MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,790 this week

Sex and Fame: The Mary Millington Story (1996)

5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 13 users  
Reviews: 1 user

An informative documentary film celebrating the life of 1970s British sex symbol, Mary Millington (who died in 1979). Interviews with her friends and colleagues are interspersed with ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 66 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sex and Fame: The Mary Millington Story (1996)

Sex and Fame: The Mary Millington Story (1996) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sex and Fame: The Mary Millington Story.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Mary Millington ...
Herself (archive footage)
John M. East ...
Himself / Interviewee
John Lindsay ...
Himself / Interviewee
Simon Sheridan ...
Himself / Interviewee
David McGillivray ...
Himself / Interviewee
David Sullivan ...
Himself / Interviewee
Jonny Davis ...
Himself / Interviewee (as Jonathan Davis)
Eve Vorley ...
Herself / Interviewee
Colin Wills ...
Himself / Interviewee
Edit

Storyline

An informative documentary film celebrating the life of 1970s British sex symbol, Mary Millington (who died in 1979). Interviews with her friends and colleagues are interspersed with archive footage from her many popular films, including 'Come Play with Me' (1977). Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 October 1996 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Mary Millington Story  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Queen of the Blues (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Requiem in D Minor
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as W.A. Mozart)
Performed by The Prague Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Václav Smetácek
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent documentary about the tragic life of a British sex symbol
9 November 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Mary Millington found fame in the 70s as a glamour model and porn star. In addition to this she became the first celebrity porn star Britain has produced. Her rise to fame and demise has been compared to that of Marilyn Monroe as there are a lot of parallels.

This documentary is excellent. The production is polished and of a high standard. As documentaries have become more and more glossy in recent years, The Mary Millington Story stills holds up well today despite being more than 10 years old. What makes this documentary so good is the interesting story. Without giving too much away it is about Mary's quick rise to fame and her later downfall of unpaid taxes, mental health problems and later her suicide. This story is both tragic and compelling. It is told by the people that knew her and is partly narrated. The fact that Mary Millington has not been the subject of too many documentaries makes it more interesting to watch as a lot of viewers will be unfamiliar with the story, making it fresh. Mary Millington still has a large fan base today and it is sad to see the life of a beautiful and charismatic woman cut short.

Highly recommended. The documentary was broadcast twice on Channel 4 in the UK. Once in 1996 as part of the Fame Factor series of documentaries and was repeated in 2000. If you can get hold of a copy it's well worth watching.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?