Born: May 21, 1966 Height: 5' 6¼"
Shelley Shelnutt, known by her stage name Darla Crane, is an American pornographic actress and producer from Los Angeles California. Crane made her Bondage model|modeling debut in 1990, appearing in softcore bondage, tickling fetish and foot fetish videos, mostly for the companies Harmony Concepts and FM Concepts. She performed in several big-bust themed catfight and sensual wrestling videos for the company Napali Video. Crane has been featured in multiple periodicals, including Leg Show
, Bondage Life
, Skin Two
, and Domination Directory International
After winning first-place fetishwear awards at "Fetish Ball III" (Los Angeles-1993) and "Fetish Ball IV" (Los Angeles-1994), Crane was asked to be the poster girl for "Fetish Ball V" (Los Angeles-1995). In 1996, Crane modeled for modern pin-up artist Olivia De Berardinis, who presented Crane with an original painting of herself adorned in a mermaid costume. Several trading cards and greeting cards feature Olivia's paintings of Crane.
Crane has remained active both in front of, and behind the camera. In 1997, she accepted a position with Close-Up Entertainment, Inc. producing, directing, and editing bondage and discipline themed videos. She eventually became responsible for much of the company's advertising and public relations elements. While at Close-Up, Crane specialized in videos featuring imperiled superheroines. She was the first video director ever to cast popular adult models Stacy Burke, Shay Sights and Tanya Danielle in superheroine roles.
In 2000, Crane made a move into more mainstream adult films, and in 2002 she launched her own personal website. In December of 2007, Crane ended her association with Close-Up Entertainment. An ardent fan of toys and action figures, Crane says she often receives custom-made "Darla Crane" dolls and figures as gifts from her fans. In 2003 the X-Rated Critics Organization nominated Darla in the "Unsung Siren category of their XRCO Awards.
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