This stunning raven-haired beauty was born in Phoenix, Arizona on June 1, 1972. After beginning her career as a dancer at the Bourbon Street Circus strip club in Phoenix, Chanel St. James had a high-profile porn debut at age 33 thanks to a hot screen test. In late 2005 Chanel visited the set of Jenna’s Provocateur, porn superstar Jenna Jameson’s directorial debut, on the last day of filming and she was invited to do a test scene with McKenzie Lee. The result was so impressive it was included in the final cut of the film – and Chanel was signed to a Club Jenna contract! Chanel got a special “introducing” credit when the film came out in September 2006. The next month she appeared in her first hardcore scenes in her star vehicle film, Chanel No. 1 (which became a series two years later when Vivid released Chanel No. 2). It didn’t take long at all for this uncommon beauty’s career to take flight. In August 2006, Chanel was one of the girls flown to London, England for acting, voice, and dance training as part of the FOX Reality TV show My Bare Lady.
Chanel appeared in several more films during her contract, but Club Jenna decided not to renew the contracts of four of their best-known starlets, including Chanel, in May 2007. Since then, Chanel has appeared in only a few movies for Vivid, sparking widespread speculation that she has retired. During her brief time as an active porn star, Chanel St. James was one of the hottest girls around. Even if we never see her in action again, we’ll always have these precious few performances to enjoy.