Remembering Jesse Jane: Adult Film Star and Entourage Alum Passes Away at 43
A Look Back at the Life and Legacy of Cindy Taylor, Known to the World as Jesse Jane
Explore the life and unexpected passing of Jesse Jane, the renowned adult film star and Entourage alum, known off-screen as Cindy Taylor. Uncover her journey from modeling to mainstream crossovers, and learn about the industry shifts she witnessed before her retirement in 2007. Join the adult industry in mourning as we reflect on Jesse Jane’s legacy, celebrated by publicist Brian Gross as “a vivacious person with an absolute love for life.”
In a shocking turn of events, the adult film industry mourns the loss of one of its brightest stars, Jesse Jane, who also graced the screens in the hit series Entourage. The actress, whose real name was Cindy Taylor, was found dead at the age of 43, alongside her boyfriend Brett Hasenmueller, in their Moore, Oklahoma home.
The Moore Police Department conducted a wellness check after the couple had not been heard from for days, revealing the tragic discovery. While the cause of death is yet to be officially confirmed by a medical examiner, Lieutenant Francisco Franco of the Moore Police Department hinted at a possible drug overdose. Investigations into the circumstances surrounding their deaths are ongoing.
Cindy Taylor, a Texas native, embarked on her career as a model before making her mark in the adult film industry. She gained attention for her work with retailers like David’s Bridal and 5-7-9, eventually securing a contract with the renowned Digital Playground studio.
After her adult film debut in 2003, Jesse Jane’s charisma transcended the adult industry, leading to uncredited appearances in mainstream projects like Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding and Starsky and Hutch. In 2005, she joined the cast of Entourage in its second season, showcasing her versatility as she later ventured into reality television with appearances in Bad Girls Club and Gene Simmons Family Jewels.
“Jesse Jane, the vibrant adult film star and Entourage actress, whose real name was Cindy Taylor, passes away at 43, leaving behind a legacy that transcended the screen, as colleagues remember her as a vivacious soul with an ultimate love for life.”
In a 2018 interview with GQ, Jesse Jane reflected on her decision to retire from the adult industry in 2007. She noted the significant changes in the industry, expressing nostalgia for a time when “porn stars mattered.” According to her, the glamour and allure had diminished in an era where access to adult content had become widespread, impacting the industry’s economic dynamics.
Brian Gross, a publicist for the adult film industry, paid tribute to Jesse Jane, remembering her as “a vivacious person who had an absolute and ultimate love for life.” Gross highlighted her impact during a time when adult films reached global audiences, praising her dedication to both performance and promotion.
As the industry mourns the loss of this iconic figure, Jesse Jane’s legacy lives on through the memories she created both on and off the screen. Her contributions to entertainment will be remembered, and her vibrant spirit will be greatly missed by colleagues, friends, and fans alike.