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Also Known As: Traci Yeaton, Traci Elizabeth Lords, Nora Louise Kuzma Died:
Born: May 7, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Steubenville, Ohio, USA Profession: actor, songwriter, singer, worked at a youth center for prostitutes and runaways

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No matter what path actress Traci Lords attempted when her career finally came to an end, she would for better or for worse be remembered for being one of the most famous and successful - not to mention underage - adult film stars in history, having done roughly 100 XXX-rated movies while under the age of 18. Since that unfortunate time, when the scandal of her being too young for porn rocked the industry to its core, Lords was one of the few porn stars to legitimately go mainstream, appearing in several television series, low-budget movies and the occasional studio film, including the Wesley Snipes vampire vehicle, "Blade" (1998). Not content to stick with features, Lords broke off into other avenues - music, television, even video games - making sure that despite her sordid past, perhaps someday she would be associated with something more respectable.

No matter what path actress Traci Lords attempted when her career finally came to an end, she would for better or for worse be remembered for being one of the most famous and successful - not to mention underage - adult film stars in history, having done roughly 100 XXX-rated movies while under the age of 18. Since that unfortunate time, when the scandal of her being too young for porn rocked the industry to its core, Lords was one of the few porn stars to legitimately go mainstream, appearing in several television series, low-budget movies and the occasional studio film, including the Wesley Snipes vampire vehicle, "Blade" (1998). Not content to stick with features, Lords broke off into other avenues - music, television, even video games - making sure that despite her sordid past, perhaps someday she would be associated with something more respectable.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Excision (2012)
3.
 Au Pair, Kansas (2011)
4.
 Princess of Mars (2009)
6.
 Crazy Eights (2007)
7.
 Point of Entry (2007)
8.
 Your Name Here (2007)
9.
 Novel Romance (2007)
10.
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Milestones close milestones

1983:
Began working in porn films at age 15 (date approximate)
1986:
Turned 18 after making more than 100 adult films/videos
1988:
Feature "legit" film debut, in Roger Corman's "Not of This Earth"
1989:
TV debut, a guest spot on Fox's "Married ... With Children"
1990:
Gained some mainstream legitimacy by appearing in John Waters' "Cry-Baby"
1991:
TV-movie debut in NBC's "Murder in High Places"
1993:
TV miniseries debut in ABC's "Stephen King's 'The Tommyknockers'"
1995:
Recurring role on TV series "Melrose Place" (FOX)
1995:
Released first album (singer/songwriter)
1996:
Appeared with Juliette Lewis, Harry Dean Stanton and Peter Horton in Guess? Jeans commercials
2000:
Joined cast of the Sci-Fi Channel series "First Wave" in the regular role of an alien fighter
2002:
Co-starred with Tyler Mane in "Black Mask 2: City of Masks" (filmed in 2000)
2003:
Wrote and directed a short film entitled "Sweet Pea" (shown at film festivals in 2005)
2003:
Published her autobiography, <i>Traci Lords: Underneath It All</i>
2007:
Appeared in the horror film, "Crazy Eights"
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Education

The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute: Los Angeles , California -

Notes

"I hate the phrase former porn queen. That part of my life was a long time ago. Think of something else to call me...I'm successful in spite of my past, not because of it." --Traci Lords to Entertainment Weekly, January 27, 1995.

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husband:
Brook Yeaton. Props master. Met on set of "Cry-Baby"; married in 1990; separated in 1995; divorced.
husband:
Brook Yeaton. Married second husband Herbert Stackley White, Jr. c. 1959.
companion:
John Enos III. Actor. Appeared on "Melrose Place"; engaged as of April 1996; broke up in 1998.
companion:
John Enos III. Newspaper editor.
husband:
Ryan Granger. Actor. Married in 1999; she filed for divorce in February 2000 after eight months of marriage.
husband:
Ryan Granger. Had three; survived him.
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