Another recent tape gaffe was commited by Carrie Prejean, the former Miss California USA who lost her crown for failing to fulfill the duties of her title. She then lost out in a lawsuit against the Miss California USA organization because they got their hands on her sex tape.
Today, Prejean told NBC that making the X-rated tape for her then-boyfriend when she was 17-years-old was "the biggest mistake of my life."
"All I know is there is a campaign against me trying to silence me," Prejean said. "They tried to embarrass me. They tried to humiliate me. They tried to attack me. And I'm still standing."
The 22-year-old beauty queen confirmed the existence of the tape to Fox News Monday night. According to The Associated Press, her X-rated video surfaced during a negotiating session with Miss California pageant officials over a lawsuit Prejean filed against the organization for stripping her of her crown earlier this year. When the tape's existence was revealed, Prejean settled her suit with the pageant, which paid her $100,000 to go toward her legal expenses, according to TMZ.com.
The "Baywatch" babe may not have started the celebrity sex tape phenomenon but she sure made them popular.
The tape of her and then husband Tommy Lee from Motley Crue, made by the then newlyweds, was stolen from their safe in 1996. Along with a few sessions of intercourse, it includes the couple exchanging vows.
The couple sued a video distribution company that obtained the video. They ultimately won $1.5 million and, more importantly, a share of the profits when the company sold copies of the stolen honeymoon sex tape.
Eight years before Anderson and Lee starred in their sex tape, Rob Lowe made headlines with his own. The leaked tape featured Lowe having sex with two women, including a 16-year-old, during the 1988 Democratic National Convention.
Lowe claimed he didn't know the 16-year-old was underage. It was later confirmed that they met a bar, which she had entered by lying about her age.
Another part of the tape, showing Lowe and a friend having sex with an American model in Paris, was sold as one of the first commercial sex tapes.
Lowe's image took a dive and he entered rehab for alcohol and sex addiction. His career eventually rebounded and he even mocked his bad-boy behavior as host of "Saturday Night Live."
A tape starring "Grey's Anatomy" hot doc Eric Dane, his actress-wife Rebecca Gayheart and former Miss U.S. Teen Kari Ann Peniche appeared on Gawker.com in August. While no one was seen performing sexual acts, the three were seen nude in the video.
"This is an unfortunate incident where someone stole some property, personal property, among three very good friends," Peniche's manager, David Weintraub, told ABCNews.com. "They were very good friends when the tape was filmed a few years ago. I don't know if they're good friends now."
"From what I've seen, it's a naked tape, not a sex tape," Dane and Gayheart's attorney Marty Singer told TMZ. "At most, it's three people maybe wanting to have sex."
Dane and Gayheart filed a $1 million lawsuit against Gawker Media, the Web site's parent company, for copyright infringement in September.
Where would Hilton be without her sex tape?