Traci Elizabeth Lords (born Nora Louise Kuzma on May 7, 1968) is an American actress, singer, model, writer, producer and director. Born in Steubenville, Ohio, she first became known for her underage appearances in pornographic movies. Initially accepting a job as a nude model at the age of 15, she then became a movie actress. After being featured in the September 1984 issue of Penthouse magazine, Lords appeared in dozens of illegal videos between 1984 and 1986, and became one of the most sought-after pornography actresses of the era. During May 1986, when authorities discovered she had been underage while making all but one of her pornographic movies, distributors were ordered to remove all her material to avoid the risk of prosecution for trafficking in child pornography. The withdrawal of her movies cost millions of dollars and her case became the biggest scandal to affect the pornographic movie industry.