Traci Lords is a former American adult film actress who later changed careers as an actress, model, singer, and writer. She is best known for her role as Phyllis in Excision for which she won the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actress, Fright Meter Award and a CinEuphoria Award.
She has also acted in movies like Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Blade, and Skinner, and is TV series like Gilmore Girls, Tales from the Crypt, and Married… with Children. As a singer, she has released an album titled 1000 Fires which had the hit single Control, which was featured on the film Mortal Combat.
Traci Lord’s Net Worth: $9 million
The American actress and singer has an estimated net worth of $9 million which she accumulated for her works in adult films and movies.
Her weekly salary from the film Not of This Earth was $3,000. As an adult actress, she earned $1,000 per day. In 2003 she claimed that she had earned over $30,000 from her career in adult films.
Traci earned $100,000 after selling the rights of her adult movie, Traci, I Love You. In 1984 she earned $5,000 from her appearance on the cover of Penthouse magazine.
Traci on Instagram
She is available on Instagram as @tracilords where she has more than 78k followers and the estimated earnings for her every post is calculated to be $313.5 – $522.5.
In May 1986 it was discovered that Traci had she had been a minor during her appearance in adult films. Lords had lied to the authorities, photographers, producers, and directors that she was of age to appear in such a film, even though she was not.
She had faked to be 22 when she was just 16 and had spent 2 years in the adult movie industry. Although she was born in 1968 she had submitted a driving license with her date of birth as 17th November 1962 to get into the adult movie industry.
Traci was taken into protective custody while the owners of X-Citement Video Inc and her modeling agency were arrested. By 1986 almost every adult movie theatres and video rental shops had taken off the video featuring Lord from their shelves to avoid prosecution on grounds of distributing child p***graphy.
Traci made her career debut in the mainstream movies with the role of Nadine Story in 1988 in the film Not of This Earth. She is best known for her roles in films like The Nutt House, starring Bruce Campbell, Blade, with Wesley Snipes, and Excision.
In television she has appeared on TV shows like Married… with Children, featuring Ed O’Neill, Melrose Place, Roseanne, and Eastsiders, to name a few.
She was born as Nora Louise Kuzma on 7th May 1968 in Steubenville, Ohio in the United States to Patricia Kuzma and Louis Kuzma. She has an elder sister named Lorraine and two smaller sisters named Grace and Rachel. She is of American nationality, and her ethnicity is mixed comprising of Ukrainian and Irish ancestry.
She attended Redondo Union High School and later enrolled at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute where she studied method acting.
The 51-years-old actress is currently single but has been married and divorced thrice in her lifetime. Her first marriage was with Brook Yeaton which lasted from 1990 to 1995. She was then married to Ryan Granger from 1999 to 2000 and later with Jeff Gruenewald. She has a son named Gunnar Lords Lee which she shares with Jeff.
Traci has also been in relationships with Johnny Depp, Slash, Joey Ramone, Rikki Rachtman, and Tom Bryon, to name some.