Shyla Stylez

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Shyla Stylez
Shyla Stylez 2009.jpg
Stylez in 2009
Born (1982-07-03)July 3, 1982
Ames, Iowa, U.S.
Died November 9, 2017(2017-11-09) (aged 35)
Nationality Canadian
Other names Shyla, Amanda Auclair, Shyla Styles, Shyla Stylex, Amanda Friedland
Height 5 ft 3 in (160 cm)[1]
Weight 107 lb (49 kg)[2]
Bob Friedland
(m. 2002; div. 2003)

Amanda Hardy (September 23, 1982 – November 9, 2017), better known by her stage name Shyla Stylez, was an American born Canadian pornographic actress.[3]


Shyla Stylez became interested in entering the pornography industry in her teens, and later moved to Vancouver where she worked as both a stripper and a webcam model, and appeared in nude pictorials. In her off-time, she would contact studios by email and phone to find out how to appear in movies.[4] She appeared in her first film, Slap Happy by Anabolic Video, in 2000 at the age of 18. She received her first AVN Award nomination as Best New Starlet in 2003.

Stylez was involved in a sex scandal with former Orange County assistant-sheriff George Jaramillo, where she was noted as having had several sexual encounters with him.[3]

Stylez signed on as exclusive contract performer for Jill Kelly Productions and later married its CEO, Bob Friedland, on October 25, 2002. The couple divorced in August 2003,[5] but Friedland held Stylez to her contract, making it impossible for her to shoot hardcore scenes for anyone else.[6] In September 2004 she met Michael Whiteacre, who cast her in a series of softcore late-night movies in 2004 and 2005.[6] In August 2005, Jill Kelly Productions filed for bankruptcy.[7]

Stylez was nominated at the 2009 XRCO Awards for the Best Comeback. Stylez hosted the Los Angeles independent TV show Un-Wired TV in 2007.[8][9]

The following year she was nominated for more AVN Awards, including Best Supporting Actress, for Best Tease Performance, and for her performances in My Plaything: Shyla Stylez and Pirates II. In 2010, she was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top female stars in porn.[10] Shyla Stylez was inducted into the Halls of Fame of the Urban X Awards and the AVN in 2011 and 2016, respectively.

Awards and nominations

  • 2003 AVN Award nominee – Best New Starlet[11]
  • 2007 XRCO Award nominee – Best Cumback[12]
  • 2007 AVN Award nominee – Best All-Girl girl girl Sex Scene, Video – Girlvana 2, Zero Tolerance Entertainment with Sammie Rhodes and Jenaveve Jolie[13]
  • 2008 AVN Award nominee – Best Supporting Actress, Video – Coming Home, Wicked Pictures[14]
  • 2008 AVN Award nominee – Best Interactive DVD – My Plaything: Shyla Stylez, Digital Sin[14]
  • 2009 AVN Award nominee – Best Tease Performance – Curvy Girls[15]
  • 2009 AVN Award nominee – Best POV Sex Scene – Full Streams Ahead[15]
  • 2009 AVN Award nominee – Best Group Sex Scene – Pirates II[15]
  • 2010 AVN Award nominee – Best POV Sex Scene – Jack's POV 12[16]
  • 2011 Urban X Awards Hall of Fame[17]
  • 2016 AVN Hall of Fame[18]


On November 9, 2017, Stylez’s mother found her unresponsive in her bed. She was pronounced dead shortly after, aged 35.[19][20]


  1. ^ Dan Miller (May 29, 2010). "Cybersiren of the Month: Shyla Stylez". AVN. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  2. ^ Shyla Stylez at the Internet Adult Film Database
  3. ^ a b R. Scott Moxley (2005-05-26). "Internal Affairs". Orange County Weekly. Archived from the original on 2008-09-22. Retrieved 2007-04-11.
  4. ^ Q & A with ZT Doll Shyla Stylez. YouTube (2011-04-21). Retrieved on 2012-01-09.
  5. ^ XBIZ. "Adult Star Shyla Stylez Passes Away". XBIZ. Retrieved 2017-11-20.
  6. ^ a b "Last Thoughts On Shyla Stylez". Retrieved 2017-11-20.
  7. ^ "Jill Kelly Productions | AVN". AVN. Retrieved 2017-11-20.
  8. ^ "UN Wire Television". 2008-02-25. Retrieved 2008-03-15.
  9. ^ "Shyla Stylez website". Archived from the original on 2008-03-11.
  10. ^ "Maxim U.K. Names Top 12 Porn Stars", ''AVN'' (June 2010). (2010-06-18). Retrieved on 2012-01-09.
  11. ^ (2002-11-27). Retrieved on 2012-01-09.
  12. ^ Awards for Shyla Stylez.
  13. ^ Adult Video News Nominations for 2007. Retrieved on 2012-01-09.
  14. ^ a b Jared Rutter (2007-11-27). "Nominations for 25th Anniversary AVN Awards Announced". AVN. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
  15. ^ a b c "Nominations 2009 AVN Adult Movie Awards" (PDF). 2008-11-25. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 27, 2009. Retrieved 2008-11-26.
  16. ^ "2010 Nominees". Archived from the original on October 26, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
  17. ^ "Urban X Awards Hall of Fame 2011". Urban X Awards. Archived from the original on 1 May 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  18. ^ AVN Staff (December 18, 2015). "Class of 2016: The AVN Hall of Fame Inductees". AVN. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  19. ^ Pardon, Rhett (November 10, 2017). "Adult Star Shyla Stylez Passes Away". XBIZ.
  20. ^ Shyla Stylez Passes Away

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