Her first movie was What Gets Me Hot! At twelve she fled from her abusive, alcoholic father to Lawndale, California, with her mother and three sisters. The FBI agents, "appeared annoyed" when she could not provide the information they wanted. From late in toLords appeared in the Francis Ford Coppola produced sci-fi series First Waveplaying Jordan Radcliffe, the newest member of a group called Raven Nation that combats extraterrestrial aliens. It also paid for a black Corvette that her boyfriend later totaled. Her stage name is said to be in tribute to Katharine Hepburn's character Tracy Lord from The Philadelphia Story  or from the first name of her high school best friend Traci; and the last name of her favorite actor from Hawaii Five-OJack Lord.
She quickly ventured into adult movies.
Best of Traci Lords (Before 1992)
The FBI agents, "appeared annoyed" when she could not provide the information they wanted. Lords argued in her autobiography, however, that approximately 80 of those films were composed from leftover and re-edited footage from the original 20 films that were shot. The ensuing prosecution against the agencies cost the pornographic film and distribution industry millions of dollars as they were obliged by law to remove hundreds of thousands of her videotapes, films and magazines from store shelves to avoid the risk of prosecution for trafficking child pornography. Eventually, the Justice Department was forced to drop all charges when it was revealed that the fake ID which Lords had used to dupe the pornographic film industry was a U. She quickly ventured into adult movies.