One of the most famous porn stars in the world since her 2008 debut, Riley Steele is a modern equivalent of a quintessential porn star from the Golden Age of XXX. Her blonde good looks have made her a favorite who’s sure to go down in the smut history books as a legend. Recently Mens’ Mag Daily recognized her enduring success in the adult industry by naming her one of its 25 Hottest Porn Stars in the Business for 2014, and that’s just one of the many accolades she has justly earned. She’s a big winner when it comes to fan-voted categories, most recently nabbing the 2014 AVN Award Favorite Female Porn Star (Fan Award). We’re not saying awards are everything, but when a girl wins fan votes as often as Riley does you can bet it’s a good sign she’s worth your time.
Born in Escondido, California, Riley was a porn fan herself before she ever got in front of the camera. While working in food service, she was discovered by no less than Jesse Jane, her favorite porn star, when they met at a signing for Digital Playground’s smash hit movie Pirates. Jesse gave Riley her card and advised her to get into porn. It took Riley a while to follow up on that advice, but when she did, she got signed to an exclusive Digital Playground contract on the same day. Her mega-hits with the studio were many, beginning with her first scene in 2008. When she got her breasts enhanced the following year, Riley’s popularity grew.
On September 20, 2013, Riley Steele signed a two-year contract with Axel Braun Productions. She proved to be an outstanding addition to the award-winning director Braun’s work, with unforgettable scenes in Riley Goes Gonzo, Snow White XXX: A Porn Parody, and Sleeping Beauty: A Porn Parody. In Riley Goes Gonzo in particular, she showed off a raunchier new side of herself.
Riley co-hosted the AVN Awards in January 2011, which is just one example of her longtime visibility within the industry. She’s taken steps toward mainstream notoriety with appearances in TV and film. In addition to the role of Crystal in the mainstream horror film Piranha 3D, Riley’s also had small parts in Life on Top, NTSF:SD:SUV, and the HBO/Cinemax series The Girl’s Guide to Depravity. Riley and fellow porn superstar Manuel Ferrara talked about their careers on the December 23, 2010 episode of Manswers (titled “Airplane Plane Hanger-On”) in a segment titled “How Can You Become A Porktastic Porn Star.”
We don’t know if “porktastic” is the word we’d use, but Riley is most assuredly a star. If you’ve never seen her in action, you’re in luck because she’s getting dirtier than ever and we’ve got the movies to show for it.