October 17, 2013: 43 Pics As Skinemax’s Shauna O’Brien Turns 43 Years Old

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It was a dark day for men when the Cinemax network announced a recent plan to cut out its late-night erotica. The term “Skinemax” had pretty much become a genre unto itself for soft-core action that kept guys up all night. Those featured the starlets of Skinemax, of course. We’re talking big busts names like Kathy Shower, Shannon Whirry, and the impossibly underrated Monique Parent. And then there was the amazingly elegant Shauna O’Brien–who celebrates her birthday today while Cinemax begins to neglect her life’s work.

We, however, will not neglect Shauna O’Brien. Her modeling career got off to a fine start back in the ’80s, when Shauna moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18. The former tomboy had a built bod that soon had her working as a fitness model. Shauna also flirted with mainstream Hollywood. The 5’8″ beauty is pretty easy to spot in the background of movies like Another 48 Hours and Flatliners. Shauna even became a Star Trek babe in one those Next Generation episodes that has Leonard Nimoy as Spock.

Shauna began to expand her modeling career (and men’s inseams) with some sexier model work. That landed Shauna a starring role in the pages of Penthouse as the January 1992 Penthouse Pet. She was billed as “Stevie Jean,” which was also the name Shauna used for a Penthouse video. Shauna then dipped her bare toes into softcore with Seduce Me: Pamela Principle 2. It was a small role, but Shauna stepped up as a leading lady for 1995’s Friend of the Family–where her character brings a troubled family together by having sex with everybody in the house.

The movie also established Shauna as a leading lesbian in girl/girl scenes. She seduced another wife in 1996’s Friend of the Family II, and went on to star in Zorrita: Passion’s Avenger–in addition to roles in The Seductress, The Mistress Club, Madame Hollywood, and The Bare Wench Project 3. Shauna livened up the cable series Beverly Hills Bordello and the Emmanuelle 2000 franchise, and returned to sci-fi sexiness as the evil Queen Sartanika in 2003’s Baberellas.

Shauna has been pretty much retired since 2008, so that’s some comfort as Cinemax changes its programming. We’ll always have her amazing body of work. Now let your shorts salute Shauna as these pics take you back to cable’s glory days of sophisticated softcore…

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