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The Black Baron 03-07-2010 07:47 PM

Sahara Azure
aka Stephania Swinney / Shara

Hi, all!

I thought I'd add a thread for this model, whom you'll all probably recognize, but up till now, we've only had the odd photo here or there, and a set that 70chip included in his "Not Enough to Start a Thread" thread.

Sahara Azure, aka Shara, aka Susie, aka Faith, may have started her career as a dancer, before modeling. The earliest photoset that I've been able to find is from Deja Vu Showgirls, February 1992. The mag claimed that she was a waitress at the Seattle club, which may or may not have been true.

A couple of things are certain. She never got breast implants, at least, not as far as I can tell from any of the pictorials I've seen. And she can be recognized by a distinctive tatoo on her right shoulder blade. It's a crescent moon with a bird of paradise or a parrot perched on it. You have to look closely in some pictures, because her hair covers it. I once emailed Suze Randall's site to ask about it, and got a response from Suze herself that at the time Sahara started modeling, tatoos hadn't yet become as prevalent as they would in just a couple years. Also, Suze confirmed for me that Sahara never did any video work.

So, here follow the pictorials that I've been able to find, starting with the one that was one of my grails, the February 1992 Deja Vu pictorial. I hope you enjoy her as much as I do....

(Apologies for seams or folds-I don't have the know-how or the tools to fix those)

The Black Baron 03-07-2010 07:58 PM

The next appearance, in chronological sequence, was an excellent set shot by Suze Randall, that appeared in Sw@nk, July 1992. Here, named as Shara, she appears stunning in black lingerie and drapes herself over a desk:

How'd you like to walk into a room and have that waiting for you? The combination of her looks and her lingerie just does it for me. Rowf! But on to the next one...

The Black Baron 03-07-2010 08:02 PM

The next photoset appeared in Hvstler, November 1992, but it may have been shot earlier than that. It's a lesbian bathtub set, "Mia and Marie". Don't know which one Shara was supposed to be, does it matter?

The Black Baron 03-07-2010 08:10 PM

The next pictorial in order of publishing is from Sw@nk, October 1993. She appeared on the cover and as the centerfold, this time as Susie...

I know she's just naked, and it's not hardcore, but again, there's something about her looks, she doesn't have the enhanced, robobabe look of a Jenna Jameson or a Pamela Anderson, but I think that's part of it, she's a good-looking but regular girl, she could be the hot intern in your office. Whatever! She's incredibly sexy!

The Black Baron 03-07-2010 08:20 PM

Again, progressing chronologically, Shara appeared in a pictorial in H1gh S0ciety, December 1993, in a group centerfold called "Nymphfest '94". The premise was a bunch of HS centerfold getting together in Cancun or something stupid like that (who cares about the plots?). But it made me wonder if she had appeared in a previous issue of HS, as a centerfold or otherwise. But I think I've seen every issue for the two years prior to this, and never found any pictorials with her in them.

Enough talk, show pics!

That last image is from the page after the gatefold in the magazine; HS had a habit of placing an add for back issues immediately after the centerfold, and using a picture that was from the photo set but didn't appear in the main pictorial.

You may have noticed Shara's companions in this pictorial. On the cover, clockwise from left, is British model Jessica, Kelly Jaye, Danielle Rogers, Cathy Tress aka Tattoo, Jenna Jameson and Bonita Saint.

On to the next one!

A post-script...I misidentified Nikki Tyler as Cathy Tress in this post. Sorry for the confusion, and thanks to Hitch for catching it. TBB

The Black Baron 03-07-2010 08:37 PM

The next pictorial to appear in print was Suze Randall's lesbian shoot with porn star Mickey Lynn. This was published in Sw@nk, February 1994...

She's so sensuous and sexy, in a way, it's a shame she never did any movies. But on the other hand, it's kinda nice, that she didn't, it's left to our horny imaginations to fill in the blanks.

On to the next one!

The Black Baron 03-07-2010 08:43 PM

Her next published pictorial was another group centerfold, this time, in Cheri, March 1994. This time, the theme was Cheri's "Suckathon", featuring the centerfolds fellating dildoes, and then engaging in some lesbian antics for the camera...

It was another pro-am cast, this time featuring Felecia, Shayla LaVeaux, Celeste, Alexis DeVell, and Cathy Tress/Tattoo as Barbie, and Shara as Sahara. The great thing about this pictorial is that this is about the only time we see either Shara or Cathy Tress with a dick in their mouths, even if it's latex. Great googly-moogly!

The Black Baron 03-07-2010 09:07 PM

Also in March 1994, this pictorial appeared in H1gh Society, another group centerfold, with Celeste, Shayla LaVeaux, Cathy Tress as Barbi, Shara as Sahara, and "hosted" by Julia Parton....

Damn' but she looks fine and elegantly sexy in a black garter belt!

The Black Baron 03-07-2010 09:10 PM

The next published pictorial was in Sw@nk, August 1994. This was a lesbian set with another magazine tease, Candy Cripe...

Don't they look cute in (and out of) their little sun dresses?

The Black Baron 03-07-2010 09:23 PM

In February 1995, this pictorial appeared in Velvet; it's the last pictorial that I have for Sahara, and as far as I know, it's the last one that was published. I've never seen one after that, in any of the mags that printed her other pictorials. Also, it about a 2/3 reprint of the material that appeared in the Sw@nk October '93 issue.

So, this was at least 2 years old by the time it was published in Velvet.

In the pictures where Sahara looks back over her right shoulder at the camera, you can see what I mean about her tattoo. It's there, and you can see part of it, but it looks like the photographer might have arranged her hair a little, to cover it up.

Well, that is what I've been able to dig up on this stunning little cutey. There may be more out there; as I noted before, the comments in the HS and Cheri pictorials suggest that she may have appeared in other, prior issues, but if that's so, it wasn't in the 2 years leading up to those issues. Also, I have seen a picture of her, crouching, in patent leather thigh boots, that was used in phone sex ads in these same mags. I suspect it is an outtake from another pictorial. On the other hand, her picture on the cover of the October '93 Sw@nk is probably a single shot for the cover, and is almost certainly retouched to include the bra and panties.

Also, I never saw her in Clvb/Clvb Intl, and I don't know that her pictorials were ever sold to any of the British magazines. If anyone has any other content, please feel free to add it to this thread.

So, there it is, one of my all-time favorite adult models. She was there, and then gone, and I hope she's well and happy today, wherever she might find herself. I certainly owe her that, for the enjoyment she's given me :D And I hope you've enjoyed this, too.

Best regards,
The Black Baron

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