Buxom, comely, and slender brunette Savannah James was born Elizabeth Medlin on March 8, 1980 in California. Savannah was a tomboy growing up. James started out in the adult entertainment industry as a nude model for the talent agency World Modeling. Savannah first began performing in explicit hardcore movies in her early 20s in 2001; she has appeared in X-rated features for such notable companies as Metro, Mile High, Elegant Angel, and Girlfriends Films. A specialist in girl-girl fare, James became the first contract star for the lesbian label Sweetheart Video in 2009. Savannah was nominated for an AVN Award for Best All-Girl Sex Scene - Video in 2008 and an XBIZ Award for MILF Performer of the Year in 2012. She directed her first adult film in 2011.