48 Celebrity Sex Tapes That Definitely or Almost Happened

by Julie Sprankles
Mar 9, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. ET

Show of hands: Have you ever pulled a Pam Beasley? You know what I'm talking about: that episode of The Office when the receptionist, Pam, gets a virus on her computer because curiosity got the best of her and she tried to not only open and watch a celebrity sex tape online but also buy it. Yeah, that one. If you don't have your hand raised, be real. We've all done it.

When it comes to celebrity sex tapes, there are a few that everybody knows about. But in reality, it seems like there are more stars who do have tapes than those who don't — men and women alike.

And hey, we're not here to judge. We're simply a curious party. So we waded through the good, the bad and the almost to find out which famous sex tapes are the real deal.

A version of this article was originally published in February 2017.

1 /48: Rose McGowan

1/48 :Rose McGowan

According to Page Six in 2016, it's believed that Rose McGowan and an unidentified man can be seen having sex in screenshots from two videos that made the rounds for a few months. According to the Daily Mail, two minutes' worth of footage was also leaked.

2 /48: Mimi Faust & Nikko Smith

2/48 :Mimi Faust & Nikko Smith

In 2014, we all found out that Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Mimi Faust recorded a hardcore romp with her on-again, off-again on-screen boyfriend, Nikko Smith. What makes this tape unique, though, is that Faust and Smith actually gave Vivid Entertainment their blessing to take the tape public.

3 /48: Kris Humphries & Myla Sinanaj

3/48 :Kris Humphries & Myla Sinanaj

Kim Kardashian’s ex Kris Humphries made a sex tape in August 2013 with TV personality Myla Sinanaj.

4 /48: Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee

4/48 :Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee

One of the most dramatic sex tape scandals was when Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and Baywatch star Pamela Anderson made a sex tape in 1995. The couple claims that the tape of their honeymoon was stolen from their home. They sued the video company IEG, then later settled confidentially.

5 /48: Dustin Diamond

5/48 :Dustin Diamond

Saved by the Bell star Dustin Diamond wanted so badly to stop being cast as the innocent character that he directed his own sex tape in 2006. The title: Screeched — Saved by the Smell.

6 /48: Farrah Abraham

6/48 :Farrah Abraham

In 2013, Farrah Abraham, of Teen Mom fame, announced she'd filmed a sex tape with porn star James Deen. At the time, she claimed it was simply a celebration of her body. In early 2014, she recanted, telling In Touch Weekly that the raunchy tape — titled Backdoor Teen Mom — had ruined her life. And, in February 2014, Vivid Entertainment announced its intention to release a sequel called Farrah 2: Backdoor and More.

7 /48: Verne Troyer

7/48 :Verne Troyer

Verne Troyer, Austin Powers’ Mini-Me, made a sex tape in 2008 with ex-girlfriend Ranae Shrider, who leaked the video to TMZ. Troyer later sued her.

8/48 :Fred Durst

Fred Durst leaked a sex tape in 2005 and then claimed it was stolen from his computer. The alleged hacker, named the "T-Mobile Terrorist," supposedly also leaked photos of Paris Hilton topless.

9 /48: Gene Simmons (& a Woman Not His Wife)

9/48 :Gene Simmons (& a Woman Not His Wife)

In 2008, a tape of Kiss frontman Gene Simmons spread throughout the internet, and the female star was not his current wife, former Playboy Bunny Shannon Tweed.

10/48 :Paris Hilton

Arguably the most popular celebrity sex tape ever, Paris Hilton's recorded tryst with then-boyfriend Rick Salomon catapulted the socialite to global celebrity status in 2004. In 1 Night in Paris, as it became known, Hilton and Salomon are featured getting frisky in the glowing green of their camera's night-vision mode. To this day, Hilton swears she "never made a dollar, not one" from the intimate film.

11 /48: Colin Farrell

11/48 :Colin Farrell

Irish film star Colin Farrell put aside his saints in 2005 to make a sex tape with Playboy playmate Nicole Narain. He was later offered $5 million for the rights, but he refused.

12/48 :Tyson Beckford

Ralph Lauren Polo model Tyson Beckford was unfazed in 2012 when a video was leaked of him masturbating during a video chat with a female model.

13 /48: Tulisa Contostavlos

13/48 :Tulisa Contostavlos

U.K. X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos attributes her fall from stardom to the moment a home video of her having sex with an old boyfriend was leaked in 2012.

14 /48: Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott

14/48 :Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott

When Tori Spelling's memoir Spelling It Like It Is hit shelves in 2013, the star pulled out all the stops to promote the tell-all tome. Among the bombshells she dropped was the revelation that she and her husband, Dean McDermott, videotaped themselves having sex on Valentine's Day in 2009. Apparently, it was McDermott's idea, but after checking "my angles and they were good," Spelling let her hubby keep the recording — on his computer — which was apparently "without password protection." Despite a cease and desist letter to the former friend who swiped it from the computer, the tape began making the rounds again late last year.

15/48 :John Edwards

Former U.S. Senator for North Carolina John Edwards made a sex tape with his mistress Rielle Hunter while he was running for president. He later claimed that his aide Andrew Young stole it and was using it to blackmail him.

16 /48: Montana Fishburne

16/48 :Montana Fishburne

Montana Fishburne, Matrix star Laurence Fishburne’s daughter, released a sex tape in 2010. She was yet another Kim Kardashian follower hopeful for fame, and the tape was the first step.

17 /48: Eric Dane & Rebecca Gayheart

17/48 :Eric Dane & Rebecca Gayheart

McSteamy Eric Dane and wife Rebecca Gayheart’s sex tape got leaked in 2009, featuring a special star: Miss Teen USA Kari Ann Peniche.

18 /48: Courtney Stodden

18/48 :Courtney Stodden

Courtney Stodden admitted to E! News in 2013 that she, too, has a sex tape in existence. The former teen bride of Doug Hutchinson vowed to the network that the video was shot after she turned 18 and that she has no plans to release the tape at this time. She's been quoted as saying, "You can keep it classy and be naked at the same time."

19 /48: Tonya Harding

19/48 :Tonya Harding

Figure skating Olympian Tonya Harding’s sex tape, entitled Wedding Video, was released by her costar and ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly. Harding donned a Halloween wedding dress in the film.

20/48 :Jeremy Jackson

Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson made a sex tape with adult film star Sky Lopez in 2008 and claimed that a man physically threatened him into giving the tape away.

21/48 :Eve

Grammy award-winner Eve had a sex tape with Stevie J leaked in the early 2000s. She was very affected by the event and has not had any similar incident since.

22 /48: Terry Bollea (Hulk Hogan)

22/48 :Terry Bollea (Hulk Hogan)

When news broke that Hulk Hogan was involved in a sex tape, even devout Hulkamaniacs hoped it was merely a rumor. Alas, the Hulkster had been caught on camera having sex with Heather Clem, then the wife of radio DJ Bubba the Love Sponge, who happened to be Hogan's best friend. A one-minute clip was leaked to Gawker in 2012, and Hogan later filed massive lawsuits against Clem, Gawker and his former pal.

23/48 :Minka Kelly

Friday Night Lights star Minka Kelly made a sex tape in 1998, and it was leaked in 2012. There was a lot of concern when the tape was first released that she may have been a minor at the time. The scientists at TMZ deduced that the Brandy album playing in the background of the tape came out just before Kelly’s 18th birthday. Clearly, a girl could not be listening to an album 20 days after it had come out.

24 /48: Joan Marie Laurer (Chyna)

24/48 :Joan Marie Laurer (Chyna)

Joan Marie Laurer, known as Chyna in the wrestling world, made a sex tape with fellow wrestler Sean Waltman in 2004. They called it 1 Night in China, and both wrestlers made quite a bit of money from it.

25/48 :Jenna Lewis

Survivor star Jenna Lewis leaked her own sex tape, showing her honeymoon night with a 21-year-old model.

26 /48: Jennifer Lopez

26/48 :Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez allegedly had a sex tape in 2008, but she was able to stop the distribution before anything was actually leaked.

27/48 :Rob Lowe

The Grinder and Parks and Recreation star Rob Lowe’s party-boy reputation seemed to have disappeared until a sex tape was leaked in 1998. The video was filmed back when he was 24 and features two women he met the night he was attending the Democratic convention in Atlanta.

28/48 :Bam Margera

Professional skateboarder Bam Margera allegedly made a sex tape with radio personality Gregg "Opie" Hughes’ fiancée. The lawsuit against the source cost Opie $10 million, and Page Six retracted its report.

29/48 :Kanye West

Two sex tapes starring Kanye West surfaced. In the first skin flick, West reportedly shares a romp with a married 18-year-old woman. In the second, extended video, the Chicago-born entertainer goes at it for a full 40 minutes with a young woman in a hotel room.

30/48 :Carolyn Murphy

Top model Carolyn Murphy had her ex-husband arrested in 2006 after he tried to sell the sex tape they made on their honeymoon.

31/48 :Vince Neil

Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil was featured in a tape leaked in 1999 but filmed years earlier with Penthouse model Brandy Ledford.

32/48 :Carrie Prejean

Carrie Prejean made a huge splash in 2009 when she responded to one of the pageant questions with her stance against same-sex marriage. She was later removed from the pageant when officials received a home video of her having sex.

33 /48: Kim Kardashian

33/48 :Kim Kardashian

We had to list Kim Kardashian's infamous romp with rapper Ray J. In 2007, the 39-minute tape made its way to the internet. Kardashian, a relative unknown at the time, was launched into stardom. After she filed a suit, the tape also earned her $5 million. Sources later claimed the sex tape was the brainchild of Kardashian's mommy dearest, Kris Jenner.

34/48 :Kid Rock

Kid Rock and Creed singer Scott Stapp got caught on film getting blow jobs from groupies on a tour bus in 1999.

35/48 :Scott Stapp

In 2006, Scott Stapp was able to stop the video of him and Kid Rock receiving blowjobs on a tour bus from surfacing. Needless to say, however, the shared experience negatively affected their friendship.

36/48 :Tom Sizemore

Saving Private Ryan star Tom Sizemore’s sex tape, featuring him and a bunch of women, was released in 2005 — just months after the birth of his first child.

37/48 :Usher

TMZ swore not only that a sex tape of Usher and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, exists but also that they've seen undeniable footage featuring the R&B superstar. Foster only fueled rumors of the tape when she told TheYBF.com that, although she'd had sex with her ex-husband "multiple times," she would "absolutely not" sanction the release of a sex tape. Later, in 2017, an accuser initially claimed she had a sex tape with Usher, but ultimately confessed that she lied about it.

38/48 :Tila Tequila

TV personality Tila Tequila has released multiple sex tapes: first a Valentine's Day-themed one in 2011, which featured her with another woman, then another in January 2014 featuring her with a man.

39 /48: Kendra Wilkinson

39/48 :Kendra Wilkinson

Kendra on Top star Kendra Wilkinson made a couple of sex tapes during her career. In 2010, one was released that showed her having sex with her high school boyfriend.

40/48 :Danielle Staub

In 2009, RHONJ drama queen Danielle Staub successfully squashed an ex's attempt to release a sex tape on the basis that she didn't know she was being filmed. In 2010, though, Staub was involved in a second sex tape — one that was made when she was fully aware the camera was rolling.

41 /48: Iggy Azalea

41/48 :Iggy Azalea

When sex tape rumors swirled in 2014, linked to a possibly explicit recording made with Azalea’s ex-boyfriend, the “Fancy” rapper took to Twitter to deny the existence of such a tape.

42 /48: Chelsea Handler

42/48 :Chelsea Handler

In 2010, RadarOnline scooped up Handler’s sex tape, where she was seen having sex with a man. Her response was true to form: “I would like to say to RadarOnline.com, thanks for ruining my surprise Christmas gift to my staff, and No. 2, it was made as a joke."

43 /48: Nadya Suleman

43/48 :Nadya Suleman

Not only is she a busy mother of multiples, but the woman we once knew as “Octomom” has tried launching her career in the reality sex industry. Suleman had her own reality show that documented her life as a mother to octuplets, and she also released a porn “sex tape” through Wicked Pictures. Suleman’s sex tape won Best Celebrity Sex Tape at the AVN (adult entertainment) Awards in 2013.

44 /48: Tyga & Kylie Jenner

44/48 :Tyga & Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner was rumored to have a sex tape with her ex-boyfriend, rapper Tyga, in 2016. After the breakup, Jenner feared the worst — that Tyga would release the scandalous footage to embarrass her after the fact. Tyga shot down rumors in July 2017.

45/48 :Blac Chyna

Before dating Kylie, Tyga was reported to have recorded some bedroom action with his ex Blac Chyna, who had a child with Rob Kardashian. Chyna has threatened to sue if the sex tape is leaked.

That's not the only tape, though. In February 2018, word got out that Chyna apparently has a second tape with ex-boyfriend Mechie.

46 /48: Muhammad Ali

46/48 :Muhammad Ali

Mere days after the boxing legend’s death in 2016, an ex-girlfriend tried to cash in on his notoriety. Barbara Mensah, who dated Ali back in 1967, has demanded six figures to prevent her from releasing a tape that allegedly shows the boxer attending post-fight sex parties.

47/48 :Cardi B

In December 2017, Cardi B's fiancé's computer reportedly got hacked. On it were several videos that, according to TMZ, showed Cardi B dancing naked.

48 /48: Mel B & Stephen Belafonte

48/48 :Mel B & Stephen Belafonte

Former Spice Girl Mel B and her ex-husband, Stephen Belafonte, went through quite the rocky divorce. During the proceedings, it was revealed that Belafonte had "compromising videos" of Mel B.