What Was Linda Lovelace's Net Worth?
Linda Lovelace was an American adult film actress and author who had a net worth of $100 thousand at the time of her death in 2002. Linda Lovelace is best known for starring in the hardcore pornography film "Deep Throat" (1972). Linda later revealed that her first husband, Chuck Traynor, forced her to star in the movie, and while testifying before the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography in 1986, she stated, "When you see the movie 'Deep Throat,' you are watching me being raped. It is a crime that movie is still showing; there was a gun to my head the entire time." After leaving the industry, Lovelace became an anti-pornography activist and a born-again Christian. She also appeared in the films "Sextet" (1971), "Deep Throat Part II" (1974), and "Linda Lovelace for President" (1975), and she published the books "Inside Linda Lovelace" (1974), "The Intimate Diary of Linda Lovelace" (1974), "Ordeal" (1980), and "Out of Bondage" (1986). Linda passed away on April 22, 2002, from trauma and internal injuries sustained in a car accident at the age of 53.
- Richest Celebrities › Actors
- Net Worth:
- $100 Thousand
- Date of Birth:
- Jan 10, 1949 - Apr 22, 2002 (53 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- The Bronx
- 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
- Pornographic actor, Actor
- United States of America
Linda Lovelace was born Linda Susan Boreman on January 10, 1949, in The Bronx, New York City. Her father, John, was a police officer, and her mother, Dorothy, a waitress, was abusive and domineering. Lovelace attended Saint John the Baptist in Yonkers and Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale, and as a teenager, she earned the nickname "Miss Holy Holy" because she was committed to avoiding sexual activity and kept boys at a distance. Linda's family relocated to Davie, Florida, when she was 16, and when she gave birth to a child out-of-wedlock at the age of 20, Dorothy forced her to put the baby up for adoption. Lovelace then returned to NYC to attend computer school, but after she was in a car accident that resulted in Linda having to get a blood transfusion, she returned to her parents' home in Florida. Lovelace contracted hepatitis from the blood transfusion, and she underwent a liver transplant in 1987.
While staying with her parents during her recovery, Linda met Chuck Traynor, and after he forced her to go to New York with him, he became her husband as well as her manager and pimp. He coerced her to perform as "Linda Lovelace" in hardcore 8 mm silent short films that were meant to be shown at peep shows. Linda starred in the 1969 bestiality movie "Dogarama," which she later said she was forced to do at gunpoint, and her most well-known film, "Deep Throat," was released in 1972. "Deep Throat" played multiple times per day for more than a decade at the Pussycat Theater chain, and Lovelace left her handprints and footprints in the sidewalk in front of the Hollywood Pussycat location. In 1985, the film was inducted into the X-Rated Critics' Organization Hall of Fame. After "Deep Throat," Linda starred in 1974's "Deep Throat Part II" and 1975's "Linda Lovelace for President." She made her stage debut in a 1973 production of "Pajama Tops" at Philadelphia's Locust Theatre, and she posed for "Esquire" and "Playboy" around this time. In 1977, Lovelace appeared in a stage production of "My Daughter's Rated X" in Las Vegas. She left the pornography business after the birth of her children.
Linda married Chuck Traynor on September 4, 1971, and they divorced in 1974. In her book "Ordeal," Lovelace said of the marriage, "When in response to his suggestions I let him know I would not become involved in prostitution in any way and told him I intended to leave, [Traynor] beat me and the constant mental abuse began. I literally became a prisoner, I was not allowed out of his sight, not even to use the bathroom, where he watched me through a hole in the door. He slept on top of me at night, he listened to my telephone calls with a .45 automatic eight shot pointed at me. I suffered mental abuse each and every day thereafter." She also said that she was only paid $1,250 for "Deep Throat," and her payment was confiscated by Traynor.
Linda married cable installer Larry Marchiano in 1976, and they welcomed son Dominic in 1977 and daughter Lindsay in 1980. Marchiano launched a drywall business during the marriage, and after it went bankrupt in 1990, the family moved from Long Island to Colorado. Though Lovelace said that Marchiano sometimes physically abused her and verbally abused their children, their 1996 divorce was civil, and they stayed in touch until Linda's death in 2002. After publishing "Ordeal" in 1980, Lovelace became a vocal supporter of the anti-pornography movement and began speaking at colleges, government hearings, and for feminist groups.
Death and Legacy
On April 3, 2002, Lovelace was seriously injured in a car accident on her way to a kidney dialysis appointment, suffering internal injuries. She was taken off life support on April 22, 2002, and she passed away in Denver at the age of 53 with her family by her side. Linda was laid to rest at Parker Cemetery in Colorado. Lovelace was the subject of the songs "Linda Lovelace for President" (by Marc with a C) and "Linda Lovelace" (by David Allan Coe) as well as the stage productions "Lovelace: A Rock Musical" and "The Deep Throat Sex Scandal." She was portrayed by Tina Yothers in "Lovelace: A Rock Musical" and by Amanda Seyfried in the 2013 film "Lovelace." In 1979, computer scientist David Gelernter wrote the first version of the computer coordination language Linda, naming it after Lovelace. The name was inspired by a programming language called Ada, which was named in honor of "the world's first computer programmer," Ada Lovelace.