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Traci Lords

Film Actress + Singer + Model + Writer + Producer and Director
Born May 7, 1968

Traci Lords, also known as Traci Elizabeth Lords and Tracy Lords, is an American film actress, producer, film director, writer and singer. She first achieved notoriety for her underage appearances in pornographic videos and Penthouse magazine (she was 16 years old in her first movie), later becoming a television and B-movie actress.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Traci Lords.


1968 Birth Lords was born Nora Louise Kuzma on May 7, 1968, in Steubenville, Ohio to Louis and Patricia Kuzma (née Briceland). … Read More


1983 15 Years Old In September 1983, she began attending Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach, California. … Read More
In February 1984, she answered a newspaper advertisement for Jim South's World Modeling Talent Agency. … Read More
1985 17 Years Old Lords continued making more films until the fall of 1985, when she decided to leave the industry. … Read More
In January 1986, she announced her return to porn with the formation of TLC (the Traci Lords Company). … Read More
1987 19 Years Old 1 More Event
She sold her rights to Traci, I Love You in early 1987 for $100,000. … Read More


1988 20 Years Old 1 More Event
After her departure from pornography, Lords focused on her career as a mainstream actress and enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute where she studied method acting. She made her mainstream film debut in 1988, when she was offered the leading role in the remake of Roger Corman's classic Not of This Earth. … Read More
1989 21 Years Old In the spring of 1989, John Waters auditioned her for the role of Wanda Woodward for his comedy Cry-Baby. … Read More
1990 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 1990, an exercise video, Warm Up with Traci Lords, was released. … Read More
1991 - 1993 3 More Events
1994 26 Years Old In the spring of 1994, Lords began working on her debut album. … Read More
Her debut studio album, 1000 Fires, was released in 1995 to a critical acclaim but was a commercial failure. … Read More
1996 28 Years Old In 1996, she appeared in a commercial for GUESS with Juliette Lewis.
1997 29 Years Old In 1997, Lords appeared in small parts in television series Nash Bridges and Viper, and in the Gregg Araki film Nowhere. … Read More


1998 - 2002 3 More Events
2003 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Her autobiography, Traci Lords: Underneath It All was published in July 2003 by HarperCollins. … Read More
2004 36 Years Old On December 28, 2004, she independently released two songs, "Sunshine" and "You Burn Inside of Me", via online music store CD Baby. … Read More
2007 39 Years Old 1 More Event
By the beginning of 2007, Lords became unexpectedly pregnant. … Read More


2008 40 Years Old In January 2008, it was announced that Lords had been cast in Kevin Smith's comedy Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008). … Read More
2009 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, Lords appeared in the direct-to-DVD science fiction film, Princess of Mars, alongside Antonio Sabàto, Jr. She later regreted making the film saying: "Somewhere in my heart of hearts I was worried that I might be doing something wrong but I believed the voices of those around me who said 'No, it'll be artistic, no it'll be creative. … Read More
2010 42 Years Old In 2010, she signed to Sea To Sun Recordings and "Pretty" was released as a promotional single for DJs.
In June 2011, the drama comedy, Au Pair, Kansas, which Lords shot in 2009, was released.
2015 47 Years Old On May 20, 2015, Lords appeared in an episode of the reality television series, Celebrity Wife Swap.
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