Marilyn Chambers dies at 56; ‘70s porn star and Ivory Snow model
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She was The cause of death is under investigation, but foul play is not suspected and an autopsy is pending. The producers -- Jim and Artie Mitchell -- offered her the starring role. I really liked the fantasy involved. And I figured it might be my last chance at something really big.
Adult film star Marilyn Chambers dies at 56; Las Vegas ties numerous
She was known for her hardcore film debut Behind the Green Door and her pornographic film Insatiable. She ranked at No. Although she was primarily known for her adult film work, she made a successful transition to mainstream projects and has been called "porn's most famous crossover". It is often reported that she was born in Westport; however, in a interview Chambers confirmed she was born in Providence but grew up in Westport.
The cause of death was not immediately known. Chambers and fellow actresses Linda Lovelace and Georgina Spelvin shot to fame at a time in the early s when American social mores and the quality of hard-core sex films were changing. As the audiences for them grew to include couples, they also began to take on higher production values and to show in places other than sleazy theaters.