5 Actresses You Won't Believe Used To Be Porn Stars

You thought you knew that.... face.

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While porn movies are of course synonymous with poor parody storylines, endless awful euphemisms, and scenes of hardcore sexual acts - or so I'm told - the stars 'acting' in them are even less believable when saying their lines or acting out the initial storyline. However, a number of porn stars have now moved into mainstream TV shows and movies successfully.

It would appear working in the adult entertainment industry may well have given a selection of women the acting skills to make a career in the mainstream film industry. The amount of adult movies these film stars rack up in their careers would suggest their acting skills would surely have been greatly enhanced, and their confidence levels in front of a camera are rather obvious considering the acts they've performed - again, I'm purely speculating.

Many people will have been scratching their heads and saying to themselves 'I'm sure I've seen her before' when spotting a adult film star-turned-mainstream actress in a TV show or movie, and with a growing number making the switch, the trend looks set to continue...

5. Sibel Kekilli

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Yes, 'Shea' from Game of Thrones as many might recognise, Sibel Kekilli was a German porn star before turning mainstream. Her name as an adult film actress was 'Dilara', and I'm led to believe such footage of her in her previous profession may still be lingering for the public to find.....

Moving swiftly on, Sibel has now successfully made the transition and has appeared in a number of projects since quitting adult entertainment. While best known for Game of Thrones, she's also featured in other roles, mostly German films and has won Best Actress in four of them.

She was outed as an ex-porn star back in 2004, and her parents back then broke off all contact with her.

While commended for her success in acting, it serves to prove to other aspiring actresses that adult entertainment stars can make the transition successfully, as Kekilli is now somewhat of a beacon for others to follow in her shoes.

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Crippy Cooke, 23, is a freelance Football Writer contributing to What Culture. He's had work featured on Zoo, MSN, London 24, The Telegraph, The Huffington Post, and was recently named Writer of the Year on FTBpro - while also a nominee for Best Male Blog in the Football Blogging Awards.

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