Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthApril 22, 1952
DiedApril 12, 2009, Santa Clarita, California, United States
FactSaid she turned down an offer to play the nude woman in the three-way a gangster who is gunned down and falls to her death from a window in Magnum Force (1973) because she disapproved of the violence and the juxtaposition of violence with sex.
PaymentsEarned $250 from Together (1972)

Marilyn Chambers was born on April 22, 1952 in Providence, Rhode Island. Her parents were both accountants. She has two older sisters. Chambers was educated at the prestigious Smith College, where she majored in English.

Chambers began her career as a model, appearing in magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse. She made her film debut in the 1971 cult classic, “The Owl and the Pussycat.” She went on to star in a number of exploitation films, including “The Last House on the Left” (1972) and “Cannibal Holocaust” (1980).

Chambers also appeared in mainstream films, such as “Rabbit Test” (1978) and “Tales from the Darkside: The Movie” (1990). In addition to her acting career, Chambers also worked as a real estate agent and a nightclub singer.

Chambers was married three times. Her first husband was Doug Chapin, with whom she had a daughter, McKenna. Chambers’ second husband was Chuck Traynor, who was also the ex-husband of Linda Lovelace. Chambers’ third husband was William Taylor, Jr., with whom she had two sons, William III and Dylan.

Chambers died of heart failure on April 12, 2009 at the age of 56.

General Info

Date Of BirthApril 22, 1952
DiedApril 12, 2009, Santa Clarita, California, United States


ChildrenMcKenna Marie Taylor


TV ShowsSex: The Revolution

Social profile links


Together (1972)$250
Behind the Green Door (1972)$2,500 + 1% of gross


1[2004, interview with Bruce Kirkland] I'm just kind of resolved to the fact that this is it and you might as well enjoy it and reap the benefits of working 30-something years to achieve a name. And life is cruel when you get to be over 40 and nobody wants you, nobody wants to see you without your clothes on. Which is fine with me, because I don't want to take them off anymore.
2[April 1977, about her disco career] People are curious about my ability to perform. They don't know what I'm capable of doing. I have to work harder and it's more of a challenge winning people over.


1Gave birth to her only child at age 39, a daughter McKenna Marie Taylor on May 13, 1991. Child's father is her now ex-3rd husband, William Taylor, Jr.
2Profiled in the book "Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968-1985" by Jill C. Nelson.
3Said she turned down an offer to play the nude woman in the three-way a gangster who is gunned down and falls to her death from a window in Magnum Force (1973) because she disapproved of the violence and the juxtaposition of violence with sex.
4Appeared in a cabaret show titled "Le Bellybutton" at New York's Hotel Diplomat Hotel in 1976.
5Adult movie star, who had a short success in mainstream movies following her performance in Rabid (1977).
6Attended Staples High School.
7Youngest of three children, including a brother Michael.
8Born in Providence, Rhode Island and raised in Westport, Connecticut in a middle-class household.
9Was an alternate write-in for some states as the Boston Tea Party's candidate for United States Vice President in the 2008 election, again as the running mate of Charles Jay.
10Father was an advertising executive and her mother was a nurse.
11Was on the ballot in Utah as the Personal Choice Party's candidate for United States Vice President in the 2004 election. She and her Presidential running mate Charles Jay got about .1% of Utah's vote.
12Was arrested by the San Francisco County Sheriff Office while performing live in a San Francisco strip club. [1985]
13Released a disco single, titled "Benihana," on Roulette Records in 1977. Original promo copies are now sought-after collectors items.
14Fan Club Five K Sales 1122 White rock Dixon, IL 61021-9049
15She once was the cover girl on the Ivory Snow soap box where she posed holding a baby. After seeing the course of her film career, the company dropped her in favor of another model who they hoped could better signify the purity of the product.




Porndogs: The Adventures of Sadie2009Sadie (voice)
Stash2007/IIMrs. Bookenlacher
Nantucket Housewives2006VideoHost / Narrator
Naked Fairy Tales2002TV Movie
Edge Play2001VideoLauren Tanner
Little Shop of Erotica2001Marilyn
Dark Chambers2000VideoDr. Ivory Hasmore
Still Insatiable1999VideoSen. Charlotte Ballworth
Marilyn Chambers' All Nude Peep Show1999
Desire1997VideoMarilyn Martin
Fantasies Vol. 11995Video
Lusty Busty Fantasies1995VideoMarilyn
Women of the House1995TV SeriesMarilyn Chambers
All My Best1994VideoMarilyn
Bedtime Fantasies1994Video
New York Nights1994Barbara Lowery
Breakfast in Bed1990Marilyn Valentine
The Marilyn Diaries1990Marilyn
Party Girls1990VideoMarilyn Saunders
My Therapist1984Kelly Carson
Insatiable II1984Sandra Chase
Marilyn Chambers' Private Fantasies 31984Video
Angel of H.E.A.T.1983Angel Harmony
Up 'n' Coming1983Cassie Harland
Electric Blue 51982Video
Electric Blue 91982Video
Night on the Town1982
Insatiable1980Sandra Chase
Beyond De Sade1979Short
Never a Tender Moment1979Short
Sexual Ecstasy of the Macumba1974
Resurrection of Eve1973Eve
Behind the Green Door1972Gloria
Together1971as Marilyn Briggs
The Owl and the Pussycat1970Barney's Girl (as Evelyn Lang)


Private Fantasies VI1986
Marilyn Chambers' Private Fantasies 21984Video
Marilyn Chambers' Private Fantasies 31984Video


Still Insatiable1999Video performer: "Still Insatiable"
Insatiable1980performer: "Shame on You" - uncredited

Music Department

Up 'n' Coming1983singing voice: Lisa De Leeuw


Nantucket Housewives2006Video presents


Electric Blue 0021981Video presenter


Inside Deep Throat2005Documentary special thanks


Live with Kelly and Michael1989TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Private Fantasies VI1986Herself
Private Fantasies V1985Herself / Cassie Harland
Marilyn Chambers' Private Fantasies 21984VideoHerself
Private Fantasies 41984VideoHerself
Playboy Video Magazine, Vol. 41983Video documentaryHerself
Private Fantasies #11983VideoHerself
Electric Blue 81982VideoHerself - Hostess
Electric Blue the Movie1982Herself (Presenter)
Electric Blue 0021981VideoHerself - Hostess (uncredited)
Electric Blue 0011979Video documentaryHerself (Cameo)
Inside Marilyn Chambers1975DocumentaryHerself
X-Rated 2: The Greatest Adult Stars of All-Time2016DocumentaryHerself
Sex: The Revolution2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself / Gloria Saunders
When Rated X Ruled the World2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Naked Feminist2004DocumentaryHerself
Sex and the Girl Next Door2004VideoHerself
Fluffy Cumsalot, Porn Star2003DocumentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Bad Girl2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Forensic Files2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Adults Only: The Secret History of the Other Hollywood2001TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Give Me Your Soul...2000DocumentaryHerself
Older Women, Hotter Sex2000VideoHerself
Pornography: A Secret History of Civilisation1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
City Confidential1999TV Series documentaryHerself
The Directors1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Dirty Bob's Xcellent Adventures 301997Video documentaryHerself
Incredible Edible Fantasies1997VideoHerself
Then and Now #61995VideoHerself
Bikini Bistro1995Herself

Archive Footage

X-Rated: The Greatest Adult Movies of All Time2015TV Special documentaryHerself
1 & Only Marilyn Chambers2014
Imps*2009Herself (segment "Marilyn")
Bettie Page: The Girl in the Leopard Print Bikini2004Video documentaryHerself
The American Nightmare2000DocumentaryHerself
The Top 25 Adult Stars of All Time1999Video documentary
Playboy: The Story of X1998Video documentaryHerself
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1995TV Series
Legends of Porn II1989Video
Legends of Porn1987Video documentary
Behind the Green Door: The Sequel1986Gloria Saunders (uncredited)
A Night for Legends: First Annual XRCO Adult Film Awards1985VideoHerself


Won Awards

2008XBIZ AwardXBIZ AwardsLifetime Achievement (Female Performer)
1986Hall of FameAdult Video News Awards
1985XRCO AwardX-Rated Critics' Organization, USABest Kinky SceneInsatiable II (1984)
1985XRCO Hall of FameX-Rated Critics' Organization, USA

Nominated Awards

1985XRCO AwardX-Rated Critics' Organization, USAOrgasmic Oral SceneInsatiable II (1984)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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