Marilyn Chambers (born Marilyn Ann Briggs, April 22, 1952, in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.) is a former American pornographic actress and stripteaser perhaps best known for her 1972 hardcore debut Behind the Green Door.
According to John Hubner's book Bottom Feeders, (1994), Chambers came from a middle-class household. Her father was in advertising and her mother was a nurse. She was the youngest of three children. Her father tried to discourage her from pursuing a modeling career, citing brutal competition. Chambers landed some modeling gigs and a small role in the film The Owl and the Pussycat (1970) which starred Barbra Streisand and in which Chambers was credited as "Evelyn Lang". Her parents were not impressed, so she moved to Los Angeles for more work. She did not receive any roles except for a low-budget film Together (1971) in which she appeared nude. Depressed, she left Los Angeles for San Francisco where she held several jobs, including work as a topless model and a bottomless dancer. She also married a hippie named Doug (whose surname she did not provide to writer-researcher John Hubner).
Chambers happened to see an advertisement for a casting call, and rushed to the audition only to find out that it was for a porno film. She was about to leave when the Mitchell brothers stopped her, because of her resemblance to Cybill Shepherd, and feeling that a wholesome blond actress was needed for their film. (At this point, they did not realize that she was the "cover girl" on the Ivory Snow soap box. She posed as the woman holding the baby. According to some urban legends, Chambers was the baby. This is false, as is the claim that the baby was Brooke Shields). The product's manufacturer, Procter & Gamble quickly dropped her after discovering her double life as an adult film actress. Chambers, who was initially ambivalent about starring in Behind the Green Door, asked the Mitchell brothers, Artie and Jim, for a $25,000 salary and a percentage of the gross, never expecting that they would agree. After filming concluded, she dropped the Ivory Snow bombshell, which resulted in her being billed as the "99 and 44/100% pure" girl.
In the film, Chambers had sex with the well-endowed African-American actor Johnny Keyes. She also fainted at the end of one scene lasting over 45 minutes. The porno industry and viewing public were shocked by the then-taboo spectacle of a white woman having sex with a black man. (Chambers' parents refused to talk to her for several years after the film's release, but eventually reconciled with her). In subsequent porno films with John Holmes, who was noted for his extremely large penis, Chambers "talk dirty" to him off-camera to give him an erection, and she was supposedly one of the few actresses that could fully deepthroat John Holmes' penis . Eventually, mainstream films noticed Chambers, who in 1977, nabbed a major role in David Cronenberg's low-budget Canadian-made Rabid. However, her adult film career made Hollywood studios nervous, and hence she was unable to transition to mainstream films.
She was noted for her enthusiastic performances of deep throat, anal, lesbian, interracial, extreme bukkake, and double or triple penetration scenes. She was one of the first female stars to shave her pubic hair, a practice now routine for porn actresses. Chambers continues to appear in porn films for such companies as Naughty America and MILF Hunter. Later in her career, she had a series of breast augmentations raising her from a B-cup to at least a D. She is reputedly one of the first porn actresses to have her genitals pierced.
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Her first marriage ended after the release of Behind the Green Door. During her 1975-1985 marriage to porn producer/director/manager Chuck Traynor, Chambers continued in both mainstream and porn films. After that marriage ended, Chambers married her third husband, truckdriver Tom Taylor. She gave birth to their daughter, McKenna Marie Taylor, in 1991, before that marriage also ended in divorce. Chambers has admitted to writer John Hubner and other interviewers that she has battled drug and alcohol addiction in the past.
In recent years, Chambers has appeared primarily in independent films, claiming that their more laidback pace suits her as "there's a lot less pressure on you to perform (and) you don't have to be young and skinny."
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Marilyn Chambers Awards
X-Rated Critics' Organization, USA
Best Kinky Scene
Insatiable II (1984).
Marilyn Chambers Trivia
She once was the cover girl on the Ivory Snow soap box were she posed holding a baby. After seeing the course of her film career, the company dropped her in favor of another model who they hoped could better signify the purity of the product.
Fan Club Five K Sales 1122 White rock Dixon, IL 61021-9049.
Released a disco single, titled "Benihana," on Roulette Records in 1977. Original promo copies are now sought-after collector's items. The song charted on April 15, 1977, on both the R&B charts and Hot 100; peaking at #9 (R&B) for one week, and #14 (Hot 100).
Has one child from her marriage to Tom Taylor, daughter McKenna Marie Taylor, born 13 May 1991 in Riverside California.
Was arrested by the San Francisco County Sheriff Office while performing live in a San Francisco strip club. 
Actress Tracy Hutson portrayed her in the movie Rated X (2000) (TV).
Was on the ballot in Utah as the Personal Choice Party's candidate for United States Vice President in the 2004 election. She and her Presidential running mate Charles Jay got about .1% of Utah's vote.
Father was an advertising executive.
Was an alternate write-in for some states as the Boston Tea Party's candidate for United States Vice President in the 2008 election, again as the running mate of Charles Jay.
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