Monday, April 13, 2009

RIP Marilyn Chambers

Marilyn Chambers, the porn actress who shot to notoriety back in the day when it was revealed that she was the cover model on the Ivory Snow box has died. She was 57.

Chambers made the most of her fame by managing to appear in several mainstream films including David Cronenberg's over-the-top yarn, Rabid.

Her porn stardom started in earnest when she appeared in 1972's Behind The Green Door, a film that garnered a lot of attention from the mainstream press.

Like her male counterpart, Jack Wrangler (who died last week), Chambers never apologized for, or denied her porn past ... as a matter of fact, she continued working in the business up into the late 90's.



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Rick said...

I never did see Behind the Green Door. I am guessing it will show up more so I may get my chance. (Don't tell my wife).

I am well old enough to remember the story of her going from Ivory soap to porn and how to her it was all just acting.

Not quite on the level of Paul Newman's death but a giant of her industry has passed on. So sad at such a young (read close to my own) age.