Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Porn star Marilyn Chambers Has Died at 56


Marilyn Chambers, the Ivory Snow girl who helped bring hard-core adult films into the mainstream consciousness when she starred in the explicit 1972 movie "Behind the Green Door," has died at 56.

Chambers was quick to point out in 2000 that she had done more R-rated films that X-rated ones, but she made no apologies for the latter. "I have to say that the adult films have been a total pleasure," she said. "They were like getting paid to live out my greatest fantasies. The rest of the stuff ... sometimes got to be a real grind."

Marilyn Chambers was one of the earliest "name performers" in porn movies. She is probably best known for the plot driven Behind The Green Door. She asked for and received a $25,000 salary and a percentage of the gross for starring in the movie.

Although Chambers was quick to point out in 2000 that she had done more R-rated films that X-rated ones, she made no apologies for the latter. "I have to say that the adult films have been a total pleasure," she said. "They were like getting paid to live out my greatest fantasies. The rest of the stuff ... sometimes got to be a real grind."

Farewell to a real pioneer who helped porn cross into the mainstream minds of the American public.




3 comments:

Johnny 666 said...

Yeah, I read this yesterday, it is sad news. RIP Marilyn.

Gore-Gore Girl said...

Indeed - very sad news. I just posted an RIP of my own - and coincidentally, we both used Ivory Snow pics! Apparently her fans want to remember the pride she took in her career, a big part of which was having a laugh at her former Ivory Snow career.

Thanks for taking note of such a legend.

X-Ray Specs said...

I like both Ivory Snow photos. They both lighten up this sad occurrence