Marilyn Star (born Kathryn Gannon , April 12, 1969, Prince George, British Columbia ) is a Canadian adult film actress .

She worked as a student in Edmonton before moving to Los Angeles and entering the adult film industry. Her first film was More Dirty Debutantes 30 , produced by Ed Powers (released in 1994). She also did some strip club "feature work" dancing as the feature attraction in clubs throughout America in the mid-'90s. She was married to Japanese businessman Bruce Akahoshi (and took his last name) from April 1994 through October 1997, when they divorced. [7]

Insider trading

In December 1999 she was charged with insider trading for using bank merger information given by former lover James McDermott , an investment banker and former chairman and CEO of the investment banking firm of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods , and for sharing that information with another lover, New Jersey businessman Anthony Pomponio. Prosecutors stated Star used the tips to make $88,135 in the stock market from May 1997 through the summer of 1998, and Pomponio made a comparable amount. [8]

Star escaped arrest by fleeing to Vancouver, Canada , where she married stockbroker Michael Gilley in 2000. She was arrested on May 24, 2000, and eventually extradited to the United States . [9] Gilley filed for divorce October 13, 2000. Star pleaded guilty to insider trading charges on June 11, 2002, and was sentenced to three months in Women's Correctional Center , Danbury, Connecticut , [10] which she began serving December 2, 2002.