Peruvian-born Alexis Amore moved with her family to the US when she was nine and they settled in Redondo Beach, CA. When she was in high school she got a job modeling in advertisements for a local department store. One day she went to an audition for a modeling job and the agent suggested she try modeling for "Playboy". She took his advice and was soon hired as a model on Playboy TV. In the course of her work she met several adult-film stars and, curious about the business, got in touch with Vivid Video. One thing led to another and in 1999 she made her debut in the adult-film industry.