Skin Diamond

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Skin Diamond
Skin Diamond at AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2016
Born (1987-02-18) February 18, 1987 (age 36)[1]
Other namesRaylin Joy[3]
AgentMark Spiegler[2]

Raylin Joy (born February 18, 1987), formerly known by her stage name Skin Diamond, is an American actress, model, singer-songwriter and former pornographic actress.[3]

Joy retired from adult film acting in 2016 to pursue other interests such as songwriting and mainstream acting.[4]

Early life[edit]

Joy was born on February 18, 1987, in Ventura, California,[2] She was raised in Dunfermline, Scotland where her parents took up positions as missionaries.[5]


Diamond at AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in 2012

Joy started her career as an alternative model posing for GodsGirls, before branching out into art modeling and fetish modeling for photographers in Europe and the United States. Her unique look attracted the attention of a wide variety of photographers.[6]

In 2009, she posed on the cover of Bizarre winning their first ever "Cover Girl Search" competition,[7] after which she was signed to London-based modeling agency Girl Management. She also entered the adult film industry in 2009, performing her first scenes with Joanna Angel and James Deen for Burning Angel.[2]

In 2011, she posed in an editorial campaign for i-D magazine's "The Exhibitionist Issue No. 312" wearing Louis Vuitton and American Apparel.[8][9][10]

In 2012, Joy posed for comic book artist David Mack, who portrayed her as Echo in the Marvel Comics miniseries Daredevil: End of Days.[11][12]

Joy first dabbled in the music industry with her 2013 song/music video, "Sex in a Slaughter House".[13] which she wrote as part of a scene for Brazzers.

In 2014, Joy was on CNBC's list of "The Dirty Dozen: Porn's Most Popular Stars".[14] Diamond also starred (with Allie Haze) in the music video for American hip hop recording artist B.o.B, for his song "John Doe", which features Priscilla Renea.[15][16]

Joy was the Penthouse Pet of the Month for July 2014.[17] That same year, she made her directorial debut with the film Skin Diamond's Dollhouse for Deviant Entertainment.[17]

In 2015, Joy was named Penthouse Pet of the Year Runner-up.[18]

In 2016, Joy performed her last adult film scenes to pursue mainstream acting and singing full-time,[3] after she was cast in the role of Dylan Quinn in Submission,[19] a series on Showtime exploring BDSM themes.[3] It was also during this time period that she launched her music project with the release of her first official single and music video ("Fire" produced by Ben Cole) under her real name, "Raylin Joy". She briefly posed for Dechristo Studios in 2019 in a shoot for Penthouse magazine[20][21]

In April 2020, Joy and eleven other adult/former adult actresses appeared in the music video for the G-Eazy song "Still Be Friends".[22]

Personal life[edit]

Diamond has two piercings in her navel, and one in her right nostril.[23] She is also well known for her distinctive shaved-on-one-side haircut; because of this, she has been featured in the column "Beauty Showdown" in the magazine Cosmopolitan.[24] When she first entered the adult film industry, her hair was pink. She is bisexual.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
2016 Submission Dylan Quinn Second role


List of accolades
Total numbers of wins
Totals 8
Year Ceremony Award Work
2012 Urban X Award Female Performer of the Year[25]
2013 XBIZ Award Best Supporting Actress[26] Revenge of the Petites
2014 AVN Award Best Double Penetration Sex Scene (with Marco Banderas & Prince Yahshua)[27] Skin
Best Oral Sex Scene[27]
Inked Award Performer of the Year[28]
2015 Group Scene of the Year (with Joanna Angel, Kleio Valentien, Natalia Marie, James Deen, Mr. Pete, & Mick Blue)[29] All About That Orgy
2021 AVN Award Mainstream Venture of the Year[30]
2022 Best Oral Sex Scene (with Riley Reid & Winston Burbank)[31] Oral Queens Riley Reid and Skin Diamond Give Spit Filled Sloppy Blowjob


  • 2016: "Fire" (single)
  • 2016: "All Night" (single)
  • 2016: "Feel Me" (single)
  • 2016: "Karma" (single)
  • 2016: "Sunny Grey" (single)
  • 2017: "Wet Dreams" (single)
  • 2017: "Freak" (single)


  1. ^ Skin Diamond at the Internet Adult Film Database
  2. ^ a b c d e Chris Thorne (June 29, 2011). "Skin Diamond Interview". XCritic. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Saul, Heather (December 10, 2016). "Conversations with porn stars: My life after leaving the industry". The Independent.
  4. ^ Pia Glenn (August 29, 2016). "How Raylin Joy went from Porn Actress to Singer without denying her past". xoJane. Archived from the original on January 27, 2017. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  5. ^ AVN Staff, "The Fresh Issue", AVN, Vol. 27/No. 6, Issue 343, June 2011, pp.40–50.
  6. ^ "Skin". Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  7. ^ "Sexy alternative model Skins Bizarre Magazine shoot". Bizarre. October 29, 2009. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  8. ^ Jesse Capps (March 28, 2012). "Exclusive Interview: Skin Diamond". Rock Confidential. Archived from the original on December 25, 2012. Retrieved December 25, 2012.
  9. ^ Paul Tamburro (May 4, 2012). "Talkin' Sex With Skin Diamond". CraveOnline. Retrieved December 25, 2012.
  10. ^ Jessica P. Ogilvie (March 26, 2013). "10 Porn Stars Who Could Be the Next Jenna Jameson". LA Weekly. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
  11. ^ Rich Johnston. "Posing For David Mack". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved December 25, 2012.
  12. ^ Bill Swift (October 9, 2013). "Skin Diamond Topless Nursing for Terry Richardson Shoot". Egotastic. Archived from the original on October 11, 2013. Retrieved October 10, 2013.
  13. ^ "Skin Diamond – Sex In a Slaughter House". YouTube.
  14. ^ Chris Morris (January 13, 2014). "The Dirty Dozen 2014". CNBC. Retrieved January 13, 2014.
  15. ^ "Adult Who's Who: People in the News: Diamond, Haze: Performers grace music video 'John Doe' by rap artist B.O.B.". Adult Video News. 30 (3): 26. March 2014.
  16. ^ Edwin Ortiz (January 17, 2014). "B.o.B. Releases New Music Video for "John Doe" with Priscilla". Complex. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  17. ^ a b Peter Warren (June 30, 2014). "Skin Diamond Makes Directorial Debut for Deviant". AVN. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  18. ^ TRPWL-Sean (April 13, 2015). "Penthouse magazine names Skin Diamond as Penthouse Pet of the Year runner-up".
  19. ^ "Raylin Joy talks about how she got into the porn industry + transitioning to music". Sway Calloway. June 27, 2016. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  20. ^ "Raylin Joy – Fire". YouTube. May 23, 2015.
  21. ^ Natasha Sydor (June 2016). "Skin Diamond is Raylin Joy". Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  22. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "G-Eazy - Still Be Friends (Official Video) ft. Tory Lanez, Tyga". YouTube.
  23. ^ Skin Diamond profile, Model Mayhem
  24. ^ "Beauty Showdown", Cosmopolitan, US Issue, N.6, June 2012, p.102
  25. ^ "Urban X Awards Announces 2012 Winners". AVN. July 22, 2012. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
  26. ^ Dan Miller (January 12, 2013). "2013 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
  27. ^ a b "AVN – AVN Announces the Winners of the 2014 AVN Awards". January 21, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
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  30. ^ "2021 AVN Award Winners Announced AVN".
  31. ^ "2022 AVN Award Winners Announced AVN".

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