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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 10 January 1949The Bronx, New York, USA
Date of Death 22 April 2002Denver, Colorado, USA  (injuries from auto accident)
Birth NameLinda Susan Boreman
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Linda Lovelace, the most famous porn star of all time, was born Linda Boreman in 1949. In the late 1960s she began a relationship with Chuck Traynor and eventually married him. She appeared in eight 8mm hardcore fetish loops, including one in which she had sex with a dog. She is most well known for the hardcore porn feature Deep Throat (1972), which became a runaway hit, playing to sellout crowds in "respectable" cinemas; it is still considered the quintessential adult film of all time. Linda divorced Traynor, revealing he had abused her physically and sexually for the duration of their relationship, coercing her into the film. Linda starred in the R-rated Deep Throat Part II (1974) (filmed while she was still married to Traynor) and the soft-X Linda Lovelace for President (1975) before shying away from the public, which expected nudity in her films and did not want to hear her emerging accounts of sexual slavery. In 1980 she released her autobiography "Ordeal", in which she revealed her abuse under Traynor. Lovelace became an anti-porn advocate, and testified before the Meese Commission on the dangers of pornography. She died following a car accident in April 2002.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous

Spouse (2)

Larry Marchiano (1974 - 1996) (divorced) (2 children)
Chuck Traynor (4 September 1971 - 1974) (divorced)

Trivia (13)

Born 6:15 am-EST
Made many claims about the adult film industry and her ex-husband/manager Chuck Traynor in her books, including that she was forced to perform legal and illegal sex acts at gunpoint.
Was the adult film industry's first star to become a household name, and later became one of that industry's most outspoken critics.
Following the end of their marriage, Chuck Traynor married and helped guide the career of Marilyn Chambers (the 1970s' second most famous adult film star).
Was involved in a bad car accident on April 3, 2002, in Denver, Colorado, that left her with massive trauma and internal injuries and on life support. She was taken off life support by her family on April 22, 2002, and died shortly after. Her ex-husband Larry Marchiano and two adult children were at the hospital when she died.
In her autobiography "Ordeal" and in the TV program E! True Hollywood Story: Linda Lovelace (2000), she revealed that she got pregnant when she was 19 and gave birth to a son when she was 20 years old, and that her mother put him up for adoption. It wasn't the first or last time that an unwed teenager would have a baby in her family, since her mother gave birth to her half-sister Barbara Boreman when she was 18, and Linda's daughter Lindsay Marchiano gave birth to a son when she was 17.
Gerard Damiano, director of Deep Throat (1972), gave Linda Boreman her professional name of "Linda Lovelace". This is because he wanted "LL" initials to represent what he considered the new sex symbol of the 1970s, just as "MM" (Marilyn Monroe) and "BB" (Brigitte Bardot) represented the sex symbols of the '50s.
Linda's nickname in high school was "Miss Holy Holy," because she kept her dates at a safe distance.
Dressed up as a Southern belle in virgin-white, Lovelace arrived at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in a horse-drawn carriage on Oscar night, April 2, 1974. Her attempt to cash in on the publicity generated by the Academy Awards was thwarted when Paul Newman, husband of Best Actress nominee Joanne Woodward, arrived at the same time and attracted the attention of press photographers.
Younger half-sister of Barbara Boreman.
Third daughter and fourth child of Dorothy E. Boreman (1914-1999).
Second daughter and third child of John J. Boreman (1917-2011).

Personal Quotes (1)

[in 1975 interview with Eric Danville] When I was with [David Winters] I had an awesome time. I met a lot of people and had a lot of fun at that point. I went to see my first play. I saw Richard Chamberlain in '"Cyrano De Bergerac", I saw "Grease" in Manhattan. I saw the Alvin Ailey Dancers. I became cultured, I guess. I'd never been cultured.

Salary (1)

Deep Throat (1972) $1,200

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