Buxom and shapely 5'3" dirty blonde bombshell Tessa West was born on June 13, 1982 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was of mixed Irish and Native-American descent (specifically Creek and Cherokee Indian). The hazel-eyed beauty grew up as a tomboy in the small Oklahoma towns of Bixby and Tahlequah. West was a cheerleader in high school. Tessa was a model for Hawaiian Tropic prior to starting out in the adult entertainment industry as a nude model. She began doing amateur porn under the name of Paige Addams at age 21 in 2003. Tessa made the transition into more professional hardcore fare in her mid 20s in 2007; she appeared in X-rated features for such notable companies as Metro, Penthouse, Hustler, and Sin City. She had several tattoos as well as piercings in her navel and right nostril. West died at the tragically young age of 27 on July 11, 2009 in California.