Among adult stars, none have had such a remarkable career as Sasha Grey in a similarly short span of time.
The American actress, musician, model, author, former pornographic star Sasha Grey was born on March 14th, 1988 in North Highlands, California, USA. History holds that throughout her career as a porn actress, she was highly profiled by several TV programs and pop culture magazines. The former porn-star has also been found functioning in several promotional campaigns and music videos and even on a mainstream film in a leading role.
Between 2007 and 2010, she won several awards including the AVN trophy as the best female performer of the year in 2008. However, upon her debut appearance in the Steven Soderberg’s “The Girlfriend Experience”, she decided to keep her mainstream acting career.
She has performed under other names, the most known being Anna Karina and Sasha Grey, just to mention a few.
She bears a height of about 1.68m and weight of 50kg. She has performed in 271 adult films and has directed three of them. How prolific she has been is also a very determining factor of the great success that the former porn-star attained during her career.
In 2006, Sasha Grey started her pornographic career in Los Angeles after turning 18. At first, she took to the name Anna Karina and later on decided to change it for the pseudonym that is most widely known. The inspiration for her name came from several people whose success she appreciated in the industry. Her first ciak was an orgy with Rocco Siffredi, and she certainly made the best out of it. In less than six months from entering the adult industry, Sasha was permanently living in Los Angeles and working regularly. The porn-star was marked as a major actress with promising achievements that same year. In 2007, she was interviewed discussing teenagers in the sex industry on the Tyra show. In the same 2007, she won AVN awards in the likes of the best group scene and best three way sex scene. In July, 2007, she was nominated as the Penthouse Pet of the Month. She was also nominated alongside with Naomi as the best new starlet in the AVN Awards, however, she lost the race.
Sasha Grey was the youngest female performer who has ever won an AVN award for best female performance in 2008. She also claimed the best oral sex scene that same year. In the December 2008 edition of Rolling Stone, she was profiled as a hot issue.
In most cases, Sasha Grey is represented by her own agency. Her agency is named L.A Factory Girls and she manages all her activity in the porn industry through it.
Working with Kimberly Kane and Andrew Blake was one of the greatest achievements that the former porn-star attained in the industry. Success has come her way based on the seriousness, dedication and determination she put forth in her work, and the unique approach she had to scenes that most popular pornstars are afraid to take.
Genesis magazine has rated her as number one in its 11th edition. Not too far after, in 2011, CNBC also rated her among the 12 most popular star of the porn industry.
On April 8th, 2011, she publicly announced retirement from the porn industry. However, she remains one of the big names as dozens of the scenes that she filmed are legendary and feature sex acts that they had been reserved to European smaller stars in the past.
She now leads a more pacific life, dedicating her time to photography, music and her mainstream acting career.