She gained stardom in Hungary when she was featured in a Big Brother-style reality show Való Világ (Real World) where she performed striptease and oral sex on live national television.
Maya performed a wide range of different sexual acts, ranging from softcore posing (including work for Hustler) through hardcore double penetration. She often engaged in Interracial sex with some of the largest male genitalia in porn, and occasionally appeared as a Eurotrash girl (primarily in American-made productions). She was most well-known for her anal sex scenes and her blowjobs, which appear in over half of her movies. She occasionally engaged in lesbian and bisexual actions.
In September 2005, she published her official autobiography in Hungarian, called Maya Gold: Az erotika üdvöskéje (Maya Gold: The mascot of Erotica)
In late-2005, she officially announced her complete retirement from the adult industry. In fact, she stated she wasn't shooting any new material since early 2004 since she was in a serious relationship and was concerned about sexually transmitted diseases.