Tara Moon's story is a little messed up but I'm doing my best to untangle it, some of it is probably bullshit, some of it true - and which is which I don't know. She was either born in Fairbanks, Alaska or Sweden. If it's Sweden she was adopted by one of the richest families in Mexico (she has an accent but I can't place it) and raised in Mexico City. She had private tutors and had gotten a degree in Electrical and Aerospace Engineering from MIT by the time she was 18.
So from here we have her working as a stripper, getting addicted to drugs, going to rehab, coming out to be a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader from 1988-1992, and than modeling and making movies as Chante (or Vanessa Chante).
In 2000 she retired to have a baby. She currently has two children. In 2003 she got back into porn as Tara Moon (she says her name was ruined as Chante but I can't find the scoop on that) because she needed the money for a boob job. Supposedly her boob ruptured in a horseback riding accident (she says she was working to get a Medical Degree or something) and she needed another boob job. She had had 13 boob jobs by 2004 and I don't know the current count. She also models under the name Tara Moan and has made over 300 movies.