Marlene Willoughby

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Marlene Willoughby
Born Marlenka[1]
(1948-05-17) May 17, 1948 (age 69)[2]
Detroit, Michigan, United States[2]
Nationality Polish/Italian American[2]
Other names Mary Hadda, Tawnya Fabian, Sandra Fay, Sanada Fay, Paula Pretense, Marlena Willoughby, Marlene Willoby, Marlene Willouby, Marlene Willoughy, Marlene Parker, Jane Lindsey, Rena Vane[2]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]

Marlene Willoughby (born May 17, 1948) is the stage name of a former American pornographic actress.


Willoughby chose the surname "Willoughby" for her professional work after someone called her willowy.[1] She followed her older sister, Jacqueline Carol, in pursuing a career in show business.

In 1969, she appeared in the controversial Lennox Raphael Off-Off-Broadway play Che![3][4] Other theater roles followed including the Obie Award winning[5] Dracula Sabbat,[6] Fuck Mother[7] and Keepers of the Hippo Horn.[8]

She also landed parts in mainstream fare such as No Place to Hide (1970), Up the Sandbox (1972), I, the Jury (1982)[1] and Trading Places (1983),[9] and softcore work such as Voices of Desire (1972) and While the Cat's Away... (1972). Following her retirement from porn, she also appeared in the mainstream film Married to the Mob (1988).[10]

Willoughby began making hardcore porn in 1975. Her notable appearances include The Opening of Misty Beethoven (1976), The Farmer's Daughters (1976), Outlaw Ladies (1981), and Foxtrot[11] (1982).

She appeared in many Pornographic magazines, most notably Penthouse and also wrote columns for such magazines as High Society and Velvet.[9] She also arranged film release parties and toured as a Burlesque dancer.[4] During her career in porn, Willoughby was known as an activist speaking out in favor of the porn industry.[4][12]


  1. ^ a b c Wilson, Earl (17 July 1981). "Tired of X-rating". The Milwaukee Sentinel. Archived from the original on 1 January 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Marlene Willoughby at". Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Verlag, Friedrich (1970). Theater heute (Volume 11 ed.). p. 72. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "Marlene Willoughby: The Scrapbook of an Actress". Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "1971 Obie Award Winners". The Village Voice. Archived from the original on 30 July 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  6. ^ Barnes, Clive (1970-10-02). "Drama: The Ritual of 'Dracula Sabbat'; Leon Katz Play Given at Judson Theater Work Based on Novel by Bram Stoker". The New York Times. 
  7. ^ Brukenfield, Dick (1970-03-20). "Off-Off". The Village Voice (published 26 March 1970). pp. 54, 64. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  8. ^ Sainer, Arthur (1971-06-10). "The Village Voice - Jun 10, 1971". The Village Voice. p. 10 June 1971. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  9. ^ a b James, Gary. "Marlene Willoughby Interview". Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "Married To The Mob: Cast & Details". TV Guide. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  11. ^ Wilson, Earl (20 May 1982). "Larry and Lucy —Lucky Luckenbills— are expecting a second encore". Doylestown Intelligencer. Retrieved 10 October 2017. 
  12. ^ Moreland, Rich. Pornography Feminism: As Powerful as She Wants to Be. ISBN 1782794964. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 

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