AVN Nominations: Female Performer of the Year

By: Val Williams
Porn - at least straight porn - just wouldn't be the same without its women, and the ones who put in the extra effort are always our favorites. The women who work day in and day out, slaving over hot cocks, to make sure we have enough material to keep our imaginations fueled and our hands busy, are the ones who show up on the list of nominees for Female Performer of the Year. Tall, short, busty, slim, anal, oral, squirters - they all deserve to take home a trophy - but who's gonna win it this year?
  • August Ames

    1. August Ames

    August Ames, star of more than three hundred movies since her 2013 debut, was nominated for AVN's Female Performer of the Year award in 2016 and 2017, as well as best New Starlet in 2015. August, who unfortunately passed away in early January of 2018, was a perennial nominee for Fan favorite awards, and will be remembered fondly.

  • Adriana Chechik

    2. Adriana Chechik

    Adriana Chechik, who came to porn in 2013 after a few years as a stripper in Florida, has starred in well over 400 movies and was AVN's Female Performer of the Year in 2017. Adriana, who stands 5'2' tall and has a lithe 32B-25-31 figure, is renowned for being one of porn's most extreme performers.

  • Abella Danger

    3. Abella Danger

    Sexy little Abella Danger, 5'4" and 34C-27-39, was AVN's Best New Starlet and won the fan award fro Hottest Newcomer in 2016; since then, she's been nominated for dozens more awards and has performed in more than 450 porn movies. Abella's up for just about anything!

  • Aidra Fox

    4. Aidra Fox

    Aidra, star of 250+ movies, is a cute 5'6" brunette with a curvy 32C-28-34 figure; Penthouse's October Pet of the Month in 2014 started working in porn in 2013 at the age of 18 and quickly became a favorite. She's adorable and filthy, and everybody loves her.

  • Keisha Grey

    5. Keisha Grey

    Busty Florida native Keisha Grey hails from Irish and Spanish stock, for just a touch of the exotic. She named herself after her favorite porn star, Sasha Grey, but she's her own woman. Keisha's pretty face, perfect natural 32DD tits and relentless hunger for action have propelled her to the top of the business, and she's not slowing down!

  • Holly Hendrix

    6. Holly Hendrix

    Georgia girl Holly Hendrix stands only 4'10", but she's probably going to be the most noticeable girl in the room. She cam to porn through mainstream modelling, and then nude shots, but she's come a long way since then, having won - for her efforts in more than a hundred movies - both AVN's Best New Starlet award and the trophy for the Most Outrageous Sex Scene in 2017.

  • Katrina Jade

    7. Katrina Jade

    Katrina, whose exotic looks are a mixture of Dutch, German, Hawaiian, Irish, Italian, Mexican, and Native American roots (not to mention some tattoos and piercings), has been in porn since 2014. Her sultry face, 30F-24-34 body, and insatiable appetites make her a good candidate for Performer of the Year (it's her second time being nominated!)

  • Elsa Jean

    8. Elsa Jean

    Alim, sexy cutie Elsa Jean got her start in porn in 2015, and she's been in more than 250 movies since her debut at the age of 19. This blonde 32A-24-28 pixie, who hails from Canton, OH, has a winning smile and a strong libido, and she loves both girls and boys.

  • Eva Lovia

    9. Eva Lovia

    Eva Lovia, star of more than 150 movies, has been a busy girl this year. She hasn't slowed down since her 2013 debut at the age of 24, but this is only her second nomination as Female Performer of the Year. Eva, who stands 5'3" and has a sexy 32D-29-32 body, has made a name in girl/girl porn, but anything goes for her if you ask nicely.

  • Riley Reid

    10. Riley Reid

    Riley Reid, a veteran of porn after a career that started in 2011 after a brief stint as a stripper, has been nominated for the Female Performer of the Year award every year since 2014 (the yer before, she was nominated for Best New Starlet). She has dozens of other nominations and wins, but all the hardware is secondary to the fact that she's just one of porn's hottest girls. After six hundred movies and scenes, Riley's on fire!

  • Lana Rhoades

    11. Lana Rhoades

    Sexy brunette Lana, with her 32D-23-34 curves and her appetite for sex, was an instant favorite when she appeared on the scene in 2016. Directors, costars and fans alike suffered whiplash as their heads snapped around, and although she's only been in 150 or so movies so far, 2017's Hottest Newcomer is poised for a very popular career.

  • Jessa Rhodes

    12. Jessa Rhodes

    Jessa, who made her porn debut in 2012, is up for the Female Performer of the Year award for the first time. This sleek blonde has performed in almost three hundred movies, and her 34B-26-36 body has made her a favorite in the kinds of films where a natural girl is appreciated most.

  • Natalia Starr

    13. Natalia Starr

    Sweet-faced Natalia Starr stands 5'8" tall, which makes her a giant in her field; at 34D-26-34, though, she's got the curves to carry it off. Natalia, a blonde with more than 250 credits under her belt, was nominated for Best New Starlet in 2014. Things have been quiet since then award-wise, but Natalia has still kept herself busy.

  • Gina Valentina

    14. Gina Valentina

    Gina, who claims Brazilian ancestry, among other things, started working in porn in 2015, performing in the first of her 250+ movies at the age of 18. This young, sexy brunette hasn't won any awards yet - in fact, this is her first nomination for Performer of the Year, but she's popular enough with fans that we can confidently predict it won't be her last.

  • Angela White

    15. Angela White

    Angela White is one of porn's biggest stars, and we aren't just talking about her awe-inspiring natural 32GG tits. This curvy Australian hottie, who runs her own very successful website, has been active in porn since 2003, starting in girl/girl and masturbation/tease movies but graduating quickly to hardcore. Her web career led her to mainstream porn, and she's never looked back.

Val Williams

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