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10 Successful Actors Who Were Once Pornstar

While we don’t think that being a pornstar is the worst thing in the world, but none of us want our favorite celebrities to ever become pornstars. However, few big names from different film industries have already done pornographic films. Almost all of the entries of this list have publicly accepted to have worked in porn films. Here are some very successful actors and actresses who have done porn.

10. Sibel Kekilli (Dilara)

Sibel Kekilli (Dilara)

Sibel is a German actress, who rose to fame and gained wide public attention after starring in the 2004 film Head-On. She has won two Lolas, which is the most prestigious German film awards, for her performances in Head-On and When We Leave (2010). She play “Shae” in a highly popular American television show Game of Thrones. She has also gained attention some for her activism against violence against women.

Surprisingly Sibel started her career as a pornographic actress with the stage name “Dilara”. But today she’s a successful actress and porn world was her past.

9. Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz as Pornstar

A tall, strikingly attractive blue-eyed natural blonde, Cameron Diaz is currently one of the most successful and popular actress of Hollywood. She has appeared in several highly successful movies including Star trek series, Charlie’s Angels and Knight and day, all of her movies combined have generated $7 billion on worldwide box office, which is second highest for an actress.

She has been praised for her acting abilities too, in the movies like Gangster of New York and There’s something about Mary. No doubt she’s one of the highest paid actress. But to a surprise for her fans, she has appeared in pornography, though for extremely brief moment.

8. Angelique Pettyjohn

Angelique Pettyjohn

Angelique was a popular American actress. She has appeared in many television series and multiple could classic movies, such as The Lost Empire, Repo Man, Biohazard and The Wizard of Speed and Time.

She has also done acting in several porn films during the early 1980s, she performed in the hardcore adult films like Titillation, Stalag 69, and Body Talk. Angelique died in 1992 at the age of 48 due to cervical cancer.

7. Shu Qi

Shu Qi as Pornstar

Remember the beautiful woman from first installment of The Transporter series? Well, she was once a porn actress. But today she’s one of the most successful Chinese actress, who has done acting in multiple highly successful movies including Journey To The West.

6. Karrine Steffans

Karrine Steffans as Pornstar

She’s a popular author who gained success with Vixen series of books. She has also worked as an actress in more than 20 music videos, many by multiplatinum-selling rap artists.

Apparently, this tough woman had a troubled childhood. She grew up in poverty, suffered emotional and physical abuse at the hands of an alcoholic mother and indifferent father, and was raped when she was 13. However, she decided to jump out from those conditions, and ran away from home at the age of 16, and began working as an exotic dancer. When the time hit her harder, she did one porn film. But her bright and successful present can easily make us forget her dark past.

5. Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan as Pornstar

Surprised? This entry would probably be the most unpredictable for most readers. This exceptional actor and martial artist, who has done acting in more than 150 films, has also appeared in one porn film.

In 1975, due to commerical failures Jackie Chan did a porn film called All In the Family, in which he did a proper nude sex scene. To this day, it is his only film without any fight scene or stunt.

4. Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone was a porn star

If you’re from India then you already know almost everything about her, including Sunny’s connection with porn world. She was a porn actress who had done multiple films, and even won several awards in porn industry.

But that was then and this is now. There’s a reason why she’s the one of the most searched celebrity on Google and has 21 million followers on Facebook alone. She is extremely famous in India.

Sunny Leone started her career in Indian entertainment industry with television show Big Boss, which is based on Big Brother. After gaining fame on the show, she got several offers from Bollywood filmmakers. Today, she’s an established Bollywood actress, and currently working alongside industry’s most respected people.

3. Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone as Pornstar

Sylvester Stallone aka Rocky Balboa or Rambo is one of the biggest names in Hollywood. But once he was the victim of bad luck. Stallone was evicted from his apartment, and found himself homeless for several days. In order to get some money, he agreed to do a role in the soft core pornography feature film The Party at Kitty and Stud’s (1970). He was paid $200 for two days of work.

2. Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren as Pornstar

Helen is one of the best actress in the world, she’s among very few performers who have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting, and won the Academy Award for Best Actress. But surprisingly many people are unaware of the fact that the Woman In Gold has appeared in a film called Caligula, which featured explicit “Roman Orgy” scenes.

1. Peter O’Toole

Peter O'Toole as Pornstar

From one of the most acclaimed actress to the most Oscar nominations receiving actor. Quite Similar to Helen, he has also appeared in Caligula, which is an explicit pornographic film. Peter O’Toole was a heavyweight actor in mainstream Cinema, he had received 8 Oscars nominations but unfortunately missed all the time. Also read:- 10 Great Hollywood Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar.