When Barbara Dare arrived on the X-rated scene, she brought with her a Trademark moan, a pleading chant that signaled orgasm: “Uh-huh, uh-huh,” she cried over and over, each time more desperate than the last, ending with a yeah! when she came. Loud and intense, she startled many of her less enthusiastic co-stars and sent tremors through the wrists of strokers everywhere.

“That’s me,” Dare says. “People used to tell me to be quiet. I’m real…verbal… not verbal, but just into it.”

Dare has been into It since 1985, when she was discovered at a Big Apple orgy house; but lately that orgasmic howl hasn’t been heard much. In her latest videos. Dare doesn’t fuck; she appears solely in pussy-rubbing cameos. She enjoys women, and it’s fun to watch her nosh on twat; but there’s nothing like seeing this compact bundle—she’s only 5-2 and 107 pounds—turn into a wailing cum-freak bouncing on a stiff dick. By the time that last uh-huh squeals out of her, it’s over—you might as well turn off the VCR because you’re a mess.

Dare has appeared in 50 videos, roughly one a month during her career. It’s all part of the Dare plan. A college graduate. Dare holds a degree in buying and merchandising from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. “A lot of people are doing a couple [of videos] a week,” Dare says. “I tried to market myself where people would get enough of Barbara Dare, but not too much where they’re sick of Barbara Dare.”

Dare began appearing in adult films in the mid-1980s after meeting people who were involved in the adult film industry at Plato’s Retreat and also made appearances in magazines such as Hustler, Swank, and High Society. In 1989, she joined fellow adult film actress Stephanie Rage as authors of a monthly article for Swank.

Dare was one of the top adult film stars of the 1980s.She appeared in scenes with several (at the time) top adult film stars, including Tracey Adams and Ginger Lynn. She became one of the first women in the industry to sign an exclusivity contract with Essex Video for 10 movies a year and an annual salary of $150,000 and would later leave that studio to sign with Vivid Entertainment and become one of the earliest Vivid Girls. Dare’s final film was Bratgirl (1992); she retired in 1994.

Jerry Butler stated in his autobiography that Dare had a “commanding screen presence” while on set, in spite of her smaller physical stature.

1987 AVN Award – Best New Starlet
1989 AVN Award – Best Actress, Video (Naked Stranger)
1990 AVN Award – Best All-Girl Sex Scene, Video (True Love) with April West
AVN Hall of Fame inductee
XRCO Hall of Fame inductee