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August 28, 1944 |
|Other names||Jill Jackson, Kay Taylor Parker|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
Kay Parker (born Kay Taylor, August 28, 1944, in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom) is a New Age author and former pornographic actress, best known for her depictions of incest scenes in the Taboo series.
Upon hearing that it was a pornographic movie, Parker reportedly declined the offer. Eventually she eased into the industry by only playing bit parts in non-sexual roles. However, porn director Anthony Spinelli talked her into doing her first sex scene in the 1977 film Sex World.
Her first onscreen sex partner was Joey Silvera. According to her autobiography Taboo - Sacred, Don't Touch, Silvera mis-timed a slap during their sex scene, resulting in Parker's getting a tooth chipped.
Upon release of Sex World, Parker quickly became a sensation in the adult film industry. With her posh British accent, flaming red hair and firm 38DD breasts, Parker became one of the most popular stars at that time and one of the most requested to work with by the male porn actors of the day. Her favorites included Leslie, Paul Thomas, Herschel Savage, Mike Ranger, Silvera and Randy West.
She appeared in adult films during the late 1970s and throughout most of the 1980s. She also got a small part in the Burt Reynolds film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), where she can be spotted during a quick scene at the beginning of the movie. She had a brief, uncredited role as a Moabite prostitute in the historical drama Masada and body-doubled the female lead in the closing scene of The Nude Bomb, based on the TV series Get Smart.
Her most famous role, however, was that of the incestuous mother Barbara Scott in the 1980 porn film Taboo, as well as its first two sequels (Her "appearance" in the Fourth consists entirely of stock footage; in the ninth and eleventh, hers is a "non-sex" role).
In the original Taboo, Parker is partnered with Mike Ranger, who plays her son Paul Scott. In Taboo 2 she is partnered with Kevin James, a young actor who portrayed Gregory "Junior" McBride Jr., Paul's best friend. In Taboo 3 it's revealed that Parker has a younger son James Scott (Jerry Butler), who, in a darkened room, she has mistaken for Paul, her older son.
She said during her commentary for the Taboo DVD that there was definitely a mutual attraction between herself and Ranger, despite an age gap of about 10 years between them.
Kay Parker also continued her "mature woman with a younger man" motif in some softcore films, such as Desert Winds (1995). She also played herself in the 2005 independent film Dick Ho: Asian Male Porn Star – a mockumentary about a fictional legendary Asian porn actor which included some interviews with known adult film actresses from the 70s in which they talk about their "memories" of the star.
Parker now works as a New Age metaphysical counselor and lecturer. In 2001, she wrote a book titled Taboo: Sacred, Don't Touch (ISBN 0971368406), in which she wrote about her early childhood, her career in the adult industry, and her experiences with the metaphysical.
Kay Parker is one of twenty-five women of the golden era of adult films featured in the 2012 book by author Jill C. Nelson titled: Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968-1985 published by BearManor Media.
- "Journey Without Clothes: Kay Parker on Taboo", interview excerpts from Taboo re-release, Gram Ponante, May 11, 2007, Fleshbot. Retrieved 2007-11-05.
- "Taboo: Sacred Don't Touch Chapter Synopses", StarSourceOnline official site. Retrieved 2007-11-15.
- "The Porn Identity", Playboy (US edition), September 2011, p. 86.
- Milner, David (1995). "Kay Parker: America's Favorite Mom". Cult Movies 13: 87.
- Louis Marvin: The New Goddesses (AF Press, USA 1987): Features a chapter on her.
- Kay Parker Movie Club
- Kay Parker at the British Girls Adult Film Database
- Kay Parker at the Internet Movie Database
- Kay Parker at the Internet Adult Film Database
- Kay Parker at the Adult Film Database
- Largest archive of Kay Parker Movies Online
- Excerpt from Kay's book Taboo: Sacred, Don't Touch
- Biography at LukeIsBack.com
- Interview, 29 September 2009