Die-Screaming counts down the ten greatest XXX starlets of the Twenty-Tens…
10. Dana DeArmond
During the Twenty Tens, there wasn’t anyone more hardcore than Dana DeArmond. In addition to consistently serving up some of the most extreme XXX action of that decade, Dana also had a habit of performing in many of the hottest selling films of that era. Over those years, she had roles in such blockbusters as Countdown (Wicked Pictures), Game Of Bones: Winter Is Cumming (Zero Tolerance Entertainment) and Hollywood Babylon (Evil Angel). Hell, Dana DeArmond was so popular that she was able to get the Internet to finance her boob job. The porn of the 2010s would be a lot less interesting if it weren’t for this lady.
9. Cherie DeVille
Between the years 2011 and 2019, Cherie DeVille performed in nearly 1,300 hardcore videos and was easily one of the most prolific and accomplished starlets of the 2010s. Cherie was nominated by AVN for its MILF Performer of the Year award every year from 2014 all the way up to 2019, when she won the trophy (she won it in 2021, too). Throughout the decade, Cherie was an absolute force of nature and firmly established herself as the most popular MILF of that decade. Some of her best work of that decade can be found in films such as Manuel Is a MILF-O-Maniac (Jules Jordan Video), A Hotwife Blindfolded (New Sensations) and Project Pandora (Girlsway).
8. Skin Diamond
How insanely sexy and charismatic is Skin Diamond? Artist David Mack used her as his model when designing the Marvel Comics character Echo in the early 2010s. And in 2015, Skin was nominated for nine AVN awards, including Female Performer of the Year, Best Supporting Actress, Mainstream Star of the Year and two Most Outrageous Sex Scene nods. Across the Twenty Tens, some of Skin’s most memorable showings were in films like Revenge of the Petites (AMK Empire), Performers of the Year 2015 (Elegant Angel) and of course Spongeknob Squarenuts – The XXX Parody (WoodRocket).
7. Abella Danger
Pretty much from the moment that she made her XXX debut in 2014, Abella Danger rocketed her way towards porn superstardom. Her impressive acting abilities, along with her scorching on-screen hardcore talents, helped earn her numerous lead roles in feature films from variety of adult studios across much of the 2010s. For proof of that, just go see what she did in Shades Of Scarlet 2: Higher Power (Zero Tolerance Entertainment), Sleeping With Danger (Dream Zone Entertainment) or One Step Ahead (Wicked Pictures). To help put Abella Danger’s talents in even better context, consider the fact that between 2016 and 2019, she earned a collective 30 Best Sex Scene nominations from XBIZ and AVN.
6. Chanel Preston
You can’t talk about porn in the 2010s without including Chanel Preston in that conversation. Between 2010 and the end of the decade, Chanel performed in close to 1,200 hardcore films and either won or was in the running for nearly every major adult industry award ever invented. That would include earning a combined nine AVN and XBIZ Female Performer of the Year nominations. Bursting with talent, Chanel has performed in every genre of smut that you can imagine, ranging from parodies like Tomb Raider XXX (Exquisite Films) to acclaimed features such as The Altar of Aphrodite (Pornfidelity) to Girl/Girl bangers like Lady Boss Vol. 2 (Girlsway).
5. Asa Akira
Asa Akira was an insatiable force of obscenity throughout the 2010s. In 2012, she won the XBIZ Female Performer of the Year trophy. The following year, she won the same award from AVN. She was an exclusive contract performer for Wicked Pictures. And she authored two best-selling memoirs. Above all else, though, Asa spent a whole goddamn decade doing things with her butthole that remain must-see material to this day. Go watch her in Holly…Would, Asa Akira: Wicked Fuck Doll and Asa Goes To Hell and then come back and try to tell me that Asa isn’t a national treasure.
4. Adriana Chechik
When it comes to accomplishments within the porn biz, there aren’t too many people on this Earth who can compete with Adriana Chechik. 2014 XBIZ Best New Starlet nominee. 2017 AVN Female Performer of the Year. Two-time AVN Most Outrageous Sex Scene award winner. Ranked by Die-Screaming as the number one best female pornstar of 2016. Adriana Chechik did all of that. During the Twenty Tens, Adriana gifted us with countless fire performances but some of her best were in films like DP Me (Hard X), Adriana Chechik is the Squirt Queen (Evil Angel) and One Night In Paris (Dorcel).
3. Angela White
During the last few years of the 2010s, Angela White had the porn industry on lock. While she’d been working in smut since 2003, her popularity in the United States exploded in 2017. AVN awarded her its coveted Female Performer of the Year trophy in 2018 and 2019 (she also won it in 2020, making her the only performer to ever win it three times) and Die-Screaming ranked her as the best female pornstar of 2019. Highlights of hers would include such bangers as Big Wet Tits 17 (Elegant Angel), Angela Vol. 3 (AGW Entertainment) and Angela Loves Anal (AGW Entertainment). You can and should also check out Die-Screaming’s list of the ten best Angela White porn movies because all of them are amazing.
2. Anikka Albrite
It cannot be denied that Anikka Albrite was one of the most dominant XXX performers of the Twenty Tens. From the time she began her hardcore career in 2011 up until 2019, Anikka performed in close to 700 dirty movies and finished the decade as one of the most acclaimed starlets of the decade. In 2015, she became just the third person ever to win the AVN, XBIZ and XRCO Female Performer of the Year awards in the same year (Jenna Haze and Tori Black also did it) and cemented her status as one of the most elite talents in all of smut. Some of her best work of the decade would include such films as Babysitting the Baumgartners (Adam & Eve), Eternal Passion Vol. 4 (Erotica X) and Anikka Vol. 2 (Hard X).
1. Riley Reid
Riley Reid is Die-Screaming’s selection for the best female pornstar of the 2010s. While many women showed flashes of greatness and even moments of dominance throughout the decade, none came close to matching Riley Reid in terms of popularity or acclaim. During the course of the Twenty Tens, Riley performed in well over 1,200 XXX-rated films, was a six-time AVN and XBIZ Female Performer of the Year nominee (she won the AVN award in 2016) and established herself as one of the most Googled pornstars of all time. A few of her best pieces of work can be found in Blacked Raw V9 (Blacked), The Cursed XXX (Adam & Eve) and Girls That Like Girls (Digital Sin).
About this Top 10 list…
In addition to being stupid…it’s also impossible to get right. That’s especially true when trying to come up with a Top 10 Best Female Pornstars list that spans an entire decade. There’s just no way to spotlight all of the extremely talented women who deserve to be included in these rankings because I can only pick ten. All that being said, I stand by the rankings that you see above.
You, however, probably disagree. That’s fine. Just leave your own (likely inferior) Top 10 list in the filthy comments section below.