When one thinks of the Adult film industry, you don’t necessarily think “future politician”. However, you’d be surprised by just how many former Porn Stars have given it a go at political career. I guess with all the political sex scandals these days, why wouldn’t it ok for a former adult star to throw their hat in the ring? Here is a list of ten adult film stars turned politicians.
Known by her stage name, Cicciolina, she is the most famous porn star turned politician. Serving five years, from 1987 until 1992, as a member of the Italian parliament. She made her political debut in 1979 as a candidate of Italy’s first Green party. In 1985, she would join the Partito Radicale. Amongst her political achievements, she has founded two political parties. Partito dell’Amore, and the Democracy, Nature, and Love Party (DNA).
A Hong Kong-born porn star. In 2013, Diana Pang became a member of the Gansu Province legislative body of the Chinese Communist Party, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Congress (CPPCC). Diana Peng is a renowned professional actress and dancer in Hong Kong and Mainland China. As the youngest Congressman from the arts, she has many prominent memberships and commissioned works which include: membership with the Standing Committee of the 10th All-China Young Politician Federation, China Zhi Gong Party Central Sports Committee Member, Honored Chairman of the China Health Assist-Poverty Project Association, Vice-Chairman of the World Association of Chinese, Chairman of the judging panel for the Miss World Finals, Vice Chairman of judging panel of the Miss World Traveling Ambassador, Visiting Professor of the Shanghai Modern Leadership Institution, Honorary Member of the Top 100 Lifetime Achiever Award of China, and Honorary Member of the Top 100 of China Charming Ladies.
An Italian porno star, Anna Moana Pozzi is best known as a co-founder of the Partito dell’Amore (Party of Love). Italian adult-film star Moana Pozzi was born on April 27, 1961, in Genova, Italy. In 1981 she began her film career, appearing in small uncredited parts in films and on television. Five years later she appeared in the Federico Fellini film Ginger and Fred (1986). It was on the set of this film that she met Ilona Staller, known better by her porn name of “Cicciolina”. It was soon afterwards that Pozzi began appearing in hardcore sex films, under her real name. It wasn’t long before she became a national sensation in Italy, eventually exceeding even Cicciolina’s popularity.
An Italian porn star, best known by her stage name Milly D’Abbraccio. In 2008, she took part in the Rome City Council elections as a candidate of the Socialist Party. In 2011, she took part in local elections for Mayor of Monza as a candidate from a local party called Forza Monza.
An American porn star, Cleveland native Mary Carey was born into what could be charitably called a dysfunctional family. Both of her parents were mentally handicapped (her mother had been diagnosed as a schizophrenic) and she was taken away from her parents by her grandparents when she was three months old. After her parents divorced, her mother moved in with Mary and her grandparents. At seven years of age the family moved from Cleveland to Florida, and the next year Mary was legally adopted by her grandparents.
Mary Carey ran in the 2003 California gubernatorial recall election. She ran as an independent candidate and came in tenth out of 135 candidates. Since then, she has also ran for Lieutenant Governor of California in 2005.
A Czech-born porn star, best known by her stage name Dolly Buster. She ran for European Parliament in 2004 as a candidate of a minority Czech political party.
An American porn star, Marilyn Chamber ran for Vice President on the Personal Choice Party ticket in 2004. In the 2008 presidential election, she returned as a candidate with the Boston Tea Party.
AUkrainian-Canadian porn star. In 2014, she announced her candidacy for mayor of Toronto. Unfortunately, she was not accepted as a candidate for failure to provide a current driver’s license.
An American porn star, she formed an exploratory committee in 2009 for a possible run in the 2010 Louisiana Senate race. On July 28, 2009, her campaign manager was the target of a car bomb attack. She would ultimately pull out of the race on April 15, 2010.