Biography: Born in Munich, Germany, Banks' moved to Britain and then to the United States when she was seven years old. She chose U.S. citizenship when she was 18. Her legal name is Briana Bany. She held various jobs before entering the adult industry; clerk at an arts and crafts store, file clerk and secretary. Then at age 21, she quit her job as an insurance auditor, and responded to a modeling ad in the newspaper.
Briana began her career doing nude modeling (1999) for a number of adult magazines. Her first film was University Coeds 18, in which she performed opposite Brandon Iron. In 2000, Banks appeared in Max Hardcore`s Pure Max 1 performing anal, fisting, cum-swallowing and multiple golden shower acts. She entered the industry under the name `Mirage`, but began using the moniker `Briana Banks` on the advice of fellow star Lita Chase in 2000, after having the first of two breast enlargement operations, taking her up to a size 34DD. Her first appearance as `Briana` is in the film Decadent Whores 9. She has appeared in Penthouse magazine as Pet of the Month in June 2001 and is billed as having the longest legs in the business (36" inseam).
Banks is currently signed with Vivid Entertainment. She has award-winning anal sex scenes to her credit.
She married fellow pornstar Bobby Vitale in 2003. On her Myspace page Briana recently mentioned that they are no longer together.
Briana was a contributing author in the 2004 book How To Have a XXX Sex Life: The Ultimate Vivid Guide.