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Old 04-17-2005, 08:04 AM
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Actors/Actresses who've done porn.

While discussing frozen faced, very bad actresses, I submitted "That thrall chick with the boobs and the boots that Kirk makes out with in the episode with the betting muffins". Surprisingly, no one knew to whom I was referring (do you?), so I had to turn to the internet for more details.

Her name was Anelique Pettyjohn, and she played Shahna in The Gameplayers of Triskelion on the original Star Trek.

Well, I found out that, in addition to being in a movie with Elvis, she went onto work in hardcore porn. Maybe I shouldn't have been, but I was a bit surprised to find out that Shahna went on to do porn. Which got me thinking, what other actors/actresses have done porn? I also wondered if there was any truth to the legend that Sly Stallone did porn?

Well, when I find myself with a question that needs answering, especially about porn, the first thing I think of is the Dope. So help me out!
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Old 04-17-2005, 08:30 AM
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Somewhere to start
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Old 04-17-2005, 09:03 AM
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The one that really threw me was Paul Toubus/Thomas. He was Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar, and has had a thriving career as a porn actor and director (by "thriving" I mean he's been in, according to imdb, over FOUR HUNDRED "adult" movies!)
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Old 04-17-2005, 09:39 AM
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The most major name not mentioned on rame is Kristen DeBell.

Her first film was Alice in Wonderland, a muscial comedy version that was released in both R and X-rated versions. That's lots more music than sex in the X-rated one, but Kristen, who plays Alice, does several short but unquestionably hardcore scenes.

Because she looked more like a Disney heroine than a porn star, she went on to a regular acting career for almost a decade until the hardcore version got rereleased. That effectively killed her career, even though she had never so much as done a topless scene afterward.
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Old 04-17-2005, 09:49 AM
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Kristine DeBell was a minor actress back in the late seventies and early eighties. Her first movie, Alice in Wonderland, was x-rated and featured DeBell performing sex on camera.
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Old 04-17-2005, 09:50 AM
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Old 04-17-2005, 10:00 AM
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David Duchovny has done quite a bit of soft/medium core.
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Old 04-17-2005, 10:09 AM
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David Duchovny has done quite a bit of soft/medium core.
As a narrator or outside observer.

Not quite the same thing.
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Old 04-17-2005, 10:12 AM
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What about the kid from "The Toy"?

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Old 04-17-2005, 10:16 AM
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Stephen Geoffreys, who played the nerdy Evil Ed in Fright Night, has performed in several hardcore gay porn videos.
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Old 04-17-2005, 10:21 AM
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Sylvester Stallone was in the movie A Party At Kitty and Stud's (aka The Italian Stallion). According to the IMDB, it is available on DVD from Amazon.

I have not seen this film.

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Old 04-17-2005, 10:29 AM
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The only "actor" I can remember, that hasn't been mentioned is Simon Rex, who was a regular on a couple of WB series, after he had done some solo gay porn work.
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Old 04-17-2005, 10:32 AM
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Sylvester Stallone was in the movie A Party At Kitty and Stud's (aka The Italian Stallion). According to the IMDB, it is available on DVD from Amazon.

I have not seen this film.

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I have. It's a hoot!
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Old 04-17-2005, 10:34 AM
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Aldo Ray had a small non-sexual role in a 1979 porn film, Sweet Savage.
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Old 04-17-2005, 12:20 PM
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Paris Hilton and Tracy Lords.
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Old 04-17-2005, 12:23 PM
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Paris Hilton's an actress? Since when?
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Old 04-17-2005, 12:24 PM
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Jane Fonda did Barbarella. She was hot.
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Old 04-17-2005, 12:37 PM
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She's got a tv show, she's been a guest on Veronica Mars. The OP wasn't asking for good actors/actresses.

So, include Ron Jeremy, I guess. He was on that reality show with Eric Astrada and Tammy Faye Baker.
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Old 04-17-2005, 12:37 PM
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Paris Hilton's an actress? Since when?
IMDB: Paris Hilton

I'm looking forward to seeing her tortured and murdered in House of Wax.


I suppose your question still stands, though...
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Old 04-17-2005, 01:05 PM
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It also depends on your definition of 'porn'. Does any hardcore sex act count, even if the movie was 'mainstream'? If so, then two others can be added to the list: Marushka Detmers performs oral sex on camera in Devil the Flesh, and Caroline Ducey apparently performs a number of acts in Romance, an art-house French movie also starring porn star Rocci Siffredi.
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Old 04-17-2005, 01:45 PM
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Paz Vega, the hottie from Spanglish has done a film called Sex and Lucia (its American title. It's known as Lucía y el sexo in its native Mexican). In it, she gives a man a hand job in fairly explicit detail.
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Old 04-17-2005, 01:48 PM
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Stephen Geoffreys, who played the nerdy Evil Ed in Fright Night, has performed in several hardcore gay porn videos.
Very entertaining porn videos.

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Old 04-17-2005, 01:50 PM
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I doubt many people here will have heard of this, but it was the basis of a small controversy in Europe last year.

The German film Gegen die Wand (English title for US release: Head-On) is about a pair of Turkish immigrants trying to survive in Germany. The man is a self-destructive alcoholic; towards the beginning of the film he crashes his car and winds up in the hospital. While there, he meets a woman who's recovering from a suicide attempt. She basically throws herself at him, because she needs a Turkish man to become her husband and keep her Turkish family happy, but she doesn't like any of the men they've found for her. It's a dark, gritty, uncompromising film, with stunning performances by the two leads, and it won all sorts of awards in Germany and elsewhere. (I saw it last year and can recommend it to world cinemaphiles with an interest in stories set in the seamy underbelly of modern life.)

Then it was discovered that the lead actress had a background in hardcore porn, so cue the squeals from predictably outraged moralists. Never mind that she had acquitted herself not just well but spectacularly well in the role; she was "tainted" by her past.

Aside from being a disgusting little lesson in social dynamics, as it's a European film the story isn't likely to show up on our American radar. Still, it fits the requirements of the OP, probably better than any examples one could find in the American industry.
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Old 04-17-2005, 01:53 PM
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Paz Vega, the hottie from Spanglish has done a film called Sex and Lucia (its American title. It's known as Lucía y el sexo in its native Mexican). In it, she gives a man a hand job in fairly explicit detail.
As a huge fan of this movie (and its director, Julio Medem), I can say for certain that she does not "give a man a hand job in fairly explicit detail." There is a maybe-three-second shot of an erection, and her wrapping her hand around it. Period. There's a lot of skin in this movie, but absolutely nothing explicit.
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Old 04-17-2005, 01:55 PM
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Oh, and it's Spanish, not Mexican.
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Old 04-17-2005, 01:57 PM
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And this is why I should preview.
But you did spell her name right, which means you earn special bonus points!

I remember back in the late 1980s, when the idiotic Judith Reisman was attacking Playboy for supposedly using photos of underage women, Reisman used DeBell's 1976 cover photo as "evidence." DeBell was apparently dressed up too girlishly and innocently for Reisman's tastes.
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Old 04-17-2005, 01:59 PM
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Oh, and it's Spanish, not Mexican.

Mistakes all around on my part. I haven't seen the film, and was just relaying.
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Old 04-17-2005, 04:25 PM
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Paris Hilton and Tracy Lords.
Tracy Lords is an interesting case. Since all but one of her videos were made when she was underage, they can't be sold or shown today. It's almost as if they never happened so she gets a pass that none of the other porn stars do.

Ginger Lynn Allen had has less luck making the transition, mostly performing in soft-core pictures and then going back to porn again.

Annette Haven appeared briefly in 10 and Body Double. Supposedly, De Palma seriously wanted her for the lead but her porn background proved to be a dealbreaker and she never came close to mainstream roles again.

Barbarella is not porn, and not even soft-core if the definition of that is lots of nudity. I just saw it again a few weeks ago. During the famed opening zero-gee strip-tease sequence - a tour de force for 1967 special effects on the cheap - Jane Fonda never so much as shows a nipple. It's all sides and hints and intimations of full nudity but no naughty bits. It's also one of the strongest female roles of its era, stemming from the European action female tradition that included the Avengers leads and Modesty Blaise. We got the Girl from UNCLE instead.

And sorry about Kristen/Kristine De Bell.
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Old 04-17-2005, 04:31 PM
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Bondage models quite commonly star in B-movies, everything from soft-core Skinamax to erotic thrillers (which includes a lot of non-softcore titles) to horror flicks. Many have shown up in mainstream TV and movies in bit parts. I won't name any names, but two bondage models (one did hardcore films, too) wound up with successful careers as "Scream Queens."

I won't name any names because I've been informed that a lot of them fear stalkers -- I also sujspect they fear loss of opportunity in mainstream films. One bondage model was a Jiggy Girl for a time on the Man Show, though I don't know if that qualifies as non-porn work.

BTW, Chloe Sevigny is on record as giving Vincent Gallo a for-real blowjob in the film "Brown Bunny," though I'm pretty sure the "for real" footage didn't show in the final cut, and Jenna Jameson has made a number of non-hardcore appearances.
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Old 04-17-2005, 04:33 PM
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Gregg Araki's film The Doom Generation includes appearances from several stars of gay porn, including Zak Spears and Rex Chandler (credited under the names Khristofor Rossianov and Paul D Fow, respectively). It looks to be Spears' only non-porn acting credit but Chandler seems to have others.

Joanie Lawlor, aka Chyna, has a porn video out with her former boyfriend and fellow ex-wrestler, X-Pac.

There's an ancient rumor that Joan Crawford did one or more "stag reels" back when she was Lucille LaSueur but AFAIK it's never been substantiated.

Ryan Idol has done stage work as I think has Jeff Stryker. And, good heavens, checking IMDB it turns out Jeff has done voice dubbing for the Japanimation series Trigun.

Dirk Shafer, who was Playgirl's Man of the Year in 1992, has written and directed a couple of movies, including Man of the Year which is based on his Playgirl experiences as a closeted and then openly gay man.
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Old 04-17-2005, 04:36 PM
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Tracy Lords is an interesting case. Since all but one of her videos were made when she was underage, they can't be sold or shown today. It's almost as if they never happened so she gets a pass that none of the other porn stars do.
There isn't an obituary in the world that won't start off with something to the effect of "Tracy Lords, whose appearances in pornographic films while underage led to notoriety and mainstream success..."
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Old 04-17-2005, 04:50 PM
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Marilyn Chambers was the Ivory Snow girl before going into porn, and afterwards she also did a couple of mainstream films, including a fairly big part in David Cronenberg's Rabid.
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Old 04-17-2005, 05:07 PM
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Tracy Lords is an interesting case. Since all but one of her videos were made when she was underage, they can't be sold or shown today. It's almost as if they never happened so she gets a pass that none of the other porn stars do.
Her name is Traci Lords.
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Old 04-17-2005, 05:44 PM
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[QUOTE=Ethilrist]Paris Hilton[QUOTE]
I may be recalling miscorrectly (I'm not about to google "Paris Hilton Sex Video,")but didn't she not know she was making a tape that would be viewed by the general public? So is it really fair to say that she "did porn" if she didn't do so knowingly?
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Old 04-17-2005, 06:30 PM
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BTW, Chloe Sevigny is on record as giving Vincent Gallo a for-real blowjob in the film "Brown Bunny," though I'm pretty sure the "for real" footage didn't show in the final cut,
It did. Check any of the reviews or comments on IMDb.

It's still not porn, just as none of the many other art house flicks mentioned in this thread that show sex are porn. Appearing nude isn't porn; letting your boyfriend take pictures of the two of you having sex isn't porn. Standards, people, standards!

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Traci Elizabeth Lords
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Tracy Lords
Hard to go wrong there even if you're copying from someone who is wrong, huh, Ethilrist?

You're right, Otto, but she'll still have had the real career denied to all the others.

One bit of trivia. Traci, billed as 24 years old but really 16, was the Penthouse Pet of the Month in the most infamous Penthouse of all time: the Vanessa Williams nude pictorial issue of 1984.
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Old 04-17-2005, 07:08 PM
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Sonny Landham, probably best known for playing characters named "Billy Bear" in "48 Hours" and "Predator" did some hardcore early in his career.

Former scream queen Michelle Bauer did some hardcore early on, also.
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Old 04-17-2005, 08:03 PM
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David Duchovny has done quite a bit of soft/medium core.
As a narrator or outside observer.

Not quite the same thing.
Assuming you're talking about Red Shoe Diaries, the very first episode centered around Duchovny's character, how he lost his woman (wife?), and why he placed the ad. He did do a sex scene or two in that episode.
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Old 04-17-2005, 11:10 PM
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And of course there's Chuck Connors who did some gay porn in his pre Rifleman days.
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Old 04-17-2005, 11:13 PM
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There isn't an obituary in the world that won't start off with something to the effect of "Tracy Lords, whose appearances in pornographic films while underage led to notoriety and mainstream success..."
Including mine?
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Old 04-17-2005, 11:15 PM
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IMDB: Paris Hilton

I'm looking forward to seeing her tortured and murdered in House of Wax.


I suppose your question still stands, though...
... and your IMDB listing has how many entries?
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Old 04-17-2005, 11:28 PM
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... and your IMDB listing has how many entries?
Hey, I posted that link to show that she CAN be considered an actress. :wally

I suppose my snarky comments following the link threw you off.
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... and your IMDB listing has how many entries?
My IMDB listing has two entries.

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Assuming you're talking about Red Shoe Diaries, the very first episode centered around Duchovny's character, how he lost his woman (wife?), and why he placed the ad. He did do a sex scene or two in that episode.
I've seen it. Sigh.

There are some... interesting... screencaps if you care to search for them.
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Old 04-18-2005, 12:03 AM
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And of course there's Chuck Connors who did some gay porn in his pre Rifleman days.
Has that ever been verified?
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Hamlet (posting #1)
The correct title of the Star Trek episode is "The GAMESTERS of Triskelion".

It is difficult to classify "Barbarella" as porn, though it is nice looking at Ms Fonda's "talents". Still, it was quite daring for its time (1968). Let's not forget it was a "prudish" time - despite the sexual revolution of the 1960's.

Heck, the movie "Midnight Cowboy" (1969) was given an 'X' rating. Here's a link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064665/trivia
(scroll halfway down).
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Old 04-18-2005, 01:27 AM
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Hardcore actress Kobe Tai was the first one to die in Very Bad Things.

Ai Iijima made a steady transition from hardcore to softcore to TV bimbo to respected commentator. A few years back she published her autobiography, Platonic Sex, which was made into a movie and a TV miniseries.

I can't recall any of the names at the moment, but I remember being at a friend's house in the late '90s while his daughter was watching a Japanese Ultraman/Power Rangers-type show, starring a group of adults who flew around in bad special effects fighting an evil alien queen who looked like a supermodel in bondage gear and had a team of henchmen dressed in full-body monster outfits. Anyway, we realized that the alien queen was a hardcore actress who was still doing porn, while one of the members of the hero team was a model-actress who had just released a book of nude photos of herself.

Definitely a different set of standards over here. A good thing, in my opinion.
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Old 04-18-2005, 01:40 AM
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Thora Birch's parents. They met on the set of Candy Goes to Hollywood. If you are as inquisitive as I am, always in the name of science, you will notice the valuable heirloom from the female side of the family does not change with time.
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Old 04-18-2005, 02:39 AM
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Including mine?
Especially yours.
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Old 04-18-2005, 04:36 AM
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Gay porn star Matthew Rush appeared on stage in "Making Porn".

The British film "9 Songs", starring Kieran O'Brien and Margo Stilley, features real (and explicit) sex. Stilley was an unknown at the time of filming, but O'Brien had featured in a host of mainstream films. He'll now be remembered for close-ups of his dick (and rightly so, IMO. )
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Old 04-18-2005, 08:53 AM
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Bob Guccione's 'Caligula' was a hard-core porn film which starred, among others, Malcolm McDowell, Helen Mirren, and Peter O'Toole (that'd be a great name for a porn star, btw). It was also written by Gore Vidal.

Anyway, I'm not sure the actors knew it was going to be porn. I seem to remember that Guccione inserted the hardcore stuff later, to the protests of the mainstream stars. But I could be wrong.
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Old 04-18-2005, 09:40 AM
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One of my faves is Kristy Allen.

She's made a pretty good career playing small roles in TV and Movies, and has recently made some real progress in the HBO show Unscripted. Early on she was in the Softcore Emmanuelle series on skinemax.

Let it be known that she is simply the hottest woman I have ever seen.
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