Skin Diamond (born Raylin Joy Christensen on February 18, 1987) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, model and former pornographic actress who now uses the professional name Raylin Joy . [42]

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

Early life

Diamond was born in Ventura, California. [4] She moved to Scotland when she was three years old and lived there for about twenty years. [5] She was raised in Dunfermline where her parents moved as missionaries. 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.

Career

Diamond started her career as an alternative model posing for GodsGirls before branching out into different aspects of modeling such as model (art) & working as a Fetish model posing for photographers in Europe and the US. Her unique look attracted the attention of a wide variety of photographers.

In 2009 she posed on the cover of Bizarre winning their first ever "Cover Girl Search" competition, [43] after which she was signed to London-based modeling agency Girl Management.

She also entered the adult film industry in 2009 and did her first scenes with Joanna Angel and James Deen for Burning Angel. [4]

In 2011 she posed in an editorial campaign for i-D magazine's "The Exhibitionist Issue No. 312" wearing in Louis Vuitton and American Apparel. [7] [8] [9]

In 2012, Diamond posed for comic book artist David Mack, who portrayed her as Echo in the Marvel Comics miniseries Daredevil: End of Days . [10]

In 2013 she posed for photographer Terry Richardson. [11]

Diamond first dabbled in the music industry with her 2013 song/music video, "Sex in a Slaughter House". 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". 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. [136]

Diamond was the Penthouse Pet of the Month for July 2014. [15] That same year, she made her directorial debut with the film Skin Diamond's Dollhouse for Deviant Entertainment. [15]

In 2015 Diamond was named Penthouse Penthouse Pet of the Year Runner-up. [44]

In 2016 Diamond performed in her last adult x-rated scenes to pursue mainstream acting and singing full-time after she was cast in the role of Dylan Quinn in the Showtime series Submission . [45]

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". [46] [47]

Personal life

Diamond has several tattoos, including a Phoenix on her back, which she got to cover an accidental burn. [3] She also has two piercings in her navel, and one in her right nostril. [16] 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 . When she first entered the adult film industry, her hair was pink. [4]

Diamond identifies as bisexual. [5]

Awards and nominations

Year Ceremony Result Award Work
2012 AVN Award Nominated Best New Starlet [12] N/A
Nominated Best Oral Sex Scene (with Asa Akira) [12] Orgasmic Oralists
Nominated Best POV Sex Scene (with Joanna Angel & James Deen) [12] POV Punx 4
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/B/B) (with Mr. Pete & Mark Wood) [12] Shut Up and Fuck
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/G/B) (with Lily Carter & Chris Strokes) [12] Slut Puppies 5
Urban X Award Won Female Performer of the Year [20] N/A
Nominated Orgasmic Oralist [36] N/A
Nominated Best 3 Way Sex Scene (with Bella Moretti & Mr Marcus) [36] Hitch Hikers 2
Nominated Best Anal Sex Scene (with Leilani Leeane & Mike Adriano) [36] Black Anal Addiction
Nominated Best Couple Sex Scene (with Sean Michaels) [36] Black Diamonds
Nominated Best Couple Sex Scene (with Lexington Steele) [36] Porn’s Top Black Models 3
XBIZ Award Nominated New Starlet of the Year N/A
2013 AVN Award Nominated Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Bonnie Rotten & Asphyxia Noir) Meet Bonnie
Nominated Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Adrianna Luna & Celeste Star) Mind Fuck
Nominated Best Anal Sex Scene (with Nacho Vidal) Nacho Vidal: The Sexual Messiah
Nominated Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene (with Lily Carter) Interracial Lesbian Romance
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Mika Tan, Brooklyn Lee, Misty Stone, James Deen, Dane Cross & Alex Gonz) Official The Hangover Parody
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/G/B) (with Joanna Angel & Ramon Nomar) Joanna Angel: Filthy Whore
Nominated Female Performer of the Year N/A
XBIZ Award Nominated Female Performer of the Year [66] N/A
Won Best Supporting Actress [88] Revenge of the Petites
XRCO Award Nominated Female Performer of the Year [19] N/A
Nominated Orgasmic Analist [19] N/A
2014 AVN Award Nominated Female Performer of the Year [10] N/A
Nominated Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene (with Prince Yahshua) [10] Deep Pussy
Nominated Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene (with Kleio Valentien) [10] 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) [10] Orgy University
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Billy Glide, John Strong, Mark Wood, Tommy Pistol & Will Powers) [10] Skin Diamond: No Limits
Nominated Best Anal Sex Scene (with L.T.) [10] Skin
Won Best Double Penetration Sex Scene (with Marco Banderas & Prince Yahshua) [47]
Won Best Oral Sex Scene [47]
XBIZ Award Nominated Best Scene - Non-Feature Release (with Marco Banderas & Prince Yahshua) [66]
Nominated Female Performer of the Year [66] N/A
XRCO Award Nominated Female Performer of the Year [71] N/A
Nominated Superslut [71] N/A
Nominated Orgasmic Oralist [71] N/A
Nominated Orgasmic Analist [71] N/A
2015 AVN Award Nominated Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Alexis Texas, Asa Akira & Dani Daniels) [48] Alexis & Asa
Nominated Best Anal Sex Scene (with Rocco Siffredi) [48] Rocco’s Coming in America
Nominated Best Double Penetration Sex Scene (with James Deen & Mr. Pete) [48] Performers of the Year 2014
Nominated Best Supporting Actress [48] The Doctor Whore Porn Parody
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/G/B) (with Maddy O'Reilly & Erik Everhard) [48] Maddy O'Reilly Is Slutwoman
Nominated Performer of the Year [48] N/A
Nominated Mainstream Star of the Year N/A
Nominated Most Outrageous Sex Scene (with Ryan Madison) [48] Dark Perversions 3
Nominated Most Outrageous Sex Scene (with Roxy Raye, Stoya, Lea Lexis, Wolf Hudson & Rocco Siffredi) [48] Voracious: Season 2 Volume 4
XBIZ Award Nominated Female Performer of the Year [69] N/A
Nominated Best Actress—Feature Movie [69] Killers
Nominated Best Scene - Feature Movie (with Xander Corvus) [69]
Nominated Best Scene - All-Girl (with Emily Addison) [69]
Nominated Best Scene - Couples-Themed Release (with Nick Manning) [69] White Witch
XRCO Award Nominated Orgasmic Analist [73] N/A
Nominated Mainstream Adult Media Favorite [73] N/A