One of the most iconic album covers of the late ‘90s was Blink-182’s Enema of that State. The album sold 15 million copies worldwide thanks in large part to hit songs like “What’s My Age Again?” But we can’t deny the power of a good cover, and this one featured porn star Janine Lindemulder dressed up like a sexy nurse.
So what’s Janine, one of the most iconic symbols of ‘90s pop punk, up to today?
Janine on the Blink-182 album cover vs. her 2011 mug shot.
The 48-year-old’s career peaked in the mid-’90s when she starred in multiple adult films, posed for Penthouse magazine, and appeared in several music videos. In 1999, she left the porn industry to pursue a career as a Kindergarten teacher and to focus on raising her child. But her retirement as a porn star was short-lived, and she went on to make eight new films in 2004, one of which featured Jenna Jameson. Janine’s career in the porn industry took a surprising turn when a sex tape of her and Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil was released and eventually distributed.
The blonde beauty’s personal life took center stage when she married famous bad boy Jesse James in 2002, three years before his relationship with Sandra Bullock. Janine landed in prison in 2003 after assaulting her husband, which resulted in the filing of a temporary restraining order and legal separation for the couple.
According to court documents, Janine attacked her husband when she found him loading her belongings into a truck.
“[Janine] indicated to me that she did not love me anymore and that our marriage was over,” the court documents filed by Jesse stated. “She began screaming and yelling at me… and punching me. She punched me in the face several times.”
Assault wasn’t the only crime to send her to jail. She also pleaded guilty after failing to pay federal income taxes, for which she owed $300,000, and spent six months in prison.
From her struggle with the law to her career as a porn star to her troubled love life, it’s clear a lot has changed since Janine posed as that sexy nurse — but that’s how we’ll always remember her!
Watch the Blink-182 video featuring Janine below: