Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Marilyn Chambers dies at 56

Marilyn Chambers, a name I had vaguely recognized as being a porn star, was found dead in her house, at the relatively young age of 56. In reading the obituary, I was surprised to learn a couple of things. First, before becoming a porn star, she did commercials for Ivory Snow detergent. (I'm also mildly surprised to see that Ivory Snow is still made; I don't think I've seen a commercial for it for years.) More interesting, though, is that the photo seen here is from 1973, which is a year after she made her porn breakthrough. Apparently, back in the day, the female stars of adult movies didn't have to have the big assets that they stereotypically have nowadays.

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