Kelly Nichols: At Last – Podcast 93

Kelly Nichols: At Last – Podcast 93

How is that as we approach our 100th podcast, The Rialto Report still hasn’t interviewed Kelly Nichols?

It’s not as if she was a brief flash in the pan who came and left in a hurry: in fact, Kelly had two noteworthy careers in the adult industry. First, she was a star in front of the camera in the early 1980s, where she was considered one of the best actresses in films such as Roommates, Puss ‘n Boots and In Love, and earned legions of fans and plenty of awards for her performances. Then she was even more prolific as an adult film makeup artist, working on hundreds of movies from the late 70s all the way up through just a few years ago.

Along the way, she also appeared in the film ‘King Kong’ (1976) as Jessica Lange’s stunt double, had a memorable role in the cult horror film The Toolbox Murders (1978), and even made an adult film in in Australia the 1980s.

Yet given all her success, how is it that someone recognized by many as one of the most beautiful women in the business, has often thought of herself as an ugly duckling.

We don’t know why we’ve waited so long, but at last, it’s time for Kelly Nichols story.

This episode is 81 minutes long.

The music playlist for this episode can be found on Spotify.


Kelly Nichols

Kelly Nichols


Veronica Hart


Skin Flicks


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Adam magazine


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Video X


Kelly Nichols


Kelly Nichols


Video X


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Kelly Nichols


Cheri magazine


Jerry Butler


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Kelly Nichols


Kelly Nichols


Chuck Vincent


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Kelly Nichols


  • Posted On: 5th January 2020
  • By: Ashley West
  • Under: Podcasts


  1. Jim Stevens · January 5, 2020 Reply

    Looking forward to this. Met Kelly briefly after the 2014 “In The Flesh” screening of
    “Roommates” in NYC. Wish “Roommates” and “In Love” would the special edition treatment. Keep getting promises that the former is coming, but still waiting…

  2. tim · January 5, 2020 Reply

    Very cute!

  3. Patrick · January 5, 2020 Reply

    Glad to hear Kelly tell her story. She was gorgeous and had an amazing screen presence. And now after listening to her podcast, smart on top of all of that.

    Now, how about a podcast for the 3rd “Roommate” Samantha Fox? I know she’s very reclusive, but she’s one of the biggest surviving stars from the era yet to tell her full story. Although I’m sure she’s up there among the most requested stars from fans for a podcast.

    • –E– · January 6, 2020 Reply

      Samantha Fox is the #1 starlet I’d love to hear OR read (if that’s the only way) an interview with!

  4. Howie Gordon · January 5, 2020 Reply

    WOW! Being around Kelly Nichols has made me dumb since the day I first met her. You live long enough, you come to realize that some things in this life are just not meant to be. Ashley, I have waited years to hear some of the stories you have covered in this long-overdue interview with one of the most charismatic women to have ever graced the adult screen. She was and is amazing. Thank-you both for this wonderful interview! xoxo, the ghost of Richard Pacheco

    • April Hall · January 6, 2020 Reply

      Thank you so much Howie. Can’t wait to read the new book!

    • Jotman · February 9, 2022 Reply

      Wow…fantastic interview with one of the hottest women of the golden age. She did a scene or two for Derezy which are the to the point, no frills just hot content.
      Also, I remember a Hustler issue that just had a full frame close up of her face nothing more…

  5. George Maranville · January 5, 2020 Reply

    The overnight drive to Detroit just got a whole more enjoyable. I bet I listen to it two times in a row. You guys are without peer. Much gratitude and respect!

  6. Jim Stevens · January 5, 2020 Reply

    That was an awesome interview…Kelly was so forthcoming, so well-spoken, so self-deprecating. She was truly one of the brightest lights of the early 80s. Met her briefly at the “In The Flesh” screening of “Roommates,” where she graciously signed my “Roommates” DVD and “In Love” VHS. What a great start to the new year.

  7. Andrew · January 6, 2020 Reply

    My friend, Tony DiDio, who was the producer of “The Toolbox Murders” said Kelly made that movie a cult favorite.

  8. AlanG · January 6, 2020 Reply

    I looked at my Stitcher feed yesterday and my eyes lit up when I saw Kelly Nichols was on the Podcast. Thank you for this one as she was always one who brought realism to the screen. I’ve had a lot of favorite films but ‘Dixie Ray, Hollywood Star’ is always one the rises to the top.

    This was really a New Year treat.

  9. Craig · January 6, 2020 Reply

    Wow! What a great interview. Kelly was one of the best. Great to hear her story. Could you possibly interview Annette Haven?

  10. chad ledoux · January 7, 2020 Reply

    Always loved Kelly’s flicks. Great interview. Another very good flick was Slip Into Silk, actually have that one on dvd.

    • American-Despot · February 13, 2023 Reply

      Great Show!!! I was hoping to hear about her experiences working on Alex de Renzy’s 1984 classic: Ballbusters! I would’ve thought that would’ve been a major film in her filmography.

  11. Bill · January 7, 2020 Reply

    Another great podcast! Looking forward to many more! Kelly was my favorite.

  12. Jose verschaffel · January 8, 2020 Reply

    Dear Kelly ,I realy enjoyed your podcast ,loks like we had the same break from religion, i was asking the same questions when i was trained for my communion, got kicked out .It was a pleasure to know and work with you.When i think that “Turn on with Kelly Nichols” will educate the future generation about sex , make me proud (sic)
    With all my love ,Jose Duvall

  13. J. Walter Puppybreath · January 10, 2020 Reply

    Most interesting, and such a stunner. Cheers, RR!
    I’ve wondered if Kelly got a good deal on diffusion filters for ‘Turn On With Kelly Nichols’. 😉

  14. JLHayseed · January 26, 2020 Reply

    That was so cool. I never saw Kelly in a movie. She seems like someone great to hang around with.

  15. Richard Savarese · November 17, 2020 Reply

    Had 2 scenes with the lovely Kelly NY., early in my career….one in 1984..& later in 1986…

    She was soo erotic…had great screen presence & could act.

    Kelly really was into the sex…& just dd not go through the motions…

    One of my favorite leading ladies-

    Eric Monti…

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