Die-Screaming lists every AVN Female Performer of the Year Award winner. EVER!
The AVN Female Performer of the Year trophy isn’t just given out to anyone. Of all the women who’ve ever worked in porn, only 22 have ever won this award. Just being nominated for it puts you in elite company, and winning the Female Performer of the Year award means that you are the absolute best of the best.
So all of that being said, here is the complete guide to every winner of the AVN Female Performer of the Year award…ever.
Emily Willis (2021)
When Emily Willis was crowned as the 2021 AVN Female Performer of the Year, it was significant for a few reasons. To start with, she was the XXX starlet that ended Angela White’s historic three year reign as the AVN FPOY. Her win also not only was a statement victory for Emily herself, but also served notice to the industry that the next generation of young female superstars had arrived to help usher in the next decade of Porn.
Angela White (2018 + 2019 + 2020)
Up until Tori Black won the AVN Female Performer of the Year trophy in 2010 and 2011, no one had ever won that award twice. So it speaks volumes about the dominance of Angela White that she won it for three consecutive years. An incredible actress, a super-hardcore XXX performer and armed with an addictively charismatic personality, Angela White could very well be the greatest female pornstar in the history of smut.
Adriana Chechik (2017)
Adriana Chechik is an absolute fucking XXX force of nature. She routinely cranks out some of the most insane and jaw-dropping hardcore performances of anyone currently working in porn. To give you an idea of how amazingly great this lady is, in addition to winning the 2017 AVN Female Performer of the Year trophy, she also won the Most Outrageous Sex Scene and Best Oral Sex Scene awards at that same ceremony.
Riley Reid (2016)
Riley Reid is arguably the most dominant XXX performer of this decade. She was nominated for the 2013 AVN Best New Starlet Award and was nominated for the AVN Female Performer of the Year award every year after, winning it in 2016. Since making her hardcore debut in 2011, Ms. Reid has performed in well over 500 dirty movies.
Anikka Albrite (2015)
Anikka Albrite began her porn career in 2011 and wasted no time in rising to the top of the industry. Not only was she the AVN Female Performer of the Year in 2015, she also won the same trophy at both the XBIZ and XRCO awards. Jenna Haze is the only other performer to achieve that triple crown.
Bonnie Rotten (2014)
Bonnie Rotten has more tattoos than any other pornstar on this list. More than just a pretty face with lots of ink, Ms. Rotten also fucks like a crazy person and has also established herself as a respected porn director. She began her adult film career in 2012 at the age of 19 and has so far appeared in over 60 hardcore movies.
Asa Akira (2013)
Asa Akira might well be the most popular women currently working in porn. And when it comes to anal sex, no one is better at it than Asa Akira, with a shelf full of industry awards to prove it. She began her adult film career in 2006 and has so far performed in nearly 300 hardcore films.
Bobbi Starr (2012)
Anyone who’s familiar with Bobbi Starr’s wild and super aggressive style of porn might have trouble believing that she’s also a classically trained oboe player. Well, believe it…because she is. Since entering the industry in 2006 (the same year as both Tori Black and Sasha Grey), Bobbi Starr has appeared in well over 300 hardcore films.
Tori Black (2010 + 2011)
Not only is Tori Black the first women to have ever won the AVN Female Performer of the Year trophy twice (Angela White later won it three times), she also accomplished that in back to back years. She entered the industry in 2006 and has so far appeared in nearly 300 hardcore films. In addition to several mainstream media outlets citing her as one of the most beautiful women in the history of porn, Tori Black is also an accomplished XXX director.
Jenna Haze (2009)
A reasonable person could argue that Jenna Haze ranks as one of the most dominant and successful pornstars of all time. She entered the industry in industry in 2001 and almost immediately, porn fans everywhere fell in love with her.
She was the second ever person to win both the AVN Best New Starlet and Female Performer of the Year awards (Missy was the first to do it) and was the first to win porn’s ‘Triple Crown’, winning the AVN, XBIZ, and XRCO Female Performer of the Year trophies. Over the span of her career, Jenna Haze has appeared in over 500 hardcore films.
Sasha Grey (2008)
Sasha Grey is arguably one of the most popular and talented women to ever have worked in porn. She entered the industry in 2006 when she was just 18 and almost immediately rocketed to superstar status. Before retiring in 2012, Ms. Grey appeared in nearly 300 hardcore films and won pretty much every major award imaginable. Even now, years after her retirement from porn, Sasha Grey remains one of the most searched pornstars on the Internet.
Hillary Scott (2007)
Hillary Scott was arguably one of the most popular and successful pornstar of the 2000’s. From 2002 to 2014, Scott appeared in over 500 hardcore movies and won dozens of major industry awards. In fact, in 2007, Hillary Scott won pretty much every XRCO Award that she could, walking away with Female Performer of the Year, Superslut, Orgasmic Analist, Best Actress, and Orgasmic Oralist.
Audrey Hollander (2006)
Audrey Hollander started making porn in 2003 and remains active in the industry as of this writing. In addition to her AVN Female Performer of the Year trophy, Ms. Hollander has also won several other awards including the 2005 AVN and XRCO Best All-Girl Scene awards and the 2008 AVN Most Outrageous Sex Scene award. She has so far appeared in nearly 400 hardcore films.
Lauren Phoenix (2005)
While she wasn’t in porn all that long (2003 – 2006), Lauren Phoenix certainly made her mark on the industry. She has appeared in over 300 hardcore films, was nominated for the XBIZ Female Performer of the Year award the same year she won it for AVN, co-hosted the 2006 XBIZ Awards show, and even directed a few films for various studios.
Ashley Blue (2004)
Now a SiriusXM radio host, Ashley Blue was one of the porn industry’s top talent for most of the 2000’s. In 2004, she won both the AVN and XRCO Female Performer of the Year awards, In terms of her videos, Ashley Blue is probably best known for her Girlvert movies, starring in all 19 of them for JM Productions. Ms. Blue was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2013.
Aurora Snow (2003)
Between 2000 and 2014, Aurora Snow was one of the most prolific pornstars of that decade. She has appeared in well over 600 hardcore films, won several major industry awards, and is a member of the XRCO Hall of Fame. After leaving porn, Ms. Snow started writing about porn for the Daily Beast and has also been vocal in her support for mandating condoms in porn.
Nikita Denise (2002)
Nikita Denise is a Slovak pornstar who began her career in 2000. She went on to perform for well over a decade and appeared in over 350 hardcore films. In addition to her AVN Performer of the Year trophy, Ms. Denise also won several other major awards including the AVN Best Group Sex award (2002) and the AVN Best All-Girl Sex Scene (2003).
Jewel De’Nyle (2001)
Jewel De’Nyle began her adult film career in 1998 and was an instant superstar. Within her first month in the industry, she was signed to an exclusive contract with New Sensations. De’Nyle was a force within the industry, directing over 75 hardcore movies and co-founding Platinum X Pictures. Interestingly, Jewel De’Nyle’s mother started performing in porn in 2006, something that caused quite a bit of strife between the two. De’Nyle is a member of the AVN, XRCO, and NightMoves Halls of Fame.
Inari Vachs (2000)
Inari Vachs began her porn career in 1997 and was one of the industry’s hottest starlets until she retired in 2002. But then, in 2010, she started performing again for another two years. Over the span of her career, Ms. Vachs was credited with nearly 600 hardcore titles and is a member of the AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame.
Chloe is arguably the most extreme pornstar of all time. In fact, she engaged in fisting in every single scene that she was in, though most of the directors edited it out because it was too much for even them. She’s also expressed enjoying being peed on, spit on, and choked. Chloe is a member of the AVN, XBIZ, and XRCO Halls of Fame.
Stephanie Swift (1998)
Stephanie Swift was one of the most popular pornstars of the 1990’s and 2000’s. She began her adult film career in 1995 and appeared in over 400 hardcore movies before retiring in 2009. She left the business after being diagnosed with breast cancer and has since become very active with a group that attempts to bring religion into the lives of current and former pornstars and turn them away from the smut business.
Missy holds the distinction of being the only pornstar to have ever won the AVN Best New Starlet and Female Performer of the Year awards in the same year. She retired from porn in 2001, saying that she had found religion after suffering a mental breakdown. She died in 2008 from a medication overdose.
Kaitlyn Ashley (1996)
Kaitlyn Ashley was only in porn for 4 years, but she certainly made the most of it. Between 1993 and 1997, she performed in nearly 350 hardcore films, won the 1996 AVN Female Performer of the Year award and is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame.
Asia Carrera (1995)
With an IQ of 156, Asia Carrera may be the most intelligent woman on this list. She was also one of the most popular pornstars of the 1990’s, a member of both the XBIZ and AVN Halls of Fame, and has performed in over 400 hardcore films.
Debi Diamond (1994)
Debi Diamond first began performing in porn films back in 1980 and ended up being one of the most prolific adult performers of all time. She has well over 600 hardcore films to her credit and has been inducted into both the AVN and XBIZ Halls of Fame.
Ashlyn Gere (1993)
The year before becoming the very first AVN Female Performer of the Year, Ashlyn Gere also won same trophy at the XRCO Awards. In addition to having since been inducted into pretty much every adult film hall of fame, Ms. Gere also did some mainstream acting, appearing in the original X-Files TV show and the 1980’s film Creepozoids.