LOS ANGELES—Adult performer Stephanie Swift has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, close friend Nica Noelle has confirmed.
"Stephanie is about to face the biggest fight of her life," Noelle said. "Everyone who loves her is devastated. We're all praying for her full recovery."
Swift, the AVN Female Performer of the Year in 1998 and former long-time contract girl for Wicked Pictures, has remained an active performer in movies as well as various other business ventures.
"Stephanie Swift is one of the greatest performers in the history of adult films," said Jon B., owner of Sweetheart Video and Sweet Sinner Films. "She has starred in many of our productions, and we consider her part of the family. We're deeply saddened by this news."
Swift, whose only means of income is her work in adult films, will undergo a double masectomy this month. Her medical bills are expected to be overwhelming.
"We're asking that anyone who has ever enjoyed a Stephanie Swift film, or has felt personally touched by this beautiful girl in any way, contribute to her well-being," Noelle said. "Every little bit helps."
Noelle adds that all who contribute $100 or more to Swift's fight against cancer will receive a free copy of Stephanie Loves Girls! an all-girl Sweetheart Video feature starring Swift, Elexis Monroe and Satine Phoenix.
Monetary contributions by check or money order can be made out to:
Stephanie Swift Cancer Fund
P.O. Box 9864
Canoga Park, CA 91309
For more information, contact NicaNoelle@aol.com.