Marilyn Chambers

 

 

Age: 56

 

Summary: actress and model whose photograph as the mother of a newborn on a laundry soap package and performance in a pornographic movie offered opposing portrayals of womanhood who starred in 1972's Behind the Green Door, a pornographic film that became popular when its star was found to be the same blonde who appeared holding a baby on boxes of Ivory Soap, a laundry soap famously described by its manufacturer Procter & Gamble as "99 and 44/100 percent pure."

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from the aftereffects of a cerebral hemorrhage and aneurysm related to heart disease

 

Born: April 22, 1952

 

Died: April 12, 2009

 

Location: Santa Clarita, California