Amber Lynn

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Amber Lynn
Amber Lynn 2014.jpg
Born Laura Allen[1]
(1964-09-03) September 3, 1964 (age 50)[2]
Orange, California, United States
Ethnicity Lithuanian, Native American[3]
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[4]
No. of adult films 406 (per IAFD)[4]

Amber Lynn (born Laura Lynn Allen on September 3, 1964)[1] is an American pornographic film actress, model, and exotic dancer.

Early life[edit]

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.[5]

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".[5] 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.[5]

Career[edit]

Lynn was a bikini and figure model in Los Angeles in the early 1980's; following this she was then featured in magazine photo spreads for Penthouse, Hustler, Chic, Playboy, High Society and Club magazines. Lynn first entered the pornographic film industry in Bobby Hollander's adult film Personal Touch.[5][6][7] 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!'".[8]

Lynn was the first female performer to open the door for adult film stars to be featured in dance touring, being recognized for this accomplishment throughout the United States and Canada. Lynn was the highest paid female performer on the strip club circuit, making $32,000 a week. [9][10]

Lynn has had roles in non-adult films, such as 52 Pick-Up and Evils of the Night; and the television program The Man Show.[7]

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.[11] 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.[12]

Lynn has opposed the Los Angeles "Safer Sex in the Adult-Film Industry" initiative, which mandates that actors in adult films shot in Los Angeles County use condoms. She has been involved in the first charity to accept contributions from the adult film industry, Youth AIDS Foundation of Los Angeles since 1992.[7]

Lynn was also in the 2010 documentary After Porn Ends, which is about life after being a porn actor.

Lynn hosts a weekly talk show called Rock’N'SeXXXy UnCensored on LATalkRadio.com and Stitcher.com.[13]

Lynn is a member of the Adult Video News (AVN) Hall of Fame and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Free Speech Coalition.[7]

Personal life[edit]

She is the sister of the late porn actor Buck Adams, who died from heart failure in 2008.[14] 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.

On Lynn's second porn film she met Jamie Gillis, who became her long-time partner.[8]

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".[8]

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.[8]

Notable TV guest appearances[edit]

  • The Man Show – "Hypnotist" (episode 2.20) February 4, 2001
  • Frontline – "Death of a Porn Queen", June 1987

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. 
  2. ^ Playboy September 2010
  3. ^ http://www.iknownow.net/info/The-Life-of-Amber-Lynn/664718.html
  4. ^ a b "Personal Bio Amber Lynn". IAFD.com. Retrieved January 10, 2008. 
  5. ^ a b c d Mike Sager (September 2011). "The Porn Identity". Playboy: 115. 
  6. ^ "Amber Lynn". AVN (magazine). January 12, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c d iMDB ""Amber Lynn Biography"". 
  8. ^ a b c d Mike Sager (September 2011). "The Porn Identity". Playboy: 116. 
  9. ^ Stripper Magazine Volume 10, Issue 1. Jan/Feb 1998
  10. ^ McNeil, Legs; Osborne, Jennifer; Peter Pavia. The Other Hollywood. New York: Reganbooks. p. 404. ISBN 978-0-06-009660-1. 
  11. ^ Fox, David (August 28, 1992). "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 March 21, 2008. 
  12. ^ Ehrman, Mark (September 4, 1992). "Exposing the Stars". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 21, 2008. 
  13. ^ Staff. "Wicked Girl Samantha Saint on Amber Lynn's Radio Show Tonight". Adult Video News. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  14. ^ Sullivan, David (October 28, 2008). "AVN Hall of Famer Buck Adams Dies". AVN.com. Archived from the original on July 19, 2010. Retrieved June 19, 2010. 
  15. ^ "rame awards list". Retrieved December 16, 2007. 
  16. ^ "XRCO Hall of Fame". Retrieved December 16, 2007. 
  17. ^ "AVN Hall of Fame". Retrieved December 16, 2007. 
  18. ^ "Free Speech Coalition Celebrates 16th Night Of The Stars". July 14, 2003. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Adam Film World Guild". Retrieved July 29, 2008. 

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