LOS ANGELES—XCritic.com has named Vivid Girl Allie Haze the Female Performer of the Year on its annual list of top movies and performers. XCritic.com also selected the Vivid movie Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody as the top adult parody of the year and named the Vivid movie Kimberly Kane's Been Blackmaled as one of the Top 10 adult releases of the year.

"How in the world could a woman be so cute, so charming and so amazingly good in the sack?" XCritic editor Chris Thorne asked. "Allie is so consistently good and brings such a positive energy to her scenes you can't help but want to see what she does next. Vivid took notice and brought Allie on as one of their very, very few contract starlets. Her first release with them, Allie Haze: True Sex, showed that it was a perfect match and that Allie had arrived as one of the major adult performers."

Thorne says Haze’s role as Princess Leia in the upcoming release of the Vivid/Axel Braun production of Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, scheduled for release later this month, should be "a major landmark in the career of a rising star."

The 23-year-old Haze was named Best New Starlet in early 2011 by XRCO and then by NightMoves magazine. The 5-foot-7 brunette was born in the Inland Empire of California, where she grew up as an athletic girl who studied hard and kept her days full with academics, soccer, theater and volunteering for an animal rescue organization.

"I married a preacher when I was 18, and that turned out to be a big mistake, especially from the sexual side of the relationship,” Haze said. “We were divorced by the time I was 20. It felt like I was let out of a cage. Up to then I never thought much about sex, or had even a passing interest in adult entertainment."

She worked as a bartender and nude model to pay her college tuition, eventually starting on-camera acting. Allie has also nurtured a mainstream acting career under the name of Brittney Joy, and was selected to star in seven mainstream feature Emmanuelle films that were showcased at the Cannes Film Festival. The series made its television debut on Cinemax in October 2011.

When Haze isn't working, her interests include live theater, racing RC cars, walking on the Southern California beaches and spending time with family and with Daisy, her English Bulldog mix.

Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, directed by Axel Braun, tells the story of "your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man about to get caught in a web of sexual bliss." In her Blackmaled movie, Kimberly Kane "takes on her darkest challenge in a voodoo style fantasy shot in Super 8mm film and HD video."