RHOD's Tiffany Hendra has a soft-porn past — but don't call her a porn star

Apr 6, 2016 at 9:14 p.m. ET

Every time a new cast or cast member for Bravo's Real Housewives franchise is announced, fans — myself included — begin to scour the Internet with a fine tooth comb to find out what they can learn about the next person to become our latest addiction. In the case of The Real Housewives of Dallas' Tiffany Hendra, some information bubbled to the surface about her acting credits on IMDb.

You see, once upon a time when Hendra was still fostering her acting and modeling career, she starred in a couple of projects with racy titles — like 12 Hot Women, Singapore Sling and Black Tie Nights.

In the mad dash to report as much titillating information about the new Housewife as possible, Hendra was made out to have a dark past by several outlets, including the New York Post, who referred to Hendra as a "former porn star."

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"It was a series for Cinemax... I was hired for my acting ability," Hendra explained to Us Weekly of Black Tie Nights, adding that her husband, Aaron Hendra, was even fine with everything that went down. "I do own the fact that I knew I was taking my clothes off... he [Aaron] came to my dressing room to check on me to make sure everything was cool."

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Hendra has no regrets about her past performances, and was quick to point out her scenes were nothing compared to some of the stuff you might catch on mainstream TV now.

"My nudity rider said that they couldn’t show below my belly button or below the top of my butt," she said. "No one is calling Game of Thrones stars porn artists!"

Hendra also wants everyone to know that she is much more than her former acting career, whether it was mainstream or not. She now aims to help fellow females feel great about themselves through lifestyle mentoring and her website.

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"Her vision is for women all over the world to overcome their past circumstances, own their BS, give up victimhood and stand confident in their power," her website reads.

"I was sexually assaulted when I was 16, but kept it a secret until I was 31. I felt shame," she told Us. "All the pain that I did go through, I use that for a purpose now. Helping women love themselves — that is my intention."

What do you think? Is it fair to label Hendra a porn star because of her previous work?

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