I'm sure a few of you did a double take when you saw the title of today's post? I mean, isn't Traci Lords that porn star that threw herself an 18th birthday party after starring in pornographic films for more than two years?
The birthday party is urban legend. She was arrested for starring in underage porn, though. That's true.
However, those early mistakes gave her great opportunities in legitimate acting and in music. She is a real hitmaker on the dance music charts, believe it or not. This cover of the Missing Persons classic is from 2004, and actually premiered on the Oprah Winfrey Show! It's kind of a chilled-out reading of the song - very deadpan, very cool, very fitting.