Skin Diamond

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Skin Diamond
Skin Diamond AEE 2013 2.jpg
Diamond at the 2013 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo
BornRaylin Christensen[1]
(1987-02-18) February 18, 1987 (age 32)[2]
Ventura, California, USA[3]
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)[2]
No. of adult films227 (per IAFD)[2]
Skin Diamond at IAFD
2013 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo AEE at Hard Rock Hotel - Las Vegas.

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

Early life[change | change source]

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]

Career[change | change source]

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]

Appearances[change | change source]

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 nominations[change | change source]

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 Best Anal Sex Scene (with L.T.)[24] Skin
Nominated Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene (with Prince Yahshua)[24] Deep Pussy
Won Best Double-Penetration Sex Scene (with Marco Banderas & Prince Yahshua)[25] Skin
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
Won Best Oral Sex Scene[25] Skin
Nominated Female Performer of the Year[24] N/A
XBIZ Award Nominated Female Performer of the Year[26] N/A
Nominated Best Scene - Non-Feature Release (with Marco Banderas & Prince Yahshua)[26] Skin
XRCO Award Pending Female Performer of the Year[27] N/A
Pending Superslut[27] N/A
Pending Orgasmic Oralist[27] N/A
Pending Orgasmic Analist[27] N/A

Personal life[change | change source]

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.[28] 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.[29]

References[change | change source]

  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. 
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 AVN AWARDS 2012 – NOMINATIONS. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  17. "Urban X Awards Announces 2012 Winners". AVN. July 22, 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 "2012 Urban X Awards Nominations". Retrieved 2013-06-17.
  19. "2012 Nominees". Archived from the original on 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
  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 2013-03-28. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  21. "XBIZ Awards 2013 Nominees". XBIZ. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  22. Dan Miller (12 January 2013). "2013 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  23. 23.0 23.1 "XRCO Announces 2013 Nominations 28th Annual XRCO Awards". Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 "AVN - 2014 AVN Awards Show - History". Retrieved 2014-02-26.
  25. 25.0 25.1 "AVN - AVN Announces the Winners of the 2014 AVN Awards". 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2014-02-26.
  26. 26.0 26.1 "XBIZ Awards - Nominees". Retrieved 2014-02-26.
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 Bob Johnson (2014-02-19). "XRCO Awards Nominations Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved 2014-02-25. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  28. Skin Diamond profile, Model Mayhem
  29. "Beauty Showdown", Cosmopolitan, US Issue, N.6, June 2012, p.102

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Skin Diamond at Wikimedia Commons