Alyssa Alps was one of the hardest working women in porn. She constantly toured as a feature dancer, she did some studio shoots for movies and stills, she wrote a column for Scoreland about life on the road (she actually wrote it and it was good), she opened her own site AND went on most of the Boob Cruises as a writer. I'm not sure if she had a personal life in there but who would have the energy after all that stuff?
Alyssa grew up in Rock Island, Illinois, and began doing modeling and dancing way back in the 1980's. During her career she never did any hardcore although she did do some girl/girl scenes but Alyssa didn't really need anything but a camera and her big tits to keep us on the edge of cumming.
She formally retired in 2005, but really had stopped doing any studio work around 2001 - her mainstay being a dancer. Since then she continues to work for a modeling agency and has had her breasts reduced.