Lauren Hays born on May 21, 1968 in Fairfax, Virginia, USA, is best-known for acting in B-movies such as The Great Bikini Off-Road Adventure produced by Gary Orona, her then boyfriend and later husband; and as host of the Exotic Dancer World Championship events in Las Vegas and the television series "BabeWatch" plus programs such as Hotel Erotica; Sexcetera, also produced by her husband; and Thrills. Also Lauren made guest appearances on television programs such as Renegade, The Young and the Restless, Silk Stalkings and Married... with Children.
After attempting to become a Playboy model Hays co-hosted for three years the "The Girls of Playboy: the Lauren & Gretchen Show", a talk show about sex and swinging on KSLX in Los Angeles.
Then Hays moved to Nashville, Tennessee where she recorded her first CD. She uses the name "Laura Lynn" as a singer, even though her legal name is Laura Thorsen and married name was Laura Orona.