Ginger Lynn Poster

Trivia (17)

Former adult film star turned actress.

Beat out Traci Lords to be Vivid Video's first "Vivid Girl" (contract performer), although she never liked the term "girl".

Was jailed briefly for suspicion of tax evasion.

When filming Surrender in Paradise (1985), she wore the same dress she wore at her high school prom three years earlier.

Graduated from Rockford West High School (IL) in 1981.

Her first adult feature was Surrender in Paradise (1985) in 1984. She was dating Jerry Butler at the time and performed in her first scene with Ron Jeremy. She celebrated her 21st birthday during production.

Was diagnosed with cervical cancer in the summer of 2000. She underwent a total hysterectomy and some chemotherapy and as of early 2002 was cancer-free.

Owns a vast collection of "Troll" dolls.

Unlike many former porn stars, she has said that she actually enjoyed her years in the adult-film business and isn't ashamed of anything she did.

Her parents divorced when she was 13.

Served a jail term related to tax-evasion, which she insisted was politically motivated by anti-porn elements in the Ronald Reagan and George Bush "41" administrations.

In 1975 made a suicide attempt by drug overdose at the age of 12 to escape from her mother's constant abuse.

Gave birth to her first child at age 33, son Stering Wayne Robert, on March 31, 1996. Child's father is her ex-boyfriend.

Profiled in the book "Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968-1985" by Jill C. Nelson.

In 2002 she retired from the adult film industry a second time and was pursuing mainstream acting gigs.

Sister of Kari Allen.

Had one sibling: Kari Ann Allen (b. September 30, 1967; d. May 29, 2011). She had three children and worked as a surgical sterilization technician.