Marilyn Chambers dies at 56


Adult film star Marilyn Chambers has been found dead at her home in northern Los Angeles County, according to a friend of Chambers.

Peggy McGinn said Chambers, 56, was found by her 17-year-old daughter Sunday night and the cause of death has not been determined.

Chambers starred in the 1972 film "Behind the Green Door," which was more widely distributed and attracted a more mainstream audience than the usual adult fare.

Chambers, whose given name was Marilyn Briggs, was once a model for Ivory Snow. She was among the first porn superstars when the stag films of the 1940s through '60s gave way to the more polished sex films of the '70s.