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Marilyn Chambers Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Died in Santa Clarita, California, USA  (cerebral hemorrhage following aortic aneurysm)
Birth NameMarilyn Ann Briggs
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Marilyn Chambers was born on April 22, 1952 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA as Marilyn Ann Briggs. She was an actress and writer, known for Rabid (1977) and Angel of H.E.A.T. (1983). She was married to William Taylor, Jr., Chuck Traynor and Doug Chapin. She died on April 11, 2009 in Santa Clarita, California, USA.

Spouse (3)

William Taylor, Jr. (1991 - 1994) (divorced) (1 child)
Chuck Traynor (5 December 1974 - 1985) (divorced)
Doug Chapin (26 August 1972 - 1974) (divorced)

Trivia (15)

She once was the cover girl on the Ivory Snow soap box where 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 collectors items.
Was arrested by the San Francisco County Sheriff Office while performing live in a San Francisco strip club. [1985]
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 and her mother was a nurse.
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.
Born in Providence, Rhode Island and raised in Westport, Connecticut in a middle-class household.
Youngest of three children, including a brother Michael.
Attended Staples High School.
Adult movie star, who had a short success in mainstream movies following her performance in Rabid (1977).
Appeared in a cabaret show titled "Le Bellybutton" at New York's Hotel Diplomat Hotel in 1976.
Said she turned down an offer to play the nude woman in the three-way a gangster who is gunned down and falls to her death from a window in Magnum Force (1973) because she disapproved of the violence and the juxtaposition of violence with sex.
Profiled in the book "Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968-1985" by Jill C. Nelson.
Gave birth to her only child at age 39, a daughter McKenna Marie Taylor on May 13, 1991. Child's father is her now ex-3rd husband, William Taylor, Jr.

Personal Quotes (2)

[April 1977, about her disco career] People are curious about my ability to perform. They don't know what I'm capable of doing. I have to work harder and it's more of a challenge winning people over.
[2004, interview with Bruce Kirkland] I'm just kind of resolved to the fact that this is it and you might as well enjoy it and reap the benefits of working 30-something years to achieve a name. And life is cruel when you get to be over 40 and nobody wants you, nobody wants to see you without your clothes on. Which is fine with me, because I don't want to take them off anymore.

Salary (2)

Behind the Green Door (1972) $2,500 + 1% of gross
Together (1972) $250

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