5 Surprising Celebrities You Wouldn’t Have Guessed Acted in Porn Before Fame

No, having a sex tape released does not make them an ”adult film star’.

 

Although it may sound out of place, there are more famous celebrities who used to be pornstars than you’d imagine. Before starting their careers as actors, these celebrities had to make ends meet somehow and the adult film industry is as lucrative as it gets.  After all, porn is not so different from normal acting – there are scenes, co-stars, directors, cameras, lights and the whole shebang. It wasn’t all for fun that these celebrities started out in porn – they all had their reasons. Ready to have your minds blown at the fact that these celebrities were once porn stars? Here we go…

 

SYLVESTER STALLONE

Before he became a phenomenon following the film series ‘Rocky’, Stallone had a hard life. Because of an accident during his birth, the lower left side of his face is paralyzed (including parts of his lip, tongue, and chin), giving his slurred speech and his (now signature) permanent snarl. He was reported to have had to sleep on the sidewalk and at bus terminals after being evicted from his apartment and had to take up odd jobs, including being cleaner at a zoo. Out of sheer desperation, Stallone starred in a softcore porn piece titled ‘The Party at Kitty and Stud’s’, for which he earned USD$200 (RM800). According to Stallone, “it was either do that movie or rob someone, because I was at the end, the very end of my rope”.

 

Thankfully, he would soon find fame and rise as ‘The Italian Stallion’ for years to come.

 

 

CAMERON DIAZ

At age 17, Cameron Diaz was modelling and landing magazine covers. However, at age 19, a little before her big break in Jim Carrey’s ‘The Mask’, Cameron Diaz found herself in a different kind of movie. While being photographed by professional photographer John Rutter, the shoot is said to have changed direction, with it going from a bondage photoshoot to a half-hour video of Diaz and another model named Natasha engaging in some kinky moments with a leather-masked male model, whipping him with chains and walking him like a dog. She is also said to appear topless in parts of the videp. The video, which was shot in 1992, resurfaced in 2003 when the photographer tried to blackmail the actress for USD$3.5 million to have the photos sold back to her before proceeding to try to sell them to others. Unfortunately, in 2004, the 30-minute video of the photoshoot found it’s way onto a Russian website with the title ‘She’s No Angel’.

 

 

JACKIE CHAN

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Say it ain’t so! One of the world’s favourite martial arts actor and stuntmen Jackie Chan was once finding himself in Hong Kong pornos. Before becoming one of the few asians to make it big in Hollywood, Jackie Chan was an extra in a porn-comedy titled ‘All in the Family’. The 1975 film saw Jackie Chan play the ‘Rickshaw Driver’, a side character that appears an hour into the film. Of his part, the ‘Rush Hour’ actor said,

 

I had to do anything I could to make a living 31 years ago, but I don’t think it’s a big deal, even Marlon Brando used to be exposed in his movies.”

 

Following that, Jackie Chan made his name in the film ‘Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow’ in 1978 and the rest is history.

 

 

MATT LE BLANC

Joey Tribbiani is known to take on weird roles in his attempt to make it big as an actor (like that terrible, terrible rendition of a song for ‘penis envy’ in the musical version of Freud!) and it seems like Matt Le Blanc, the actor who plays Joey, knows this all too well. Before landing the role in the iconic sitcom (and subsequently going on to be paid USD$1M per episode), Matt Le Blanc starred in ‘The Red Shoes Diaries’, an American erotic drama series (aka softcore porn) that aired from 1992 to 1997. It was distributed by Playboy Entertainment. Matt appeared in two different segments, once in Season 1 and again in Season 2.

 

 

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

In 1984, the name Arnold Schwarzenegger became a household one following the success of the film ‘Terminator’. Pre-Terminator, however, Arnold Schwarzenegger spent his time body building and, although not in films, posing nude for magazines. The actor-turned-politician sat for an interview and 22-page nude photo spread for the magazine After Dark in 1977. The feature titled, “Musclebound for Glory”, contained photos of bodybuilders and Arnold Schwarzenegger was the cover model for the issue. Several photographs of him were used as illustrations in the article and intwo photographs, he appears in the nude; one photograph shows part of his penis. Although not marketed as a “gay magazine”, the magazine that covered “theatre, cinema, stage plays, ballet, performance art, and various artists, including singers, actors and actresses, and dancers, among others” also regularly covered topics of interest to the gay community.

 

 

 

*Cover image credit-
Jackie Chan: Instagram
Cameron Diaz: Instagram
Matt LeBlanc: Instagram

 

*Original article by Hamka Rosli for TheLaki
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