- Danniele Ashe Danielle Ashe Dani Ashe
- Leah Nicole Manzari
- Beaufort SC
- United States
- Stripper Nude Model
- Web Development
- Milf 32FF
- Rocking Body.
Danni Ashe Information
Danni Ashe is an American nude model and former stripper, founder and former CEO of Danni's Hard Drive, a pioneering adult web site.
Danni Ashe Life Story
Ashe, whose real name is Leah Nicole Manzari, was born in Beaufort, South Carolina, United States. Her large breasts (cup size 32FF) contributed to her popularity as an adult performer. She began modeling for men's magazines and soft-core pornographic videos in 1991.
Ashe began working as a stripper in Seattle, in 1985. She worked as an exotic dancer in various strip clubs in the United States. This culminated in an incident in a technically non-nude club in Jacksonville, Florida. In interviews, Ashe alleged that the club’s owner and its manager persuaded her to perform a topless dance, and encouraged her to sell softcore videos of herself at the club. Ashe was subsequently arrested. Ashe pled guilty to “prohibited conduct” and was fined $50. Neither the club nor her agent helped her through this incident. This unpleasant experience marked a turning point in her career; Ashe never again performed as a stripper, seeking instead to work in an area where she would have more control.
Ashe read The HTML Manual of Style and Nicholas Negroponte's Being Digital during a vacation. On her return to the U.S., created the Danni.com website in two weeks. The site was launched in July 1995. Ashe announced the website to her friends, and traveled to New York with her husband. News of the site spread rapidly. When she reached the hotel in Manhattan, Ashe had a message from her ISP stating that the volume of traffic her site received had overloaded their servers and caused their system to shut down. Danni.com was moved to its own server, which became famous for having a "working" light that never went out. Ashe jokingly described her server as a "hot box", and when she started charging a fee for access to the site, she named the members' area "The HotBox".
During its first two years online, Danni’s Hard Drive was one of the busiest websites in the world, using more bandwidth than all of Central America. Ashe's business grew, allowing her to hire staff and models. By 2003, she had 50 full-time employees, a studio in Los Angeles (16,000 square feet (1,500 m²), and an archive containing hundreds of thousands of photos, and thousands of hours of video. Ashe was making millions of dollars a year.
Danni's Hard Drive was sold in 2004 to John Morisano who put Layne Thrasher in charge of it. In 2006, Penthouse Media Group Inc bought Danni.com and Video Bliss Inc. (owners of the website) for $3 million.
Danni is currently enjoying her retirement.