12 Famous Actresses Who Started Their Career As An Adult Film Star

Mainstream movies and adult film are very closely related. The bottom line is that a adult film star and a movie star, both entertain the viewers and you need to give them credits for that. But do you know that there are many famous celebrities who started their career as a adult film star?

In this internet world, a adult film star today is recognized almost equally as a movie star. But then those were the days when a adult film star was hardly acknowledged and little did anybody realizes, that that unrecognizable adult film star made it big eventually in the mainstream movies and put themselves into the celebrities list, after going through many struggles in their career. Therefore, we thank the adult film industry for giving us some of our famous celebrities.

We bring you 12 famous Hollywood celebrities who started their career as a adult film star.

1. Sibel Kekilli

Sibel has worked for some time in the adult film industry back in Germany where she is a renowned adult film star and has won some prestigious awards, her parents broke all contacts with her due to her adult career. Today she is a popular face after essaying the role of Shae in the famous TV series The Game Of Thrones.

2. Sunny Leone

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Who doesn’t know Sunny? She’s still one of the popular adult film stars, with umpteen of adult flicks in her career and is not ashamed of her past. She also runs a production house with her husband that makes adult films. She stepped into the Indian Bollywood industry grabbing some major roles in the mainstream movies and is in the Bollywood

3. Riley Steele

Riley started her adult career in ‘Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge,’ the sequel to the adult film ‘Pirates’. Then she moved towards Hollywood mainstream movies and TV doing roles in ‘Piranha 3-D’ and HBO’s ‘The Girl’s Guide To Depravity.’

4. Marilyn Monroe

Though she wasn’t a adult film star, yet she did pose nude for photos during a short decline in her career, and she was paid for her nude photos. Porn during that period was quite secretive, she was still an internationally known sex symbol that everyone’s husband, boyfriend, son, and the next-door neighbor were crazy for her.

5. Kim Kardashian

Kim was famous for her association with Paris Hilton, the infamous Kim Kardashian overnight became a household name after a sex tape of her and ex-boyfriend Ray J was leaked and distributed as a film. Though she sued and eventually dropped charges, it channeled the way for her widely-known reality show, ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians.’

6. Stormy Daniels

Stormy is an award-winning American adult film star, who started her career at age 17 as a stripper. She has also appeared in mainstream films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Finding Bliss.

7. Traci Lords

Traci always exploded when she came on screen, she began at the age of 16 for Penthouse and having more than 100 adult films to her credit. Today she is counted in the celebrities list for her roles in Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Blade, Serial Mom, Cry-Baby. On the small screen, Lords appeared as guest star in Gilmore Girls, Roseanne, Married… With Children, Melrose Place, Tales from the Crypt, and Will & Grace.

8. Jenna Jameson

Jenna is possibly the biggest adult film star in the adult industry, earning the title of “The Queen of adult film.” During her career she has almost 187 movies to her credit, then she made some choice roles in the mainstream. She appeared in Howard Stern’s Private Parts, Family Guy, and supplied her vocal talents to Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4.

9. Ashlyn Gere

Gere acted in more than 200 films in her adult film career grabbing a bunch of industry awards in the process. Her career in the mainstream kickstarted with a host of horror movies, where many celebrities get a start from. She popped up in Creepazoids and Lunch Meat, before nabbing smaller parts in X-Files and Jet Li’s The One.

10. Holly Sampson

Her career trailed off in the mid-to-late ’90s, doing softcore antics like Lady Chatterley’s Stories before appearing in some seriously hardcore fetish adult film. She was one of the many women caught up in Tiger Woods’ marriage scandal and did an episode of The Wonder Years. She made a guest appearance in the Christian Slater movie Pump up the Volume.

11. Sasha Grey

Before she could make it to the Hollywood celebrities list, at 18 she began her career and by 2006-2011 she became a famous adult filmstar. Surprisingly, her videos are still very much in demand. In fact, she became famous all credit to her adult flicks. Today she’s become a mainstream actress, model, author, and musician, appearing on several popular television programs and has featured in music videos and advertising campaigns.

12. Cameron Diaz

She was only 19 when she started her career doing a legit soft-core smut video before she did Sex Tape with Jason Segal. Though she is not very proud of heradult film career and it is believed that the holders of that video demanded $3.5 million from Diaz, to bury the video. Her career took a turn with the Jim Carrey blockbuster The Mask, My Best Friend’s Wedding and finally Charlie’s Angels.