Marilyn Chambers, porn star and actress, found dead

Marilyn-chair Legendary porn star Marilyn Chambers is dead. She was 56.

Chambers, born Marilyn Ann Briggs, was found dead in her Canyon Country mobile home in Santa Clarita by her daughter McKenna on Sunday, April 12, reports the LA Times.

The cause of death has yet to be determined pending an autopsy.

Marilyn_chambers_ivory_snow Chambers' early showbiz career wasn't very successful. She had landed a role in a low-budget film, "Together" but then later became the spokesperson for Ivory Snow detergent, from which she was dropped as soon as her adult film career became known. The porn industry capitalized on this incongruous image, often displaying Ivory Snow boxes in her films. Among her most famous was "Behind the Green Door."

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