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Top 10 Porn Stars Turned Movie Actresses

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Getting big in the porn industry is very hard. But some actresses are so big, they spill over into mainstream movies. Hi I'm Jamie, and I've spent many hours and several sprained wrist muscles to bring you this list of the Top 10 Porn Actresses Who Made It Into Big Movies 10. Jenna Jameson Jenna Jameson is probably the most famous name in porn since Linda Lovelace starred in a movie about Profound Oesophagi. She made her big splash outside the hardcore world in Howard Stern's meta-movie Private Parts, and has since starred in loads of horror movies and spoofs. She probably peaked with Zombie Strippers. And by peaked, I mean climaxed. I mean, orgasmed. I mean, hit the big O. I mean, the big time. I'll stop now. 9. Bree Olsen Bree Olsen made a pretty impressive 280 porn films in just five years, before giving up her career in the adult industry at tender age of 24. She recently made it into The Human Centipede 3, which calls itself 'a polemic movie'. Whatever the hell that means. 8. Chasey Lain Far from just being the subject of a Bloodhound Gang song, Chasey Lain also appeared in the South Park guys' porn spoof Orgazmo, Spike Lee's He Got Game and Demon Knight, one of the Tales From The Crypt movies. They're not the most demanding roles. Let's just say she was well within her wheelhouse. 7. Ginger Lynn Remember the Wing Commander games? Of course you do. They boasted live action cutscenes featuring illustrious stars like a washed up Mark Hamill and Ginger Lynn. Famous for her dirty talking in pornos, she dated Charlie Sheen for a while, which landed her a role in 80s Brat Pack Western, Youngs Guns II. Since then she's appeared in American Pie: Band Camp and The Devil's Rejects. What a classy career. ​6. Stormy Daniels Stormy Daniels ran for the Senate! I mean it, look her up! On Wikipedia, not Google video, you filthy perv. Anyway, when she wasn't giving Republican rivals a hard time, she appeared in The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Finding Bliss. She plays porn stars in all of them. Yeah, not a great range. 5. ​Karen Lancaume Karen Lancaume plays the main character in notorious French revenge thriller, Baise-Moi. In English that means either Kiss Me or Rape Me, depending on which church you go to. The film played to her strengths as she was required to perform unsimulated penetration and fellatio. She eventually left the porn industry but died in 2005 of a drug overdose. Her final film was Black Bastard 12. 4. Bridget Powers Bridget Powers has actually been in some major films – like here in S.W.A.T. – and here in Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind, directed by George Clooney. Before that, though, she starred in 70 porn films. She left the industry because she only wanted to do scenes with condoms, which her male co-stars refused to do. Her latest film was Big Money Rustlas. HUGE hit. 3. Veronica Hart Veronic Hart makes it to number 3 because she's actually played real characters in serious arthouse films, not just porn-type cameos. Director Paul Thomas Anderson cast her in Boogie Nights and Magnolia, and called her “the Meryl Streep of porn”. Does he mean Mamma Mia Meryl, or Iron Lady Meryl? Hmm. 2. Traci Lords Traci Lords has had a pretty rockin' career. First she made a massive scandal when it turned out she'd lied about her age to make porn movies in her teens, then she went on to act opposite Johnny Depp, and appear in Virtuosity with Denzel Washington & Russell Crowe, and Blade. More recently she was in Zack & Miri Make A Porno. Comes around, I suppose. ​1.  Sasha Grey Sasha Grey is the person most likely on this list to be recognised for her work OUTSIDE porn. After a recurring role on TV's Entourage – the high point of any actress's career – she's played lead roles in comedy Would You Rather, Open Windows opposite Elijah Wood, comic-book movie The Scribbler and The Girlfriend Experience, directed by Steven Soderbergh. Somehow she stills manages to take her clothes off a lot. But she's been a big advocate for the porn industry. She raised my awareness, for sure."