. Mika Tan

MIKA TAN

Mika Tan (born on November 27, 1977) is the professional name of an American fetish model (BDSM/DS/stocking and pantyhose fetish) and pornographic actress of Asian ancestry.
Tan was discovered at an am/pm by porn director Jack Pearl. She tried to work only with her then husband, Ray Shannon. However, she eventually was required to perform with other male porn stars. She said in an interview, "He was just too jealous and couldn't handle me working with other men." She quit performing to save her marriage, but Shannon's inability to forget her working with other men caused them to divorce. Tan also had a third trimester miscarriage in this period, which she has described as the worst time of her life. She now works with both men and women of any race in her porn films.

Tan had been considered the "Susan Lucci of Porn", since she was been nominated many times, but did not win any AVN awards until 2006, when she finally won for best oral sex scene. She then remarked, "I'm no longer the Susan Lucci of porn. What am I going to call myself now? I don't have a tagline."

Tan primarily does fetish-oriented work, including work as a dominatrix and sub for the Kink.com group of companies, mostly the "Men in Pain" and "Mean Bitches" websites, where her intense performances have made her a favorite. She also stars in non-fetish oriented work. She considers herself mainly a fetish model rather than a porn star. The official biography on her website states: "For the record, I do not consider myself a porn star and any girl who has done less than 250 films shouldn't either."[9] Though she still does hardcore sex films, she also appears in story driven features, such as "Memoirs of a Modern-Day Geisha" (2006).


Awards

* 2009 Urban X Hall of Fame
* 2007 AVN Award for Underrated Starlet of the Year (Unrecognized Excellence)
* 2006 Adam Film World award for "Best Asian Starlet"
* 2006 XRCO Award for Unsung Siren