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Ginger Lynn
Ginger Lynn
Inducted May 2009
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Born: December 1962
Age: 47
Origin: Rockford, Illinois
Real Name: Ginger Lynn Allen
Height: 5' 3
Eye color: Blue
Hair color: Blonde
Measurements: 34B-24-34
Best Feature: Beach Blonde
Specialty: Intense Orgasms

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Kinky Business

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Sister Dearest

Surrender in Paradise

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Taken

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Ginger Lynn was born Ginger Lynn Allen in Rockford, Illinois. She was the daughter of 18-year-old clock supervisor Wayne Allen and 19-year-old switchboard operator Marilyn McBride. Allegedly Ginger Lynn did not have a particularly constructive family life.

Allen allegedly attempted suicide in 1974, by swallowing pills her mother was using. She has stated in interviews that she recalls being in a catatonic state for about three days and that she felt her mother did not help her in any way. Shortly thereafter Ginger moved in with her grandparents.

After graduating in 1981 Ginger Lynn moved out of her grandparent's home and worked at a Musicland store as assistant manager and a bar waitress at night. Her grandparents moved to California about that time. Ginger moved to California later in 1982 after hearing that her grandfather had a heart attack.

After her grandfather passed away, Ginger Lynn started dating a man and had her first serious relationship. However, she was the major financial supporter in the relationship and needed to find a better paying job. Ginger answered an advertisement from the now famous World Modeling Agency in September 1983, the same agency that discovered Christy Canyon and many other major adult stars of the same era in smut.

Ginger Lynn was hired immediately and did a pictorial spread for Penthouse magazine which opened the door for her to begin a lifelong career in adult movies.

She did some nude modeling work and then began performing in adult films using the name Ginger Lynn in December 1983 at age 21. Her first film was Surrender in Paradise, where she starred with Jerry Butler and celebrated her 21st birthday in Hawaii while in production.

Ginger Lynn quickly rose in popularity, and eventually became one of the biggest stars in adult film history, making 69 adult feature films before retiring for the first time. She had her own line of videos through Vivid Entertainment with director Bruce Seven and Ginger had the good fortune of starting adult films at exactly the right moment. Porn was moving from sticky-floor movie theaters to home video as the VHS adult video revolution launched her into millions of homes around the country and later into hundreds of millions of homes around the world!

Ginger Lynn received the Best New Starlet award in 1985 from the Adult Video News and is an inductee ofthe X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) and Adult Video News (AVN) Halls of Fame as voted on by industry insiders.

Allen's most notable film was the award-winning Ten Little Maidens. Other career highlights include her performance as the neighbor who introduces Tom Byron to sex (in the first scene he ever filmed) as the finale of Kinky Business and her erotic award winning performance in Slumber Party with Eric Edwards is also not to be missed!

Her 'look' of style during the height of her porn career (1984-1986) spawned a cultural revolution as twenty-something year old women and teens quickly started to follow in the footsteps of her fashion sense.

Ginger Lynn was one of the first 'pretty girls' of porn to engage in double penetration, an act previously thought to be beneath the top shelf cover-girls of xxx hardcore. In the early-1980s adult film market, these acts and even straight anal sex was considered relatively rare, especially among big-name porn actresses of her caliber.

As part of her marketing, Ginger Lynn tried to appeal to her audience by demonstrating her bisexual cravings with at least one lesbian scene in each of her films. Proving she was not just beautiful but bright as well, Lynn was known for explicit ad-lib dialog and inventive "dirty talk" during her performances. She was the first Vivid Entertainment Vivid Contract Girl.

In the Tracy Lords legal fiasco Ginger Lynn was later called to testify on Lords' behalf against porn producers; she refused, and according to interviews, Ginger believes her refusal to testify against her friends made her a target of the Internal Revenue Service for falsification of a tax return. In 1991, Allen was convicted of falsifying a tax return and spent 4 months and seventeen days in jail. She also allegedly spent time in a rehabilitation center during this period because of cocaine abuse.

In February 1986, Ginger Lynn Allen decided to stop making adult films and attempted to establish a career in mainstream films using her full name. Allen appeared in several non-adult films, television shows and even interactive movie segments of the Wing Commander computer games. During the 1990s and up to the present, she has made occasional appearances in adult films, usually in lesbian-oriented segments or lesbian-themed films.

Ginger returned to adult films in 1999 for three movies: Torn (1999), White Lightning (2000) and New Wave Hookers 6 (2000). In December 2005, Ginger Lynn appeared in the Hollywood film American Pie: Band Camp (2005) playing the supporting role of Nurse Sanders. In March 2006, she became a host of Playboy Radio's Sirius Satellite Radio show, Night Calls Radio, alongside cohost and fellow iconic pornstar Christy Canyon.

In 2008, Allen appeared in the films Dirty Rotten Mother Fuckers with James Deen (24 years younger than Ginger Lynn) and Seasoned Players 4 with porn legend Tom Byron who she had partnered with in his first porn scene ever (nearly 25 years earlier).

Ginger Lynn has had a storied love life away from the cameras as well. She had a long term relationship with Los Angeles radio personality Ralph Garman and she also had a two-year relationship with actor Charlie Sheen from 1990 to 1992, including accompanying him through drug rehabilitation according to reports. Both Charlie Sheen and his father Martin Sheen wrote letters to the court in support of Allen during her own trial.

Hollywood Mainstream Movie Roles
National Lampoon's Van Wilder The Rise Of Taj
Kisses and Caroms (aka American Pool) (2006)
American Pie Presents Band Camp (2005)
The Devil's Rejects (2005)
The Independent (2000)
Bound & Gagged: A Love Story (1992)
Whore (1991)
Young Guns II (1990)
Cleo/Leo (1989)
Satan's Storybook (1989)
Vice Academy (1989)

Television Roles
Skin (2003)
Silk Stalkings (1994)
NYPD Blue (1993)
Super Force (1991)

Other Media
Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, Wing Commander: Prophecy (computer games) as Chief Technician Rachel Coriolis

Night Calls on Playboy Radio with Christy Canyon

Ginger Lynn has appeared in pictorials for Playboy, Cinema Blue, Chéri, High Society, Club International, and Celebrity Sleuth

The Ginger Lynn Show on KSEX Radio in Los Angeles

Night Calls Radio on Playboy Radio on Sirius Satellite Radio

The music video of Turn the Page of Metallica as a stripper

Awards

Adult Videos News (AVN) once ranked Ginger Lynn as the 7th greatest pornstar of all time in their Top 50. She also had at least six scenes with well-known porn star John Holmes early in her career.

1984 XRCO Starlet of the Year
1984 XRCO Video Vixen
1984 XRCO Female Performer of the Year
1985 AVN Best New Starlet
1985 AVN Best Couples Sex Scene – Film for Kinky Business (with Tom Byron)
1986 AVN Best Actress – Video for Project Ginger
1986 AVN Best Couples Sex Scene – Video for Slumber Party (with Eric Edwards)
1992 F.O.X.E All-Time Fan Favorite
1999 XRCO Best Girl-Girl Scene for Torn (with Chloe)
2002 AVN Best Actress – Film for Taken
AVN Hall of Fame
Legends of Erotica Hall of Fame
XRCO Hall of Fame

Ginger Lynn is best known as an icon of porn from the 1980s but her career has continued on since then and she has made the rare transition from adult cinema to mainstream Hollywood. She has had occasional roles in low budget B-movies, television shows and small parts in big budget films as well. While Ginger lucked out to catch the wave of porn moving from theaters to VHS, part of her problem has been that most of her work was in classic porn movies before the invention of the internet.

For that reason she has been unable to get enough votes from members of Hall Of Fame Porn to be inducted into the official porn hall of fame. Supporters are loyal and very vocal in their belief that Ginger Lynn is the greatest pornstar who has not yet been inducted into the porn hall of fame.

As one member recently remarked "All you have to do is look at how many pornstars use the last name Lynn these days or over the years and you can see how big an impact this blonde goddess had on the hardcore world!"

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