|Porn Movie Director: Teri Diver|
a.k.a. Terry Diver, Terri Diver
One of the most prolific sex kittens of the 1990s, Porn Star Teri Diver was a virtual fixture on the hardcore scene throughout most of her carnal career. A round-faced beauty with reddish-blonde hair and one of the most curvaceous bods in the biz, Teri Diver became one of the most recognizable women in porn through sheer hard work and persistence. She appeared in over 200 features during her stint in the business, and turned her intelligence and connections into a lucrative career behind the cameras, as well.
Teri Diver was born on September 6, 1971. Although she always preferred not to discuss details of her previous life, it is known that Teri Diver became an 'emancipated youth' at the age of thirteen. She graduated from high school ahead of her class and entered college at a young age. There, she claimed to have majored in 'behavior modification,' although that doesn't sound like a very familiar course of study to us. After turning 18, Teri Diver paid her way through school by stripping on the side. Upon graduation, Teri Diver met and married Tom Elliott, who she ran into while he was playing drums in a barroom band.
Teri Diver worked as a school teacher, helping make ends meet by holding down a part-time job at weight-loss clinic Nutri-System. Eventually Teri Diver and Tom moved out to California, where they were beset by a variety of financial problems. Somehow the school teacher and musician found their way onto the set of 'Taboo IV,' where they met director Henri Pachard. He convinced Teri Diver to try her hand at porn, and a star was born.
Teri Diver broke into the business in 1991, heating up a series of scorching sex scenes. Right from the start it was clear that Teri Diver was something special. Among her hottest early flicks are 'Bikini City,' in which she romps with Elliott in one steamy scene, then joins Peter North and Brandy Alexander for a fervid threesome. In 'Sex Nurses,' Teri Diver turned in a searing threesome with Kelly Blue and some lucky stiff, then later took on Peter North and T.T. Boy in a raucous, screamingly hot tryst.
One of Teri Diver's most memorable scenes can be found in the second Seymore Butts feature, 'Seymore Butts Rides Again.' Teri Diver takes part in a frenzied threeway with Melanie Moore and Ted Wilson that opens the flick and sets it off on its ridiculously torrid way. Teri Diver and Tom soon moved into directing and producing their own flicks, with the help of AVN published Paul Fishbein. They worked well as a team, with Teri Diver writing, directing and performing, while Tom produced, wrote and did all the music. Together they made a string of blistering features, with Teri Diver getting directing credits in over 40 of them.
A migraine headache sufferer for years, Teri Diver's life came to a tragic end on January 2, 2001. She apparently took an overdose of her migraine medication, which caused her to lapse into cardiac arrest and expire. Teri Diver left behind lots of lusty scenes to remember her by, but she was always most proud of the work she did behind the camera. Although for the most part unappreciated while she wasalive, her videos helped bring a much-needed dose of female perspective to a scene that is often lacking in just that. She will be missed.