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Skin Diamond

Skin Diamond

Raylin Joy (born February 18, 1987) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, model and former pornographic actress who worked under the name Skin Diamond.[3]

She has since retired from adult film to pursue other interests such as song writing and acting.[4]

List of accolades
Skin Diamond
Born(1987-02-18)February 18, 1987[1]
Ventura, California, United States[2]
Other namesRaylin Joy[3]
AgentMark Spiegler[2]
Websiteskindiamondvip.com [43]
Total numbers of wins and nominations

Early life

Diamond was born in Ventura, California.[2] She was raised in Dunfermline where her parents moved as missionaries.[5] Her father is American actor Rodd Christensen, who is known in the UK for playing Spencer in children's series Balamory. She appeared in the series as a teenager, alongside her only sister, Heather.


Diamond started her career as an alternative model posing for GodsGirls, before branching out into art modeling and fetish modeling for photographers in Europe and the United States. Her unique look attracted the attention of a wide variety of photographers.[6]

In 2009, she posed on the cover of Bizarre winning their first ever "Cover Girl Search" competition,[7] after which she was signed to London-based modeling agency Girl Management. She also entered the adult film industry in 2009, performing her first scenes with Joanna Angel and James Deen for Burning Angel.[2]

In 2011, she posed in an editorial campaign for i-D magazine's "The Exhibitionist Issue No. 312" wearing Louis Vuitton and American Apparel.[8][9][10]

In 2012, Diamond posed for comic book artist David Mack, who portrayed her as Echo in the Marvel Comics miniseries Daredevil: End of Days.[11]

In 2013 she posed for photographer Terry Richardson.[12]

Diamond first dabbled in the music industry with her 2013 song/music video, "Sex in a Slaughter House".[13] which she wrote as part of a scene for Brazzers.

In 2014, Diamond was on CNBC's list of "The Dirty Dozen: Porn's Most Popular Stars".[14] Diamond also starred (with Allie Haze) in the music video for American hip hop recording artist B.o.B, for his song "John Doe", which features Priscilla Renea.[15][16]

Diamond was the Penthouse Pet of the Month for July 2014.[17] That same year, she made her directorial debut with the film Skin Diamond's Dollhouse for Deviant Entertainment.[17]

In 2015, Diamond was named Penthouse Penthouse Pet of the Year Runner-up.[18]

In 2016, Diamond performed her last adult film scenes to pursue mainstream acting and singing full-time,[3] after she was cast in the role of Dylan Quinn in Submission,[19] a series on Showtime exploring BDSM themes.[3] It was also during this time period that she launched her music project with the release of her first official single and music video ("Fire" produced by Ben Cole) under her real name, "Raylin Joy".[20][21]

Personal life

Diamond has two piercings in her navel, and one in her right nostril.[22] 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.[23] When she first entered the adult film industry, her hair was pink.[2]

Awards and nominations

2012AVN AwardNominatedBest New Starlet[24]N/A
NominatedBest Oral Sex Scene (with Asa Akira)[24]Orgasmic Oralists
NominatedBest POV Sex Scene (with Joanna Angel & James Deen)[24]POV Punx 4
NominatedBest Three-Way Sex Scene (G/B/B) (with Mr. Pete & Mark Wood)[24]Shut Up and Fuck
NominatedBest Three-Way Sex Scene (G/G/B) (with Lily Carter & Chris Strokes)[24]Slut Puppies 5
Urban X AwardWonFemale Performer of the Year[25]N/A
NominatedOrgasmic Oralist[26]N/A
NominatedBest 3 Way Sex Scene (with Bella Moretti & Mr Marcus)[26]Hitch Hikers 2
NominatedBest Anal Sex Scene (with Leilani Leeane & Mike Adriano)[26]Black Anal Addiction
NominatedBest Couple Sex Scene (with Sean Michaels)[26]Black Diamonds
NominatedBest Couple Sex Scene (with Lexington Steele)[26]Porn’s Top Black Models 3
XBIZ AwardNominatedNew Starlet of the Year[27]N/A
2013AVN AwardNominatedBest All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Bonnie Rotten & Asphyxia Noir)[28]Meet Bonnie
NominatedBest All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Adrianna Luna & Celeste Star)[28]Mind Fuck
NominatedBest Anal Sex Scene (with Nacho Vidal)[28]Nacho Vidal: The Sexual Messiah
NominatedBest Girl/Girl Sex Scene (with Lily Carter)[28]Interracial Lesbian Romance
NominatedBest Group Sex Scene (with Mika Tan, Brooklyn Lee, Misty Stone, James Deen, Dane Cross & Alex Gonz)[28]Official The Hangover Parody
NominatedBest Three-Way Sex Scene (G/G/B) (with Joanna Angel & Ramon Nomar)[28]Joanna Angel: Filthy Whore
NominatedFemale Performer of the Year[28]N/A
XBIZ AwardNominatedFemale Performer of the Year[29]N/A
WonBest Supporting Actress[30]Revenge of the Petites
XRCO AwardNominatedFemale Performer of the Year[31]N/A
NominatedOrgasmic Analist[31]N/A
2014AVN AwardNominatedFemale Performer of the Year[32]N/A
NominatedBest Boy/Girl Sex Scene (with Prince Yahshua)[32]Deep Pussy
NominatedBest Girl/Girl Sex Scene (with Kleio Valentien)[32]The Walking Dead
NominatedBest Group Sex Scene (with Sarah Shevon, Aiden Starr, Dana DeArmond, Veruca James, James Deen, Jon Jon, Mr. Pete & Tommy Pistol)[32]Orgy University
NominatedBest Group Sex Scene (with Billy Glide, John Strong, Mark Wood, Tommy Pistol & Will Powers)[32]Skin Diamond: No Limits
NominatedBest Anal Sex Scene (with L.T.)[32]Skin
WonBest Double Penetration Sex Scene (with Marco Banderas & Prince Yahshua)[33]
WonBest Oral Sex Scene[33]
XBIZ AwardNominatedBest Scene - Non-Feature Release (with Marco Banderas & Prince Yahshua)[34]
NominatedFemale Performer of the Year[34]N/A
XRCO AwardNominatedFemale Performer of the Year[35]N/A
NominatedOrgasmic Oralist[35]N/A
NominatedOrgasmic Analist[35]N/A
2015AVN AwardNominatedBest All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Alexis Texas, Asa Akira & Dani Daniels)[36]Alexis & Asa
NominatedBest Anal Sex Scene (with Rocco Siffredi)[36]Rocco’s Coming in America
NominatedBest Double Penetration Sex Scene (with James Deen & Mr. Pete)[36]Performers of the Year 2014
NominatedBest Supporting Actress[36]The Doctor Whore Porn Parody
NominatedBest Three-Way Sex Scene (G/G/B) (with Maddy O'Reilly & Erik Everhard)[36]Maddy O'Reilly Is Slutwoman
NominatedPerformer of the Year[36]N/A
NominatedMainstream Star of the Year[36]N/A
NominatedMost Outrageous Sex Scene (with Ryan Madison)[36]Dark Perversions 3
NominatedMost Outrageous Sex Scene (with Roxy Raye, Stoya, Lea Lexis, Wolf Hudson & Rocco Siffredi)[36]Voracious: Season 2 Volume 4
XBIZ AwardNominatedFemale Performer of the Year[37]N/A
NominatedBest Actress—Feature Movie[37]Killers
NominatedBest Scene - Feature Movie (with Xander Corvus)[37]
NominatedBest Scene - All-Girl (with Emily Addison)[37]
NominatedBest Scene - Couples-Themed Release (with Nick Manning)[37]White Witch
XRCO AwardNominatedOrgasmic Analist[38]N/A
NominatedMainstream Adult Media Favorite[38]N/A


  • 2016: Fire (Single)

  • 2016: All Night (Single)

  • 2016: Feel Me (Single)

  • 2016: Karma (Single)

  • 2016: Sunny Grey (Single)

  • 2017: Wet Dreams (Single)

  • 2017: Freak (Single)


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Citation Linkwww.xojane.comPia Glenn (August 29, 2016). "How Raylin Joy went from Porn Actress to Singer without denying her past". xoJane. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
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Citation Linkopenlibrary.orgStaff (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.
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Citation Linkwww.complex.comEdwin Ortiz (January 17, 2014). "B.o.B. Releases New Music Video for "John Doe" with Priscilla". Complex. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
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Citation Linkbusiness.avn.comPeter Warren (June 30, 2014). "Skin Diamond Makes Directorial Debut for Deviant". AVN. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
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