Nina Hartley born Marie Louise Hartman ;   March 11, is an American pornographic actress , pornographic film director, sex educator , sex-positive feminist , and author. Marie Louise Hartman was born in Berkeley, California , to a Lutheran father and a Jewish mother both deceased   whose family was from Alabama. She was a registered nurse per the California Board of Registered Nursing until her license expired in
Nina Hartley, 56, has been performing in porn since the early '80s. I was dancing one day a week and going to nursing school five days a week. Dancing was the culmination of a longtime history of public exhibitionism. I'm a '70s feminist, and I was told I had the right to live my life sexually on my terms and the responsibility to do it in a safe manner.