Kayden Kross (Kimberly Nicole Rathkamp in real life) was born on 15 September 1985 in Sacramento California, USA. She is of mixed heritage, being of Swedish and other European descent that makes for one of the most beautiful porn stars in the adult industry, a fantasy favourite among men. Kayden Kross described herself as a book worm during her high school years, with one of her prized possession being a bookshelf the size and length of one of the walls in her loft, a passion she still keep until this very day.
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Kayden Kross also has a soft spot for animals, and it was this passion that started her in adult entertainment. She worked as a stripper when she was eighteen so she could save a pony from the slaughterhouse: the show was so hot and sexy that Kayden was able to keep save the pony. Later on she was contacted by an agent that led to working as a nude model for various adult men’s magazine. Kayden Kross was a senior in California State University when she decided to enter into the porn industry, after deciding that the job market was not that promising or interesting for anyone with a Psychology major. Nor was doing anything else less interested her, plus she found being paid well to dress and be undressed very appealing.
In her senior year she signed up an exclusive contract with Vivid Video. The relationship with the company went sour, and so she left the company after a year. A month later, she signed up with adult film outfit Adam & Eve. In September 2008, Kayden Cross graced the cover of Penthouse magazine as Pet of the Month, which also saw the launching ClubKayden.com, Kayden Kross very own personal website.
After her stint with Adam & Eve, Kayden Kross signed up with Digital Underground and debuted in the adult film The Smiths, which was a big hit and still continues to be a favourite. The success of the film gave her the opportunity to play the lead role in the big budget film Body Heat just three months into her new contract, and she won 2 Best Actress Award for that role.
Kayden Kross has been named as one of the 12 Most popular Porn Stars by CNBC in 2011, with her back to back Performer of the Year nominations for the AVN Awards. She co-hosted the 2012 Xbiz Awards alongside fellow porn actress Jessica Drake.
Kayden Kross has appeared in more than 120 adult films as an actress, and has one film under her name as director. She has been a fan favourite among fans and critics alike, with a string of nominations and wins throughout her career:
- 2007 Adultcon Top 20 Adult Actresses
- 2009 Hot d’Or – Best American Starlet
- 2010 Venus Award – Best Actress International
- 2010 Erotixxx Award – Best U.S. Actress
- 2010 Nightmoves Award – Best Female Performer (Fan’s Choice)
- 2011 AVN Award – Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene – Body Heat
- 2011 AVN Award – Wildest Sex Scene (Fan Award) – Body Heat
- 2011 XBIZ Award – Acting Performance of the Year (Female) – Body Heat
- 2012 AVN Award – Hottest Sex Scene (Fan Award) – Babysitters 2
- 2013 XBIZ Award – Best Scene (All-Girl) – Mothers & Daughters
- 2014 XBIZ Award – Best Scene – Feature Movie – Code of Honor
Kayden Kross has also enjoyed crossover success into mainstream media. She has been featured regularly on G4 as a host and reality TV guest star. She has also made appearances in Attack of the Show, as well as her appearance in Cinemax’s Life on Top in the role of “Delilah.” Other mainstream media appearances include FX’s “The League” comedy series; appeared in “Family Jewels”, and in “The Block” reality series by G4.
Kayden Kross is also the host of the Playboy Radio call-in show “Krossfire” since January 2013, and made an appearance in the 5th season of the hit series “Breaking Bad.” She made her mainstream starring role debut in the feature film Blue Dream.
Kayden Kross also writes for Complex magazine and XBIZ magazine. Her short story entitled “Plank” also appeared in “Forty Stories: New Writings from Harper Perennial,” and as of 2012 she was working on an autobiographical book about the adult entertainment industry.
Kayden Kross gave birth to a baby girl last January 2014.