When she appeared on the alt-porn scene in 2009, Skin Diamond was simply called Skin. A copper-skinned goddess, she had tattoos, piercings, and magenta hair with a sidecut that spoke of her punk roots. Unsurprisingly, she was at home working for Burning Angel in such alternative erotic epics as P.O.V. Punx 4 and Joanna Angel Loves Orgies.
Skin was born in the United States on February 18, 1987 and raised in tiny Dunfermline, Scotland, where she lived from age four until she was about 24. She has a blend of American and Scottish accents but you can hear that lush Scottish tone come out in some words. As for her multi-ethnic background, she has German, Czech, Yugoslavian, Danish, and Ethiopian heritage.
When she was 19, Skin started doing softcore modeling for Godsgirls.com – appropriate, given her strict religious upbringing. At first she’d travel from Edinburgh to London or Los Angeles for photo shoots and adult film scenes, which she did part-time. Eventually Skin wanted to see if she could make it in mainstream porn, so she moved to L.A.
Within the past year and a half, Skin’s career has blossomed thanks to her joining the elite ranks of the “Spiegler Girls” – the porn stars represented by super agent Mark Spiegler. In one of her early mainstream porn flicks, she and Japanese-American hottie Asa Akira teamed up on Mr. Marcus in Alexander DeVoe/Jules Jordan’s dick-devouring extravaganza Orgasmic Oralists. She truly delivered the goods during a hard-driving anal scene with virile porn super-stud Manuel Ferrara in Manuel Ferrara/Evil Angel’s kinky Slutty and Sluttier 14. Keeping true to her alternative roots, Skin maintained her signature side-cut hairdo, only with black hair. Her edgy exotic beauty and that alluring name have helped Skin stand out from the well-populated ranks of porn starlets.
When she appeared in Up That Black Ass 8 from the legendary Elegant Angel in May 2011, Skin won over a new fan base. It was one of her first all-Black movies and her first major solo box cover, but it wouldn’t be the last in either case. Two months later she was featured on the cover of Black Anal Love from West Coast Productions. Last month she was the cover star of Black Diamonds, an Evil Angel/Sean Michaels Productions release that paired her with porn’s suave Ebony gentleman, Sean Michaels. It’s uncommon to see such high-profile crossover stars, but it’s great to see.
It was clear that Skin had made a mark on mainstream porn when she appeared in a Vivid Entertainment picture called Runaway in September of last year. Though Vivid has done alternative stuff in the past, this was a major release and there was Skin in all her edgy, inked glory.
Skin loves girls as much as she loves cock. Whether it’s in Bobbi Starr/Evil Angel’s kinky Vicarious: So Close You Can Taste It or something playful and sweet like Lesbian Slumber Party from Girl Candy Films, Skin gives energy to every girl-on-girl scene that lets you know she’s truly into it. One of the hottest lesbian scenes we’ve seen her do lately appeared in Elegant Angel’s Evalutionary 2, in which she and the un-retired Eva Angelina – sporting a matching hairstyle – have fun with tongues and toys. Just a couple of days ago we reviewed Kiss Me, Lick Me, Fuck Me from Bobbi Starr/Evil Angel, which featured Skin playing an incredible anything-goes game with Brooklyn Lee, another rising star of the smut set.
As for her occasional BDSM films, on her first solo trip to London as an adult model, Skin had a life-changing first bondage experience at the legendary Torture Garden fetish club. Having grown up fascinated by the erotic allure of kink, she had always felt it would be wrong to indulge in it (remember that religious upbringing?). Being in that environment must have felt like home. You can see Skin’s kinky side on display in only a few movies so far, but they’re all fantastic. She’s a submissive in Julie Simone Productions’ alluring Femdom flick Julie Simone Is a Dominatrix and their all-girl BDSM film Babes in Bondage 4. Skin makes a lovely Femdom-with-a-twist in Mean Bitches Erotic POV 4 from Kick Ass Pictures, where she plays to the camera and lets you, the viewer, be her own personal submissive.
Every fan of straight or lesbian, vanilla porn or kink is likely to find something to love in Skin Diamond.
Few starlets are this diverse in their appeal. It’s no surprise that both AVN and XBIZ nominated her for New Starlet of the Year 2012.