Born in present-day Nuremberg, Germany, Smith appeared in a number of mainstream Hollywood films and B-movies before settling into the world of softcore pornography. She had an early starring role in the 1986 sex comedy Pretty Smart alongside Patricia Arquette as a rich sexpot at a private school in Greece, but her other roles in mainstream films of the late-1980s and early-1990s (The Last Boy Scout, Disorderlies) were minor.
With her entry into the softcore films came more leading roles. She became a staple of the softcore scene in the late-1990s, appearing in Erotic Confessions, The Bare Wench Project series, and several Andy Sidaris films such as L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies: Return to Savage Beach.
Although Smith officially performs only in softcore films, she does appear in a series of hardcore videos that were made privately in the 1990s but were later released commercially by Purrfect Productions.