Porn Queen Marilyn Chambers of Ivory Snow Box Found Dead

April 14th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by GD  

Marilyn Chambers of Ivory Snow Box Marilyn Chambers whose adult film Behind the Green Door was the first hardcore pornographic movie released in the United States, was found dead on Sunday at her Los Angeles home. Chambers, 56, was called Marilyn Ann Taylor in real life and first appeared on-screen as an Ivory Snow detergent model.

Chambers was found unresponsive at. 8:51 pm at her house in the 16000 block of Vasquez Canyon according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter. The autopsy is pending and the cause of death is yet to be determined but the police does not expect any foul play. The first one to report the death was her daughter McKenna.

In the 1980s when the San Francisco Mayor Diane Feinstein (currently senator from California) tried to do away with the strip club culture in the city Chambers was arrested for giving a nude performance in a club owned by the producers of Behind The Green Door. Chambers also gained media attention in 2004 and 2008 when she chose to contest the vice presidential elections for the Personal Choice Party.

Chambers’ career spanned 33 adult movies and she made an appearance in her only non-adult film too. It was a blink-and-miss part in Barbara Streisand’s The Owl and the Pussycat (1970). Behind the Green Door remains her most famous work till date and it was also famous for being the one of the first movies to show inter-racial sex.

Marilyn Chambers had recently made an appearance at the Hollywood Collector’s Show in February where she posed for pictures and signed autographs.

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