Skin Diamond

American pornographic actress

Skin Diamond (born Raylin Christensen;[1] February 18, 1987) is the stage name of an award winning American pornographic actress and nude model.

Skin Diamond
Skin Diamond at AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2016 (25664531015).jpg
Diamond at the 2016 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo
Born
Raylin Christensen[1]

(1987-02-18) February 18, 1987 (age 33)[2]
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)[2]
Websitehttp://skindiamondvip.com

Early lifeEdit

 
Diamond at AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in 2012

Diamond was born in Ventura, California, and raised in Dunfermline, Scotland, where her parents moved as missionaries.[4] She is of Ethiopian, Danish, Czech, Yugoslav, and German descent.[5] Her father is American actor Rodd Christensen. She appeared in the TV series Balamory as a child, alongside her only sister, Heather.[1][6]

CareerEdit

Diamond started her career as a mainstream model and posed, among others, for Louis Vuitton, American Apparel and Atsuko Kudo.[7][8][9] She made her pornographic debut in a 2009 Burning Angel film.[7][10][11] In that film, she was originally only supposed to perform a girl/girl scene, but, in the end, she shot two boy/girl scenes.[4]

AppearancesEdit

In 2012, Diamond posed for comic book artist David Mack, who portrayed her as Echo in the Marvel Comics miniseries Daredevil: End of Days.[12] In 2013 she posed for photographer Terry Richardson.[13]

In 2014, Diamond was on CNBC's list of "The Dirty Dozen: Porn's Most Popular Stars".[14] Diamond was also cast (with Jenna Haze) in an acting role in the music video for hip-hop artist B.o.B for his song John Doe which features Priscilla Renea.[15] The single is from B.o.B's third album, Underground Luxury. She also appeared in the music video for Cheerleader by Omni in 2012.

Awards and nominationsEdit

List of accolades
{| class="collapsible collapsed" style="width:100%;" Awards & nominations
Award Won Nominated
AVN Awards 2 29
XRCO Awards 0 8
XBIZ Awards 1 10
Urban X Awards 1 6

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Year Ceremony Result Award Work
2012 AVN Award Nominated Best New Starlet[16] N/A
Nominated Best Oral Sex Scene (with Asa Akira)[16] Orgasmic Oralists
Nominated Best POV Sex Scene (with Joanna Angel & James Deen)[16] POV Punx 4
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/B/B) (with Mr. Pete & Mark Wood)[16] Shut Up and Fuck
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/G/B) (with Lily Carter & Chris Strokes)[16] Slut Puppies 5
Urban X Award Won Female Performer of the Year[17] N/A
Nominated Orgasmic Oralist[18] N/A
Nominated Best 3 Way Sex Scene (with Bella Moretti & Mr Marcus)[18] Hitch Hikers 2
Nominated Best Anal Sex Scene (with Leilani Leeane & Mike Adriano)[18] Black Anal Addiction
Nominated Best Couple Sex Scene (with Sean Michaels)[18] Black Diamonds
Nominated Best Couple Sex Scene (with Lexington Steele)[18] Porn’s Top Black Models 3
XBIZ Award Nominated New Starlet of the Year[19] N/A
2013 AVN Award Nominated Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Bonnie Rotten & Asphyxia Noir)[20] Meet Bonnie
Nominated Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Adrianna Luna & Celeste Star)[20] Mind Fuck
Nominated Best Anal Sex Scene (with Nacho Vidal)[20] Nacho Vidal: The Sexual Messiah
Nominated Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene (with Lily Carter)[20] Interracial Lesbian Romance
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Mika Tan, Brooklyn Lee, Misty Stone, James Deen, Dane Cross & Alex Gonz)[20] Official The Hangover Parody
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/G/B) (with Joanna Angel & Ramon Nomar)[20] Joanna Angel: Filthy Whore
Nominated Female Performer of the Year[20] N/A
XBIZ Award Nominated Female Performer of the Year[21] N/A
Won Best Supporting Actress[22] Revenge of the Petites
XRCO Award Nominated Female Performer of the Year[23] N/A
Nominated Orgasmic Analist[23] N/A
2014 AVN Award Nominated Female Performer of the Year[24] N/A
Nominated Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene (with Prince Yahshua)[24] Deep Pussy
Nominated Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene (with Kleio Valentien)[24] The Walking Dead
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Sarah Shevon, Aiden Starr, Dana DeArmond, Veruca James, James Deen, Jon Jon, Mr. Pete & Tommy Pistol)[24] Orgy University
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Billy Glide, John Strong, Mark Wood, Tommy Pistol & Will Powers)[24] Skin Diamond: No Limits
Nominated Best Anal Sex Scene (with L.T.)[24] Skin
Won Best Double Penetration Sex Scene (with Marco Banderas & Prince Yahshua)[25]
Won Best Oral Sex Scene[25]
XBIZ Award Nominated Best Scene - Non-Feature Release (with Marco Banderas & Prince Yahshua)[26]
Nominated Female Performer of the Year[26] N/A
XRCO Award Nominated Female Performer of the Year[27] N/A
Nominated Superslut[27] N/A
Nominated Orgasmic Oralist[27] N/A
Nominated Orgasmic Analist[27] N/A
2015 AVN Award Nominated Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Alexis Texas, Asa Akira & Dani Daniels)[28] Alexis & Asa
Nominated Best Anal Sex Scene (with Rocco Siffredi)[28] Rocco’s Coming in America
Nominated Best Double Penetration Sex Scene (with James Deen & Mr. Pete)[28] Performers of the Year 2014
Nominated Best Supporting Actress[28] The Doctor Whore Porn Parody
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/G/B) (with Maddy O'Reilly & Erik Everhard)[28] Maddy O'Reilly Is Slutwoman
Nominated Performer of the Year[28] N/A
Nominated Mainstream Star of the Year[28] N/A
Nominated Most Outrageous Sex Scene (with Ryan Madison)[28] Dark Perversions 3
Nominated Most Outrageous Sex Scene (with Roxy Raye, Stoya, Lea Lexis, Wolf Hudson & Rocco Siffredi)[28] Voracious: Season 2 Volume 4
XBIZ Award Nominated Female Performer of the Year[29] N/A
Nominated Best Actress—Feature Movie[29] Killers
Nominated Best Scene - Feature Movie (with Xander Corvus)[29]
Nominated Best Scene - All-Girl (with Emily Addison)[29]
Nominated Best Scene - Couples-Themed Release (with Nick Manning)[29] White Witch
XRCO Award Nominated Orgasmic Analist[30] N/A
Nominated Mainstream Adult Media Favorite[30] N/A

Personal lifeEdit

Diamond has several tattoos, including a Phoenix on her back, which she got to cover an accidental burn.[2] She also has piercings in her navel, right nostril, and both nipples.[31] She is also well known for her distinctive shaved-on-one-side haircut; because of this, she has been featured in the column "Beauty Showdown" in the magazine Cosmopolitan.[32]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lauren Crooks (November 27, 2011), "Balamory star's daughter blames religious upbringing for porn star career", Daily Record. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Skin Diamond". IAFD. Retrieved 2012-11-14.
  3. "Skin Diamond". IMDB. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  4. 4.0 4.1 AVN Staff, "The Fresh Issue", AVN, Vol. 27/No. 6, Issue 343, June 2011, pp.40-50.
  5. Interview in Sexually Broken, 1 October 2012
  6. Gavin Allen, "What's the story in Balamory?", South Wales Echo. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Jesse Capps (March 28, 2012). "Exclusive Interview: Skin Diamond". Rock Confidential. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  8. Paul Tamburro (May 4, 2012). "Talkin' Sex With Skin Diamond". CraveOnline. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  9. Jessica P. Ogilvie (March 26, 2013). "10 Porn Stars Who Could Be the Next Jenna Jameson". LA Weekly. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  10. Skin Diamond at Blogger
  11. Brad Berkwitt (February 22, 2012). "Skin Diamond: From Audrey Hepburn to a Midsummer Night's Dream & Back". Newz Breaker. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  12. Rich Johnston (December 15, 2012). "Posing For David Mack". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  13. Bill Swift (October 9, 2013). "Skin Diamond Topless Nursing for Terry Richardson Shoot". Egotastic. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  14. Chris Morris (2014-01-13). "The Dirty Dozen 2014". CNBC. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
  15. Staff (March 2014). "Adult Who's Who: People in the News: Diamond, Haze: Performers grace music video 'John Doe' by rap artist B.O.B.". Adult Video News. 30 (3): 26. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 "AVN AWARDS 2012 – NOMINATIONS" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 20130329. Check date values in: |archivedate= (help). Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  17. "Urban X Awards Announces 2012 Winners". AVN. July 22, 2012. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 "2012 Urban X Awards Nominations". Archived from the original on April 28, 2013. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  19. "2012 Nominees". Archived from the original on January 31, 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 "2013 AVN Awards Nominees" (PDF). AVN Awards. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 28, 2013. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  21. "XBIZ Awards 2013 Nominees". XBIZ. November 16, 2012. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
  22. Dan Miller (January 12, 2013). "2013 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
  23. 23.0 23.1 "XRCO Announces 2013 Nominations 28th Annual XRCO Awards". AIPdaily.com. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 "AVN - 2014 AVN Awards Show - History". Avnawards.avn.com. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  25. 25.0 25.1 "AVN - AVN Announces the Winners of the 2014 AVN Awards". Business.avn.com. January 21, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  26. 26.0 26.1 "XBIZ Awards - Nominees". Xbizawards.xbiz.com. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 Bob Johnson (February 19, 2014). "XRCO Awards Nominations Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7 28.8 "2015 AVN Award Nominees". avn.com. AVN. Archived from the original on November 25, 2014. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 Gray, Lila (November 12, 2014). "XBIZ Announces Movies & Production Nominees for 2015 XBIZ Awards - XBIZ.com". XBIZ. Adnet Media. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  30. 30.0 30.1 Dan Miller (March 3, 2015). "2015 XRCO Award Nominees Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  31. Skin Diamond profile, Model Mayhem
  32. "Beauty Showdown", Cosmopolitan, US Issue, N.6, June 2012, p.102

Other websitesEdit

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