Although she'll probably never escape her notorious past as an underage porn queen, Traci Lords has since established herself as a credible actress and dance-club diva, choosing to concentrate mostly on the former. Lords was born Nora Louise Kuzma on May 7, 1968, in Steubenville, OH; she endured an abusive childhood in which she was molested by her alcoholic father (an experience she would later sing about in the song "Father's Field"). When she was 14, her mother was granted a divorce and moved the family to Redondo Beach, near Los Angeles. However, she soon dropped out of high school, ran away from home, and developed addictions to alcohol and cocaine. With the help of a fake ID and birth certificate listing her birth date as 1965, she sought income as a nude model, appearing in Penthouse in October 1984; she graduated to adult films the same year and quickly became a wildly popular star, appearing in between 80-100 features over the next two years. In 1986, Lords traveled to France and, on her real 18th birthday, made her only legal adult film, Traci I Love You (for which she controlled the distribution rights). While she was gone the FBI, acting on an anonymous tip, raided her apartment and discovered the truth about her age. Manufacturers and video stores rushed to pull her suddenly illegal tapes from the market, and Lords was blacklisted by the adult entertainment industry as punishment for the potential legal difficulties she'd caused anyone associated with her films.