Jill Kelly Productions on Monday announced the signing of Nikki Benz to their roster of contract girls, with plans for the blonde beauty to begin shooting scenes for JKP at the beginning of November.

“We are extremely happy to add Nikki to the JKP family,” says Jill Kelly, JKP president and namesake. “She is absolutely gorgeous — a Barbie doll come to life — and I look forward to getting her in front of the camera as soon as possible.”

Benz, a former Pleasure Girl, was as enthusiastic as her new employer about their relationship. “I am very excited about becoming a part of the Jill Kelly family. This is a very exciting time for me and I promise that great things are going to happen,” she said.

Benz was formerly under contract to Pleasure Video, where she began her adult video career. Strap On Sally 20, released in January 2003, featured Benz’s first scene ever.

“Being in adult films has brought a positive change in my life. I became more self-confident and self-assured,” Benz said. “I hope to be in this business for a long time, eventually moving into producing and directing.”

Born in the Ukraine, Benz grew up in Canada and now resides in Los Angeles.

In January 2004, Pleasure announced that Benz had been re-signed to a new 18-month contract. However, sources close to Benz informed AVN.com that she has been released from her obligation to Pleasure, freeing her to work with whomever she wished.