Sharon Mitchell (born January 18, 1956) is the Director of the Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation, that she set up in 1998. She used to be an award winning adult actress. Sharon is considered to be one of the most prolific adult movie actresses with a career spanning over two decades.
Before entering the adult industry, Sharon was an Off-Broadway actress and dancer who toured with the Martha Graham company. Then in an act of liberation, she turned into a hardcore movie starlet. Later she became addicted to heroin, a habit which she successfully overcame, and she has been drug free for several years.
On March 30, 1996, she was attacked and raped by fan who almost killed her. After that incident, she left the adult industry to go back to school. She earned a Ph.D. degree in human sexuality from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco. She is qualified in the treatment of people with drug dependencies and public health counselling.
During her career in the industry, she appeared in over 2,000 movies and directed 38.
Both as an erotic performer and in her personal life, Miss Mitchell is an open lesbian with soft butch tendencies. She also performed sex scenes with men (often as part of a bisexual threesome with another female performer), but this was usually in her early career. She does not publicly disclose the details or identity of her personal relationships with other women, but it has been reported that she is currently married to a man.
During her heyday, she was distinguished by her lean, wiry physique and androgynous appearance (angular facial features with mascara and rouge and short teased hair) as well as her vigorous cunnilingus technique.
Sharon's Industry Awards Include:
Best Actress Award - Hot Dreams  ... Best Actress Award - Sexcapades  ... Best Supporting Actress Award - Blue Jeans  ... Best Supporting Actress - Night Hunger 
Sharon is also a member of several adult industry hall's of fame.
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