In the early hours of July 11th, 1994, porn actress Shannon Wilsey, a.k.a Savannah, put a gun to her head and pulled the trigger.

Friends say she was upset about crashing her Corvette into a fence earlier that evening– she thought she’d broken her nose and would have to cancel an upcoming stripping appearance in New York.  She was also worried about not getting paid for a recent strip show in Las Vegas.  Then again, she was also high on heroin and cocaine when she shot herself, so it’s fair to say her judgment was a bit off.

The stripping engagements were an important part of Savannah's life, because she could earn as much as $5,000 in one night.  This money was needed to finance her $120 per day heroin habit and an even more expensive cocaine habit. 

Savannah was born in California, and was 23 when she killed herself.

Source: Rolling Stone magazine and Internet

back to myth 2

copyright 2004 one angry girl designs ®