|Born||Michelle Maira Schei
March 2, 1964
Castro Valley, California, United States
|Died||June 16, 1990self-inflicted gunshot wound)
(aged 26) (|
Solano County, California, United States
|Other names||Caroline Chambers, Heather Newman, Caitlyn Lewiss|
|No. of adult films||147 (per IAFD)|
At 18 years-old, she began dancing nude at the Mitchell Brothers O'Farrell Theater in San Francisco. Although O'Farrell's management considered her little more than a passably pretty bleached blonde with little dancing talent, she became popular as house dancer "Eve" and made a few thousand dollars per month in tips, which she reportedly spent mainly on drugs. In late 1986, she stopped working at the O'Farrell Theatre and underwent a "makeover" (i.e., detoxification and cosmetic surgery), reemerging as "Megan Leigh".
In the summer of 1987, she starred in Secrets Behind the Green Door with Marilyn Chambers. Leigh became known for her ability to deep-throat her partners, and earned a starring role in Deep Throat III (1989). When not starring in videos, she made many public appearances, including a return to the O'Farrell Theatre as a headliner.
Leigh's body was discovered on June 16, 1990 at her home in Solano County, California. The 26-year-old had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. According to former porn performer and message board contributor Brandy Alexandre, an autopsy discovered a lethal dose of Valium in Leigh's system.
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