"Traci" comes from her girlfriend's name, "Lords" from Jack Lord (Hawaii Five-O (1968)).
Strong supporter of gay rights.
Was the centerfold model for the same issue of Penthouse Magazine that "exposed" Miss America 1984, Vanessa Williams. Because she was underage, it was illegal to own or trade that issue unless the pictorial of Ms. Lords was removed.
Penthouse Pet of the Month - September 1984
Had her name legally changed to Traci Elizabeth Lords.
Husband, Jeff Gruenewald (aka Jeff Lee) is a union ironworker.
Her father, Louis Kuzma, was born in West Virginia, of Czech, Slovak, and Ukrainian descent. Her mother, Patricia Louise (Briceland), has English, Scottish, and German ancestry.
Has 1st KYU in Bujinkan Ninjutsu.
She is easily the most successful of former porn stars to make a transition to mainstream movies.
She contributed vocals to the Manic Street Preachers song "Little Baby Nothing," from the Welsh group's "Generation Terrorists" album in 1992, and released as a single in November of that year. The song is about the sexual exploitation of a woman and singer/guitarist James Dean Bradfield said that "we needed somebody, a symbol, a person that could actually symbolize the lyrics and justify them to a certain degree. Traci was more than happy to do it. She saw the lyrics, and she had an immediate affinity with them. It was definitely easy to incorporate her personality into the lyrics. We just wanted a symbol for it, and I think she was a great symbol." Traci said that "I listened to the tape and really identified with the character in the song...this young girl who's been exploited and abused by men all her life."
A bra worn by Traci (from her relationship with ex-fiancé John Enos III) sold at auction on eBay for $80.00 in April, 2007.
Mother, with Jeff Gruenewald, of son Joseph Gunnar Lee, born October 7, 2007. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces.
Was almost cast as the female lead in Martin Scorsese's Casino (1995), but lost out to Sharon Stone.
Appeared as one of the celebrity models in a charity fashion show staged by Thierry Mugler to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles. [April 1992]
Friend of John Tierney. He introduced her to future husband, Jeff Gruenewald.
2005 Best Supporting Actress - True Crime NYC- Spike Video Game Awards.
2012 Best Actress- Excision- Festival de Terror de Molins de Rei.
Los Feliz, California [August 2005]
Subject of the song "Come Back Traci" by Sloppy Seconds.
Attended Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach, California. A fellow student was Brandy Ledford.
After Not of This Earth, Traci Lords appeared in other films. She starred in John Waters' critical hit Cry Baby as Johnny Depp's bad girl friend Wanda (1990) and played a more minor role in Waters' dark comedy Serial Mom (1994).
Is from from the same town in Ohio as Dean Martin.