Skin Diamond

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Skin Diamond
Skin Diamond at AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2016 (25664531015).jpg
Skin Diamond at AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2016
Born (1987-02-18) February 18, 1987 (age 32)[1]
Ventura, California, United States[2]
Other namesRaylin Joy[3]
AgentMark Spiegler[2]

Raylin Joy (born February 18, 1987) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, model and former pornographic actress who worked under the name Skin Diamond.[3]

She has since retired from adult film to pursue other interests such as song writing and acting.[4]

Early life[edit]

Diamond was born in Ventura, California.[2] She was raised in Dunfermline where her parents moved as missionaries.[5] Her father is American actor Rodd Christensen, who is known in the UK for playing Spencer in the children's series Balamory. She appeared in the series as a teenager, alongside her only sister, Heather.


Diamond at AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in 2012

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

Diamond 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, Diamond 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]

Diamond 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, Diamond was named Penthouse Penthouse Pet of the Year Runner-up.[18]

In 2016, Diamond 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]

Personal life[edit]

Diamond has two piercings in her navel, and one in her right nostril.[22] 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.[23] 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

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of accolades
Total numbers of wins and nominations
Totals 4 53
Year Ceremony Result Award Work
2012 AVN Award Nominated Best New Starlet[24] N/A
Nominated Best Oral Sex Scene (with Asa Akira)[24] Orgasmic Oralists
Nominated Best POV Sex Scene (with Joanna Angel & James Deen)[24] POV Punx 4
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/B/B) (with Mr. Pete & Mark Wood)[24] Shut Up and Fuck
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/G/B) (with Lily Carter & Chris Strokes)[24] Slut Puppies 5
Urban X Award Won Female Performer of the Year[25] N/A
Nominated Orgasmic Oralist[26] N/A
Nominated Best 3 Way Sex Scene (with Bella Moretti & Mr Marcus)[26] Hitch Hikers 2
Nominated Best Anal Sex Scene (with Leilani Leeane & Mike Adriano)[26] Black Anal Addiction
Nominated Best Couple Sex Scene (with Sean Michaels)[26] Black Diamonds
Nominated Best Couple Sex Scene (with Lexington Steele)[26] Porn’s Top Black Models 3
XBIZ Award Nominated New Starlet of the Year[27] N/A
2013 AVN Award Nominated Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Bonnie Rotten & Asphyxia Noir)[28] Meet Bonnie
Nominated Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Adrianna Luna & Celeste Star)[28] Mind Fuck
Nominated Best Anal Sex Scene (with Nacho Vidal)[28] Nacho Vidal: The Sexual Messiah
Nominated Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene (with Lily Carter)[28] Interracial Lesbian Romance
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Mika Tan, Brooklyn Lee, Misty Stone, James Deen, Dane Cross & Alex Gonz)[28] Official The Hangover Parody
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/G/B) (with Joanna Angel & Ramon Nomar)[28] Joanna Angel: Filthy Whore
Nominated Female Performer of the Year[28] N/A
XBIZ Award Nominated Female Performer of the Year[29] N/A
Won Best Supporting Actress[30] Revenge of the Petites
XRCO Award Nominated Female Performer of the Year[31] N/A
Nominated Orgasmic Analist[31] N/A
2014 AVN Award Nominated Female Performer of the Year[32] N/A
Nominated Best Boy/Girl Sex Scene (with Prince Yahshua)[32] Deep Pussy
Nominated Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene (with Kleio Valentien)[32] The Walking Dead
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Sarah Shevon, Aiden Starr, Dana DeArmond, Veruca James, James Deen, Jon Jon, Mr. Pete & Tommy Pistol)[32] Orgy University
Nominated Best Group Sex Scene (with Billy Glide, John Strong, Mark Wood, Tommy Pistol & Will Powers)[32] Skin Diamond: No Limits
Nominated Best Anal Sex Scene (with L.T.)[32] Skin
Won Best Double Penetration Sex Scene (with Marco Banderas & Prince Yahshua)[33]
Won Best Oral Sex Scene[33]
XBIZ Award Nominated Best Scene - Non-Feature Release (with Marco Banderas & Prince Yahshua)[34]
Nominated Female Performer of the Year[34] N/A
XRCO Award Nominated Female Performer of the Year[35] N/A
Nominated Superslut[35] N/A
Nominated Orgasmic Oralist[35] N/A
Nominated Orgasmic Analist[35] N/A
2015 AVN Award Nominated Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Alexis Texas, Asa Akira & Dani Daniels)[36] Alexis & Asa
Nominated Best Anal Sex Scene (with Rocco Siffredi)[36] Rocco’s Coming in America
Nominated Best Double Penetration Sex Scene (with James Deen & Mr. Pete)[36] Performers of the Year 2014
Nominated Best Supporting Actress[36] The Doctor Whore Porn Parody
Nominated Best Three-Way Sex Scene (G/G/B) (with Maddy O'Reilly & Erik Everhard)[36] Maddy O'Reilly Is Slutwoman
Nominated Performer of the Year[36] N/A
Nominated Mainstream Star of the Year[36] N/A
Nominated Most Outrageous Sex Scene (with Ryan Madison)[36] Dark Perversions 3
Nominated Most Outrageous Sex Scene (with Roxy Raye, Stoya, Lea Lexis, Wolf Hudson & Rocco Siffredi)[36] Voracious: Season 2 Volume 4
XBIZ Award Nominated Female Performer of the Year[37] N/A
Nominated Best Actress—Feature Movie[37] Killers
Nominated Best Scene - Feature Movie (with Xander Corvus)[37]
Nominated Best Scene - All-Girl (with Emily Addison)[37]
Nominated Best Scene - Couples-Themed Release (with Nick Manning)[37] White Witch
XRCO Award Nominated Orgasmic Analist[38] N/A
Nominated Mainstream Adult Media Favorite[38] N/A


  • 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. "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. 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. 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. ^ Staff (March 2014). "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.
  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. ^ Skin Diamond profile, Model Mayhem
  23. ^ "Beauty Showdown", Cosmopolitan, US Issue, N.6, June 2012, p.102
  24. ^ a b c d e AVN AWARDS 2012 – NOMINATIONS. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  25. ^ "Urban X Awards Announces 2012 Winners". AVN. July 22, 2012. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
  26. ^ a b c d e "2012 Urban X Awards Nominations". Archived from the original on April 28, 2013. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  27. ^ "2012 Nominees". Archived from the original on January 31, 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
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  29. ^ "XBIZ Awards 2013 Nominees". XBIZ. November 16, 2012. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
  30. ^ Dan Miller (January 12, 2013). "2013 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
  31. ^ a b "XRCO Announces 2013 Nominations 28th Annual XRCO Awards". Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  32. ^ a b c d e f "AVN - 2014 AVN Awards Show - History". Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  33. ^ a b "AVN - AVN Announces the Winners of the 2014 AVN Awards". January 21, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  34. ^ a b "XBIZ Awards - Nominees". Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  35. ^ a b c d Bob Johnson (February 19, 2014). "XRCO Awards Nominations Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
  36. ^ a b c d e f g h i "2015 AVN Award Nominees". AVN. Archived from the original on November 25, 2014. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  37. ^ a b c d e Gray, Lila (November 12, 2014). "XBIZ Announces Movies & Production Nominees for 2015 XBIZ Awards -". XBIZ. Adnet Media. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  38. ^ a b Dan Miller (March 3, 2015). "2015 XRCO Award Nominees Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved March 4, 2015.

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