winning strick for this artist.