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A lot of struggling actors have to choose the path of softcore erotic movies and even adult films for the sake of money in their initial days of struggle to become a famous actor. They hoped that will enter the main-stream industry one day, some were lucky, they'd get out of the adult film industry and land important roles in serious mainstream flicks. While most of these hopes go to die, with the struggling actors either spending their life as a porn star or give up on their acting career, some of the dreams do live.
Many of the very popular actors of today didn't have a very smooth beginning of their career as we think of. Here's a list of famous celebs who had a rather shocking beginning as an actor.
A 24-year-old Sylvester Stallone, hungry and desperate for money played the titular role in the softcore skin film The Party at Kitty and Stud's. He was paid $200 for the film. For someone who was sleeping at the bus station in those days, this wasn't a bad deal. The 'Rocky' star doesn't regret that at all.
The romantic comedy darling was hired to act in a softcore adult movie 'She's no angel' at the age of 19. She was also photographed nude by a photographer who blackmailed her when she became a celebrity. He was later arrested and sentenced to 3 years and 8 months of jail. The nude pictures were never leaked.
Back in 1979, Helen Mirren played the role of Milonia Caesonia, Caligula's wife in the erotica Caligula. The movie produced by Penthouse was supposed to be a fully explicit adult film at first, but the hard scenes were softened for the theatre audience. The movie was even banned in many countries.
The talented actor who played the hysterical Joey from FRIENDS appeared on two episodes of the softcore erotic TV show Red Shoe Diaries, a late night show. In one of the episodes, he gets pretty close with a secretary in the elevator.
The face of machoism, Schwarzenegger appeared in a 1977 issue of the gay magazine's erotic magazine After Dark. He posed nude for the special edition 'Musclebound and Glory.' These were the same days when his Olympic bodybuilder career was in full swing.
The X-files actor went to a sex-addiction rehab in 2008. He too was a part of the 1992 erotica Red Shoe Diaries, where he played the role of a widower who solicits other women to send him their erotic diaries.
She's isn't a mainstream actress, we know that! She was seen in an episode of Entourage and was criticised for her role in the movie The Girlfriend Experience. The former porn star has bid a farewell to adult film industry and is acting with her clothes on.
Everyone knows that Monroe posed nude for photographs at a young age. But a very few people know that she was a part of an adult film of 1946 too! The film which has some really steamy scenes was sold at an auction in New York for $1.5 million. There is another alleged film of Monroe in a threesome with John F. Kenndy and his brother, Robert. The auction of the film was put on hold and the police seized the film.
Jackie Chan too turned to adult films during his tough financial times. He once appeared in a 1975 adult feature film All in the Family. He played the role of a rickshaw driver who sleeps with a married woman behind her husband's back.
Though the Madmen fame actor never appeared on the camera in adult property, he started his career as a set dresser for erotic films. For designing the sets of adult films, Hamm was paid $200 a day. He recalls his experience of those days as 'pretty depressing,'