Robert Heinlein wrote that each generation thinks it invented sex; certainly the same now applies to sex biopics. Lynn Redgrave was older than Seyfried when she took on the role of madam-turned-author Xaviera Hollander in “The Happy Hooker” (but just barely). Charlize Theron bet everything on her tribute to prostitute and serial murderer Aileen Wuornos in “Monster,” and won Oscar gold.
What about those who told their own scandalous stories and had the nerve to put their own faces onscreen? Here are a few notable examples of women who attempted to pull a reverse-Seyfried, gaining fame and acceptance by way of their seedy careers and personal lives.