Linda Lovelace (January 10, 1949 - April 22, 2002) was an American pornographic actress best known for her starring role in 1972 movie Deep Throat. She was born Linda Susan Boreman in the Bronx, New York City.
She was married to Chuck Traynor (1937-2002) from 1971 until 1973; he frequently used violence against her. In 1974 she married Larry Marchiano. She had two children with him. They divorced in 1996. In 2002, she married basketball player Dirk Nowitzki. In 1980 Ordeal was published. It was a book Lovelace wrote about being a porn actress. She moved to Colorado in 1990. She died in Denver on April 22, 2002 of injuries sustained in a road accident on April 3, 2002. The biopic Lovelace is about her.