Birth name Briana Bany
Known aliases Mirage / Brianna Banks
Date of birth 21/05/1978
Place of birth Munich, Germany
Breast size 5
Eye colour Blue
Hair colour Blonde
Body shape 97-68-81
Lower back tattoo
Pierced tongue, belly button
Start of career 1999
Briana Banks (real name Briana Bani) was born in Germany. Her mother was American and her father was German. At the age of 4, Briana Banks’ family moved to England. And then, when Briana was 7 years old, she and her mother moved to America to Los Angeles. Her father stayed behind in Germany. At 16, Briana Banks left her mum’s house, taking her 14-year-old sister with her. At 19, Briana Banks started modelling, even making the cover of Teen Magazine. Before shooting porno movies, Briana Banks has tried many jobs: she was a secretary, cooked pizza, was a small office worker.
In August 1999, when Briana Banks was 21, she agreed to do a nude shoot for a men’s magazine. A little later, Briana Banks starred in her first porn film. It was a porn film called University Coeds 18, by Dane Entertainment. Briana Banks had a scene with Brandon Iron. She went under the pseudonym Mirage to make pornographic movies.
In 2000 she went back to being Brianna Banks and had her breasts augmented for the first time. So far, Briana Banks has had her breasts enlarged twice. The first porn film under her new pseudonym was Decadent Whores 9.
In June 2001, Briana Banks became Penthouse magazine’s girl of the month. In the same year, Briana Banks became a contract porn star for Vivid studios.
In 2002, Banks became the first porn star to have her own doll, produced in her image by Cyber F/X and Sota Toys.
In 2004, Briana Banks co-authored the book How To Have an XXX Sex Life: The Ultimate Vivid Guide, in which the Vivid Studios porn star’s contract gives advice on sex.
On 13 October 2006, Briana Banks sued sex toy company Doc Johnson Enterprises. The company had breached the agreement by producing 10 kinds of sex toys with images of Briana Banks, when it was only entitled to produce two: a silicone vagina and Briana Banks’s anal opening. Briana Banks estimated her moral damages at $75,000.
Briana Banks Interesting facts
Briana Banks’ best friend and partner is Jameson, Jenna.
Has a sister, Lauryn Bunny.
For several years Briana Banks dated porn actor Bobby Vitale (Bobby Vitale), in 2006 they parted ways.
In the modeling business, takes pictures under the pseudonym Mirage (Mirage).
Briana Banks is known as the longest legged porn actress.
She has (after Jenna Jameson and Nikita Denise) her own wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas (since 2006).
Briana Banks was on drugs for about two years.
In 2004, Briana appeared in 118 films! That is almost one movie in three days with no holidays or weekends.
Briana Banks Awards and nominations
2001 – Penthouse magazine’s Girl of the Month (Penthouse Pet June 2001)
2001 – Hot D’Or Cannes 2001 – Best American New Starlet.
2003 – AVN Awards for “Best Renting Title of the Year” and “Best Selling Title of the Year” for her porno “Briana Loves Jenna
2008 – Ranked as the sixth hottest porn actress.
2009 – Inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame
Briana Banks Nominations
2007 AVN Awards nomination in the category Contract Star of the Year
2008 AVN Awards nomination in the category Best Actress – Film for “Layout
2008 AVN Awards nomination in Best All-Girl Sex Scene – Film for “Layout” (together with Penny Flume)
2008 AVN Awards nomination in the category Best All-Girl Sex Scene – Video for “Where the Boys Aren’t 18” (alongside Monique Alexander, Lanny Barbie, Lacey Love, Lindsay Love, Lexi Marie, Mercedez, Stephanie Morgan, Tera Patrick, Tony Roberts and Savannah Samson)
2008 AVN Awards nomination in the category Best Anal Sex Scene – Film for “Layout”
2008 AVN Awards nomination in the category Best Group Sex Scene – Film for “Layout” (with Hillary Scott, Brooke Haven and Evan Stone)
2009 AVN Awards nomination in the Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene category for “Where the Boys Aren’t 19: Arabian Nights” (alongside Monique Alexander, Lanny Barbie, Lacey Love, Lindsay Love, Lexi Marie, Mercedez, Stephanie Morgan, Tera Patrick, Tony Roberts and Savannah Samson)
2009 AVN Awards nomination in the Best Anal Sex Scene category for “Perfect Match”
2009 nominated in Best Group Sex Scene category for “Perfect Match” in the AVN Awards
2010 nomination in Best Double Penetration Sex Scene for “Flashback” in the AVN Awards