Kira Kener

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Kira Kener
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Kira Kener at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2002 in Las Vegas
Born Stephanie Knain
(1974-08-11) August 11, 1974 (age 39)
San Jose, California, U.S.
Ethnicity Norwegian/Vietnamese
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight 110 lb (50 kg; 7.9 st)
No. of adult films 77 (per IAFD)

Kira Nicole Kener (born Stephanie Knain[1][2] on August 11, 1974 in San Jose, California) is a retired American pornographic actress. She is Eurasian, as her father is of Norwegian ancestry and her mother is of Vietnamese ancestry.[3][4] She has legally changed her name to Kira Kener and registered it as a trademark.[5]


As with many hardcore porn stars, Kira began her career in the adult industry as a feature dancer before being approached by Vivid Video in 1999 for her hardcore debut in the film Nurses.[4] She was Penthouse Pet of the Month for December 2002 and also shared the cover of Playboy in March 2002 with several other adult-film stars. She was a contributing writer to the book How to Have a XXX Sex Life: The Ultimate Vivid Guide, published in 2004. She is also one of thirty porn-stars featured in Timothy Greenfield-Sanders's book, XXX: 30 Porn-Star Portraits. In February 2007, Digital Playground released the DVD Virtual Sex With Kira Kener and is the only hardcore release in which the male subject does not wear a condom while having intercourse with Kira.

Kira was under exclusive contract with Vivid Video from 1999 to 2005.[4] Kira currently resides in North Carolina and continues to feature dance at clubs across the United States.

In 2005 Kener filed a lawsuit against Vivid Video for wrongful termination, breach of website agreement and federal trademark dilution. The lawsuit included allegations of unsanitary health conditions on a Vivid Video set and Vivid Video's disregard for the health and safety of the performers in its films.

According to the lawsuit, Kener was infected with a sexually transmitted disease after using a sex toy in February 2004.

The suit was settled in April 2007; terms of the settlement were not disclosed.[6]

In 2011, Complex magazine ranked her at #35 in their list of "The Top 50 Hottest Asian Porn Stars of All Time".[7]


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