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10 Porn Stars Who Went Mainstream

More people know Carey for her non-porn activities than her work in adult films. While she has appeared in over 80 adult films, her run for the California governor's office in 2003 (albeit a publicity stunt) earned her plenty of media attention. (She ultimately placed 10th among 135 candidates – earning about 6,000 fewer votes than Hustler publisher Larry Flynt – but doubling the number earned by comedian Gallagher.)

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More people know Carey for her non-porn activities than her work in adult films. While she has appeared in over 80 adult films, her run for the California governor's office in 2003 (albeit a publicity stunt) earned her plenty of media attention. (She ultimately placed 10th among 135 candidates — earning about 6,000 fewer votes than "Hustler" publisher Larry Flynt — but double the number earned by comedian Gallagher.)

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