August Ames (born Mercedes Grabowski; August 23, 1994 – December 5, 2017) was a Canadian pornographic actress. She gained popularity in the adult film industry for her performances in various genres. Tragically, Ames passed away in 2017.
Ames was born as Mercedes Grabowski on August 23, 1994, in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. She grew up in a military family and moved frequently during her childhood. Ames attended high school in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Ames entered the adult film industry in 2013, and her career quickly took off. Known for her stunning looks and passionate performances, she became a sought-after actress. Ames worked with numerous production companies and starred in a wide range of adult films, including lesbian, interracial, and gonzo genres.
Throughout her career, Ames received several award nominations for her work in the adult film industry. She was recognized for her talent, on-screen presence, and enthusiastic performances.
Controversy and death
In December 2017, Ames faced a significant controversy on social media. Following a series of tweets in which she expressed concerns about working with male performers who had previously appeared in gay pornography, she faced backlash from some members of the LGBTQ+ community and others. The backlash and online harassment took a toll on her mental health.
Tragically, on December 5, 2017, Ames was found dead in Camarillo, California. The cause of her death was ruled as suicide. Her untimely passing sent shockwaves through the adult film industry and sparked conversations about mental health, cyberbullying, and the importance of supporting performers.
Ames' passing had a profound impact on the adult film industry and its community. Many performers and industry professionals came forward to address the challenges faced by those in the industry and to advocate for better support systems and mental health resources.