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Kay Parker at Hustler Hollywood, 26 April 1999
28 August 1944
|Other names||Jill Jackson, Kay Taylor Parker|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
Parker was reportedly introduced to the adult film industry during the late 1970s by actor John Leslie, who suggested she take part in one of his upcoming films. Upon hearing that it was a pornographic movie, Parker reportedly declined the offer. Eventually she eased into the industry by playing bit parts in non-sexual roles. However, porn director Anthony Spinelli talked her into doing her first sex scene in Sex World (1977). She appeared in roughly 50 films and made her swansong in 1985 appearing with Seka in "Careful He May be Watching." Parker segued into a position as Public Relations director for Caballero before bowing out of the Adult film world completely. Parker appeared on numerous TV talk shows coast to coast including "AM Chicago" hosted by Oprah Winfrey. She also lectured at UCLA, USC and other Los Angeles based colleges.
Kay Parker also appeared motif in several low-budget mainstream films, such as Desert Winds (1995) and "A Dirty Little Business" in 1998. 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 1970s in which they discuss their "memories" of the star.
Since 1986 Parker has worked with hundreds of individuals worldwide as spiritual mentor and metaphysical counselor and lecturer. In 2001, she wrote her autobiography titled "Taboo: Sacred, Don't Touch" (ISBN 0971368406), "An Autobiographical Journey Spanning Six Thousand Years" in which she wrote about her early childhood, her career in the adult industry, and her experiences with the metaphysical. She revised the book in 2016 "Taboo: Sacred Don't Touch" - The Revised Version (ISBN 978-1-36-741153-1). As of August 2016 a documentary is in the works about Parker entitled "A Taboo Identity" focusing on the years since her retirement from films. She continues to work in the Los Angeles area.
- AVN Hall of Fame
- XRCO Hall of Fame
- Best Supporting Actress - 8th Annual Erotica Awards 1984
- Lifetime Achievement - Adult Film Association 1990
- Lifetime Achievement - X-rated Critics Assn. 1990
- Class Act Award for Outstanding Achievement as Adult Industry Ambassador 1985
- Best Supporting Actress - "Careful He May Be Watching" 1987
- The Legends of Erotica - 1997 (named as one of 25 top legends at the Silver Anniversary of Adult Entertainment.)
- Inductee: Pussycat Theater's Walk of Fame - hand and feet imprints - Hollywood. 1984
Legendary women of classic erotic cinema 1968-1985, author Jill Nelson (ISBN 978-1-59393-298-5) published in 2012 by Bear Manor Media)
- "Journey Without Clothes: Kay Parker interview excerpts from Taboo re-release". fleshbot.com. 11 May 2007. Archived from the original on 14 May 2007. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
- "Taboo: Sacred Don't Touch Chapter Synopses". StarSourceOnline official site. Archived from the original on 8 February 2002. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
- 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.
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