She was born in Cuba and emigrated to the United States, when she was five, with her father who was a political prisoner. She grew up in Miami, Florida, but later relocated to New York City around 1998.
Her films include Allanah Starr's Big Boob Adventures, directed by Allanah's friend and fellow transsexual Gia Darling, which included a pornographic first: a filmed sex scene between a male-to-female transsexual (Allanah) and a female-to-male transsexual (Buck Angel).
Her first appearance in adult erotica was on the website "ShemaleYum", and her first hardcore appearance was in the video and DVD "Shemale Yum presents Mixed Nuts and a Chocolate Chip." She has worked with photographers Tony Vee and Joey Silvera.
She has been featured on MTV, The Maury Povich Show, Channel 5 UK, Playboy TV, HBO, The Howard Stern Show, New York Magazine, New York Press, The Village Voice, and several other national and international television shows, magazines, newspapers, and radio shows.
She runs club events in New York City for transsexuals and their fans.
In January 2008, She won the AVN Award (dubbed the porn 'Oscars') for Transsexual Performer Of The Year at the awards ceremony in Las Vegas.