25 Hottest Black Pornstars of All Time: Ebony Icons of the Adult Industry

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“Once you go black, you never go back.”

Wanna find out why?

Look no further than our compilation of the hottest black pornstars in the world.

This list highlights 20 of the best ebony porn stars, along with 5 black male porn stars who are icons in the adult entertainment industry.

From alpha male legends like Lexington Steele and Sean Michaels to award-winning ebony pornstars like Sarah Banks, Ana Foxx, Lola Marie and Misty Stone – there are some seriously hot black adult performers out there. So we took this chance to celebrate the best of the best, the hottest of the hot. Enjoy!

Top 20 Female Black Pornstars

Best Black Pornstars

Let’s kick it off with the hottest black women in porn.

I’ve selected some of the most watched, celebrated and best-known ebony porn stars — covering a range of genres, ages and styles. We’ve got a slice of everything perfection for every taste. 😉

Oh, and if you want to see these sex gods and goddesses in action, do yourself a favour: bookmark our guide to the hottest ebony porn sites.

20. Jezabel Vessir

Jezabel Vessir

Our first choice isn’t a well-known face in the business but she is undoubtedly one of the top black female porn stars, having notched up almost 100 million video views on XVideos alone.

Born in Denver, CO in 1990, Jezabel Vessir started working in porn in 2014 and has, so far, featured in 108 adult movies.

Though a pretty average and petite 5’ 5”, she has enormous 38F, all-natural breasts and it is for these that she has earned herself a big following. Working with the likes of Dogfart, BangBros and Legal Porno she has starred in scenes that make the most of her assets including:

  • Magnificent Melons 2 (2017), Reality Kings
  • Big Tits Round Asses 44 (2016), Bang Productions
  • Tit Pong (2015), BangBros

Vessir was nominated for the 2020 Fleshbot Award for Best Breasts but we think all this focus on her tits ignores some of her finer features. She is also the owner of a luscious but pert little booty and has one of those misleadingly ‘innocent’ faces.

Whether she is making out with a female co-star or being fucked by a gang of white cocks, Vessir clearly enjoys what she does and we think she thoroughly deserves to be on our list.

Follow Jezabel Vessir on Twitter or OnlyFans.

19. Mya Mays

Mya Mays

A popular model for Reality Kings, Team Skeet and Dogfart, Mya Mays is another ebony pornstar who perhaps doesn’t have the same level of public recognition that she deserves.

Born in Florida in 1991, she debuted in the adult entertainment industry back in 2015 at the age of 24 and has gone on to feature in around 80 adult films — many in starring roles. A lot of these include facial, anal or lesbian scenes and in these three areas, she certainly excels.

5’ 6”, toned and tight all over, Mays is a bit of a golf nut and could have explored this as a professional career had she not found porn. The sport’s loss is our gain and we think she is a gorgeous ebony princess with plenty of skills to pay the bills.

Interestingly, she was pretty flat-chested (32A) until she had implants so her early work has a certain charm to it if you like that kind of thing.

For us, though, we think some of her best scenes include those released over the last few years, including:

  • New Anal Recruits 3 (2017), Evil Angel
  • Seduced by Mommy 15 (2018), Combat Zone
  • White Out 5 (2017), Devil’s Film
  • Black Mama’s Family Threesome (2019), Team Skeet

Though she hasn’t been that active in the porn scenes recently Mya Mays is still making adult content and sells clips through FanCentro.

Follow Mya Mays on Twitter.

18. Harley Dean

Harley Dean

Harley Dean launched her career in 2014 with a bang. She was nominated for two Best New Starlet Awards with Nightmoves, and her career has gone from strength to strength.

Since then, she has gone on to earn over 150 performer credits on the Internet Adult Film Database working with studios like Mofos, BangBros and Naughty America. She is undoubtedly one of the most popular black pornstars on our list.

Born in Columbus, Ohio in 1993, Dean is of mixed heritage with some Filipino, Cherokee and Hawaiian. Whatever this genetic mix has done is to our benefit and Dean is a stunningly beautiful woman blessed with the body of a supermodel.

At 5’ 7” she is taller than average with a perfect 32C-24-32 figure. Interestingly her chest is enhanced but she opted for a natural look as opposed to one of a bra-busting porn caricature.

Dean is one of those flexible adult stars who can work the cameras in any role or any genre and she’s been put to the test across a wide range of adult categories, including softcore and hardcore. It’s interesting that she’s not been more widely acclaimed and, although she’s notched up several hundred million video views, she has yet to win any major industry awards.

Tattooed with a pierced clit and navel, we think Harley Dean deserves some more attention. Still in her early 30s, her time at the top may still be yet to come but we’ll be happy enough as long as she continues making high-quality appearances in videos like:

  • Shane Diesel’s Dirty Little Babysitter 2 (2015), New Sensations
  • Throat Training (2014), Evil Angel
  • Pure Interracial Bliss (2018), Team Skeet
  • Harley Can’t Get Enough Good Dick (2017), BangBros

Follow Harley Dean on Twitter or OnlyFans.

17. Layton Benton

Layton Benton

Looking for the hottest black pornstars with plenty to love?

Next up we have a curvy, big, black and beautiful woman who has been working in porn since 2012.

Layton Benton was born in Vallejo, CA in 1991 and she has notched up over 90 performer credits on the Internet Adult Film Database. Though the majority of these celebrate the fact she is ‘thick and juicy’ they all cover a wide range of genres. From kink and fetish like BDSM, public disgrace and facesitting through to popular mainstream hardcore.

Although her tits are a major asset, it is her booty that has gained her the most attention and has even earned her an AVN Award nomination in 2015 for Hottest Ass.

Whether she is enjoying lesbian action with the sistas, joining in with an orgy, or having her ass plowed… she is a whole lot of woman!

A studio sweetheart for the likes of Dogfart, Digital Playground and Reality Kings she’s worked with plenty of big names in the business including several other black pornstars on our list.

If you’ve not caught up with Benton yet then we can strongly recommend these scenes to break you into her awesomeness:

  • Black Anal Asses (2015), Mile High
  • Special Dark (2016), Jules Jordan
  • Ultimate Surrender 15 (2016), Kink
  • Black Apple Bottoms (2018), Hustler

Follow Layton Benton on Twitter or OnlyFans.

16. Brittney White

Brittney White

A black pornstar with massive tits, Brittney White boasts an impressive and all-natural 36E rack. Certainly her biggest asset, she has carved herself a bit of a niche in the busty porn genre.

Born in Orlando, FL in 1997 and kicking off her adult industry career in 2016 she has only made around 40 or so films but is a regular content creator for her own clip sales platforms. White has worked for quite a few big-name studios though including Elegant Angel, Naughty America and Mofos.

At 5’ 3” and with a petite frame supporting those massive breasts she has that real-life girl-next-door or ex-girlfriend appeal — but with seductive dark eyes and luscious full lips that will tease you in.

She’s currently ranked in the top 120 most-watched porn stars in North America and has notched up over 220 million video views on XVideos.

Scenes range from solo to hardcore, facials and blowjobs to interracial and lesbian. Our favorite starring roles by Brittney White’s can be seen in:

  • My Girlfriend’s Busty Friend 21 (2017), Naughty America
  • Big Wet Black Tits 4 (2017), Elegant Angel
  • Curve Appeal (2016), Juicy Entertainment
  • Amateur Ebony Beauties 8 (2019), Pulse Distribution

Follow Brittney White on Twitter or OnlyFans.

15. Bethany Benz

Bethany Benz

Born in Kyiv, Ukraine but of Nigerian descent and now living in Baltimore, MD, Bethany Benz began modeling at the age of 19 under the name ‘Caviar’. Posing for magazine shoots and latterly music videos for the likes of R Kelly and Snoop Dogg she rose to wider public attention when she appeared as a contestant in the VH1 reality TV show, For The Love of Ray J in 2009.

The following year she made her debut in the porn industry with her first porn videos filmed at BangBros. Since then she has gone on to appear in more than 150 adult titles including scenes with Reality Kings, Elegant Angel, Team Skeet and Mofos.

She was nominated for Best New Starlet at the 2012 AVN awards and rightly so. Benz continues to put in a lot of effort and shows her talents off in a range of genres including anal, A2M and DP.

At 5’ 10”, she is a tall ebony princess with an all-natural 34D-24-36 figure with stunning legs, long straight black hair and a seductive smile.

We think she is most on fire when she performs anal and (for our money), these are her best scenes:

  • Black Romance: Color of Love (2012), West Coast Productions
  • Big Wet Black Tits 3 (2011), Elegant Angel
  • Lex Is Up Her Ass 2 (2016), Evil Angel
  • Busty Anal Beauties (2011), Evil Angel
  • Black Anal Beauties (2012), Evil Angel

Still working in the industry and as a model, you can follow Bethany Benz’s latest content via Twitter.

Follow Bethany Benz on Twitter.

14. Moriah Mills

Moriah Mills

Born in Queens, NY in 1991 Moriah Mills is a relative newcomer to the porn industry and has so far only featured in around 41 porn videos. She has worked for Reality Kings, Brazzers and Digital Playground bringing her sizeable assets to the fore.

Mills is just 5’ 4” but sports a whopping 34DDD chest and was nominated in 2019 at the Pornhub Awards for Best Chest Top Big Tits Performer. But she’s not just all about the top half and Mills is just as celebrated for her booty as she is for her boobies!

Aged 33, she is a unique and striking-looking woman with the most amazing gray eyes and defined cheekbones. Though a fully ticketed black pornstar, she also has an Asian quality about her.

Starting out in 2017, and still a relative newbie, she has already notched up over 200 million video views on XVideos and is ranked in the top 100 most-watched XXX stars in the United States.

Of the films she has featured in so far, we haven’t found any that aren’t hot as fuck but definitely check out:

  • Huge Booty Delivery (2018), Bang Bros
  • Moriah Fucks Her Muse (2018), Brazzers
  • Bubble Bath Booty Call (2017), Brazzers
  • Round Brown And Soapy Wet (2018), Reality Kings

Follow Moriah Mills on Twitter or OnlyFans.

13. Jenna J Foxx

Jenna J Foxx

One of Canada’s most popular black pornstars, Jenna J Foxx has been featured in more than 530 adult scenes and is the star of her own VNA Girls website, FoxxedUp.

Born in 1996 in the big ol’ Canadian country, her family moved to Miami when she was a teenager. This allowed her the opportunity to explore the porn industry and she made her debut when was 19. Still just 24 years old, she now lives and works in Los Angeles where she is a regular performer with studios like Reality Kings, Twistys, Dogfart and Wicked Pictures.

Foxx has plenty of recognition in the business and has been nominated for awards at the AVNs, SpankBank and Urban X.

An ebony model of perfection with a chesty 34D-24-36 figure and an almost Polynesian face she is a hypnotic performer. Whether that’s eating pussy or taking cock, she certainly brings a fizzy feeling to the pants of any audience.

If you catch just a few scenes of Jenna’s then make sure they include:

  • Zebra Girls 4 (2017), Hush Hush Entertainment
  • Air B And Bang (2018), Air Source Media
  • Cum Bang: Jenna Foxx (2018), Dogfart
  • Family Secrets (II) (2020), Smash Pictures
  • How Women Orgasm: Jenna Foxx (2020), AdultTime

Follow Jenna J Foxx on Twitter or OnlyFans.

12. Aaliyah Hadid

Aaliyah Hadid

Born in Sanford, NC in 1995, Aaliyah Hadid is of mixed heritage with some Cherokee, African-American, Caucasian and Vietnamese. All of this blended together makes for a very striking woman and Hadid has earned herself fans of all ethnicities.

She was raised in North Carolina but moved to Florida to live with a sugar daddy who turned out to be a pimp. After this, she worked as an escort for a few years before finding her feet in the porn industry when she was 21.

Now aged 25, she has built herself a large fanbase who have helped boost her into the top 100 most watched porn stars worldwide, and even higher up the list of celebrated black pornstars. She has featured in more than 200 adult movies and has notched up over half a billion video views on XVideos alone!

Hadid has several award nominations and wins under her belt including the Urban X 2019 Orgasmic Oralist. And we would have to agree that her mouth is definitely one of her best assets. However, she also rocks a very tasty 32D-24-36 body.

Underrated in our book, she is one of the most versatile black pornstars, who puts the same energy and joy into her work whether it’s solo, lesbian, hardcore, or kink. She’s also one of those women whose look changes dramatically so in one film she could have bleach blonde close-cropped hair whilst another might see her locks dark and flowing.

As a result of her flexibility she has worked with pretty much every studio going and in every genre but we think her best scenes can be found in:

  • True Anal Access 4 (2019), Evil Angel
  • White Out 7 (2018), Devil’s Film
  • Hot Nights (2018), Obsession
  • Up My Booty 3 (2019), Evil Angel

Follow Aaliyah Hadid on Twitter or OnlyFans.

11. Jasmine Webb

Jasmine Webb

Next up, we have the luscious and British ebony babe, Jasmine Webb.

Born in London in 1983, Webb started making pornos around 2008, working for European studios like DDF Network and 21 Sextury. She has gone on to work with both Brazzers and the Dogfart network and has featured in over 200 adult films as one of their most in-demand black pornstars.

Ranked in the top 25 adult performers in the United Kingdom, Webb has an enhanced 34C chest, athletic body and curvy ass. She’s energetic and fiery and offers up one of the most warmly inviting mouths in the business.

Though she has recently taken a hiatus from filmmaking to concentrate on her career as a singer/songwriter, Webb continues to produce content for her fans.

Now aged 40, she has more of a mature appeal but there isn’t much we can dissuade you from enjoying when it comes to her back catalog.

She does a great line in anal scenes and we loved her work with Rocco Siffredi back in 2009 on Puppet Master 4 but to really appreciate this beautiful black woman, check out:

  • Original Sinners (2010), Harmony Films
  • Bride Bangers 2 (2011), Bluebird Films
  • Black and White 4U (2009), Paradise Film
  • Double Stuff Me (2017), Juicy Entertainment

Webb is active on Twitter and OnlyFans so you can catch her most recent news and content releases there.

Follow Jasmine Webb on Twitter or OnlyFans.

10. Anya Ivy

Anya Ivy

Nominated for Ebony Princess of the Year in 2019 at the SpankBang Awards, Anya Ivy got started in the porn scene when she was 22 back in 2014.

At 5’ 2” she is a petite, but top-heavy, model with an all-natural 36D chest. This ebony babe has got boobs and she has used to them good effect throughout her career whether that’s solo work, girl-on-girl or servicing big dick men for studios/brands like Monsters of Cock, Dancing Bear and Twistys.

Born in Atlanta, GA in 1992, she is still only 31 years old and has plenty of great years ahead of her to add to the already bursting back catalog of 207 titles. Covering everything from cumswap and creampie action to gloryholes and interracial family affairs, she is one of our favorite black pornstars who pretty much does it all.

This ebony Southern Belle isn’t really active on social media but you can find dozens of scenes worth watching across all the major tube sites including some of our favorites, such as:

  • This Ain’t The Interview XXX (2015), Hustler
  • Work Hard… Fuck Harder (2016), Brazzers
  • Lesbian X Games: Anya Ivy, Lucky Starr, Alix Lovell (2020), VNA Network
  • Zebra Girls: Anya Ivy and Kendra Spade (2019), Dogfart
  • We Fuck Black Girls: Teanna, Jezabel and Anya (2015), Dogfart

9. Kira Noir

Kira Noir

Describing herself as a ‘little slut with dreadlocks’, Kira Noir is certainly one badass ebony porn actress with an appetite for hardcore and extreme action.

Born in San Marino, CA in 1994 she launched her career in 2014 when she was 20 years old. Since then, she’s been one of the more prolific black pornstars, featuring as a performer in almost 675 porno titles. Her hardworking ethic hasn’t gone unnoticed and she is a regular nominee and winner at the industry’s top awards, taking home titles for:

  • AVN 2019 Best Group Sex Scene, After Dark (2018)
  • SpankBank 2018 Ebony Princess of the Year
  • SpankBank 2020 Mistress of the Strap On
  • Urban X 2018 Best Anal Performer
  • XBiz 2020 Best Sex Scene – Comedy, 3 Cheers For Satan (2019)
  • XCritic 2019 & 2020 Winner: Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene, Tough Critic (2019) & Path to Forgiveness (2019)

Most recently she has taken home two AVN awards at the virtual ceremony held in January 2021. Noir won Best Supporting Actress for Primary, Lust Cinema and Mainstream Venture of the Year for G-Eazy x Vixen Music Video Collaboration.

Noir cuts a sporty figure on the screen and is well-muscled and toned with a 32B chest. In fact she kind of bucks the trend on the ‘typical’ buxom porn stunner yet for all her angularity she is an incredible performer to watch. For us, it’s all about her eyes and when she turns those peepers on to the camera she exudes a wanton and insatiable lust.

Most of her work is hardcore with a kinky edge and she seems to specialize in a lot of girl-on-girl films.

If you want to watch some of Kira’s recent best work then you can check out those feature films she won awards for (see above) or catch some of her early performances in:

  • Hungry Assholes (2015)
  • Lesbian Beauties 16: Interracial (2016)
  • Kinky Fantasy Club (2016)
  • Naughty Black Housewives 4 (2017)

Follow Kira Noir on Twitter or OnlyFans.

8. Misty Stone

Misty Stone

An unsung siren in our books, Misty Stone has been featured in over 640 titles since she started out in the porn industry in 2006, aged just 20.

Since her debut lesbian and solo scenes with producers like Hustler, she has gone on to demonstrate incredible versatility. However, we think she excels in her oral action whether this ends with a facial or swallow, we’re not the only ones to prize her skills.

Stone has been nominated for no less than 50 awards over the years including NightMoves Best Body 2015, AVN and XBiz Female Performer of the Year 2011 and XCritics 2018 Underrated Starlet.

Often cast in supporting roles, Stone is well known for her performances in popular parody titles and is a pretty good actor, let alone a porn star. She was born in Inglewood, CA in 1986 and is a stunning ebony beauty with her signature curly corkscrew hair, flawless skin and graceful body.

Now aged 34, she is being cast in more mature roles and we gotta say that she is definitely bringing a lot of energy to the MILF genre. What are we saying?!? She brings energy to any genre, especially girl-on-girl!

Stone appears in plenty of titles but we think she shines best when she has one of the major roles so check out these feature films to appreciate her best work:

  • Hustler’s Untrue Hollywood Stories: Oprah (2011)
  • Men in Black: A Hardcore Parody (2012)
  • OMG… It’s the Spice Girls XXX Parody (2013)
  • Ethnicity (2017)
  • Cartel Sex (2018)

Follow Misty Stone on Twitter or ManyVids.

7. Chanell Heart

Chanell Heart

Chanell Heart is known for her hardcore interracial porn, rough sex and deepthroat action. She is an ebony porn goddess who works in both the mainstream and fetish industries.

Winner of SpankBank’s Ebony Princess of the Year 2016, she is a cocksucker extraordinaire and (in our opinion) has some of the finest dick-sucking lips on the planet.

She started out making pornos in 2013 and has, so far, earned herself more than 320 performer credits on the Internet Adult Film Database. This includes work for studios like Evil Angel, Reality Kings, Naughty America and Jules Jordan as well as niche brands on Kink.

In her personal life, she is a bit of a geek and loves playing her Xbox. But she remains one of our more ambitious black pornstars, who sees a future for herself in the adult industry whether that’s producing and directing her own movies or establishing her own line of lingerie.

At 5’ 4” with a rockin’ 32B-24-36 body, we think that Heart is one sexy black pornstar who deserves a wider audience. Though she’s notched up hundreds of millions of video views across porn tube sites we think you’ll enjoy watching these feature titles

  • Slurpy Throatsluts 2 (2014), Evil Angel
  • 1 Lucky Brother: A Reverse Gangbang Movie (2014), Black Market Entertainment
  • Barbarella XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (2015), Wicked Pictures
  • Art of Anal Sex 3 (2016), Jules Jordan
  • Ethnicity (2017)

Active on Twitter you can also subscribe to Heart’s OnlyFans account for exclusive digital content.

Follow Chanell Heart on Twitter or OnlyFans.

6. Cecilia Lion

Cecilia Lion

Born in Phoenix, AZ in 1994 Lion debuted in the industry in 2016 when she was 22 years old making herself Twisty’s Treat of the Month. Since then, she has gone on to feature in more than 190 adult titles including several AVN award-nominated scenes.

Lion is a feisty little ebony star at just 5’ tall but boasts a naturally large 32D chest and 28” waist. She is slender with a huge head of curly corkscrew hair.

CherryPimps Cherry of the Year 2021 and nominated for the Fan Award for Favorite Female Porn Star at the 2021 AVN Awards, Lion may not be new to the industry but the last 18 months have really seen her hit her stride. For our money, she is the rising star on this list whose best may be yet to come.

It’s no coincidence that she chose her stage name as Lion and comes off as a predator in the bedroom. She has a great performance style and looks like a woman who is wholly insatiable. She has so much energy and drive, we find it hard to believe that any man could satisfy her.

Yet plenty try! Lion has worked with plenty of great male co-stars including Ricky Johnson, Manuel Ferrara, Prince Yahshua and Sean Michaels.

Definitely, one of the hottest up-and-coming black pornstars to watch, you can catch up on some of Lion’s best work in these titles:

  • Lion’s Den (2020), WankzVR
  • Out With A Bang 2 (2019), Digital Playground
  • Next (2020), Tushy
  • Power Hungry (2019), Deeper
  • Terror Camp (2019), Mile High
  • Manuel’s Maximum Penetration 7 (2018), Jules Jordan

Follow Cecilia Lion on Twitter or OnlyFans.

5. Osa Lovely

Osa Lovely

In our top five, things really start to hot up with our next entry featuring the Texas-born siren, Osa Lovely. A fine figure of a woman, this curvy goddess is thick, juicy and oh-so-fine!

Born in Dallas, TX in 1987 she came to the industry in 2008 at age 21. Since then she has been featured in more than 130 titles mostly maximizing her ‘bounce’ appeal. Studios like Brazzers, Elegant Angel, Dogfart, Reality Kings and Kink have all cast her in the lead roles for scenes with titles like Booty Juice, Black Booty Worship and Ass So Phat.

Yet, to ignore the fact that this woman is also insanely hot is to your own detriment. She has an intensity in her performances that is utterly mind-blowing and her orgasms are eye-rollingly good to witness. There aren’t many black pornstars that can own the screen like Osa Lovely.

Osa is another performer with great range and can be seen to great effect in a whole range of genres including fetish, lesbian and gangbangs. We do however think that she is best in straight-up boy/girl action where you can fully appreciate her seduction techniques.

Now aged 36, Osa has been appearing in more mature roles and has made the transition to step-mom, teacher and horny housewife an enjoyable one for her audiences to follow. We certainly think the recent scenes filmed with BangBros (Interracial Fucking Lessons) are some of her best work.

If you doubt for a second that she deserves to be on this list then we implore you to check out her back catalog from the early days to her most recent stuff:

  • Gangland White Boy Stomp 19 (2008), Devil’s Film
  • White Dicks in Black Chics 6 (2009), Incredible Digital
  • Ba Dunk A Bounce 10 (2010), Candy Shop
  • Boot Camp (2017), Brazzers
  • Black Cougars on the Prowl (2020), Devil’s Film
  • World Of BangBros: She Likes It Rough 5 (2020), Bang Productions

Follow Osa Lovely on Twitter or OnlyFans.

4. Cassidy Banks

Cassidy Banks

Cassidy Banks has been in the business since 2014. A true goddess of her craft, she is consistently ranked in the top 100 most-watched porn stars in the world,

Born in Denver, CO in 1993, mixed-race Banks boasts an impressive (and all-natural) physique measuring 38E-27-38. Her busty shape makes her a firm fan favorite for big boob lovers and she has starred in plenty of titles to exploit this asset including Extreme Naturals (Reality Kings), Breast Intentions (Brazzers) and Big Bodacious Knockers 13 (Lethal Hardcore).

Over the last ten years, she has notched up more than 320 appearances in XXX films and has been nominated for a couple of industry awards including XBiz Best New Starlet 2016 and an XRCO Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene, Confessions of a Sinful Nun 2 (2019).

Naturally, she has also picked up plenty of award nominations for her biggest assets including:

  • Urban X 2019: Most Beautiful Breast
  • NightMoves Fan Award 2015: Best Boobs
  • AVN Fan Award 2016: Best Boobs
  • Nightmoves Award 2015 & 2018: Best Boobs

Beyond the boobs, Cassidy Banks is a stunning-looking woman and has the most mesmerizing green eyes, long straight hair and killer legs. Her ass, overshadowed by the chest, is also worth a mention and she can work her booty with the best of them.

A versatile black pornstar who has filmed with most of the top studios including DDF Busty, Old Spunkers, Team Skeet and Mofos, she rarely makes a bad movie so most of her back catalog is worth a look but, for our money, she shines in:

  • Big Wet Tits 14 (2015), Elegant Angel
  • Bounce (2017), Jules Jordan
  • Stacked 3 (2015), Mile High
  • Sorority Sister Showdown (2015), Girlfriend Films

Follow Cassidy Banks on Twitter or OnlyFans.

3. Sarah Banks

Sarah Banks

And taking our number three spot as the hottest female black pornstar is the twice nominated SpankBang ebony princess of the year, Sarah Banks (no relation to Cassidy).

A back-door beauty known for her anal performances and owner of a most epic ass, Banks is a stunning adult performer. She was born in Calabasas, CA in 1997 and came to porn in 2016 working with Evil Angel, Dogfart and Reality Kings. Since her debut roles, she has notched up more than 100 roles specializing in both anal hardcore and lesbian action.

At 5’ 0” with a 32E-25-36 figure, she is one of the more petite black pornstars, but an incredibly popular one. With over a billion video views across the major porn tube sites, she is in the top fifty most-watched adult performers in North America.

Her juicy booty and enhanced big breasts are only half the appeal and Banks has a muscled and well-toned body. Complete with plenty of tattoos you can watch how she puts all this together to create her signature ‘ebony anal queen’ style in these scenes:

  • Black Archangels (2018), Girlfriend Films
  • Anal Young ‘uns 5 (2016), Evil Angel
  • Up That Black Ass 11 (2020), Elegant Angel
  • Brazzers Goes Black (2018)

Follow Sarah Banks on Twitter or OnlyFans.

2. Ana Foxxx

Ana Foxxx

Star of more than 830 porn titles on the Internet Adult Film Database, Ana Foxxx has been prolific since she started making pornos in 2012.

Born in Rialto, CA in 1988 she is now 35 years old and has won (and been nominated) for multiple awards including:

  • Winner of the 2019 Spankbank Ebony Princess of the Year Award
  • Winner of the 2018 XRCO Underrated Starlet Award
  • Winner of the 2018 XBiz Best Sex Scene – All-Sex Release Award for  Axel Braun’s Brown Sugar (2017)
  • Winner of the 2018 Urban X Best Female Performer Award
  • Winner of the 2020 SpankBank Award for America’s Porn Sweetheart
  • Winner of the 2019 AVN Best Group Sex Scene, After Dark (2018)

Another ebony star who has been immortalized as a sex toy with a Fleshlight Girl modeled on her own pussy, Ana Foxxx is a pretty kinky one. She works across genres as well as mainstream hardcore performances you can find her working her tight body in niche areas for studios like Kink.

She does some great lesbian action and can work a strap-on like an absolute pro as well as put her own ass to the test with her anal sessions coming highly recommended.  

A fiery Scorpio, Fox is pretty tall at 5’ 9” and rocks a toned and natural body at 34C-30-36. With boundless energy, curves in all the right places and a firm ass it’s a real pleasure to watch her in action. Which is why she is our solid second-place choice on this list of the best black pornstars.

If you still need convincing then check out some of these scenes to help change your mind:

  • Four Rooms: Los Angeles (2013), Filly Films
  • Girls of Wrestling (2019), Mile High
  • After Dark (2018), Vixen
  • Lesbian House Party (2020), Elegant Angel
  • Cumless: A DP XXX Parody (2018), Digital Playground

Follow Ana Foxxx on Twitter or OnlyFans.

1. Diamond Jackson

Diamond Jackson

Though a relative latecomer to the industry, and only starting out in porn when she was 41 years old, Diamond Jackson takes out the top spot to prove that mature ebony stars reign supreme!

Born in Florida in 1966, Jackson (now aged 57) still has a smoking hot figure and rocks an enhanced 34F chest.

Coupled with her muscular and toned 5’ 7” body she is rather top-heavy and doesn’t have the biggest booty. But, what she lacks in size she makes up for in skill and she has plenty of anal credits to her name including the early feature film she did for Jules Jordan, Dirty Rotten Mother Fuckers 2 (2008) and Super Anal Back Cougars (2011).

Obviously, she found her instant niche as a MILF and her recognition within the industry reflects that. She is still an active performer and has been nominated for a fan award at the 2021 AVNs as Hottest MILF.

Real name, Mela Dalton, she was a cheerleader at school and has a degree in Sports Medicine Technology. She has worked as a bikini model and TV fitness instructor as well as dabbling as a commercial runway model and a mainstream actress.

What we love most about Jackson as a porn performer is that she has an immense presence on screen, making her the center of your focus, no matter what else is going on. This intensity really makes watching her an immersive experience and you get so much bang for your buck in her movies.

Speaking of which, she’s not the most prolific of the black pornstars on our list but everything she features in has been of high quality and really showcases her energy. If you’ve not cum across (!) her before then we’d thoroughly recommend checking these titles out:

  • Seduced By A Cougar 22, 45, 50 & 52 – all by Pure Play Media
  • American Daydreams 16 (2015), Pure Play Media
  • Black Mommas (2008), Elegant Angel
  • Super Anal Black Cougars (2011), West Coast Productions
  • Gym Nymphos (2014), Brazzers

No shade on Diamond Jackson’s talents but we prefer her male/female performances and although she seems like she knows what she is doing in lesbian scenes, it just always looks like she’s hungry for cock!

Follow Diamond Jackson on Twitter or through her official website.

Female Honorable Mentions

Sadly, we could only shortlist 20 of the top black female porn stars for this feature, but we know there are plenty more who deserve a mention.

We couldn’t finish this section without giving at least an honorable mention to a few more seriously hot ebony ladies:

  • Demi Sutra
  • Jada Fire
  • Nia Nacci
  • Skin Diamond
  • Vanessa Blue
  • Aryana Adin
  • Teanna Trump
  • Nyomi Banxxx
  • Nicole Bexley
  • Kiki Minaj

Top 5 Male Black Pornstars

Moving on from ebony babes, who are the hottest black male pornstars on the business today?

It would be irresponsible to forget the men who make it happen, so we thought we’d balance our list with some testosterone in the shape of five hot black male adult performers. 😉

5. Ricky Johnson

Ricky Johnson

With more than 820 performer credits to his name on the Internet Adult Film Database, since he first started out in porn in 2015, Johnson is a hard-working black pornstar.

Also known as ‘Quentin’, Johnson forged his own path in the business getting his GF to take pictures and approach agencies for representation. Within just a few days of letter bombing companies like OC Modeling, he was officially on the books and firing to go.

Tall and athletic, he ran track for a couple of years after high school but the adult industry is really the only work he has known, and pretty damned good at it he is too.

There are not many women he hasn’t fucked on this list and his co-performers also include some of the most famous female porn stars in the business including Joanna Angel, Abella Danger and Ava Addams.

Born in Los Angeles, CA in 1992 this lucky SOB is well decorated by the industry he loves and has taken home trophies which include:

  • AVN Best Male Newcomer 2017
  • XBiz Best Sex Scene 2019, Joanna Angel Gangbang: As Above So Below (2018)
  • AVN Best Group Sex Scene, After Dark (2018)

There’s not much to not love about watching this guy at work and we’re not the only ones who think so. With more than a quarter of a billion video views on XVideos alone, he is one of the most popular black pornstars whether working solo or in a group sex scene.

As well as those award-winning scenes listed above you can find plenty of great scenes on the tube channels but some of his best work can be seen in titles like:

  • Double Black Penetration 4 (2017), Jules Jordan
  • Blacks On Blondes: Chanel, Keisha and Valentina (2017), Dogfart
  • Cheaters (2018), Wicked Pictures
  • Audition (2020), Digital Playground

Follow Ricky Johnson on Twitter or OnlyFans.

4. Shane Diesel

Shane Diesel

Real name, Saul Seward Armstrong, Shane Diesel is a prolific black male porn star featuring in more than 1110 titles since he started out.

He was a latecomer to the porn party and made his debut at the age of 40 back in 2003 and took the stage name Shane Diesel due to his passing resemblance to Vin Diesel!

Born in Las Vegas, NV in 1963 he moved to Los Angeles at the age of 23 to pursue a career as a bodybuilder. Though he did several magazine shoots in his 20s it was until post 9/11 that he decided to do porn.

Diesel was working in the airline industry at the time of 911 and the fallout from this terror attacked resulted in significant pay cuts and porn became an attractive way to earn extra money. He managed to juggle a career in his old airline job and porn for several years.

Debuting with production houses like Devil’s Film, West Coast Productions and Darkstar Diesel proved instantly popular with audiences as well as with his co-stars.

He has a natural talent for the work with a formidable on-screen presence and although only 5’ 10” he packs a powerful big-dick performance in all of his scenes. His nickname, Blackzilla, comes from a series of titles he filmed with Hush Hush Entertainment and aptly describes his hardcore style. Often seen cuckolding white men whilst satisfying hungry wives, his BBC is a big asset!

Now aged 60, Diesel is still performing and directing and was inducted into the Urban X Awards Hall of Fame in 2020.

If you’re a fan of ebony or interracial porn then you will probably have already seen him perform plenty of times but if you want to see his best work then check out I Watch Black Men Fuck My Wife’s Asshole (2016). Filmed for Hush Hush Entertainment, Diesel was nominated for an AVN in his role for Most Outrageous Sex Scene!

Follow Shane Diesel on Twitter.

3. Lexington Steele

Lexington Steele

Born Clifton Todd Britt in 1969, you can see why Lexington Steele was a better choice of porn name. A former stockbroker and graduate with a degree in History and African American Studios, Steele is one of the most well-known porn stars of the last twenty-five years.

He started out in the industry in 1994 and it took him several years to rise to prominence but by 2003 he had cemented legendary status. Taking home the most coveted trophy (AVN Performer of the Year) in the business a record three times within four years he was the first male porn star to claim this honor.

In the last 26 years, Steele has over 1750 performer credits to his name and, in addition to more than 180 directorial credits, he also owns his own production companies.

Now aged 54, he is still an influential player in the business but since his hip-replacement surgery in 2019, he hasn’t been seen much in front of the cameras. He still remains one of the hottest ebony porn stars of the last decade and is one of the most watched men in porn within North America.

At 6’ 2” he is well built and with a (reportedly) 9.5” long cock he is the very paragon of porn perfection. Over the years he has worked with pretty much every major porn star going and his back catalog is packed with hardcore action films right across the genres. From tight teens and mature MILFs to Asians, Latinas and ebony princesses, he has fucked them all.

There really isn’t one single title that sums this legend of porn up but you can check out some of his award-winning scenes in these movies:

  • Lex The Impaler 2 (2002), Evil Angel
  • Black Reign 17 (2011), Mercenary Pictures
  • Samantha Saint Is Completely Wicked (2013), Wicked Pictures
  • Lex Poles Little Holes (2013), Evil Angel
  • Lex Turns Evil 1 (2013), Evil Angel
  • Avengers XXX 2: Along Came A Spider (2015), Vivid
  • Orgy Masters 8 (2016), Jules Jordan Video

Follow Lexington Steele on Twitter or through his official website.

2. Rico Strong

Rico Strong

One of the dirty dozen, Rico Strong is ranked in the top twelve most watched porn stars in North America and is currently 21st in the world.

With over a billion video views across the main tube sites, he is a prolific performer and has over 1,800 performer credits to his name on the Internet Adult Film Database. It’s no surprise that he has worked with pretty much every studio and has paired with all of the top names in porn.

Also known as The Destroyer (or, Count Choculaa when he is directing) Strong started working in the adult industry in 2004 when he was about 20 years old. He tends to specialize in interracial gangbang, anal and DP scenes and won an AVN for his Best Group Scene for Orgy Masters 8 (2018).

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico but raised in Long Beach, CA Rico cuts a formidable figure on screen; a broad and bulky black man he has arms the size of most people’s thighs!

Interestingly though, his shape has changed massively since he started out and early titles of Strong’s feature a muscled and more athletic man. Compare his performance in Cheating Housewives 2 (2005), for example with recent scenes and he looks like a completely different person!

Every good workman looks after his tools and Strong’s crowning asset is his monster pipe. Long, meaty and thickly veined it has helped earned him several nominations for SpankBank’s Dick of the Year.

Urban X’s Male Performer of the Year 2019, Rico Strong is a hardcore and hardworking ebony porn star who only narrowly misses out on our top spot.

Follow Rico Strong on Twitter or OnlyFans.

1. Sean Michaels

Sean Michaels

One of the most prolific male porn stars around today, Sean Michaels has over 2,690 performer credits to his name on the Internet Adult Film Database! Now aged 65, he started working in the business back in 1988 when some of the ebony stars on our list weren’t even born.

As well as being the star of numerous feature films he has directed over 230 videos.

Born in New York City, NY in 1958, Michaels started out with runway and print modeling before transferring his skills to the adult screen. At 6’ 3” and endowed with an enviable meaty cock, Michaels entered the business with a view to changing perceptions of black men in porn. Whether you can judge his contribution as a success or not is up to you but there is no doubting the influence he has had on the industry.

In 2016 he was elected president of the Adult Performers Actors Guild, the trade union of porn, and has been advocating for a change in legislation to raise the minimum legal age to work in the industry from 18 to 21.

An inductee of the AVN, XRCO and NightMoves halls of fame, he was once ranked 14th in an AVN list of the greatest 50 porn actors of all time.

There are not many genres he hasn’t filmed in including cuckolding, interracial, bisexual and transsexual as well as hardcore, fetish, and, of course, big-cock!

We’re quite sure that he needs no introductions or accolades from us and anyone who has ever watched porn will definitely have seen him in action. Certainly, we would be hard-pressed to pick his best work from the thousands of titles available. But, seeing as you’re asking, we would say that these are some of our favorites from across his career and covering a wide range of genres:

  • Slave To Love (1993), Rosebud
  • World Sex Tour 1 (1995), Anabolic Video
  • LA Pink: A XXX Porn Parody (2009), Voyeur Media
  • Sean Michael’s Daddy Knows Best 1 (2011), Evil Angel
  • This Ain’t American Horror Story XXX: This is a Parody (2015), Hustler
  • Hot For Transsexuals 8 (2019), Evil Angel

Follow Sean Michaels on Twitter or through his official website.

Male Honorable Mentions

Once again, we had to draw the line somewhere but kudos to the following ebony porn mega stars who deserve an honorable mention:

  • Mandingo
  • Rob Piper
  • Jason Luv
  • Justin Slayer
  • Wesley Pipes
  • Julio Gomez
  • Prince Yahshua

Have we missed your favorite black porn star? Now’s your chance to tell us how wrong we are. 😉

Drop us a comment and let us know who you think should have made the cut.


Simon Regal

Simon Regal is the editor and founder of AdultVisor, with a decade of experience covering the adult entertainment industry. Simon's background includes collaborations with two pioneering adult studios at the forefront of VR tech. His work has been featured in Men's Health, Vice and TechCrunch. Simon is a regular attendee on the adult conference circuit, making appearances at XBiz, The European Summit and AdultCon in 2023. Say hello if you see him!
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