AVN Award for Female Performer of the Year
Awarded forFemale Performer of the Year
CountryUnited States
Presented byAVN Media Network
First awarded1993; 28 years ago (1993)
Last awarded2021
Currently held byEmily Willis
Websiteavnawards.avn.com

The AVN Award for Female Performer of the Year is presented every January in Las Vegas, Nevada at the AVN Awards ceremony. It represents the female porn star who has had the best body of work in the previous year. It has been given annually since 1993.

Tori Black was the first two-time winner, winning back-to-back in 2010 and 2011.[1][2] Angela White was the first three-time winner, winning back-to-back-to-back in 2018, 2019, and 2020.[3] As of January 2021, the titleholder is Emily Willis.[4]

Winners and nominees

1990s

Year Photo Winner Nominees
1993
Ashlyn Gere[5]
1994[6] Debi Diamond[7] Rebecca Bardoux
Celeste
Ashlyn Gere
Shayla LaVeaux
Leena
Tiffany Mynx
P. J. Sparxx
Crystal Wilder
Ona Zee
1995[8]
Asia Carrera[9] Tammi Ann
Ariana
Kaitlyn Ashley
Misty Rain
Shane
Ashlyn Gere[10]
Sarah Jane Hamilton[10]
Kylie Ireland[10]
Leena[10]
Tyffany Million[10]
Brittany O'Connell[10]
1996[11]
Kaitlyn Ashley[12] Tammi Ann
Juli Ashton
Celeste
Careena Collins
Jeanna Fine
Tera Heart
Melissa Hill
Jenna Jameson
Lana Sands
Nici Sterling
1997[13]
Missy[14] Juli Ashton
Alex Dane
Jeanna Fine
Melissa Hill
Jenna Jameson
Jill Kelly
Christi Lake
Shayla LaVeaux
Caressa Savage
Nici Sterling
Nikki Tyler
1998[15]
Stephanie Swift[16] Chloe
Jill Kelly
Christi Lake
Dyanna Lauren
Shanna McCullough
Mila
Missy
Tiffany Mynx
Julie Rage
Jasmin St. Claire
Serenity
Stacy Valentine
1999[17]
Chloe[18] Johnni Black
Asia Carrera
Roxanne Hall
Alisha Klass
Jill Kelly
Midori
Mocha
Tiffany Mynx
Silvia Saint
Serenity
Stacy Valentine

2000s

Year Photo Winner Nominees
2000[19]
Inari Vachs[20] Chloe
Sabrina Johnson
Alisha Klass
Monique
Raylene
Serenity
Alexandra Silk
Stephanie Swift
2001[21]
Jewel De'Nyle[22] Jessica Darlin
Dee
Bridgette Kerkove
Shelbee Myne
Kristi Myst
Alexandra Quinn
Serenity
Sydnee Steele
Inari Vachs
Ava Vincent
2002[23]
Nikita Denise[24] Chloe
Jewel De'Nyle
Bridgette Kerkove
Monique
Taylor St. Claire
Serenity
Sydnee Steele
Ava Vincent
2003[25]
Aurora Snow[26] April Flowers
Briana Banks
Belladonna
Calli Cox
Nikita Denise
Jewel De'Nyle
Jessica Drake
Devinn Lane
Jodie Moore
Obsession
Michele Raven
Olivia Saint
Nicole Sheridan
Taylor St. Claire
Sydnee Steele
2004[27]
Ashley Blue[28] Sunrise Adams
Belladonna
Jessica Darlin
Olivia Del Rio
Jewel De'Nyle
Bridgette Kerkove
Devinn Lane
Ashley Long
Carmen Luvana
Gina Lynn
Monique
Taylor Rain
Savanna Samson
Aurora Snow
2005[29]
Lauren Phoenix[30] Ashley Blue
Cindy Crawford
Cytherea
Jessica Drake
Ariana Jollee
Katja Kassin
Katrina Kraven
Gina Lynn
Julie Night
Jayna Oso
Taylor Rain
Alicia Rhodes
Savanna Samson
Venus
2006[31]
Audrey Hollander[32] Jada Fire
Nicki Hunter
Roxy Jezel
Ariana Jollee
Dillan Lauren
Melissa Lauren
Missy Monroe
Gia Paloma
Lauren Phoenix
Taylor Rain
Sandra Romain
Brittney Skye
Flower Tucci
Venus
2007[33]
Hillary Scott[34] Belladonna
Jasmine Byrne
Jada Fire
Jenna Haze
Roxy Jezel
Kimberly Kane
Kinzie Kenner
Tory Lane
Sunny Lane
Shy Love
Marie Luv
Sandra Romain
Sativa Rose
Flower Tucci
2008[35]
Sasha Grey[36] Monique Alexander
Courtney Cummz
Stormy Daniels
Jada Fire
Jenna Haze
Jesse Jane
Sunny Lane
Rebeca Linares
Brianna Love
Kirsten Price
Amy Ried
Savanna Samson
Annette Schwarz
Hillary Scott
2009[37]
Jenna Haze[38] Belladonna
Ashlynn Brooke
Roxy DeVille
Jessica Drake
Sasha Grey
Jenny Hendrix
Jesse Jane
Kayden Kross
Sunny Lane
Sunny Leone
Rebeca Linares
Marie Luv
Gianna Michaels
Bobbi Starr
Alexis Texas

2010s

Year Photo Winner Nominees
2010[39]
Tori Black[1][2] Belladonna
Lexi Belle
Ashlynn Brooke
Dana DeArmond
Chayse Evans
Jenna Haze
Kayden Kross
Jesse Jane
Amber Rayne
Nikki Rhodes
Ann Marie Rios
Kristina Rose
Bobbi Starr
Misty Stone
2011[40] Asa Akira
Monique Alexander
Lexi Belle
Jenna Haze
Kagney Linn Karter
Kimberly Kane
Kayden Kross
Faye Reagan
Kristina Rose
Andy San Dimas
Bobbi Starr
Riley Steele
Misty Stone
Alexis Texas
2012[41]
Bobbi Starr[42] Asa Akira
Lexi Belle
Dana DeArmond
Gracie Glam
Allie Haze
Jesse Jane
Kagney Linn Karter
Kimberly Kane
Kayden Kross
Lily LaBeau
Phoenix Marie
Chanel Preston
Kristina Rose
Andy San Dimas
Alexis Texas
2013[43]
Asa Akira[44] Jessie Andrews
Eva Angelina
Lexi Belle
Lily Carter
Dana DeArmond
Skin Diamond
Gracie Glam
Allie Haze
Kayden Kross
Lily LaBeau
Brooklyn Lee
Chanel Preston
Kristina Rose
Samantha Saint
Andy San Dimas
Bobbi Starr
Jada Stevens
Misty Stone
Alexis Texas
2014[45]
Bonnie Rotten[46] Asa Akira
Anikka Albrite
Bailey Blue
Dani Daniels
Dana DeArmond
Skin Diamond
Allie Haze
Remy LaCroix
Maddy O'Reilly
Chanel Preston
Riley Reid
Samantha Saint
Sheena Shaw
Jada Stevens
2015[47]
Anikka Albrite[48] A.J. Applegate
Adriana Chechik
Dani Daniels
Skin Diamond
Veruca James
Zoey Monroe
Maddy O'Reilly
Chanel Preston
Romi Rain
Riley Reid
Bonnie Rotten
Dahlia Sky
Jada Stevens
Jodi Taylor
2016[49]
Riley Reid[50] Anikka Albrite
August Ames
A.J. Applegate
Vicki Chase
Adriana Chechik
Carter Cruise
Dani Daniels
Aidra Fox
Keisha Grey
Jillian Janson
Eva Lovia
Maddy O'Reilly
Romi Rain
Kleio Valentien
2017[51]
Adriana Chechik[52] Anikka Albrite
August Ames
A.J. Applegate
Vicki Chase
Abella Danger
Aidra Fox
Keisha Grey
Chanell Heart
Katrina Jade
Jillian Janson
Sara Luvv
Megan Rain
Riley Reid
Veronica Rodriguez
2018[53]
Angela White[54][55] August Ames
Adriana Chechik
Abella Danger
Aidra Fox
Keisha Grey
Holly Hendrix
Katrina Jade
Elsa Jean
Eva Lovia
Riley Reid
Lana Rhoades
Jessa Rhodes
Natalia Starr
Gina Valentina
2019[56] Adriana Chechik
Abella Danger
Honey Gold
Katrina Jade
Elsa Jean
Jill Kassidy
Abigail Mac
Ariana Marie
Kira Noir
Riley Reid
Kristen Scott
Kissa Sins
Gina Valentina
Whitney Wright

2020s

Year Photo Winner Nominees
2020[57]
Angela White[58] Adriana Chechik
Abella Danger
Joanna Angel
Ana Foxx
Alina Lopez
Abigail Mac
Kira Noir
Kenzie Reeves
Riley Reid
Karma Rx
Kristen Scott
Jane Wilde
Emily Willis
Whitney Wright
2021[59] N/A Emily Willis[4] Adriana Chechik
Abella Danger
Gia Derza
Gianna Dior
Ana Foxxx
Emma Hix
Kenna James
Alina Lopez
Kira Noir
Kyler Quinn
Kenzie Reeves
Naomi Swann
Angela White
Jane Wilde

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