Meet the porn stars and directors who became senior figures at football clubs

West Ham appointed former porn director and glamour model Eve Vorley to the club's board earlier this year.

But Vorley – real name Emma Benton-Hughes – is not the first to switch from X-rated films to football.

One adult film star offered to pay players of her favourite team after the club fell on hard times, while another inspired a five-goal victory after being sought out as a "a really hot shirt sponsor".

And another who dated Mario Balotelli and Ronaldinho set pulses racing after being hired as a director by an amateur team in Italy.

Here, Daily Star Sport looks at five former porn stars who give a new meaning to the term 'fantasy football'.

Amandha Fox

Amandha Fox offered her own money to help a bankrupt Italian football club after they reportedly hadn't been able to pay their players for more than four months.

Pornhub star Fox, known as 'the Polish Venus', is an avid supporter of Vicenza Calcio, who were declared bankrupt in 2018 and consequently had to drop down a division to Serie C.

She offered to donate 10% of all her profits – made from starring in sex videos and selling calendars – to help pay the players, according to The Mirror.

At the time she told reporters in Italy: "For several years I have been attending the city of Vicenza as I am frequently hosted at Kiss & Kiss, one of the most prestigious locations in Italy.

"My fans have informed me that the court of Vicenza has officially declared the failure of the city's football team Vicenza Calcio.

"This news saddens me that the bankruptcy is established exactly forty years after the second place obtained in Serie A.

"Having said that I ask the SSVV where I can pay my modest economic contribution aimed at helping the wonderful fans of Vicenza who care about the fate of their team."

It is not known whether the club ever accepted her offer.

Eve Vorley

Earlier this year, West Ham appointed a new director in Eve Morley – a former Page 3 girl and star of X-rated films such as 'Lesbian Nurses' and 'Naked Neighbours'.

Vorley, whose real name is Emma Benton-Hughes, is the partner of Hammers owner David Sullivan, who she worked with in the adult film industry.

Although no longer in the business, the 55-year-old West Ham fan starred in several films in the late 1990s and early 2000s, according to IMDB.

She also worked on the other side of the camera, directing 'Horny Housewives on the Job' and 'Sex Mad Secretaries' and producing 'The Art of Oral Sex' .

In an interview with The Times, her brother Jonny Trunk said Vorley turned to the industry after her first marriage ended and she fell on hard times financially.

"Emma saw the glamour industry as a business opportunity, and it worked for her," he said.

Quoted by the Mail, Vorley herself said: "When my husband left me, the house was repossessed and I was left with a cardboard box full of clothes and a bed. I swore I'd never rely on a man again and I've stuck by that.

"I've enjoyed being able to help my family, but I've been very businesslike about it."

Sara Tomassi

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Former porn star Sara Tomassi swapped the bedroom for the boardroom when she was hired as a director by amateur side Marruvium in her native Italy back in 2015.

Tomassi made her film debut in the 2008 flick 'Ultimi della classe', having appeared topless in a Max Calendar shoot the previous year.

She went on to date footballers Ronaldinho and Mario Balotelli, and met former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi at one of his infamous private parties, according to the New York Post.

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Tomassi, now 40, said of Berlusconi: “He was very impressed with me and my looks. He said I had beauty and intelligence, I should go into politics. He said it would be a steady wage.

“Silvio is always willing to help people. But I told him I just wanted to be an actress.”

Tomassi posed with players and staff after joining Marruvium – and her smouldering beauty will certainly have attracted some new fans to the club.

Lena Nitro

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When amateur German side SV Oberwürzbach wanted a new shirt sponsor, they turned to an actress more well known for not wearing clothes.

Porn star Lena Nitro not only posed in the club's kit, but also had her name emblazoned across the front of it after club bosses decided they wanted "a really hot sponsor" back in 2017.

Nitro has starred in films such as 'Driving Visions', 'Maid Sweat' and 'Violently Crazy', reports the18.

And the unusual partnership seemed to give Oberwürzbach a lift – as they won 7-2 in their next game.

Klarisa Leone

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A decade ago, Klarisa Leone blazed a trail for porn stars switching to football after announcing she was to run her own football team.

Leone had a career change after starring in dozens of X-rated films, according to the Daily Mail.

The club was named after her favourite team, Inter Milan, and she even copied the Nerazzurri's black-and-blue strip.

She said at the time: "I've loved my career in porn but I've always dreamed of owning a football club and that would give me an even bigger buzz.

"I'm sure my porn fans will be just as keen on my team. There are lots of women in football these days."

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