I love this woman. I have been a fan of hers for years. I can't really explain it. There was just something so likable about her. Maybe it was because she didn't give off the typical porn girl vibe. She wasn't blonde, she didn't look like she had had a ton of bad plastic surgery or was trying to stay 18 forever. She actually looked like a real woman. Devinn gave off the vibe of a professional business woman, a career woman, maybe a soccer mom who was on the PTA or baked cookies for school fundraisers who just happened to make a living getting fucked on camera. Whatever it was about her, I always thought she was the most beautiful woman in porn and, as evidenced by her roles in 7 Lives Exposed, which she hosted for six seasons, and various softcore movies for Cinemax, she wasn't a bad actress. She appeared in 92 films, directed 24, was the 2001 Best New Starlet nominee for the Hot D'Or Awards and has several AVN nominations including two for Best Female Performer Of The Year, two for Best Supporting Actress and a Best Actress nomination. She has won two AVN's; Best Actress for her performance in Breathless and her work in In Style earned her the Best Solo Sex Scene Award. Pretty impressive.
Oh yeah, am I the only one who thinks she resembles the actress who played Katie in the Paranormal Activity movies? I swear to God when I first saw that movie I ran to IMDB to see if Devinn had transitioned to mainstream. Sadly it wasn't her but I did enjoy finding out that she was on Howard Stern's radio show, The Man Show and several episodes of The Helmetcam Show.
Anyway, enough rambling. Here's a couple pics to enjoy before we begin.
When Devinn, who has also worked under the names Devin Lane and Devon Lane, was 16 she got pregnant. In 1990 to support herself and her child she began working as a stripper. In 1996, while she was still dancing, she was offered to pose for hardcore men's magazines. Three years later, in 1999, she began her career in porn performing only in lesbian scenes. In October of this same year, Devinn was also named The Penthouse Pet Of The Month.
If you watch any of Devinn's work be it hardcore, straight, lesbian, bi, softcore, whatever you can tell she was one of the few women who really enjoyed what she was doing. Maybe that's part of what drew so many of us to her and why so many of us loved her, admired her and respected her. I don't know if I would use the word charisma or "it" factor, but Devinn definitely had something that set her above the rest and whatever she is doing now I hope that she is happy and healthy, loving life and still smiling.