Kelli McCarty
Kelli McCarty 2010.jpg
McCarty in 2010
Kelli Rachelle McCarty

(1969-09-06) September 6, 1969 (age 52)
  • Actress
  • pornographic actress
  • model
  • photographer
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss Kansas USA 1991
Miss USA
Years active1991–present
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBlue
Miss USA 1991
Miss Universe 1991
(Top 6)

Kelli Rachelle McCarty Oseen (born September 6, 1969) is an American actress, model, photographer, and former beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss USA 1991. She then placed in the top six at Miss Universe 1991, representing the United States. After ending her career in pageantry, McCarthy began an acting career and starred as Beth Wallace on the soap opera Passions (1999–2006). After Passions, McCarthy began acting as a pornographic actress, appearing in a number of softcore and hardcore films, receiving an exclusive contract with Vivid Entertainment that also gave her a say in the casting process of the scenes she was in.


McCarty won the Miss USA beauty contest in 1991,[1] competing as Miss Kansas USA. A student at Wichita State University and a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority, her victory was celebrated because it took place in Kansas, her home state, and because it marked the first time a contestant from Kansas had won the title.[2] She was later a finalist in the Miss Universe pageant.

In the mid-1990s, McCarty went on to pursue a career in acting and had her television debut as a guest star on comedy series Dream On. McCarty went on to have a recurring role as Ms. Lovelson in the Disney Channel Original Series Even Stevens and also appeared on Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, Phil of the Future, That's So Raven and Beyond the Break. She appeared on an episode of the dating show Baggage.[3] In 2002 she earned a singing credit for her performance in the Shia LaBeouf comedy series Even Stevens in the episode titled Influenza: The Musical.[4]

On NBC Daytime's soap opera Passions she appeared as Beth Wallace, the hardworking high school sweetheart and ex-fiancée of the handsome Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald.[5] McCarty had the role of Beth from 1999 until her character was killed off in a train explosion in 2006. In all she is credited with 284 episodes of the show; Passions ended its run in 2008.[6]

McCarty also appeared in a number of softcore adult films during her career.[7] Then in 2008 she approached adult entertainment company Vivid Entertainment about the idea of appearing in one of their productions. McCarty stipulated in her contract with Vivid that she would have involvement with casting the film as well as writing, editing, and have final approval over everything.[8] Her hardcore film, Faithless, featured her in explicit, non-simulated sex scenes and was released on February 4, 2009.[9][10] McCarty also appeared on The Howard Stern Show, KROQ-FM's Kevin and Bean, and FM Talk's Frosty, Heidi & Frank Show to promote the film. For her performance in the film, McCarty was nominated for two AVN awards for Best Actress[11] and Acting Performance of the Year (Female).[12]

McCarty also has a background in improvisational comedy. In 2009, while promoting her film Faithless, McCarty performed at Los Angeles ACME Comedy Theatre with its Sketch Comedy Troupe and participated in their "Saturday Night Live" weekly live take-off called ACME This Week.[8]

McCarty has gone on to appear in a series of performances that include a starring role in the 2010 crime drama Dangerous Attractions,[13] a multi-episode appearance on the television series Co-Ed Confidential[14] and several television movies such as Love Test (2011) and Dark Secrets (2012).[7] She has also appeared as herself in several documentaries and news shows such as Larry King Live, CNBC's Porn: Business of Pleasure, and the cable series Rated A for Adult.[7]

Other ventures

McCarty has ventured into the field of professional photography. Her business offers portrait, wedding, and boudoir photography services.[15]

Personal life

McCarty was previously married to producer and writer Matt Dearborn for 6 years, from July 7, 2000 until 2006. However, their divorce wasn't finalized until March 9, 2009. She has been married to Texas businessman Blake Oseen since July 18, 2018.[16]


  1. ^ a b "Pageant entrant to answer claims of nude dancing". The Day. Knight-Ridder Newspapers. 1991-03-07. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  2. ^ "Wichita Eagle". Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Baggage". Archived from the original on 7 November 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Even Stevens: Season 2, Episode 21 Influenza: The Musical (25 Jan. 2002)". Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Kelli McCarty". Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  6. ^ Passions at IMDb
  7. ^ a b c Kelli McCarty at IMDb
  8. ^ a b Fairman, Michael (February 9, 2009). "THE KELLI MCCARTY INTERVIEW". Archived from the original on 6 November 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  9. ^ Former Miss USA turns porn star Archived January 20, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Kelli USA". Archived from the original on 17 December 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  11. ^ "2010 NOMINEES". Archived from the original on March 9, 2011. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
  12. ^ Steve Javors (2009-12-16). "XBIZ Announces Finalist Nominees for 2010 XBIZ Awards". XBIZ. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
  13. ^ "Dangerous Attractions (2010)". IMDb. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  14. ^ "Co-Ed Confidential (2007– ) Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  15. ^ McCarty, Kelli. "Kelli Mccarty Photography". Archived from the original on 6 November 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  16. ^ "Kelli McCarty Biography". Retrieved 7 September 2021.

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