Taylor Rain (born August 16, 1981 in Long Beach, California, USA) is a pornographic film star. She claims that she was attending Cypress College to become a flight attendant but changed her mind after the September 11, 2001 attacks and decided upon a career in the pornographic film industry.
Pornographic film career
She has appeared in more than 200 films in a three-year time span, the first of which was under the name Nikki Star in Pop Goes the Cherry. As with several other young female porn stars, like Gauge, Aurora Snow, Jenna Haze and Allie Sin, she is noted for her skills in anal sex. She married Scott Fayner on January 10, 2004. The marriage was annulled shortly after.
Taylor has done very few lesbian scenes. With the exception of a lesbian threesome in Penetration Nation, those few scenes have been for VCA and all involved several girls at once. She has also never appeared in a scene with a black performer and has said she will simply not do interracial scenes, although she has appeared in one scene with an Asian male  and she has admitted to having sex with G-Unit's Lloyd Banks. This choice may be due to her father's influence, for his dislike of interracial sexual relations . In 2005, she made her directorial debut with the 1st Strike Films release Ass Up Face Down, in which she also starred. In the same year, she auctioned a day with herself on set on eBay for US$3,900.
She was the winner of the Porn Star Beauty Pageant on the Howard Stern Radio Show in March 2005, beating out fellow porn stars Kami Andrews, Railee, Renee Pornero, and Aurora Snow.
Offscreen, Taylor frequently contributes to Fayner's porn industry gossip website www.lukeford.com.
In December 2005, she announced her retirement from acting in pornographic movies and will focus on directing titles, and spend more time on her new pay website, in which she will submit photo galleries and hardcore videos, and chat with fans online. Taylor also announced she wants to settle down and start a family, and that retirement will allow her to do that. In June 2006 she announced her pregnancy on her website.