Porn is without a doubt a physically taxing vocation. Porn stars may only look like they’re having the time of their lives on set. In reality, porn actors and actresses are cardio conquerors whose work routines can leave them out of commission for a few days.
With porn being such a physically active job, it’s no wonder some porn stars venture into the world of action movies. Action movies have adrenaline-filled scenes that can rival a porn star’s regular day on set.
You might be surprised to learn your favorite porn stars have been in some mainstream action flicks. Check out this list to see if there’s more to your favorite star’s filmography than just porn!
Okay, so Game of Thrones might not be a movie, but it’s such an epic action series that it deserves a spot on our list. Sibel Kekili started out as a German porn actress in her Native Germany. After a brief stint in porn, she decided to pursue an acting career that landed her in Game of Thrones. Admittedly, Game of Thrones doesn’t shy away from sex scenes. However, it’s Sibel’s heartfelt portrayal as Shae that leaves us wanting to see more of her in mainstream films.
If you were born in the ‘90s or earlier, you’ve definitely heard of the Queen of Porn. Jenna Jameson has starred in countless pornographic films starting from the early 90s. She has done it all in every position with nearly every top-rated leading man in the business. In recent years, however, Jenna has also played roles in mainstream action-horror films like the mountain biking film New World Disorder II – Freewheel Burning and the campily named Zombie Strippers.
The inclusion of the legendary drunken master in this list requires a disclaimer – he’s an action movie star who has appeared in porn. Jackie Chan’s mid-‘70s porn flick is actually a mix of porn and comedy. The film is called All in the Family, and in the movie, Jackie stars as a sleazy rickshaw driver looking for a good time. When Jackie later became famous for his action movies, he was asked about his brief stint in porn. Always a good sport, he replied that he isn’t even embarrassed by his role!
Sasha Grey’s erotic onscreen antics landed her numerous porn awards back when she was still active in the porn industry. However, after realizing she had acting potential, Sasha decided to venture into mainstream movies with much success. Her first successful feature film, The Girlfriend Experience, was directed by Oscar-winner Stephen Soderbergh. While some of her movies were critically panned, there’s no denying that Sasha has star power in both mainstream and porn films!
Yes, the man who has been in a considerable amount of porn films also had brief stints in Hollywood action movies. And they’re not just any random action movie where he could make a quick buck. No, he’s been in movies that both critics and viewers adore. For one, he played an amiable bartender in Troy Duffy’s The Boondock Saints. He was also an extra in Ghostbusters. And in what may have been his most memorable cameo role, Ron also played a male strip club announcer in the movie Spun.
The next time you watch an action film, keep your eyes open for some familiar faces. You never know if you’ve seen that extra in a porn film!