September 3, 1964 
Orange, California, United States
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|No. of adult films||406 (per IAFD)|
Amber Lynn was born Laura Lynn Allen, the youngest daughter of a retired Air Force officer. She had 4 brothers and an older sister who died at the age of two from an undetected heart defect. When Lynn was three, her parents divorced after it was discovered her father had a family with another woman. Shortly after, Lynn's mother suffered a nervous breakdown, and Lynn was placed in foster care where she was physically abused. At age 7, she was reunited with her mother. Shortly after, the two of them were involved in a car accident on the interstate; Lynn was thrown clear of the car while her mother, who was nearly decapitated, died at the scene.
Lynn and her brothers were placed with her father and his new family; in total there were 8 boys and Lynn in the house. At age 11, her father died of alcoholism and heart failure. As a teenager, Lynn self-described her change as going from "pudgy kind of bucktoothed" tomboy to a "rocking little body". She started doing fitness modeling, bikini modeling, and hot body contests. She relocated to Hollywood and became a regular at the clubs on Sunset Strip.
Lynn entered the pornographic film industry in 1983, after her friend Ginger Lynn Allen (aka Ginger Lynn). She got a photo spread in Penthouse magazine and soon after went to an audition for a movie where the director was a well-known porn veteran.[who?] There, in an effort to calm her nervousness, the director offered Lynn a pipe with some freebase cocaine. It was her first encounter with the drug; she later described the feeling of being as, "It's as if the birds are singing. The light is brighter. All of a sudden I'm no longer this gangly nervous teenager. I'm sitting there going 'Oh wow!'".
In 1992, Lynn dedicated her 28th birthday party at the Bel Age hotel in Beverly Hills, California to a benefit in honor of The Youth Aids Foundation of Los Angeles, an organization providing housing and assistance for helping runaways get off the streets and teenagers afflicted with HIV, which was about to go under. An August 1992 issue of The Los Angeles Times quoted her statement on page two: "Let's give them food, clothing and shelter and we'll worry about role models later", alongside a shot of her dressed in a formal gown, holding a small infant girl. This was a breakthrough moment for how the adult industry was viewed by the mainstream concerning its crossover involvement in children's organizations, as never before had a children's organization knowingly accepted support from the adult entertainment industry.
She is the sister of the late porn actor Buck Adams, who died from heart failure in 2008. The pair were forced to admit that they were siblings after discovering that they had been booked to perform a sex scene together in the mid-1980s.
Lynn's drug addiction ran for nearly two decades. She once said, "I started out drinking Ketel One (vodka) and slicing off crystals of Peruvian rock. I wound up broken down, drinking Kamchatka Vodka out of a half-pint stashed in the bottom of my purse, with my crack pipe stuffed in the lining of my jacket".
She then began the long process of turning her life around. Lynn, as of September 2011, is now 11 years clean and sober, and works outside of the adult industry sometimes as a personal recovery assistant, helping in the detox of addicts, and as a real estate agent specializing in luxury homes.
Amber Lynn is one of twenty-five women of the golden era of adult films featured in the 2012 book, by author Jill C. Nelson, entitled: Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968–1985, published by BearManor Media.
Notable TV guest appearances
- The Man Show – "Hypnotist" (episode 2.20) February 4, 2001
- Frontline – "Death of a Porn Queen", June 1987
- 1987 XRCO Award – Best Supporting Actress – Taboo 5 
- 1993 Hot d'Or – Lifetime Achievement Award
- 1996 XRCO Hall of Fame inductee
- 2001 AVN Hall of Fame inductee
- 2003 Cirque De La liberte Free Speech Coalition- Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2008 Adam Film World Guide – Lifetime Achievement Award
- Lieby, Richard (October 26, 1997). "FACE OFF; Three of Hollywood's Elite Plastic Surgeons Are at War. It's Getting Real Ugly.". The Washington Post. pp. F01.
- Playboy September 2010
- "Personal Bio Amber Lynn". IAFD.com. Retrieved 2008-01-10.
- Mike Sager (September 2011). "The Porn Identity". Playboy: 115.
- David Sullivan (2008-01-25). "Amber Lynn Returns In Three Comeback Movies". AVN (magazine). Retrieved 2008-01-26.
- Mike Sager (September 2011). "The Porn Identity". Playboy: 116.
- McNeil, Legs; Osborne, Jennifer; Peter Pavia. The Other Hollywood. New York: Reganbooks. p. 404. ISBN 978-0-06-009660-1.
- Fox, David (1992-08-28). "Adult-Film Star's Party to Benefit Youth AIDS Group Fund-raising: A birthday bash for Amber Lynn will raise money for a struggling organization.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-03-21.
- Ehrman, Mark (1992-09-04). "Exposing the Stars". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-03-21.
- Sullivan, David (2008-10-28). "AVN Hall of Famer Buck Adams Dies". AVN.com. Archived from the original on 19 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
- by Jill C. Nelson. Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968–1985 (First edition ed.). BearManor Media. ISBN 9781593932985.
- "rame awards list". Retrieved 2007-12-16.
- "XRCO Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2007-12-16.
- "AVN Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2007-12-16.
- "Adam Film World Guild". Retrieved 2008-07-29.
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