Legendary XXX actress Kay Parker dead at age 78…
It’s been reported that Kay Parker has passed away last week at the age of 78. As of this writing, no details have been made available regarding the circumstances of her passing. For those not familiar, Kay was one of the most popular female pornstars of the Seventies and Eighties and performed in some of the most groundbreaking and best-selling adult films of that era. Her passing is a huge loss for the XXX community.
2022 is shaping up to be one filled with more than its fair share of tragedy. In addition to the death of Kay Parker, news broke last week that Penny Archer had passed away at the age 33 after reportedly losing a battle against addiction. Earlier in the year, the industry was left reeling when Wednesday Nyte died at age 31 just weeks after popular male pornstar Logan Long died at the age of 34. In March, we lost Raven Alexis at age 35 and Angelina Please at the way-too-young age of 24. On top of all that, director Wesley Emerson died in January at the age of 73.
Who was Kay Parker?
Kay Parker was an English-born adult film star who performed throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Over the span of her career, which spanned from 1977 to 1988, Kay appeared in about 125 XXX-rated films. Arguably one of the first hardcore MILF performers, Kay Parker was probably best known for her legendary role in the Taboo series of movies, which to this day rank as some of the most controversial and impactful American erotica ever produced.
During the Seventies, you’d be hard pressed to find a performed more popular or in demand than Kay Parker. In fact, Die-Screaming ranked her as one of the 10 best female pornstars of the 1970s. Moving into the Eighties, Kay’s popularity diminished a bit and she was frequently out-shined by newer and younger actresses but she continued to deliver strong showings in such films as Private Teacher (Caballero Home Video), Firestorm (Command Video) and Night On The Wild Side (Vista Video). Kay ended her hardcore career in 1988.
The modern porn industry owes much to Kay Parker and her contemporaries who helped popularize XXX-rated adult films and demonstrated that it was possible for adult film actresses to showcase their dramatic acting skills alongside their hardcore prowess and create erotic cinema that elevated the art form above what many had considered possible. Additionally, Kay also helped break the stereotype porn was only a younger woman’s game. Kay Parker was a MILF before we even knew what that was.
Rest in peace, Kay Parker…
Kay Parker was an iconic adult film star who deserves to be remembered as one of the best to have ever done it. Her work in the 70s and 80s helped build the American porn industry into what it is today and she turned on generations of XXX fans to the idea of a hot mom I’d like to fuck. Kay was a skilled actress, an adult cinema pioneer and an absolute treasure of a human being.