Traci Elizabeth Lords (born Nora Louise Kuzma on May 7, 1968) is an American actress, singer, model, writer, producer, and director. She achieved notoriety in the mid-1980s after authorities discovered that she was underage when she posed nude and appeared in numerous pornographic films. A native of Steubenville, Ohio, Lords initially landed a job as a nude model at the age of fifteen by using a fake driver's license. After being featured in the September 1984 issue of Penthouse magazine, she appeared in dozens of illegal videos between 1984 and 1986, and became one of the most sought-after pornographic actresses of the era. During May 1986, when law enforcement discovered she had been underage while making all but one of her hardcore films, distributors and video rental stores were ordered to remove all her videos to avoid the risk of prosecution for trafficking in child pornography. The withdrawal of her films cost the industry millions of dollars and her case became the biggest scandal to affect the adult film industry.