Dorothea "Dottie" Patton started her professional career as an adult bookstore owner. After concluding that she could do a better job than the women featured in the material she was trying to sell to customers, she moved from Virginia to Las Vegas and did her first nude photo layout for a magazine, which resulted in her first offer to shoot a sex film loop. Early in her career her stage name was "Sweet Alice" (as well as other aliases, including "Lynda Grasser".)By the early 1980s Seka had become arguably the number one female porn star of all time. After 1982, at the height of her fame, she took a step back from her film career, claiming "they wouldn't pay her what she wanted," and turned to stripping and nude modeling while running her own lucrative fan club. More recently, she also admitted that the HIV epidemic in the mid 1980's contributed to her staying away from the hardcore sex scene, "that's why I don't make movies any more...I like to live." In 2002 Seka was the focus of the documentary film Desperately Seeking Seka. The premise finds Swedish filmmakers Christian Hallman and Magnus Paulsson on a quest to find the porn legend and ask for an interview. In 2005 Seka moved from Chicago to Kansas City. She operates her fan club through her own web site. In February 2007, she gave an interview with the Kansas City-based magazine "The Pitch" where she stated she had just shot her first hardcore scene in nearly 15 years... unfortunately it's only available through her official website... for now.