Legendary adult actress Marilyn Chambers who starred in one of the most famous adult movies of all time, Behind The Green Door was found dead on Sunday at the age of 57 by her daughter. Even now they still don’t know the cause of her death but they have an autopsy planned.
AVN Story – Marilyn Chambers, Legendary Adult Actress, Dead at 57
The world-famous performer worked in both XXX and mainstream films
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – Marilyn Chambers, star of such golden age classics as Behind the Green Door and Insatiable, was found dead Sunday in the mobile home where she had been living for the past several months. She was 57. Chambers was found by her daughter, McKenna. No cause of death is yet known, and an autopsy will be performed. Chambers, who said she began performing under her real name because she was unashamed of what she did, was nonetheless born Marilyn Ann Briggs, and she made 16 movies during the period 1972 to 1986, mostly for the Mitchell Brothers and Caballero Home Video. It was at Caballero that she created the series Marilyn Chambers’ Private Fantasies. During this period, she was married to her manager, Chuck Traynor, and though they were divorced in 1985, when Chambers made her comeback film for VCA Pictures, Still Insatiable, in 1998, she requested that Traynor be present for the filming to lend her moral support.
The comeback, however, was short-lived, generating just nine movies, some of which were non-sex roles. Chambers tried her hand at producing as well, creating what was hoped to be a continuing series, Nantucket Housewives, for her own company, Damaged Productions. Chambers was also famous for having appeared as the “cover girl” on boxes of Ivory Snow detergent, and was the star of David Cronenberg’s horror film Rabid in 1977. Check back here later for more information as it develops.