Marilyn Chambers

Pornographic Actress
Born Apr 22, 1952

Marilyn Chambers was an American pornographic actress, exotic dancer, model, actress and vice-presidential candidate. She was best known for her 1972 hardcore film debut Behind the Green Door and her 1980 pornographic film Insatiable. She was voted #6 on the list of Top 50 Porn Stars of All Time by AVN, and ranked as one of Playboy's Top 100 Sex Stars of the Century in 1999.… Read More

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1952 Birth Born on April 22, 1952.


1970 18 Years Old In 1970, she moved from Westport to San Francisco, where she held several jobs that included topless model and bottomless dancer. "I moved to San Francisco thinking it was the entertainment capital of the world, which it is indeed not," she said.


1972 20 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She was best known for her 1972 hardcore film debut Behind the Green Door and her 1980 pornographic film Insatiable. … Read More
1973 21 Years Old Following Behind the Green Door, the Mitchell Brothers and Chambers teamed up for Resurrection of Eve, released in September 1973. … Read More
1974 22 Years Old She divorced Chapin in 1974 and married Chuck Traynor, who was recently divorced from Linda Lovelace, shortly thereafter. … Read More
In retaliation, the brothers created a documentary in 1976 called Inside Marilyn Chambers, which was composed of alternate shots and outtakes from Green Door and Eve, as well as interviews with some of her co-stars. … Read More
1980 28 Years Old Although she had tried for several years to shed her image as a porn star, Chambers returned to the adult film industry with 1980's Insatiable. … Read More


1991 39 Years Old The couple were married around 1991 or 1992. They had one child, McKenna Marie Taylor, in 1992. The couple divorced in 1994. … Read More


1997 45 Years Old "My manager had never really wanted me to do X-rated films," she said in 1997. "He tried to move me out of that, but—seeing as things didn't go that way, and I wasn't getting legitimate projects—it was something that we needed to do. … Read More
1999 47 Years Old Chambers left the pornography business because of the increasing fear of AIDS. In 1999, Chambers returned to San Francisco to perform at the Mitchell Brothers' O'Farrell Theatre. … Read More


2004 52 Years Old 1 More Event
In a 2004 interview, Chambers said "My advice to somebody who wants to go into adult films is: Absolutely not! … Read More
2008 56 Years Old In the 2008 United States presidential election, she was again Charles Jay's running mate, this time as an alternate write-in candidate to his primary national Boston Tea Party running mate Thomas L. Knapp in the states of Arkansas, Hawaii, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Utah. Chambers was married three times. First was to Doug Chapin, whom she met while he was playing bagpipes for money on the streets of San Francisco. They married in 1971.
2009 57 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 12, 2009, Chambers was found dead in her home near Santa Clarita, California. … Read More
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