Fresh Faces: Rory Knox

A version of this feature appears in the November issue of AVN magazine. Click here for the digital edition.

LOS ANGELES—Rory Knox’s first visit to a gentlemen’s club occurred with a group of men from her Air Force unit near the Washington-Idaho border. Shortly after taking her seat, a stripper started giving Knox a lap dance. The woman removed her bra.

“And then she took my top off, too!” Knox says with a laugh. "I was like, ‘I didn’t know this is how it works. I’m naked in the club!’”

Knox’s Air Force colleagues certainly weren’t complaining. They loved it—and so did she.

“I wasn’t embarrassed at all,” Knox says. “I thought, ‘Anyone watching can just save this as a memory.’ I’ve never cared what society thinks. I’m detached from shame.”

Perhaps that explains why Knox has been such a good fit in the adult industry. Just as she did that night at the strip club, the former servicewoman is leaving a lasting impression on fans, scene partners and directors.

Knox, who entered the industry in the spring of 2021, is among 15 finalists for Best New Starlet at the 2023 AVN Awards.

“She’s got everything that a performer needs to be successful,” says Romeo Mancini, who worked with Knox for his website, “Her energy is amazing. You can tell she loves sex. She’s passionate and she likes to please. But at the same time, she likes to get railed.”


A California native, Knox joined the Air Force at age 19 and spent the following four years stationed in Illinois and Washington. She says she often joked with her friends in the military that she’d “rather be doing porn.”

“But I never thought it was an attainable goal,” Knox says. “I’m not a tall, busty blonde, so I didn’t think I’d be embraced by the industry. Boy, was I wrong. Here, there’s a place for every type of girl.”

Knox, who is represented by OC Modeling, entered the adult industry just after her 26th birthday. She’s shot over 150 scenes in the last 18 months for studios such as Evil Angel, Cherry Pimps and Kink. In October she went head-to-head with A-listers Dredd and Zac Wild.

While she enjoys all types of sex, Knox’s biggest passion is for anal intercourse.

“I love it more than vaginal,” Knox says. “It’s a different mental space you have to be in. If you’re going to accept something into your body, you’re going to have to let it it in. If you try to fight it, it’s going to hurt like hell. But if you can get to that meditative place, everything aligns and it feels like bliss.”






Photos by @annademarcophotography