Marilyn Chambers Dead
She first became known as the Ivory Snow Girl. She is also credited with helping bring adult films into the mainstream with her hit movie “Behind the Green Door.” Chambers was found dead in her home Sunday night at age 56 by her daughter. It was a breakthrough to have a legitimate actress become a porn star. Prior to her her fame for adult film work, Chambers had appeared in the 1970 Barbra Streisand film, “The Owl and the Pussycat.”
“Back then in my naive brain I was thinking that something like ‘Behind the Green Door’ had never been done before and the way our sexual revolution was traveling I really thought it was going to be a stepping stone which would further my acting career,” she said.
She learned afterward, she said, that wasn’t the case.
“There will always be a stigma on people who do adult films,” she said. “It’s unfortunate that that’s the way society has made it.”
She followed “Green Door” with the hard-core films “Resurrection of Eve,” in 1973 and “Inside Marilyn Chambers” in 1975.
Then she announced in 1976 that she was giving up adult films to pursue other interests. She starred in the 1977 horror movie “Rabid” and to put together a song-and-dance show that played Las Vegas and elsewhere.
She returned to adult films in 1980 in “Insatiable” and through the rest of her career went back and forth between explicit movies and R-rated ones.
In a 2000 interview, Chambers referred to making adult films as “a total pleasure,” adding, “They were like getting paid to live out my greatest fantasies. The rest of the stuff … sometimes got to be a real grind.”Click here for reuse options!
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