10 World Famous Actors Apart From Sunny Leone Who Started Out As Porn Stars – No. 1 Is A Real Shock

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It’s a commonly known fact that most actors when trying to pave their way in Hollywood sometimes have to take, err… unusual routes to get there. I’m talking about the side gigs that those with a creative soul sometimes begrudgingly accept to pay the bills. (I once brushed wigs at a sanctuary for bald horses.) The videos gave them a chance to express themselves physically, thus teaching them to “act” without words. I’ll put my sarcastic tone to a rest, and let you know about famous actors who started out as porn stars. Some of these actors must have made for really sexy porn stars.
The general connotations associated with the word “porn star” are generally negative. Transitioning from a famous adult star to a real actor is really difficult. As actors, the start is always a struggle, unless you already belong to the film industry. They start out at menial jobs like waiting and chauffeuring at restaurants, selling cheap items, and so on. But there are some very famous actors, who are global heartthrobs, who started out as pornstars. Well, there isn’t much of acting in the videos, but still, for the sake of it, porn actors. Some actors dabbled in the more adult side of the movie industry as pizza delivery guys/bored housewives before making a big time, so here’s your chance to discover which of your favourite A-listers (no, seriously there’s two!) started out in porn.

Cameron Diaz

The star: One of the highest-paid actresses in the world, Diaz has it all: the girl-next-door sweetness, the chops to duke it out alongside acting heavyweights like Daniel Day Lewis, and a seriously bad singing voice that only adds to her charm!

The movie: What? Diaz did porn? Yes folks, the lovely Mary who there’s something about did a softcore porno during her early years trying to make it. Of course, once she struck it big with her debut in 1994’s The Mask, Diaz bought the rights to it ensuring that no-one would ever see it.

Sasha Grey

Notable Work: ‘The Girlfriend Experience’, ‘Smash Cut’, ‘Open Windows’, ‘Entourage’

Sasha Grey probably deserved to be much higher up the list. But such is the magnanimity of the names listed, that she was pushed to tenth. Grey has frequently purported in mainstream media her desire and history in hard core porn. She started off in the year 2006, performing first for Rocco Seffriedi, and thereby gaining attention for her looks. She won numerous laurels as a pornstar from the year 2007-2010, the highlight being named as the ‘Performer of the Year’ in 2008 by AVN. She got her big breakthrough in Steven Soderbergh’s award-winning ‘The Girlfriend Experience’. Her performance received critical acclaim from critics, and her stake in the industry has risen since then. She has gone on to appear in major films, and television shows. A great example of perseverance and determination!

Perry Reeves

Notable Work: ‘Mr and Mrs Smith’, ‘Entourage’, ‘Old School’, ‘Famous in Love’.

Reeves is perhaps best known in the masses as Mrs Gold, the wife of Ari Gold in the hit TV series ‘Entourage’. Not many know of her provenance in the industry. She is a former pornstar, having worked for esteemed establishments like Pornhub, XVideos, and HD Porn. She got her first major breakthrough in the Will Ferrel starrer ‘Old School’, where she played the role of Marissa Jones. There has been no looking back since then, has landed a lead role in ‘Entourage’, Mr and Mrs Smith’, and the recently released ‘Famous in Love’. A salute to her courage!

Jackie Chan

The star: Martial arts expert, slapstick genius and partly responsible for popularising the badass moves of Kung Fu for western audiences, Chan’s an absolute legend.

The movie: The mid-’70s porn classic All in the Family starred Chan as a sleazy rickshaw driver (no really). While this Hong Kong based porno-comedy isn’t exactly cutting edge in terms of plot or porn, Chan says he’s not even remotely embarrassed about it.

Sunny Leone

Notable Work: ‘Jism 2’, ‘Ragini MMS 2’, ‘Jackpot’, ‘Ek Pahlei Leela’

One of the top porn stars, Leone is probably the most known star on the list. That is, in her former profession. A prolific producer of adult films, Leone made her Bollywood debut with a sultry role in Pooja Bhatt’s ‘Jism 2’. Even though there wasn’t much acting for her to do, it still brought her under the radar of mainstream media and the industry. It paved the way for her to star and shoulder movies as the sole lead, and she certainly hasn’t disappointed. As a porn actress, Leone starred for reputed establishments like Pornhub, Brazzers, and BustyMilfs, before opening her own production company. In a society like India’s, it is always difficult for someone like Sunny to be accepted and revered. Full marks to her for not only achieving the aforementioned, but also becoming a mainstream star.

Sibel Kekilli

The star: Kekilli’s best known for playing Tyrion Lannister’s play-thing-turned-serious love interest Shae in Game of Thrones. Aside from meeting a cruel end in Westeros, she’s also known in her homeland for appearing in several successful flicks.

The movie: Back before she played hide the sausage with the nicest Lannister, she played it for real in a handful of porn movies back in her native Germany. She’d hoped to keep these exploits private but details surfaced after her first major starring role in 2004.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Notable Work: ‘True Lies’, ‘Terminator’, ‘Commando’, ‘Predator’

The former Governor of California is also a former porn actor, though, he only was for a brief time. Now an institution in himself, the former Mr Universe (God, where does it stop) did a bit of porn out of desperation. The circumstances compelled him to appear in gay porn, and orgies, the former a hot favourite in the circuit. With a body like that, certainly, it isn’t hard to imagine the Terminator in some perpetual hard-core action. The true sources aren’t very lucid, thus we can’t corroborate and include them in the article. But certainly, when someone who started in the muddling environs of porn can become the Governor of one of the biggest states in one of the biggest countries in the world, anything stands to be possible.

Marilyn Monroe

Notable Work: ‘Some like it Hot’, ‘Niagara’, ‘Bus Stop’, ‘The Seven Year Itch’

She even today remains the most controversial figure in modern culture. And the status quo isn’t likely to change anytime soon. Be it her affair with JFK, or her untimely death at 32 , Monroe’s name has always been environed and muddled in scandals. Her tom boy image, and frequent flirting with co-stars, prompted further investigation into her past, and the revealings of the same have been astonishing. The troubled past included losing her virginity at 13, and acting in her first porno at 17. Her brazen personality brought forth acceptability to sex and its different connotations in the industry, for which we’ll forever be thankful to her.

Sylvester Stallone

The star: Oscar-nominated screenwriter who rose to fame after writing, directing, and starring in Rocky. His underdog rising tale struck a chord with the masses, and sent him into the Hollywood stratosphere.

The movie: You didn’t think we’d forgotten the star of The Party at Kitty and Studs did you? Oh ye of little faith. Despite delivering his lines as though he has cotton wool stuffed in his mouth, this Stallone character turned out to be kind of a big deal. Who would have thought?

Matt Le Blanc

Notable Work: ‘Friends’, ‘Topgear’, ‘Man with a Plan’

Yes! Our very own Joey as well! His repertoire of jobs ranged from waiting to starring in a porn video, before his mega success as a zeitgeist-defining caricature of himself on ‘Friends’. Blanc starred in a porno titles ‘Red Shoe Diaries’, a mid-90’s soft-core porn series. Even before securing a spot on ‘Friends’. Le Blanc was down to his last $11, and barely kept his bank balance. By the time the show ended, he made a cool $1 million per episode, and even today earns billions in royalties whenever ‘Friends’ airs on a network. He really has come a long way!

The star: Oh you know him. The star of The X-Files, Californication, and The X-Files revival. Duchovny’s off-screen antics have earned him a bit of a reputation – he publicly confessed to being a sex addict – so it’s not a huge surprise to learn of his earlier foray into sexytime.

David Duchovny

The movie: Before he became a conspiracy-obsessed FBI agent, Mulder – I mean, Duchovny went all moody and arty for his starring role in The Red Shoe Diaries. Not a movie per se, the TV show is a softcore series – billed as an erotic drama, mind you – that raunched up weeknights back in the ’90s. Duchovny stars as the host of a show that reads out saucy confessions.

Orginal Article by : The Cinemaholic and Games Radar

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