1- Cameron Diaz – Not too long before she hit it big with movies like The Mask, Cameron starred in a kinky adult feature film. She was 19 years old at the time.
2- Matt LeBlanc – Before scoring the highly successful role of Joey Tribbiani in the famous NBC sitcom Friends, Matt was a starving actor. He accepted pretty much any role that came his way, including a role of a raunchy bike messenger in the soft core movie series called The Red Shoe Diaries.
3- Sylvester Stallone – He may be insanely rich now, but when he was 24 years old, Stallone was homeless and sleeping in a bus station. This is when he received an offer to star in a soft core film called The Party at Kitty and Stud’s and he accepted it. He was paid only $200 for this role!
4- Sibel Kekilli – Sure, Sibel shows quite a bit of skin in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, but little is it known that she starred in multiple adult feature films in her early twenties. Perhaps her experience helped her score the role in the hit TV show?
5- Helen Mirren – The Oscar-winning British actress portrayed the Queen of England in one of the movies, so it’s pretty surprising that she actually starred in a few explicit adult feature films, the most famous being the 1979 film Caligula. While it’s not an adult film per se, it contains so many pornographic scenes that it might as well could be…
6- Jackie Chan – Kung Fu master and movie star openly admitted that he starred in an adult feature movie more than 30 years ago. Why? Well, he wasn’t so popular back in the day and he had bills to pay — that’s pretty much it. He also said that he isn’t ashamed of it at all.
7- Arnold Schwarzenegger – OK, the famous actor didn’t exactly star in an adult feature movie, but he did pose naked in multiple gay adult magazines in hopes of establishing a fanbase and launching his movie career. Guess it worked out for him just fine…
8- Barbra Streisand – The singer and actress was another example of a young and broke artist who was struggling to make ends meet. Back in the late 1950s she accepted to showcase her bedroom talents on camera in exchange for money.
9- Peerey Reeves – You probably know Reeves for her role as the wife of the talent agent Ari Gold in Entourage, but before she made it big on TV (and later on the big screen), she starred in the soft-core called Red Shoe Diaries, same one as Duchovny. She didn’t engage in any sex scenes, but she does appear naked in her scene.
10- Shu Qi – The actress is best known to the Western audience for her role in the first Transporter movie, but she starred in quite a few Chinese movies as well. Just like others celebs on this list, one of her first performances was in an adult film called Sex and Zen 2, back in 1996.