8 Famous Actors Who Starred In Adult Films

Society is all about encouraging sex positivity in this modern age, so in the spirit of that we’ve put together a list of famous actors who starred in adult films before they got their big break. Oh, and yes, they’re all big names!

 8. Dame Helen Mirren in Caligula

Britain’s queen of the acting world, Dame Helen Mirren! Who would have thought that she would be on this list? Well, there are questions as to whether her foray into the adult film industry really counts as it could be argued that Caligula is more erotic than pornographic. However, let’s remember that not only was it produced by Penthouse magazine, but it intended to be explicitly pornographic and even contains scenes of unsimulated sex! Surprisingly, Mirren has no regrets about stripping bare for the film, stating that “It was like showing up for a nudist camp every day. You felt embarrassed if you had your clothes on in that movie.”

<p>There's some debate about whether <em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">Caligula</em> counts as pornography, as one <em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">could</em> argue that it's an "erotic drama"—but things to note: A)&nbsp;It was produced by <em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">Penthouse</em> magazine, and B)&nbsp;It was made with the intention of being explicitly pornographic and features <a href="http://www.marieclaire.com/sex-love/news/g4560/best-sex-scenes/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">unsimulated&nbsp;sex</a>—which was a point of controversy between the director (who didn't want hardcore scenes) and the production company (who added them).&nbsp;</p><p>Either way, Mirren has no regrets about going nude for the film:&nbsp;"Everyone was naked in that," the actress told&nbsp;<a href="http://www.people.com/article/helen-mirren-talks-nude-scenes"><em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">People</em></a>. "It was like showing up for a nudist camp every day. You felt embarrassed if you had your clothes on in that movie."&nbsp;</p>

 7. Jackie Chan in All The Family

Before you start freaking out, let us just tell you that this movie was particularly softcore – especially when you consider the kind of scenes that are shown on TV all the time. Chan doesn’t feel like the whole thing is something to make a big deal of – he simply had to make money and this was a way for him to do it.

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