Gina Lollobridiga (born 4 July 1927) is an Italian actress. She was born Luigina Lollobrigida at Subiaco near Rome, and became a fashion model and beauty contestant. She began appearing in Italian language films. In 1949 she married a Yugoslavian physician, Milko Skofic. (They had one son, and were divorced in 1971). Her beauty brought her to the attention of Hollywood, making her first "American" film in 1954, following which she was cast in a series of light romantic comedies considered minor by some. She has now largely retired from acting, and concentrates on photography and business ventures.
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She has now largely retired from acting, and concentrates on photography and business ventures. In 2003 she published a book, Traci Lords: Underneath It All. Her beauty brought her to the attention of Hollywood, making her first "American" film in 1954, following which she was cast in a series of light romantic comedies considered minor by some. She has since become an active gay rights advocate. (They had one son, and were divorced in 1971). In 1995 Traci made her solo debut, in colaboration with Juno Reactor, called "1000 Fires". In 1949 she married a Yugoslavian physician, Milko Skofic. In the 1990s, Lords began developing a career as a singer performing backing vocals for Manic Street Preachers on the single "Little Baby Nothing", also appearing in the music videos of other performers and groups.
She began appearing in Italian language films. Lords also appeared in continuing roles in several television series, including Married with Children (1987), Roseanne (1988), Melrose Place (1992), and Profiler (1996), with single appearances in MacGyver (1985), Highlander (1992), Tales from the Crypt (1989), and Hercules (1995), among others. She was born Luigina Lollobrigida at Subiaco near Rome, and became a fashion model and beauty contestant. Some of her more notable films include Not of this Earth (1988), John Waters's Cry Baby, (1990) and Blade, (1998). Gina Lollobridiga (born 4 July 1927) is an Italian actress. She has played roles in a number of B-movies. Lords has since moved into mainstream films and television with some success.
While Lords decries the pornographic film industry, she continues to use the stage name she gave herself as a minor. But industry insiders, like Ron Jeremy and Ginger Lynn, as well as boyfriends say they never saw her use drugs and that she was fully aware of her actions even if, as a minor, she could not legally consent. Government prosecutors declared that Lords was a victim of a manipulative industry, while Lords has claimed that she was drugged and made to do things she did not want to do. The controversy still sparks debate.
In parts of Europe and other regions where the minimum legal age for involvement in pornographic films is lower, Lords' films are still available, and they are commonplace on the Internet. Only one of her films, Traci, I Love You was actually produced after her eighteenth birthday, and is the only one of her films commonly and legally available in the United States. Instead, the agents and producers who accepted her fake IDs were charged and people affiliated with the films in question experienced legal troubles for years. Lords herself was never charged, since as a minor she was unable to give legal consent to perform sex acts on film for money.
The case gave government prosecutors a high profile, unequivocal violation of the law to use in prosecuting the pornographers and distributors associated with Lords' films as effectively as possible. Adult book and video stores needed to pull hundreds of thousands of her videos and films from their shelves to avoid the serious accusations of trafficking child pornography. The ensuing prosecution cost the pornographic film and distribution industry millions as they were obligated by law to pull her videotapes and magazines from store shelves. X-Citement Video.
See United States v. But in 1986, federal authorities discovered she was underage while making movies and they arrested the owners of her movie agency and X-citement Video, Inc. She even modeled for widely distributed adult magazines, such as Penthouse, in the same September 1984 issue that exposed Miss America 1984, Vanessa Williams. By the time she was 18, she'd appeared in one hundred and seven adult films.
She quickly became one of the most popular starlets in town and is considered by many to be one of the first porn queens. Later, while attending Redondo Union High School, she ran away from home and had an abortion. While living with a forty-something boyfriend posing as her stepfather, she used a friend's sister's birth certificate and a fake driver's license indicating that she was twenty-two years of age to fake her way into the porn industry, starting with Jim South's World Modeling Agency. At fifteen she fled from her abusive, alcoholic father to Lawndale, California with her mother and three sisters. She made her stage name by combining the first name of her high school best friend, Traci, and the last name of her favorite actor from Hawaii Five-O, Jack Lord.
Traci Elizabeth Lords was born Nora Louise Kuzma on May 7, 1968, in Steubenville, Ohio. She first achieved notoriety for her underage appearances in pornographic films, but is now pursuing a mainstream career. Nora Louise Kuzma (born May 7, 1968), better known as Traci Elizabeth Lords and Tracy Lords, is an American actress. What Gets Me Hot! (1984) (as Tracy Lords) - Lannie.
Tracy Lords (1984) (as Tracy Lords). Those Young Girls (1984) (as Tracy Lords) - Tracy Lords. Sexy Shorts (1984) (music video compilation) - Miss Georgia (segment "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'", uncredited). The Sex Goddess (1984) - Marilyn West.
The Night of Loving Dangerously (1984) (as Tracy Lords). Miss Passion (1984). Lust in the Fast Lane (1984) (as Tracy Lords) - Jackie. Breaking It (1984) - Jodie Brown.
Bad Girls III (1984). We Love to Tease (1985). Two-Timing Tracie (1985). Tracy in Heaven (1985) - Monika Hart.
Tailhouse Rock (1985) - Stacey. Sizzling Suburbia (1985). Sister Dearest (1985). Sex Waves (1985).
Sex Shoot (1985) (as Tracy Lords). Portrait of Lust (1985) (as Tracy Lords) - Mirage. Porn in the USA (1985) (as Tracy Lords). Perfect Fit (1985) - Diane.
Peek a Boo Gang (1985) - Tracy. New Wave Hookers (1985) - Devil. Love Bites (1985) - Nurse. Ladies in Lace (1985) - Linda.
Just Another Pretty Face (1985). Jean Genie (1985). It's My Body (1985) - Maggie. Huge Bras 3 (1985).
Hollywood Heartbreakers (1985). Holly Does Hollywood (1985) - Tracy. Harlequin Affair (1985) - Tracy. The Grafenberg Spot (1985).
Future Voyeur (1985). Erotic Zones Vol. 1 (1985) (as Tracy Lords). Erotic Gold (1985). Electric Blue 28 (1985) - Nikki (scenes deleted).
Electric Blue 21 (1985) - Suzy/Jane. Electric Blue 20 (1985). Educating Mandy (1985) - Mandy. Dream Lover (1985).
Dirty Pictures (1985). Diamond Collection 73 (1985). Diamond Collection 69 (1985). Country Girl (1985) - Billie Jean.
Black Throat (1985) (scenes deleted on re-release) - First Whore. Aroused (1985) - Allison. Another Roll in the Hay (1985). Adventures of Tracy Dick: The Case of the Missing Stiff (1985) - Tracy Dick.
Adult 45 (1985). Murder in High Places (1991) - Diane. The Tommyknockers (1993) - Nancy Voss. Dragstrip Girl (1994) - Blanche.
As Good as Dead (1995) - Nicole Grace. First Wave (1998) (as Traci Elizabeth Lords) - Jordan. They Shoot Divas, Don't They? (2002) (as Traci Elizabeth Lords) - Mira. Deathlands (2003) - Lady Rachel Cawdor.
Team (1999) (as Traci Elizabeth Lords) - Mira. D.R.E.A.M. Not of This Earth (1988) - Nadine. Fast Food (1989) - Dixie Love.
Shock 'Em Dead (1991) - Lindsay Roberts. Cry-Baby (1990) - Wanda Woodward. A Time to Die (1991) - Jackie. Raw Nerve (1991) - Gina Clayton.
The Nutt House (1992) - Miss Tress. Laser Moon (1992) - Barbara Fleck. Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II (1994) - Norma. Serial Mom (1994) - Carl's Date.
Ice (1993) - Ellen. Virtuosity (1995) - Media Zone singer. Blood Money (1996) - Wendy Monroe. Underworld (1996) - Anna.
Boogie Boy (1997) - Shonda. Stir (1997) - Kelly Bekins. Me and Will (1998) - Waitress. Extramarital (1997) - Elizabeth.
Blade (1998) - Racquel. You're Killing Me... (2001) - Laura Engles. Epicenter (2000) (as Traci Elizabeth Lords) - Amanda Foster. Chump Change (2000) (as Traci Elizabeth Lords) - Sam.
Black Mask 2: City of Masks (2001) - Chameleon.