13 September 1990, Oswego, New York, USA (drug overdose)
Michelle M. Carpenter
5' 3" (1.60 m)
It has not been revealed for sure where Arcadia Lake was born, where she went to school, or where she died. Ron Jeremy said she was teaching a college physical education aerobics class before entering her adult film career. In Show World around 1977, she met Eric Edwards while dancing on the live stage. He claimed to have helped her stop using cocaine while she performed in films with him. He also said she was able to leave a methadone treatment program with his help. They were said to have married in 1980, but jealousies and disagreements followed about his multiple partnerships. Of course, without methadone, it was more difficult for her to stay off of cocaine. The money from her success in porn and her troubled marriage only fueled her return to her habit. Carter Stevens, a director of photography for many of her early films, said she "had the most beautiful, clear porcelain skin" complexion he had ever seen. Arcadia had such a clean, wholesome appearance in her films it was very hard to imagine she had any drug habits. Rumors continue to circulate that her death in 1991 might have been a mafia murder or faked so she could assume a new name and occupation of more respect. Most agree her best films were "Secrets of a Willing Wife" where she played a cook that seemed not connected to the film's main plot, "Honey Throat" and "Summertime Blue."
IMDb Mini Biography By: arcadiafan
Eric Edwards (1980 - 1981) (divorced)
Arcadia named herself after the lake resort in Oklahoma.