Jane Esther Hamilton is an American former pornographic actress and current porn director who performed under the name Veronica Hart during the 1980s. She is sometimes credited as Jane Esther Hamilton, Jane Hamilton, V. Hart, Veronica Heart, Victoria Holt, Kathryn Stanleigh, Randee Styles or just Veronica. Hart is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame. Hart was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hart made adult movies from 1980 until 1984, and is best known for her performances in Amanda by Night, Wanda Whips Wall Street, Roommates and A Scent of Heather. Today, she directs, edits and produces adult films, while making occasional cameos in both mainstream and adult productions. She is bisexual. Events in her life were the inspiration for the custodial problems of character Amber Waves in Boogie Nights, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Hart went on to play a judge in "Boogie Nights," appearing in the scene where Amber and her husband are arguing during a hearing about their son. Hart would later appear in another Paul Thomas Anderson movie, Magnolia. Veronica Hart is one of twenty-five women of the golden era of adult films featured in the 2012 book by author Jill C. Nelson titled: Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968-1985 published by BearManor Media.