Barbara Dare: Scrapbook of an Actress

Barbara Dare: Scrapbook of an Actress

Barbara Dare was a superstar of the adult industry in the 1980s video era. She was one of the first contract girls – initially with Essex Video, then with Vivid.

Then she disappeared from the industry over 20 years ago and has rarely been heard from since. This week Barbara shares rare, previously unpublished photos she selected from her personal collection especially for The Rialto Report.

In next week’s Rialto Report podcast, we’ll feature the first in-depth interview with Barbara in almost 30 years.

All photos belong to Barbara Dare.


Barbara Dare: Scrapbook

Barbara Dare ScrapbookBaby Barbara Dare


Barbara Dare ScrapbookBarbara Dare, 2 years old


Barbara Dare ScrapbookBarbara Dare, Cinderella, 2nd grade


Barbara Dare Scrapbook


Barbara DareBarbara Dare, age 15


Barbara DareBarbara Dare, high school prom


Barbara DareBarbara Dare, high school graduation


Barbara DareBarbara Dare, vacation


Barbara DareBarbara Dare, vacation


Barbara DareBarbara Dare, Essex Video party


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Barbara DareOn the set of Where the Boys Aren’t 2 with Deidre Holland, Barbara Dare, Jamie Summers


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Barbara DareBarbara Dare, Jim Morrison‘s grave, Père-Lachaise, Paris


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Barbara DareErica Boyer, Barbara Dare


Barbara DareBarbara Dare, on a film set in Florida


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Barbara DareBarbara Dare, Europe


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Barbara DareBarbara Dare, radio station interview


Barbara DareBarbara Dare with girlfriend Leanore


Barbara DareBarbara Dare on the road


Barbara DareBarbara Dare in the changing room


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Barbara DareEric Bogosian, Barbara Dare, Esquire magazine shoot


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Barbara DareNina Hartley, Barbara Dare


Barbara DareBarbara Dare, featured dancer


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  • Posted On: 14th February 2016
  • By: The Rialto Report
  • Under: Photos


  1. Money man · February 14, 2016 Reply

    Oh boy – I’ve been banging on about getting a Barbara Dare interview on this fine site, and now my life will be complete!! Barbara was the dope, simply the finest on the scene in the 1980s, and she still has many fans.

  2. Phil Jones · February 14, 2016 Reply

    I met Ms. Dare in a Florida strip club back in ’91 and have never forgotten the experience.

  3. M. Mull · February 14, 2016 Reply

    Can’t wait for the podcast to hear Barbara’s voice now and hear about her story. Only the Rialto Report is able to show the real person behind the public persona.

  4. John · February 14, 2016 Reply

    Love Barbara Dare. The most underrated star of her time.

  5. vincent fronczek · February 14, 2016 Reply

    What nice surprise, to see your images as it was only a yesterday in my mind, that I meet you and had the pleasure to work with you as a photographer, (think it was your first film or something like that) I think that I enjoy talking with you, maybe more than being the Still Photographer on that shoot. So a very warm hello to you Barbara Dare, you always been a sweetheart . Looking forward to hearing you on the Rialto Report… By the way you are more beautiful now, as you was when I meet you, always the best to you.

  6. Peter Powers · February 14, 2016 Reply

    Barbara Dare is an eternal force of nature – only part of which is a sexual hurricane. And, she looks like a very sweet person, too. I remember her from my teen years. What a mystery women were then – and Barbara cast a powerful spell. Thank you Rialto Report! Thank you, Barbara!!

  7. Ryan O'Brien · February 14, 2016 Reply

    Barbara was my ‘first’ – never to be forgotten, never to be replaced.

    She was like a girlfriend, best friend, sister and 80s MTV rock chick.

    Thanks Barbara for being there for me as a teenager! I own you one.

  8. TM · February 14, 2016 Reply

    This pictorial reminds me why BD was one of my favorites!

  9. Scott H. · February 14, 2016 Reply

    Barbara Dare was an absolute favorite of mine back in 80s/90s. She was one of those ladies that I dreamed about as a teen. She seemed like she was very passionate and “real” with her sexuality. I was instantly attracted to the entire package she brought to the table.

    I feel fortunate that I had the chance to meet her in the early 1990s (can’t recall the exact year but I think it was 1993 or 1994) when she came to Minneapolis to dance at Dream Girls in town. I have a Polaroid picture with her from that night (I sent it to Ashley and April). I remember she and I talked about how she had gone to the Mall of America here in town earlier that day/week. She seemed to really like it. She was nice and down to earth. Very attractive. I just wish I could have had more time to talk to her! 🙂

    I look forward to hearing the interview. I hope she is doing well.

  10. Charles Tatum · February 15, 2016 Reply

    I saw a 2009 video of Dare on YouTube, and she still looked fantastic. She always seemed so down-to-earth onscreen, I can’t wait to hear what happened to her.

  11. chris · February 16, 2016 Reply

    I was a HUGE fan… loved her !!!! SMOKING HOT. Thank you so much for the pice brought back a lot of amazing memories looking forward to the interview.. Thank you Batbara. Chris

  12. Radio Ray · February 17, 2016 Reply

    Hey Barbara, nice to see you on here. This is Radio Ray, we had a scene together on “Slippery when Wet” It was a foursome with Erica Boyer and Candie Evens, a very Hot scene, a lot of fun, what a way to make a living.
    Radio Ray

  13. Eddie · February 20, 2016 Reply

    Taija Rae next, PLEASE!!!

  14. Joey Roman · May 13, 2016 Reply

    Damn….two of my favorites, Barbara Dare and Nina Hartley. Actually, two of the few that I actually know their names! I was merely a young teenager iin the 80’s and bought every magazine and video I could with these two in them. You both were my sex life for the first few years I had sex ( laughing ) and Barbara, you are truly a beautiful woman, and Nina, I still can’t look at that ass without needing to rub one out to this day!

  15. Ron Pigott · June 2, 2016 Reply

    I saw her in Oct. 1987 High Society. Lion’s mane hair and the blue spandex one piece. Wow, I was hooked ! Fitness, aggressiveness, and overall beauty describe her.

  16. Alexa · February 19, 2017 Reply

    I was a young wife watching porn with my husband when I saw Barbara Dare … to be blunt… V to V in a video. And I realized I was with the wrong gender. She was absolutely stunning… and had such a commanding presence. I am such a fan (albeit in secret).

    I have searched high and low for that video and I can’t seem to find it… even when I try to search Barbara Dare Movie Databases. That particular movie doesn’t seem to be out there. I would love to hear from anyone that can help me track down the movie. I always thought it was with Nina Hartley… but, now I am not sure. The premise was (I think) Barbara was a High Priced Madame and the other actress was a Virgin. Barbara was going to “break her in” before a big auction of wealthy men. *sigh!*


    P.S. My birthday is on the exact same day as Barbara’s!

  17. Punchy the Clown · September 21, 2017 Reply

    The golden age of porn dubbed the Ginger Generation.
    Barbara Dare is certainly top of the class and you could tell she was really enjoying herself on screen.
    Never one to mail it in and still smoking hot to this day.

    Everyone has their favorites for the 1980s and here are mine:

    Barbara Dare
    Blondie Bee
    Ginger Lynn
    Candy Evans
    Nina Hartley
    Erica Boyer
    Porsche Lynn

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