Kimberly Nicole Rathkamp is an American pornographic actress, who goes by the stage name Kayden Kross. Kross has won multiple awards for her adult film work.
Kross was born and raised in Sacramento, California. She grew up in the foothills between Sacramento and Placerville. She is of mostly Swedish ancestry. She has described herself as “the book nerd” during her time as a high school student. Kross began stripping at Rick’s Showgirls in Rancho Cordova, California when she was eighteen years old to earn extra money to rescue a pony from a slaughter house, which she kept for eight months. She was later contacted by an agent, whose business relationship provided Kross with the opportunity of modeling in adult magazines.
Kross has made appearances in the FX’s comedy series ‘’The League”, the G4 reality series ‘’The Block”, and Family Jewels. In 2011 she was cast as Tara in Gregory Hatanaka’s drama Blue Dream In 2011, Kross briefly co-hosted a regular videocast, Kayden’s Review, for Triggla TV alongside the comedian Dane Hanson. From 2012 – 2013, Kross portrayed a main character in the second season of Tucky Williams’ lesbian-themed web series Girl/Girl Scene.