Adult film star Mia Khalifah appeared in dozens of adult movies, and was one of the biggest stars in porn for more than a year.

Mia has usually avoided speaking about her career in porn, but says she's "ready to shed light on every questionable moment from my past, because if I own it, it can't be used against me".

She is one of the most-viewed porn stars of all time - but Mia says that didn't necessarily equate to payment.

Unfortunately the actress was paid only $12,000 for all of her work and claims that she receives no residuals or back end money either.

How can this be possible? Well Mia was signed to a 360 that was so onerous - literally all of the money went to the production company.

And Mia's "career" wasn't very long either; it lasted only a few months. The production studio got Mia to make a dozen or so movies during her "time" in the industry, and released the films over the course of about a year.

Now her scenes are remixed, and uploaded to paid sites - and the production studios are continuing to profit from her name.

And Mia is now out of porn, and hoping to get a non-adult job.

Here's Mia explaining how she was finessed by the industry:

Although Mia's career was short-lived, it wasn't without controversy. Her most famous scene shows her performing sex acts whilst wearing a hijab.

"Instantly that it was posted, it was like wildfire. ISIS sent me death threats, they sent me a Google Maps image of my apartment.

"I stayed in a hotel for two weeks after that because fear really set in."

With almost 17 million followers on her Instagram page, Mia often receives offensive messages from trolls.

"I don't sweat the small stuff anymore, things people say don't offend me. I always think 'OK, but are you ISIS? Are you going to kill me? No, move on'."