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RIP Marilyn Chambers

200_marilynchambers.jpgA star from our popular Where Are They Now series featuring porn stars is no more. Marilyn Chambers has died.

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.

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7 Comments

Strangely this pic looks similar to Miss C......

said Bigus Dickus on April 13, 2009 6:47 PM.

Thanks for the mammaries, Marilyn...

said TeaFizz on April 13, 2009 9:09 PM.

Hey-O!

said Johnny Wright on April 13, 2009 9:24 PM.

Never understood Marilyn Chamber's big attraction. She wasn't particularly attractive compared to babes like Annette Haven, Nina Hartley, Seka, and just about every other porn star of her day. Still, she was better looking than the pierced and tattooed plastic barbies of the genre today. As to her '70s porn classic, "Behind The Green Door," its main claim to fame was that, unlike other films of the genre, it had a plot and could be defended as an "art" film -- sort of like saying you only bought Playboy for the articles. Young women were curious about it, some went to see it (with their boyfriends or husbands) and a few even professed to actually like it. But it was the sexual revolution and women's lib was in flower, so I took most of those comments with a grain of salt.

Just an old horndog's opinion, of course.

said Buster on April 13, 2009 10:51 PM.

Bigus, I assure you that I am much shorter.

said Miss Cellania on April 13, 2009 11:16 PM.

Rest in peace girl.

said E on April 14, 2009 1:06 AM.

Usually when a young-ish performer is found dead in their home with no apparant sign of violence, the overdose sign lights up. Marilyn was a grass user in the 70's; she once confessed that the Mitchell Brothers got her to agree to BTGD by depressurized the interview with a joint. Got a feeling she stayed in the industry because other products were provided as perks. We'll see.

said G on April 14, 2009 6:02 AM.
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