Satine Phoenix was born on May 21, 1980, in Olongpo, Zambales, Philippines. There, her mother met her American-Sicilian father while he was stationed by the American military. Shortly after she was born, the family relocated to the United States and settled down in the Sacramento area. After graduating high school, she immediately moved to San Francisco to pursue her interests in art and culture. Attending the Academy of Art College, she trained in illustration, 3D/2D Stop-Motion animation, and sculpture. She soon expanded her knowledge beyond the artistic side, and found work as a programmer for a research firm.
Although she enjoyed her work, she soon grew tired of the 9 to 5 routine and made a drastic decision to become a stripper. Satine spent five years dancing at the Hustler Club in San Francisco and in 2006, at the age of 26, she decided to expand into filming. Her films include Kink.Com's The Upper Floor: The First Supper 2, Sweetheart Video's The Lesbian Adventures Of Satine Phoenix, and Vivid Entertainment's Tristan Taormino's Rough Sex.
After several years and more than a hundred films to her name, Satine reinvented herself as a successful comic book artist.