One of Chambers' earliest modeling jobs was as the mother holding a baby on the box of Ivory Snow soap. Most of her adult films had the Ivory Snow box visible somewhere. The 1972 X-rated classic Behind the Green Door was her first porn film. She was reluctant to do the movie, but after filmmakers agreed to her demand of $25,000 plus a percentage of the gross, she took the plunge.
Marilyn Chambers has appeared in 34 movies, the most famous being Behind the Green Door. She left porn films in 1976, returning in 1980, then leaving to pursue R-rated films in 1982, and returned to X-rated films once again in 1999. In an industry where most actresses can't find roles after age 40, Chambers continued to star in adult films. Her last movie was Porndogs: The Adventures of Sadie which is still in post-production. In the film, she is the voice of the dog named Sadie.
Marilyn Chambers was found dead at her home Sunday night. No foul play is suspected, but the cause of dead has not been announced. Chambers would have turned 57 next week.