Had Briana Banks’s family not moved from Munich to Los Angeles when she was a child, the adult entertainment industry might never have had the pleasure of watching one of the most wanton performers ever to hit film.
Germany’s loss was America’s gain.
According to her bio, Briana Banks “is who we think of when we imagine the perfect porn star. At 5’9″ she has the elegant, slender frame and endless legs of a runway model paired with the 34DD chest and insatiable appetite of a sexual goddess.”
Banks appeared in her first porn flick when she was 20. Since then, her stunning German looks and unquestionable thirst for sex landed her a contract with Vivid, an AVN cover, and the title of Penthouse Pet. She tied Jenna Jameson’s record for magazine covers. She also has won a number of prestigious industry accolades, including the NightMoves Award for Best New Starlet, and a Hot d’Or Award for Best New Performer. AVN inducted Banks into its Hall of Fame in 2009; XTCO and XBIZ followed suit in 2016.
After a five-year hiatus, Banks returned to her adult career in December 2015. Her comeback scene, with Manuel Ferrara, appears in ArchAngel’s True MILF 3. She also appeared with Ferrara in Manuel is a MILF-O-Maniac 5, for which she filmed her first anal scene in five years.
A devil-may-care talent like Banks’s comes along only once in a lifetime. The industry is glad to have her back.
As an experienced performer, what’s the most important thing you’ve learned over time?
Treat this as a career, because it only lasts so long and your reputation and behavior on-set affect your bookings and popularity among directors and fellow talent. Be on time and professional. It is a job and should be treated as such.
Social media: useful for work, or just a distraction?
Both! It sometimes sucks you in and you get so overwhelmed by emails and [direct messages]. It does help you to promote new scenes and yourself, but every once in a while you just want to be unavailable.
I love my fans, though, and I find myself trying to respond to too many at a time.
Describe yourself in three words.
Strong, determined, and a hard worker.
Three reasons why you love your job.
I love sex. I love the fantasy people I get to play and the people I get the opportunity to meet.
Early in your career, you were called the gonzo queen. Do you specialize in any type of content now?
I’m building my site now and trying to cater to a broad audience, so that means being new characters at every shoot. I want all my fans to find something they like.
What do you do in your spare time?
I like to hang out with friends and work out. Working out gets me out of my own head.
Anything new on the horizon: movies, personal appearances, etc.?
Lots of new releases coming out every month!