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Ginger Lynn

Ginger Lynn
Ginger Lynn Allen in 2006
Born Ginger Lynn Allen
(1962-12-14) December 14, 1962
Rockford, Illinois, US
Other names Ginger Lynn, Ginger Allen
Height 5 ft 3 in (160 cm)
Weight 110 lb (50 kg)
Website .comgingerlynn
No. of adult films 319 as performer
2 as director
per IAFD as of March 2015[1]

Ginger Lynn (born Ginger Lynn Allen; December 14, 1962) is an American pornographic model who came to prominence in 1980s videos. She also had minor roles in various B-movies. AVN has ranked her at #7 in a list of the 50 greatest porn stars of all time.[2] After ending her adult-entertainment career, she began using her full name, Ginger Lynn Allen, and found work in a variety of B-movies. She had a late career comeback to the adult industry and made a brief series of movies. Allen is a member of AVN, Legends of Erotica, NightMoves Adult Entertainment, and XRCO halls of fame.


  • Career 1
    • Early life 1.1
    • Adult industry 1.2
    • Mainstream 1.3
    • Adult return 1.4
  • Personal life 2
    • Relationships 2.1
    • Legal Issues 2.2
    • Family 2.3
    • Health 2.4
  • Partial filmography 3
  • Awards 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Over her four-decade career, Allen's credits include a variety of roles and jobs. These include actress/performer, director, writer, producer, and assistant director.[3]

Early life

Born in Illinois, Ginger Lynn Allen moved to California in 1982 after hearing about her grandfather's heart attack. Following her grandfather's death, a male friend came to live with her and became her "first nice boyfriend". Allen was the major financial supporter in the relationship and needed to find a higher-paying job. When she answered an advertisement from the World Modeling Agency in September 1983, she was immediately hired and did a pictorial for Penthouse, which brought her to the attention of the adult film industry.

Adult industry

Allen began as a Adult Video News (AVN) halls of fame. Career highlights include her performance as the neighbor who introduces Tom Byron to sex in Kinky Business (1984) and her work in Slumber Party with Eric Edwards.

Allen's work was also distinguished by explicit and inventive "dirty talking" during her performances. She was the first Vivid Entertainment 'Vivid Girl', beating out the then-underaged Traci Lords. She was later called to testify on Lords' behalf against porn producers; she refused, and according to her, was then targeted by the Internal Revenue Service for falsification of a tax return. Allen had at least six scenes with porn legend John Holmes early in her career and was the first onscreen female partner of prolific porn performer Peter North.


In February 1986, Allen decided to stop making adult videos and establish a career in mainstream films using her full name. She appeared in several non-adult films, television shows and even interactive movie segments of the Wing Commander computer games.[4] She started her career in mainstream features with a small part in the western Young Guns II, which co-starred her former boyfriend Charlie Sheen's brother, Emilio Estevez.[5]

Allen was the subject of an episode of the documentary series E! True Hollywood Story in 2002.[6] Allen appeared in another episode about her relationship with actor Charlie Sheen in 2010.[7]

In December 2005, she appeared in American Pie: Band Camp (2005) playing the supporting role of Nurse Sanders. In the same year, she portrayed Fanny in Rob Zombie's thriller film The Devil's Rejects[8] and starred as Cherry Bomb in Zombie's slasher film 31.[9]

Adult return

Allen returned to the adult-entertainment industry in 1999 for three movies: Torn (1999), White Lightning (2000), and New Wave Hookers 6 (2000). In March 2006, she became a host of Playboy Radio's Sirius Satellite Radio show, Night Calls Radio, with former adult film actress Christy Canyon. In June 2007, Allen performed for two of's hardcore websites, Ultimate Surrender and Sex and Submission.[10] In 2008, Allen appeared in the films Dirty Rotten Mother Fuckers with James Deen (24 years younger than her) and Seasoned Players 4 with Tom Byron, then performed in more than a dozen hardcore releases in each of the next two years.[1]

Personal life


Allen had a two-year relationship with Charlie Sheen from 1990 to 1992, and accompanied him through drug rehabilitation.[11] Despite the well-known allegations that Sheen is physically violent towards women, Lynn said she never saw the actor become abusive in the slightest, "Not one time did he raise his voice. No violence," she said.[12] She also had a long-term relationship with Los Angeles radio personality Ralph Garman.[13]

Legal Issues

In 1991, Lynn was charged with willfully subscribing to a false tax return, in regard to a relatively small amount, $2087.04. She was convicted, and served three months and seventeen days in federal prison, losing most of her career earnings on legal fees.


In a 2003 interview, she described herself as the "single mother of a five-year-old son."[14]


Allen was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2000. She underwent a total hysterectomy and some chemotherapy, and is regarded as cancer-free.[14][15]

Partial filmography

  • Taken (2001) – 2002 AVN Award for Best Actress
  • Beverly Hills Cox (1986)
  • Ten Little Maidens (1985) – AVN Awards 1986 Best Couples Sex Scene
  • Project: Ginger (1985) – AVN Awards 1986 Best Actress – Video
  • New Wave Hookers (1985)
  • Kinky Business (1985) – AVN Awards 1985 Best Couple in a Sex Scene (with Tom Byron)
  • Electric Blue 28 (1985)
  • Slumber Party (1984) – AVN Awards 1986 Best Couple in a Sex Scene (with Eric Edwards)
  • The Pink Lagoon (1984)
  • Surrender in Paradise (1984)
  • Taboo 4 (1985) the younger generation
Mainstream media


  • 1984 XRCO Starlet of the Year[16]
  • 1984 XRCO Video Vixen[16][17]
  • 1984 XRCO Female Performer of the Year[16][17]
  • 1985 AVN Best New Starlet[18]
  • 1985 AVN Best Couples Sex Scene – Film for Kinky Business (with Tom Byron)[18]
  • 1986 AVN Best Actress – Video for Project: Ginger[18]
  • 1986 AVN Best Couples Sex Scene – Video for Slumber Party (with Eric Edwards)[18]
  • 1992 F.O.X.E All-Time Fan Favorite
  • 2000 XRCO Best Girl-Girl Scene for Torn (with Chloe)[19]
  • 2002 AVN Best Actress – Film for Taken[18]
  • AVN Hall of Fame[20]
  • Legends of Erotica Hall of Fame[21]
  • NightMoves Adult Entertainment Hall of Fame[22]
  • XRCO Hall of Fame[23]

See also


  1. ^ a b Ginger Lynn at the Internet Adult Film Database
  2. ^ "AVN: The 50 Top Porn Stars of All Time". Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 2010-01-14. 
  3. ^ Staff. "Ginger Lynn Actress, director, writer". Amazon. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Chief Technician Rachel Coriolis (Character)". IMDb. Retrieved April 5, 2015. 
  5. ^ Collins, Scott (March 8, 2011). "Ginger Lynn shares her past with Charlie Sheen".  
  6. ^ Staff. "E! True Hollywood Story Ginger Lynn (11 Aug. 2002) TV Episode – 120 min – Documentary, biography, Crime". Amazon. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  7. ^ Staff. "E! True Hollywood Story: Season 14, Episode 6 Charlie Sheen (11 Aug. 2010) TV Episode – 60 min – Documentary, Biography, Crime". Amazon. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ginger Lynn Explodes Her Cherry Bomb for Rob Zombie in 31". Dread Central. Retrieved April 5, 2015. 
  9. ^ Meet Rob Zombie’s “Cherry Bomb” In His Slasher ’31′
  10. ^ "Ginger Lynn Shooting Comeback for" by Tod Hunter,, July 3, 2007.
  11. ^ "Ginger Lynn Allen", Fred Beldin, Allmovie. Online at Retrieved 2007-11-04.
  12. ^ Collins, Scott (March 7, 2011). "Former porn star Ginger Lynn breaks her silence on ex-boyfriend Charlie Sheen".  
  13. ^ "Ralph Garman: World's Greatest Lover", interview by Justin Harvey, ThePhatPhree. Retrieved 2007-11-04.
  14. ^ a b -y on GingerSkin The SKIN"GINGER LYNN SHOWS SOME
  15. ^ "Lynn, Ginger Allen". Retrieved April 5, 2015. 
  16. ^ a b c "The Actress, the Producer and Their Porn Revolution". January 6, 2002. Retrieved January 13, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b MayorDefacto. "Transcript of the video A Night of Legends: First Annual XRCO Adult Film Awards". Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  18. ^ a b c d e "Past AVN Award Winners". Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  19. ^ "XRCO past winners". Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  20. ^ "AVN Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  21. ^ "Legends of Erotica". Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  22. ^ "Past Winner History". Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  23. ^ "XRCO Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2007-11-29. 

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