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Overview (3)

Born in Rockford, Illinois, USA
Nickname Justine Matheson
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Born in Rockford, Illinois, on December 14, 1962, Ginger Lynn Allen went to California in 1982 to visit her ill grandfather. She decided to stay and found employment as a manager at a Musicland record store in Redlands. She had lived in a trailer in one of the worst parts of the city for almost a year when she answered an ad for figure models. This led to employment the same day and a layout in Penthouse magazine. Work in the adult-film industry soon followed. She worked in the industry from December 1983 through February 1986, making a total of 69 films (plus countless re-issues and compilations). She retired, partially because the work was no longer fun and she had very little time off. That same year, she was approached by the FBI to testify on behalf of Traci Lords, who had just been exposed as having been underage during her years in the adult-film industry. She refused and was eventually arrested for tax evasion. Following her years in adult movies, she appeared in many "legit" films throughout the late 1980s and 1990s-- most notably the "Vice Academy" films. She also starred in Metallica's music video "Turn the Page." She has a son, whom she gave birth to on March 24, 1996. She tours gentlemen's clubs around the country, and signed a comeback deal with VCA Pictures in 1999. She has starred in four new adult movies so far: Torn (1999), White Lightning (2000), New Wave Hookers 6 (2000) and Taken (2001).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Panduro

Ginger Lynn Allen achieved iconic status in two short years as an adult film star. By 1986, she was a porn legend, doing an astonishing 69 adult films, many of which still top video charts today.

Following her years in the adult film industry, Ginger appeared in many mainstream films - most notably, the "Vice Academy" and "Wing Commander" movies. She also had starring roles in Bound and Gagged: A Love Story (1993) and Young Guns II (1990), as well as a stint on NYPD Blue (1993). She is featured in Metallica's "Turn the Page" music video, and will be seen in Rob Zombie's upcoming horror epic The Devil's Rejects (2005) and Vincent Rocca's outrageous comedy Kisses and Caroms (2006).

She has proven herself as a talented actress, even going toe to toe with Sharon Stone for the lead in Casino (1995). Rumor is, Martin Scorsese wanted her, but the studio wanted Stone. Coincidentally, Stone's character is named Ginger.

Her fascinating life story, including her romance with Charlie Sheen, her time in prison and her battle with cancer are told in the 2-hour "E! True Hollywood story, Ginger Lynn." Currently, she is writing the juicy tidbits E! couldn't tell in her own autobiography "I did it, I liked it, So What!"

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Vincent Rocca

Trivia (18)

Former adult film star turned actress.
Beat out Traci Lords to be Vivid Video's first "Vivid Girl" (contract performer), although she never liked the term "girl".
Was jailed briefly for suspicion of tax evasion.
When filming Surrender in Paradise (1985), she wore the same dress she wore at her high school prom three years earlier.
Graduated from Rockford West High School (IL) in 1981.
Her first adult feature was Surrender in Paradise (1985) in 1984. She was dating Jerry Butler at the time and performed in her first scene with Ron Jeremy. She celebrated her 21st birthday during production.
Close friend of comedian Joe Rogan, and appeared on his album, "I'm Gonna Be Dead Someday".
Was diagnosed with cervical cancer in the summer of 2000. She underwent a total hysterectomy and some chemotherapy and as of early 2002 she is now cancer free.
Owns a vast collection of "Troll" dolls.
Unlike many former porn stars who've left the industry, she has said that she actually enjoyed her years in the adult-film business and isn't ashamed of anything she did.
Her parents divorced when she was 13.
Served a jail term related to tax-evasion, which was a case she insisted was politically motivated by anti-porn elements in the Ronald Reagan and George Bush "41" administrations.
In 1975 made a suicide attempt by drug overdose at the age of 12 to escape from her mother's constant abuse.
Gave birth to her first child at age 33, on Stering Wayne Robert, on March 31, 1996. Child's father is her ex-boyfriend.
Profiled in the book "Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968-1985" by Jill C. Nelson.
In 2002 she retired from the adult film industry a second time and was pursuing mainstream acting gigs.
Since March 2006, Ginger and Christy Canyon have co-hosted Playboy's "Night Calls Radio" on Sirius Satellite Radio's channel 198. [February 2008]
Sister of Kari Allen.

Salary (1)

Surrender in Paradise (1985) $5,150

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