Snow was born and raised in Santa Maria, California but also spent time in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was raised by a single mother and was the oldest of three siblings. She began performing in community and regional theater at age 12. She was on the honor roll in high school. At age 17, Snow enrolled at the University of California, Irvine. She initially chose theatre as her major before changing to business.
Snow entered the pornographic entertainment industry in May 2000 after answering a nude modeling newspaper ad. She was 18 years old at the time. One of her first professionally made and distributed movies was More Dirty Debutantes 152, produced by Ed Powers. Her stage name derives from her two favorite childhood fairy tale characters, Princess Aurora and Snow White.
Snow was a contract performer and director for Sin City between May 2003 and May 2005. She made her directorial debut for the company with the film Assploitations. Snow hosted Private Calls on Playboy TV.
In July 2010, she reported on the obscenity case against John Stagliano for AVN.
Snow left the pornographic film industry in 2011 and moved from Los Angeles to Macon, Missouri. She spent over ten years in the industry, even though she initially planned on doing porn for only a year when she first started. She also worked as a stripper and webcam model during her career. Despite not using condoms during most of her scenes, she came out as one of the few performers in favor of the 2012 Measure B vote in Los Angeles, mandating the use of condoms for all pornographic movie scenes.
Snow appeared in a cameo in the Judd Apatow film Superbad. On January 6, 2010, Snow appeared in an episode of 1000 Ways to Die titled "Death On Arrival" to discuss edible underwear during the "Way to Die #444: Deadliest Munch" segment of the episode.
On March 12, 2013, Snow appeared on The Young Turks to discuss racism in pornography and the reasons why some Caucasian pornographic actresses refuse to do interracial sex scenes.
Snow is currently a contributor for The Daily Beast (since 2010) and Glammonitor and usually writes articles about the porn industry and women's issues.
On March 6, 2014, Snow spoke at Harvard Law School on the topic of "Sex, Drugs, and Rolling Dice: The Regulation of Vice." On March 19, 2015, Snow spoke at the University of South Carolina School of Law on "Vice, Porn and American Culture."
On September 30, 2013, Snow posted an article on The Daily Beast titled "A Porn Star's Letter to Her Unborn Son" in which she announced she was pregnant with her first child and stated how she would explain her choice to work in the porn industry to her son once he is older. The letter quickly went viral on the Internet. She gave birth to her son, Quentin, on December 10, 2013. Snow announced her marriage on February 15, 2015. Her father stated that he was "proud" upon finding out about her occupation.2002 XRCO Award – Best Threeway Sex Scene (Up Your Ass 18) with Mr. Marcus & Lexington Steele
2002 XRCO Award – Best Group Sex Scene (Gangbang Auditions 7)
2002 XRCO Award – Cream Dream
2003 XRCO Award – Best Threeway Sex Scene (Trained Teens) with Gauge & Jules Jordan
2003 AVN Award – Female Performer of the Year
2011 XRCO Hall of Fame inductee
2017 AVN Hall of Fame inductee