Once a celebrated figure in Hollywood’s vibrant party scene, Mary Carey, now a devoted wife and web cam girl, has divulged her remarkable journey. Her story spans mingling with A-listers, modelling for ‘Hustler’ magazine, and her unexpected political stint challenging Arnold Schwarzenegger.
At 43, married to an emergency medicine physician, Mary Carey (@realmarycarey) recounts her transformation from aspiring small-town girl to an icon in adult entertainment.
An Extraordinary Path
Mary’s aspirations initially lay in ballet, but a health hurdle shifted her direction towards exotic dancing. Claiming victory in a strip club contest, she soon found herself in Los Angeles at 21, rubbing elbows with celebrities and ascending the stripping hierarchy.
Keen to enhance her profile, Mary ventured into the adult film industry, bolstering her dancing career. This move proved financially rewarding, with her earning £100,000 yearly for just six films.
From Glamour to Governance
A burgeoning celebrity, Mary was a regular at the Playboy Mansion, encountering Hugh Hefner. In a daring effort to amplify her fame, she contended for the governor’s seat against Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2003, landing in the top ten out of 135 hopefuls. Her distinctive campaign, themed around “porn and pistols,” earned widespread attention, thrusting her into the limelight.
Reflecting, Mary remarked: “It was so fun to learn more about our government and to see what support there was for me. I was fun, dumb, and full of fun back then, but my heart was in the right place.”
A New Chapter
Post-election, Mary sustained her dynamic presence, touring clubs, engaging in film production, and building an online fan base. Her life took a turn in 2017 after meeting her future husband, leading to her departure from the high-octane party lifestyle. Still, she remains connected with her admirers through camming and sharing alluring photos, valuing the memories of her unorthodox path.
Mary Carey reflects, “The experiences I’ve had – to be on billboards and going to shows with a police escort and traveling the world – I wouldn’t change a thing.”