Peruvian-born Alexis Amore moved with her family to the U.S. when she was nine and they settled in Redondo Beach, California. When she was in high school she got a job modeling in advertisements for a local department store. One day she went for 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.