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Seka (born Dorothea Patton; April 15, 1954) is an American pornographic actress who has appeared in many XXX-rated films during the late 1970s and the 1980s.
Dorothea H. Patton was born and raised in Radford, Virginia. She attended high school in Hopewell, where she won a number of beauty pageants, including "Miss Hopewell High School" and "Miss Southside Virginia." Under the influence of Ken Yontz, her second-husband-to-be, she ran several adult bookstores in the 1970s until they moved to Las Vegas. While there she did her first nude layout, but they eventually returned to Virginia. The layout brought an offer to shoot her first porn film, a short, in Baltimore. She and Yontz subsequently moved to Los Angeles, where she devoted herself to the pursuit of her career in porn, initially using the name "Sweet Alice" as well as "Linda Grasser."
She eventually adopted the screen name Seka, after a female blackjack dealer she knew in Las Vegas. She went on to star in more than 200 adult videos with "a break" in 1982, when she stopped shooting sex movies, claiming "they wouldn't pay her what she wanted," and turned to stripping and nude modeling while also running her own fan club. Subsequently she admitted that the HIV epidemic in the mid-'80s contributed to her decision to avoid the hardcore sex scene ("That's why I don't make movies any more . . . I like to live"). By the early '90s she had returned to the porn industry to perform in a few final movies, her last being American Garter.
Jamie Gillis, who performed with Seka numerous times, believed that she was "a bit above porn", describing her as a "white trash queen."
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