Kagney Linn Karter
Kagney Linn Karter 2010.jpg
Karter attending the 2010 AVN Awards at the Palms Casino Resort
Born (1987-03-28) March 28, 1987 (age 35)[1]
Other namesKagney Linn Karlen, Kagney Lynn Karter, Kagny Linn Karter, Kagney Lin Karter,[1] Kagney Linn Necessary, Kagney Necessary
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[1]

Kagney Linn Karter (born March 28, 1987),[1] is an American pornographic actress, stripper and model.

Early life

Karter was born in Harris County, Texas and raised in Saint Joseph, Missouri[2] and Ridgway, Pennsylvania.[3]


Karter began erotic dancing while in Missouri and was named the state's Déjà Vu Showgirl of the Year in 2007.[4][5] She later moved to California to pursue an acting and singing career. Karter fell out with her manager when he discovered she had been working as an exotic dancer.[2] While continuing to dance in California, she eventually moved into modeling and, after signing with the agency LA Direct Models, posed for shoots with erotic photographer Holly Randall.[2]

Karter entered the adult film industry in September 2008.[6] Her first scene was with Johnny Sins for Naughty America.[2][7] In 2009, she was chosen as the Penthouse Pet of the Month for June,[2] and appeared on the covers of Hustler in April and Adult Video News in June.[2][6][8]

She also was featured on the cover of Holly Randall's photo book Erotic Dream Girls, which was published in October 2009.[9] In January 2010, she signed an exclusive performing contract with the production company Zero Tolerance Entertainment.[10]

In 2012, Karter took part in Louis Theroux's Twilight of the Porn Stars, a BBC documentary about the porn industry, its struggle to compete with free internet alternatives, and the lives of famous porn stars.[11]

Awards and nominations

List of accolades received by Kagney Linn Karter
Total number of wins and nominations
Totals 6 37
Year Ceremony Category Work
2010 AVN Award Best New Starlet[12]
Best POV Sex Scene[13] Pound the Round POV[14]
XBIZ Award New Starlet of the Year[15][16]
XRCO Award New Starlet[17]
2012 Urban X Award Best Anal Sex Scene (with Prince Yahshua)[18] Prince The Penetrator (2012)


2013 AVN Award (Nominated) Best Supporting Actress

Best Anal Sex Scene (with Prince Yahshua)[18]

The Godfather XXX:

A DreamZone Parody (2012)

Prince the Penetrator (2012)


2014 AVN Award Best Boobs (Fan Award)[20]
2015 AVN Award (Nominated) Best Double Penetration Sex Scene (with Prince Yahshua & Rico Strong) Ass Worship 15 (2014)


  1. ^ a b c d Kagney Linn Karter at the Internet Adult Film Database
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Dan Miller (May 17, 2009). "Kagney Linn Karter: An AVN Interview". AVN. Retrieved January 9, 2010.
  3. ^ Backdoor Betty (January 30, 2010). "Kagney Linn Karter Interview". www.xrentdvd.com. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
  4. ^ "kagneylinnkarter.com - About Kagney Linn Karter". www.kagneylinnkarter.com. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  5. ^ "Rising Star PR Signs Kagney Linn Karter". AVN. February 26, 2009. Retrieved January 9, 2010.
  6. ^ a b AVN Staff, "Fresh Girls", AVN, Vol. 25/No. 6, Issue 319, June 2009, pp.82-88.
  7. ^ Captain Jack (December 28, 2013). "Captain Jack interviews Kagney Linn Karter". Adult DVD Talk. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  8. ^ "Kagney Linn Karter Has Industry Covered". AVN.com. June 23, 2009. Retrieved January 9, 2010.
  9. ^ Steve Javors (September 5, 2009). "Holly Randall Photo Book Set for Dec. Release". XBIZ.com. Retrieved January 9, 2010.
  10. ^ Peter Warren (January 5, 2010). "Kagney Linn Karter Goes Exclusive With Zero Tolerance". AVN.com. Retrieved January 9, 2010.
  11. ^ "CLouis Theroux on porn: The decline of an industry". BBC.com. June 8, 2012. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  12. ^ "Kagney Linn Karter". IMDb. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  13. ^ "2011 AVN Awards Past Nominees". AVN. Retrieved February 15, 2013
  14. ^ "2010 AVN Award Winners Announced". AVN.com. January 10, 2010. Retrieved January 10, 2010.
  15. ^ "XBIZ Announces Finalist Nominees for 2010 XBIZ Awards". XBIZ. Retrieved February 15, 2013
  16. ^ Lyla Katz (February 11, 2010). "XBIZ Awards 2010 Winners Announced". XBiz.com. Retrieved February 23, 2010.
  17. ^ "2010 XRCO Award Winners Announced". AVN.com. April 30, 2010. Retrieved April 30, 2010.
  18. ^ a b "2012 Urban X Awards Nominations". Archived from the original on April 28, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
  19. ^ a b "Urban X Awards Announces 2012 Winners". July 22, 2012. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
  20. ^ "2014 AVN Award Winners Announced". AVN.com. January 21, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2014.