Geburtsdatum / Birth Date: October 4, 1963 (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Todesdatum / Died: August 4, 2000 (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Todesursache / Reason for death: Krebs / Cancer
Alias: Leslie Glass
Leslie grew up in southwest Baltimore, graduated from Mercy High School, and attended the Maryland Institute College of Art. She modeled for Merry-Go-Round stores and Pimlico Race Course, and was a champion skateboarder who taught the sport to others.
In 1982, at the age of 19, Leslie began working as a bartender at Hammerjack's Concert Hall and Nightclub, a famous rock and roll-oriented nightclub in Baltimore, and one of largest and most popular indoor bar venues on the east coast (since razed). She would frequently dress in sexy clothes, including lingerie, and dance on the bar; she quickly became one of the most popular bartenders. Throughout the 1980s, Leslie manned the most prominent bar in front of the concert stage that frequently featured acts such as Kix, Joan Jett, Ted Nugent, and Guns N' Roses. Later, she founded and managed a women's lingerie and bikini dance troupe that was a regular feature. She became a feature dancer at Memories Strip Club in Dundalk, Maryland.
From 1988 to 1992, Leslie travelled to Atlantic City to be a round card girl at boxing matches and was featured in a Playboy pictorial on the job. She attracted the notice of Penthouse magazine and became “Pet of the Month” in February 1992, was in the Penthouse Pet of the Year Playoffs in 1993, and in 1994, at the age of 31, became Penthouse Pet of the Year Runner-Up. Signing with Vivid Video, Leslie filmed several girl-girl porn features, beginning in 1994.
Leslie married Ghyslain Lacoste in 1996 and started to run a non-profit animal rescue charity (Pet-4-Pets), to take care of homeless and abused animals.
Lesliewas first diagnosed with colon cancer in 1998. After surgery to remove part of the colon and an ovary, she was given two weeks to live. When diagnosed, she was already at stage 4 of her cancer, as it had already metastazised to her liver and consumed an ovary. Leslie was treated at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center.
She was the first person in the United States to receive a new experimental cocktail of chemotherapy drugs. This produced dramatic results. However, the cancer stopped responding to the drugs. Tumor ablation was used to “microwave” tumors on her liver, and she continued to try different chemotherapies throughout the two years she survived after her diagnosis. During this time she continued to work, and made appearances on television and elsewhere to discuss the disease. She fought for two years before succumbing on August 4, 2000, aged 36.