Shyla Stylez was born on September 23, 1982 in Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada. Of German heritage, Shyla first became interested in a career in porn when she was a teenager. Stylez started out in the adult industry doing nude photo shoots and live web-cam shows on adult websites as well as working as a stripper. Shyla eventually moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue her career and was formally introduced to the adult film industry by Erik Everhard. Stylez did her first hardcore movie in her late teens in 2000 for the top company Anabolic Video. Shyla subsequently became a contract girl for Jill Kelly Productions and married company CEO Bob Friedland in 2002 (the couple divorced in August, 2003). Stylez was nominated for an AVN Award for Best New Starlet in 2003. Following a brief hiatus, Shyla made a comeback in 2006 sporting significantly larger surgically enhanced 36DD breasts. Stylez was named one of the top 12 female stars in porn by Maxim magazine in 2010 and was inducted into the Urban X Awards Hall of Fame in 2011. She was subsequently inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2016. Shyla died at age 35 on November 9, 2017.